Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Reroute to

Please visit the new location of my website at Thank you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Blog

As of April 5, 2007, I will shut down and My blog will now be at I am sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you like my new .mac layout. Please comment on what you think about it. You can go there and subscribe to the new RSS feed if you like.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Adobe CS3 Released

The long awaited Adobe CS3 has been released today. To get more information on the software, you can go here.

Apple recommends at least 3 GB RAM, 128 MB VRAM and a 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo processor. Will it run horribly if you have a Macbook with just 64 MB VRAM and 512-2024 MB RAM? Lets hope not because I'm sure a lot of people got new intel Macs specifically to run CS3. I think we may have some disappointed customers.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Adobe CS3 Leak leaked information on pricing of Adobe CS3. If you go here you can see for yourself. Photoshop CS3 will cost 895 CAD, or the equivalent of $770 USD.

Just a little refresher, CS3 will run natively on intel proessors, so it will be much faster for those of you lucky enough to have one. Also it is said to have significantly better features and usability than the current CS2.

How to Change File, Folder, and App Icons

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mac OS X Preview Tips

New iMac in May?

Apple Insider has reported that the iMac has been redesigned and the new slimmer version will probably be released in May, along with Leopard. So is this the rumored black iMac, or an aluminum iMac that I predict?

Apple Insider also stated that Apple will drop the 17" model. This will probably lower the price of the 20" and the 24" iMac. So if you want to get an iMac, just wait a month or two.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Canon HD Camcorder / Digital Camera

This isn't really Apple related, but it would be the perfect companion for that shiny new Mac you just bought. The Canon Powershot TX1 not only can record in 720P HD, but also can take 7.1 MP photos. Other features are 10x optical zoom, face detection technology, a D!G!C processor, and ISO 80-1600 settings. And the icing on the cake is that it only costs $500!

This is a high-end digital camera that would easily cost you $300 alone and a high-end HD camcorder, which would easily cost $800 alone. Add it up, would you rather a separate camera and camcorder for $1,100, or a Canon all-in-one digital studio for less than half the price.

This camcorder will encourage other companies to lower the prices and up the quality on their camcorders, which will make non-HD camcorders obsolete due to the lack in difference of price between the two.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

HD iTunes Downloads?

In the new software update of QuickTime, a new feature included is "Export to Apple TV". It gives the option of SD (Standard Definition) and HD. Since most people don't even have access to HD content (especially on their computers), some have come to the conclusion that Apple will start making HD videos available for download through iTunes. Would this hurt Sony and Toshiba with their brand spankin' new HD discs? Yes, because most people don't even have 1080P TVs. Of course this will change with time, but if Apple decides to also give the option, in the future, of downloading in 1080P, other major corporations (such as Sony and Toshiba) may be in deep shit. Think of it this way, would you rather buy a Blu-Ray player for $1,000, or buy a new loaded Mac Mini for $1000, which will do the same thing, and more.

Everything is becoming digitalized, there is no purpose anymore for physical media. The computer is becoming the entertainment hub for people. Computers will soon replace TVs' and other electronics in the home. If Apple does this, it will close the gap between TV and computer.

Now all Apple has to do is drop the Apple TV (I know it hasn't even been shipped to the general public yet), and incorporate all of its features into Macs.

Monday, March 12, 2007

New Features in Leopard

8-Core Mac Pro Confirmed!

According to this screen shot, the Mac Pro will become available in 4 or 8 cores sometime soon. This leak was from the Apple UK store. Hopefully it isn't would be very easy to fake it. I predict that the new line-up will be 2x2.66 GHz Xeon for $2200, 2x3.0 GHz Xeon for $2500, and 4x3.0 GHz Xeon for $3300. However, the Mac Pro doesn't have space for 4 processors, and I don't know of any new 4-Core inel processors, so maybe the Mac Pro will get the new design that everyone and their mother have been talking about.

UPDATE: I have just been informed that the day that this article was written, intel released a quad-core chip, however, it is not powerful enough for the Mac Pro.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

"iMac Styled" Mac Pro?

So I was contemplating the Mac line up of computers and noticed how the "Pro" models are metal and the consumer models are plastic. The new 24" iMac can have 3 GB RAM, 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo, 750 GB HD, 256 MB VRAM, and obviously, a 24" screen. If you ask me, that sounds like a computer that a Pro would have. Will Apple eventually release a metal "iMac Pro"? Could it replace the Mac Pro and force the "Mac tower" into extinction? Probably not. But I was just giving you something to chew on.

Ignore all of the rumors you hear, what do you think Apple will do next?


Thursday, March 8, 2007

The History of Apple Inc.

This is a paper I wrote for school and I thought you guys might enjoy it.

