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Latest Posts

Running Windows on Intel Macs

Worth reading: Henry Norr, one of the deans of Mac journalism, offers his impression of the Steve Jobs keynote. He comments on the potential impact a running Windows on a Intel-based Mac, which Apple exec Phil Schiller said would be possible, although Apple won't provide any support for such efforts.

January 11, 2006 by Dan Farber


Apple: Why not set .Mac free?

The Macworld Steve Jobs keynotes are a good way to start the year. Jobs tends to set the bar for what the user experience should be for computing devices, providing perspective on what others are doing to make the human-computer interface less one sided.

January 11, 2006 by Dan Farber


The bandwidth scarcity myth

In one of his latest missives from CES, Bob Frankston reminds us of how bandwidth isn't nearly as scarce as some would lead you to believe and that it's just that some people are making up reasons for why most of what's there needs to be dominated by something that's commercially profitable (like video on demand) for the established companies that don't want themselves or their Draconian business models to be disintermediated by the Internet.

January 11, 2006 by David Berlind


Scoble gets to bottom of Verizon/MP3 snafu

Last week, I linked to an Engadget blog that claimed at least one Verizon Wireless' phone was defeating MP3 playback because Microsoft required it to.  By way of Robert Scoble, here's part of the official word from Microsoft's Windows Media Team  on that: It is absolutely untrue.

January 10, 2006 by David Berlind


Video: Apple's podcasting platform

Video: At Macworld, Steve Jobs shows off the latest version of GarageBand and uses it to create his own podcast where he makes up "rumors" about an 8-pound iPod. Of course, GarageBand podcast work well with iTunes' podcast directory.

January 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Oracle and Sun take aim at Microsoft, IBM and HP

I'm at the Oracle/Sun announcement, sandwiched in the second row between's Stephen Shankland and Gillmor Gang Steve Gillmor waiting for the wisecracking CEOs, Ellison and McNealy, to hit the stage at Oracle's conference center in Redwood City, CA.

January 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


Transitioning from PowerPC to Intel Macs

I caught up with chip expert Nathan Brookwood of Insight64 after the Jobs keynote to get take on Apple's shift to Intel and whether users will experience any serious bumps in the road, besides having to spend money on new software. "Apple seems to be doing all of the right things to minimize the pain that customers will experience moving from PowerPC to the Intel Mac platform.

January 10, 2006 by Dan Farber