Double Decker USB Plugs Haunt my Dreams

Double Decker USB Plugs Haunt my Dreams
I have a MacBook Pro, and although I love it, one big problem is the lack of USB ports. I almost always need a hub of one kind or another, so that I have enough room to plug in my mouse, external hard drive and everything else that seems to have a USB cord on Read more…

Apple’s Doing Alright

Apple's Doing Alright
I didn’t listen to Apple’s third quarter results, because a) I’m not an investor and b) I have a life. But I can read press releases as well as any other third grader, so here’s the highlights in Apple’s PR speak: Apple sold 3.47 million Macs during the quarter, representing a new quarterly record and Read more…

Start Getting Things Done with Concentrate

Start Getting Things Done with Concentrate
Although I’ve never been diagnosed with it, I think I may be a little bit ADD. There are many times throughout the day that I’ll want to do something, but then I’ll get distracted by one thing or another. It’s pretty frustrating, frankly, and leads me to working many a late night trying to finish Read more…

Safari 5 Released

Safari 5 Released
There have been rumblings about this for a while now, but it’s official: Safari is now Safari 5, and it’s available right now. From the official press release: Apple® today released Safari® 5, the latest version of the world’s fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the Read more…

Ballmer Isn’t Worried About the iPad

Ballmer Isn't Worried About the iPad
[Image via Engadget] Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, was at the D8 conference today, and as the conversation progressed, so did talk about Apple. Engadget had the whole event covered, and they got a few choice quotes from Ballmer. Walt: But Apple did make the iPad a productivity device too. Steve: They built what they Read more…

Half Life 2 Teased for Steam on Mac

I’m not a huge computer gamer, I’m much more of a console guy. But when Steam came out for the Mac, I decided to try it out. I had been wanting to play Portal for a long time now, I just hadn’t picked it up for my 360 yet – kind of a low priority, Read more…

Changing Tactics: Why You’ll Love a Mac

Changing Tactics: Why You'll Love a Mac
Well, it seems like our days of seeing Justin Long and John Hodgman play dueling computers may have finally come to an end. Apple seems to have removed the popular “I’m a Mac” line of advertisements from their site, and replaced them with this new bit of marketing: Why You’ll Love a Mac. I’m not Read more…

Steam for the Mac Live Now

Steam for the Mac Live Now
Got a Mac? Of course you do, that’s why you’re reading this site. I don’t know what I could’ve been thinking. My apologies. I’ll go ahead and show myself out. Anyways, yesterday Steam for the Mac went live. You may wonder why I didn’t report about this yesterday when it was new and topical, but Read more…

That’s Why I Use a Mac

That's Why I Use a Mac
“PC load letter? What the f*** is that?” Ever since my wife had our child back in February, she’s been staying at home taking care of the little guy. OK, technically, she’s been staying at home since she was laid off in October, but that’s neither here nor there. Last week she got a call Read more…

Tweetie – Quick and Easy Twitter Client for the Mac

Tweetie - Quick and Easy Twitter Client for the Mac
Last year, I got into the MacHeist bundle and picked up Twitteriffic along the way. Almost instantly, it pissed me off. The interface was annoying, hearing the little tweet reminder got irritating, and I hated how new windows would pop up behind others. I ended up taking it off my dock and forgetting about it. Read more…