Apple Inc. was founded on April 1st, 1976, in Cupertino, California by Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak. Apple started as a small company in which Steve Jobs would build microcomputers out of his parent’s garage. The company now makes an annual net income of $1,730,000,000. In Apple’s early years, only computers were produced, but in the early 1990s’, they entered the consumer electronics business.
Apple was one of the first companies to integrate a GUI (graphical user interface) into their computers by releasing the Apple II in 1977. Due to the Apple II, Apple became a market leader. Then in May 1980, Apple released the Apple III and struggled to stay on top even with tough competition from Microsoft and IBM. Then in 1983, the Apple Lisa was released, however it failed miserably due to its high price, $9,995. Finally, on January 24, 1984, the Macintosh was born along with the Macintosh operating system. In 1989, Apple entered the portable computer market by releasing the Macintosh Portable. And entered the consumer electronics market in 1993 by releasing the Apple Newton PDA, and later, the QuickTake digial camera (1997),the iPod(2001), the AppleTV(2007), and the iPhone(2007). All of these products convinced Apple Computers Inc. to change its name to Apple Inc. In 1997, Apple purchased a rival company, NeXT, also founded by Steve Jobs after he left Apple in the mid-1980s’ and reincorporated him into the company. Currently, Steve Jobs is the CEO and on the Board of Directors along with Former US Vice President Al Gore and other executives. Apple then opened an online store at Then in 1998, Apple released the iMac, designed by Jonathan Ive, which revolutionized the computer industry by adding form to function. After that, in 2001, Apple opened retail stores across the world, and currently has 170 locations. Also, at that time, Apple released the iPod, which revolutionized the portable music industry, and Mac OS X, which is still the most advanced operating system on the market, until Apple releases Mac OS X Leopard in Summer 2007. Soon After the release of the iPod, The iTunes Music Store opened, which allows iPod users to download music from the internet at just $.99 per song. Over 2,000,000,000 songs have currently been downloaded from iTunes. In 2006, Apple switched from the outdated PowerPC processors to Intel’s Core Duo chips. These new processors allowed the Macintosh computers to natively run Windows, which gave Apple a large advantage over Microsoft. From all of these high-tech products being released, Apple’s stock went from $6 in 2003 to $98 in 2007.
Apple has always been one step ahead of its competitors by emphasizing innovation and staying on the cutting edge of technology.

Monday, March 5, 2007

New NVIDIA 128-Core Video Card (for Mac Pro?)

NVIDIA has released plans for a new GPU that has the equivalent of 128 1.35 GHZ processors. This processor is designed to carry the burden of processing general purpose applications, so it will be used as a secondary CPU. So if you have the equivalent of over 128 cores in your computer, you will be able to run much more sophisticated tasks, which opens a large window of opportunity for software makers(like Apple). This card, however, will run you a few grand. Will you see it anytime soon in Mac Pros? Probably not. I'd give it a year or two.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Our Apple informant has confirmed earlier resports that we will see a 8 Core Macbook Pro at WWDC 2007

NOT! But I found this out from Apple Gazette's "Mac Rumor Generator". You can make up Mac rumors with the click of a button, or have it randomly generate one for you. So this is where the bogus tipsters get the down low...

Just go here

Monday, February 26, 2007

It's OK to Take Your Macbook Pro to a Drug Deal

Most of you out there have iPods or Macbooks, or other shiny Apple gadgets, and generalize that Apple products are less durable than even their Chinese fakes. Its just not true. Check out this picture of a Macbook Pro being shot in a "transaction" gone wrong in Brazil. This is one thing that a laptop case can't help you with.

AppleTV Will be Late

Some of you may have heard the rumor that the AppleTV would arrive late, then on time, and now it has been confirmed that it will be late. No word on what the problem is, but maybe they thought they had enough time to add another feature, but were mistaken. I can dream, can't I?

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hidden iPhone Details

Blu-Ray Burning Mac Pro for South of $2700

All you have to do to have a Mac Pro that burns Blu-Ray Discs is go to Apple's Website, use the student discount, and configure it to have 2x 2.0 GHz Dual-Core processors and a 160GB HD. Then, buy a Blu-Ray burning drive for $699 from this site.

Mac Pro $1969
Blu-Ray Drive $699
Grand Total $2668

However, you may want to wait until the next gen Mac Pro is released because it may already have Blu-Ray capabilities built-in.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Funny/Pointless Effect in Mac OS X

Please Give Me Video Ideas

I'm starting to run out of good tips, so please, ask any question, and I will e-mail you an answer asap. If it is good enough, I will even make it into a video tutorial.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Apple Hardware Rumors Galore!

