Judging by my column the past couple of days you'd think that I didn't like iChat AV or something. Au contraire!
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Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
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In response to my piece yesterday about video chat bugs in iChat AV, many of you IM'd me to suggest other IM clients for the Mac - the most popular being Adium X.
iChat was once the pantheon of instant messaging clients with its delicious aqua interface, no obnoxious ads (like AIM) and a simple ease-of-use that's undeniable. But since the release of iChat AV (a.k.a. version 3) the application has added features at the expense of reliability.
A friend recently told me about his experience getting a follow-up phone call from Apple after not completing an online purchase.
The UK's Mail on Sunday reported that Apple's iPods are made in China by mainly female workers who earn as little as 27 pounds per month. The report set off a tidal wave of objection and claims that iPods are made in sweatshops.
One of the most-anticipated and pre-hyped products of all times has to be the iPhone. A hybrid device that is part mobile phone and part iPod has the potential to light the mobile technology world on fire like the original iPod did five years ago.
When Google acquired @Last Software on 14 March 2006 I got excited about the prospect of having a tidy little application to design all the house projects that I have planned for the summer.
A friend sent me these instructions on how to connect the new palmOne Treo 700p to Verizon's high-speed EV-DO network with a Mac.
I struck a nerve earlier this week with a comment I made about the iPod user interface being tired. The problem I have is that while the hardware has evolved, the iPod's UI hasn't changed much in five years.
I was digging through some old crates in my garage last night and stumbled across some of my old college notebooks. While flipping through them I happened across a couple of computer price lists for students. I graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, one of the first Universities in the United States that required you to purchase a Macintosh to attend (I believe that Darmouth may have been the first).I had my own Mac when I enrolled (a Mac II with 13-inch color monitor) and didn't need to buy one, but the price lists are extraordinary to look back at.