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Steve

Just about everything that could be said about Steve Jobs has been said in the three days since he stepped down as CEO of the company he built from the ground up, twice. Even so, the company and the man have had such an impact on my life that I ...
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Improving on Perfection

I may have been wrong. It may indeed be possible to improve on perfection. Or, more accurately, it may be possible to improve on the iPod mini. My love of the device stems from its outward facing features; size, shape, materials, etc. The innards of the thing are less ...
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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Over the years, I have written several times about my love of the iPod mini. It has been more than six years since the mini was first introduced and I still consider it to be the best iPod ever made. It's neither too big nor too small. It lacks ...
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iPad Aspect Ratio

I tweeted last week about the seemingly odd decision by Apple to give iPad a 4:3 screen. 4:3 has the connotation of being old and antiquated. People associate 4:3 with their old, analog, CRT televisions. 4:3 is the past. 16:9 is much more 21st century. People associate 16:9 with ...
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iPad

The iPad is now officially a reality and I have to admit that it's a cool gadget. If there is indeed a viable market segment wedged between netbooks and smart phones, this device will very likely dominate that market segment. Apple has done everything they can to ensure that, ...
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Think Inconsistent

For being the elegant design company and considering His Steveness' obsession with user interfaces and ease of use, the iPod touch has some infuriating inconsistencies. Suppose I have a playlist that contains a mixture of audio and video content I begin playing that playlist and the first track is an audio ...
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RDF Prep

In a little more than 12 hours, someone will take the stage at Apple's media event. Here's hoping His Steveness makes an appearance, but even if he doesn't, it is time to center ourselves and mentally prepare for the potential RDF that's heading our way. I have not been overly ...
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Snow Flaky

I experienced my first Snow Leopard glitch this weekend. After installing the latest cat, all my compiled AppleScripts started misbehaving very sporadically. Sometimes they would run fine, but more often than not, they would crash on launch reporting some kind of bad memory access exception. These are the AppleScripts I've ...
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The Cat is Loose

The Snow Leopard install process is a bit odd compared to a traditional Mac OS install. I expected to put in the disk, click on "install Mac Os X", and the machine would reboot immediately from the DVD. Not so with Snow Leopard. Once I inserted the disk and ...
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A Leopard!

Just a little fun in anticipation of installing Snow Leopard later tonight. Looking at the box made me think of this moment from Volunteers. I just got lucky that it happened to be at the very front of this ten minute clip.
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