The Apple rumors just keep piling up. Slated for release within a few months is:

  • 8-core Mac Pros with a smaller case, better cooling, a blu-ray burner, and 1 GB VRAM

  • Black 24" iMacs

  • 50" Apple displays and all Apple displays to support HDMI/HDCP

  • 15" Macbooks

  • Macbook Nano with a Solid State Drive and no disc drive

  • Flash-Based iPod videos

So the only computers that aren't rumored to be upgraded are the Macbook Pro, Mac Mini(which is definately due for an update), and the Xserve(Which no consumers really care about anyways). BRING IT ON APPLE, BRING IT ON!

New iMacs and Mac Pros Rumored

According to MacScoop, Apple will release an 8-Core Mac Pro(no word yet on whether it will be the smaller design with vents on top), and a black 24" iMac. I'm so excited that I could just eat popcorn and post blog entries while wearing only boxers. Oh wait...I'm already doing that.

Next Gen Mac Pros' to Have 1 GB of VRAM

According to AppleInsider, the next generation Mac Pros will have the option privilege pleasure to adorn the ATI X2800XT. This card has 1 GB of GDDR4 memory and runs at a speedy 2 GHz. Also, it has CrossFire technology, so you can have multiple X2800XTs in your beast.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Amazing New One-Way Mirror iPod Case

The "Griffin Reflect" is made of a hardened plastic from with a chrome finish(mimicing the iPods backing) and a rubber back. When the backlight on the screen is off, it is solid chrome, when it is on, you can see through the plastic. Genius! And it's priced at just 24.99 here. This is by far the best iPod case I have ever seen!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Leopard Pouncing into Stores Early?

The techies at T3 predict that Apple will release the long awaited Leopard OS as soon as March. Also, they say that updated versions of iWork and iLife will be released. This may sound pathetic, but I can't wait until they come out with the OS after Leopard. What would they call it though, I mean, would it be another cat? I think they need a new animal. Mac OS Mountain Goat....Mac OS Cheeta...I better just leave it up to the marketing specialists.

Monday, February 19, 2007

iPod Video Due for an Update!

Its been a while since Apple came out with a new iPod Video(unless you consider the 5.1G to be a new one). I'm talking about a full blown upgrade. Maybe with some iPhone features. So what do you think? Answer in the comments.


Saturday, February 17, 2007

A New Mac Pro on the Horizon?

According to an anonymous source, the Mac Pro will get a facelift and have its stomach stapled. By that, I mean it will get skinnier, have its hardware messed with, and be redesigned externally. This rumored Mac Pro will have vents on top to allow hot air to escape, it will be smaller, and it will rip holes right through the universe at the push of a button(I just made that last part up...its actually a couple of buttons that you have to press). Will it arrive at WWDC? Is it the "Mac Pro/Power Mac Mini" that people have been talking about years? Will it be equipt with Blu-Ray support? Let us pray.

No Videos for The Next 2 Weeks

Sorry, I won't be able to post videos for about the next 2 weeks because I sold my Macbook to upgrade to the Macbook Pro. I'm hoping that I will get it within 2 weeks. I will, however, be able to add new posts, just no videos. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, February 16, 2007

A Real Macbook Nano to Arrive at WWDC?

Rumor has it that at WWDC, Apple will re-enter the sub-notebook business by releasing a new notebook that is apparently smaller than the 12" Powerbook. This notebook(I'll just call it the Macbook Nano), will feature a SSD, instead of a HDD to consume less power and space. Also, it may not even have an internal disc drive. Maybe that will just be an excuse you can use to buy an external Blu-Ray drive ;) . This Macbook Nano is aimed towards the Japanese market(they like everything small over there...), where Apple isn't doing too hot with sales.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

iPhone Dock "Pics"...if you will

This picture below is a beautiful drawing by an Apple Employee that explains what the iPhone docking station will look like. The reason for the crudeness of the drawing and the lack of an actual picture are do to the shit that this "artist" would be in if Apple found out an actual picture was leaked.


15" Macbook to be released on Feb. 20 or WWDC?

"Another one of those chatty Cathy Taiwan industry sources has leaked some information regarding a possible 15.4-inch MacBook release. This 15.4-inch MacBook is being made by Quanta Computer (the 13.3-inch MacBooks are made by Asustek) and is slated for a second quarter release. It is also being rumored that the price for this 15.4-inch MacBook will be more competitively priced because of the reduced cost of 15.4-inch LCD screens. No word on the specs, but I would imagine that they would remain the same."


