Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Apple Logo Designer interviewed

Rob Janoff designed the original Apple logo. In this interview, he talks about what the logo means and how it came about.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Backing up with Time Machine

I am a loyal user of Superduper! for bootable backups because if my computer goes down, I want to be able to attach my backup drive to another computer and continue working. However recently I have started to use Time Machine as well, and wanted some good info about using a partitioned hard drive with Time Machine since I had run into an opinion that it wasn't a good idea. I found an excellent MacWorld article by Joe Kissell on Time Machine. Joe is a backup guru having written and revised "Take Control of Backups" in association with Tidbits. For Joe's article, go to http://www.macworld.com/article/132140/2008/02/timemachine2.html

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pirated iWork '09 installer may contain trojan horse

If you know anyone, such as a teenager, who is tempted to download
copyrighted software from non-legitimate sources, here is a good
reason not to do that.

Some Macs have been taken over by crooks who have added programs to
illegal copies of iWork. Those Macs can then be used for illegal
activities (without the Mac's owner knowing about it) such as sending
out spam, attacking web sites, sending out fake bank notices, etc.

(There is no need to worry about iWork purchased from Apple or other
legitimate software outlets.)

http://www.macworld.com/article/138380/2009/01/iworktrojan.html

:-)

Doug Hogg

Monday, November 10, 2008

iPhone found to be twice as reliable as Blackberry and...

Wow! Looks like Apple is really on a roll:
The iPhone found to be twice as reliable as Blackberry
http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2008/11/07/study-iphones-twice-as-reliable-as-blackberries/
Business Week on the iPhone as a hand-held game machine:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Forwarding HTML email from Apple's Mail.app

Today, I received a nicely formatted email message discussing the
benefits of eating apples, and I decided to forward it on to a friend.

However, when I chose "Forward" in Apple's Mail.app, all the nice
formatting disappeared..

After some experimentation, I found that choosing "Redirect" from the
Message menu maintained the formatting.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Apple gives six reasons for the surge in Mac sales

Apple gives six reasons for the surge in Mac sales:

http://www.macuser.co.uk/news/230784
> As a result Apple's retail market share in the US is now 17.6%, but
> since Apple does not compete at the cheaper end of the market its
> revenue share is a frankly phenomenal 31.3%.

Wow...that is a huge increase from a few years ago!

Friday, July 11, 2008

iPhone crushed by power car seat

About 10 days ago, my son put his iPhone between the seats in a car. Later, he or someone else used the power seat adjustment to move the seat forward so another person could get into the car. His iPhone now has 2 nasty dents in the back and won't function. A few days later, I asked him how he was doing without his iPhone. He answered, "Ghetto...I don't have my GPS feature, can't surf the web when not at my computer, etc., etc..." In other words, he loved his iPhone 2G.

Needless to say, today he is in line for an iPhone 3G, despite tough deadlines on a job at work. Since we have a family plan, he is picking up one for me also. I feel like its Christmas...thank you Steve Jobs and everyone at Apple! (Yeah, I may not get it activated today, but I can wait another day or two.)