The Mac mini was finally updated today. This follows months of speculation about its imminent demise. I’m glad Apple is keeping the Mac mini in production, as it fills an important niche in the sub-$1000 desktop category. The new Mac mini is a bona fide desktop contender, offering OS 10.5 Leopard and iLife 09 in […]

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Part Two: How iTunes Implements the FairPlay DRM System Apple has addressed the changes in customer demand as it related to the music industry with the iTunes Store. Before, we may not have conceived of purchasing music without a hard copy—the record, 8-track, cassette, CD and album art in our hands! Now, it has become […]

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iTunes Plus is making the transition in the iTunes Store, and I thought I’d get you prepared with a primer about what this distinction really means.  The breakdown is as follows: There will soon be 3 different price points at which to purchase online songs—the .69 song, the .99 song and the $1.29 song.  The […]

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The blogosphere has been abuzz with claims that the first Mac virus or trojan has been identified in the wild. It’s been reported that many users downloading iWork ’09 or Adobe Creative Suite 4 programs from less-than-legal sources (read: pirating it) got more than they bargained for. It’s been reported through several outlets that the […]

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Well, It’s finally happened—the iPhone has come to Vermont. After a long wait (anywhere from months to years, depending on which rumor site you refer to), AT&T is now available across the state, as well as the availability of the iPhone (read: with legitimate service). I went to the AT&T store this morning to pick […]

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Earlier today Steve Jobs announced he’d be taking a medical leave of absence from Apple, and that Apple COO Tim Cook would be taking over the day-to-day responsibilities for running the company. This was announced in an email sent to all Apple employees and then posted online. It reads: Team, I am sure all of […]

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As Appletell says, “No matter how good Apple Mac OS X Leopard is, there will always be features that people dislike, and want to change.” So, the following tip is all about Leopard customization! #4: Customize Leopard: Useful Web links, by Jimmy B. (as featured in Kibbles & Bytes Issue #549) In the Ultimate Leopard […]

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