Macbook Nano Prototype

Have a Blu-Ray Burning Mac on your Desk Now for under $2,000

To have a Blu-Ray burning/playing Mac, all you have to do is buy:

*Mac Mini (1.83 GHz Core Duo, 512 RAM(then upgrade to 2 GB by buying RAM on eBay), 160 GB HD, and a Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse)


*A Refurbished White Macbook(2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM(then upgrade to 2GB RAM by buying it on eBay), and a 80GB HD) from this site

*Blu-Ray Drive and Toast 8 from this site

*External Drive Enclosure

Mac Mini- $1098
2GB RAM- $160
Blu-Ray Drive with Toast 8- $699
External Drive Enclosure- $20
Grand Total- $1977


*Macbook- $1100
*1GB RAM- $100
*Blu-Ray Drive with Toast 8- $700
*External Drive Enclosure- $20
Grand Total- $1920

Monday, February 12, 2007

Intel Demonstrates 80-core Processor

"Now that the Megahertz race has faded into the distance (we hear it was a myth), Intel is well and truly kicking off the start of a multi-core war with the demonstration of an 80-core research processor in San Francisco last week. It's not the first multi-core processor to reach double figures -- a company called ClearSpeed put 96 cores onto one of its CPUs -- but it's the first to be accompanied by the aim of making it generally available; an aim that Intel hopes to realize within a five year timeframe. The long time frame is required because current operating systems and software don't take full advantage of the benefits of multi-core processors. In order for Intel to successfully market processors with CPUs that have more than say, 4 cores, there needs to be an equal effort from software programmers, which is why producing an 80-core processor is only half the battle. On paper, 80-cores sounds impressive, but when the software isn't doing anything imaginative with them it's actually rather disappointing: during a demonstration, Intel could only manage to get 1 Teraflop out of the chip, a figure which many medium- to high-end graphics cards are easily capable of. The multi-core war may have begun, but the battle will be fought with software, although that's not to say that the hardware side has already been won: apparently the test chip is much larger than equivalent chips -- 275 mm squared, versus a typical Core 2 Duo's 143 mm squared -- and Intel currently has no way to hook up memory to the chip. Hopefully half a decade should be long enough to sort out these issues."


Can you imagine this many processors in one Mac?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

AppleTV to be Shipped Late?

The AppleTV will be shipped February 27th instead of the original shipping date of February 20th. It is very surprising that Apple would move a shipping date, even if just a week. Is Apple pulling a Microsoft?

A New Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia

"This new Apple store proposal is part of a $200 million redevelopment in Melbourne, Australia. It features a glass atrium ceiling, and will be adjacent to a hotel and shopping complex connected by a clear, circular-panel walkway. Over the last 100 years, this site has been redeveloped twice, most recently housing the Fun Factory, a historical amusement center that had fallen into disrepair."


Thursday, February 8, 2007

How to get a Free Domain Name

All iPods to be Flash-Based by 08?

According to analyst Jesse Tortora, Apple will start converting all of the iPods over to SSD(Solid State Disk) to replace the "outdated" HDD(Hard Disk Drive). He also states that they will have the same touchscreen as the iPhone, Wi-Fi, and GPS. If the price stays the same, this may be a nice iPhone alternative. What does this mean for you? Faster load times for movies, web browsing, Google Maps, and a much longer battery life.

How to Copy Music from an iPod to a Mac

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The iPhone Will Have 3 Cores

ARM's CEO(the same company that made the processor for the Apple Newton) has just confirmed that they have made the processors for the iPhone. Also that there will be 3 cores! How long did they say the battery will last...? Actually these processors apparently have an extremely good "power to power ratio", in that the power it consumes is very little for the speed in which it preforms. So what do you call it?...Tri-Core...Core Trio...

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

WWDC has been Announced

The event will be held early this year, from June 11th to June 15th. Pack your bags we're heading to San Francisco.

How to Manage Processes in Mac OS X

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Apple iPhone

How to Easily Rename Hundreds of Photos

Macintosh Trash Tips

How to Easily Switch Between Applications in Mac OS X

How to Post a Podcast

Special Effects in iMovie HD

Where to Find Discounted Macs

How to Download a Website to Use as a Template

Comparison : Macbook or Macbook Pro?

What Do You Want to Know About Macs?

The New MacTalk Podcast

Apple iPod Video, Nano, and Shuffle 360 Views

Mac Mini Prototype

Apple Airport Extreme


Where to Find the Best Mac OS X Freeware

How to Locate your Stolen Mac Laptop

How to Mix Audio on a Mac for Free

How to Control Fan Speed on your Macbook or Macbook Pro

How to Download YouTube Videos

Ad-Free Browsing in Firefox

How to Speed-up Internet in Firefox

Smackbook Tutorial

How to Print Screen on a Mac

Macsaber Tutorial