Yellow Breaks its Silence with Apple

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Date: Monday, February 12th, 2007, 10:39
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Oh Apple. Why dost thou hate me so? I am the very cheery color of the sun and a myriad of flowers around the globe. I am in almost every fast food logo, and I am many people’s favorite color. I could go on and on, but I am a color that should need no introduction. I am in fact a primary color. If you think about it, there are only two colors that are equal to me.

I can try to understand why you have picked blue for your product colors more often than any other (nine in my very rough estimate), but can’t you let me shine every once in a while? Why did you not use me when the rest of the rainbow was represented in your original iMac line? Not since you stripped the color from your original logo have I been able to show my stuff.

Be A Design Group: Graphic Design as a Group Experience

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Chooseco Offers Choose Your Own Adventure Game for iPod

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Date: Friday, January 19th, 2007, 10:00
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You just can’t keep a good thing from the 80′s and 90′s down.
Chooseco LLC, the company behind the Choose Your Own Adventure book series has released the first of its books (“The Abominable Snowman”) as a free download for the iPod according to a story on The Unofficial Apple Weblog. The text, which remains the same as the original format, is complimented by new sound effects and links.
The book, once downloaded, is stored in your iPod’s “Notes” folder and is available for both Mac and Windows-configured iPods.
To date, none of the other Choose Your Own Adventure books have been made into iPod games and a timeline for conversion has not been made available into iPod eBooks. Box sets of six books are available for US$27.

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iPhone Ringtone for any phone

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Date: Thursday, January 18th, 2007, 22:39
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If you liked the Apple iPhone ringtone that Steve demo’d at MWSF07, you may want to grab this little diddy before he releases the hounds.

One might remember that Steve Jobs took a call on the iPhone during the Keynote. Well there was a unique ringtone there. A ringtone of heavenly qualities in tone, rhythm, and key that Steve Jobs likely had composed by the eternally restless soul of Beethoven which he summoned with the ritual sacrifice of a Macbook (Beet is a Mac User, even as the Undead). We have it here for you.

iPhone Ringtone Sounds Like Holy Angels Tinkling: Download it Here – Gizmodo

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Apple Using “Weasel Language” with iPhone

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Date: Tuesday, January 16th, 2007, 12:36
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The Apple Blog’s Iyaz Akhtar takes issue with Apple’s iPhone naming strategy, implying that the company may not be sure about the name and wanted to give itself an easy way out if something bad happend.

When people see an iMac or an iPod for the first time they look at the device from all angles. Apple’s showpieces have their names proudly emblazoned somewhere on them. The Apple iPhone is certainly another showpiece – it is the showpiece from Macworld this year. Yet, it does not have its name etched on its backside.

“We are calling it iPhone.” That statement has a bit of weasel language. Just because “we” – in other words, Apple, Inc. – are calling it iPhone doesn’t mean its official name is iPhone. When the iPod was first introduced, Steve Jobs stated, “That product is called ‘iPod.’” The nano introduction also featured a declaration – “It’s called the ‘iPod nano,’” Steve Jobs announced. No weasel language there, but there is ambiguity in this year’s Macworld keynote.

iPhone or not: What’s in a Name? at The Apple Blog

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NYT: iPhone = “Crippleware”

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Date: Monday, January 15th, 2007, 08:51
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STEVE JOBS, Apple’s showman nonpareil, provided the first public glimpse of the iPhone last week – gorgeous, feature-laden and pricey. While following the master magician’s gestures, it was easy to overlook a most disappointing aspect: like its slimmer iPod siblings, the iPhone’s music-playing function will be limited by factory-installed “crippleware.”

If “crippleware” seems an unduly harsh description, it balances the euphemistic names that the industry uses for copy protection. Apple officially calls its own standard “FairPlay,” but fair it is not.

The term “crippleware” comes from the plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit, Melanie Tucker v. Apple Computer Inc., that is making its way through Federal District Court in Northern California. The suit contends that Apple unfairly restricts consumer choice because it does not load onto the iPod the software needed to play music that uses Microsoft’s copy-protection standard, in addition to Apple’s own.

Want an iPhone? Beware the iHandcuffs – New York Times

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iSale 4: The Best Got Better

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Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2007, 23:51
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I’m a big fan of iSale because it’s the best eBay listing software out there for the Mac and I’ve used it since version 1.0. The new version 4 adds a ton of new features including new templates, resizable images and Flickr support. If you’ve got a basement full of old Mac gear, iSale 4 (starting at US$40) can definitely help you turn it into cash.

With iSale 4, the ultimate eBay auctioning solution for your Mac, creating, tracking and managing your auctions is getting easier and easier. From start to finish – iSale is always by your side. Check out the new features that iSale 4 has to offer and explore how easy it is to sell items on eBay with iSale.

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MacBook User Creates Homemade Dvorak Keyboard

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Date: Thursday, December 28th, 2006, 08:23
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The Unofficial Apple Weblog has a cool post showing how a user created a homemade Dvorak keyboard by manually prying off the keys and rearranging them to the new configuration.
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The article includes Flickr page as to how to do this, what tools are necessary and how to carefully pull the keys from the keyboard.
The final step: If you’re brave enough to do this, an entry over at mwbrooks.com shows you how to select a Dvorak keyboard input (go to Mac OS X’s preference panes, select “International” and from there choose a Dvorak keyboard input).
Definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you can pull it off and it helps you type faser than you would on a standard QWERTY keyboard, have at it.
If you have any comments or suggestions about this, let us know.

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Inside Apple’s iPhone

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Date: Monday, December 25th, 2006, 12:42
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Apple’s market position and recent performance suggest the company has the ability, capacity, and interest in shaking up the mobile phone industry, something that service providers, manufacturers, and consumers desperately need. Here’s why.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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iPod, iPhone, iTV: How Apple’s New Platform Works

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Date: Friday, December 22nd, 2006, 18:49
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Apple’s iPod is a runaway hit, but will any of that success translate into different product categories? There are significant reasons why Apple is poised to repeat the same iPod success in new arenas. It has little to do with music playback, and instead relates to the integrated network of services Apple has built to support the iPod. Read More…
Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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SHOOTOUT:Photoshop CS2 vs CS3 on High-End Macs

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Date: Monday, December 18th, 2006, 23:10
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Benchmarking mad scientist rob-ART Morgan is at it again. This time he takes the new beta of Photoshop CS3 to the woodshed. He’s testing Photoshop CS3 on the MacBook Pro later in the week.

We wanted to know if the Universal Binary Photoshop CS3 Beta would “supercharge” the Mac Pro 3GHz (Quad). And we wanted to know if it provides any improvement to the Quad-Core G5 Power Mac 2.5GHz.

Bare Feats :: Photoshop CS3 beta versus CS2 on High End Macs

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