Archive for the ‘The Apple Kool-Aid’ Category

iPod Battery Charging Guidelines

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

It's a good thing to occasionally review how to take care of your things. This is from http://www.ipodbatteryfaq.com/ Lithium ion batteries are good for 300-500 charge/discharge cycles. A "charge/discharge" cycle generally consists of an extended charging period, and an extended discharging period. A quick charge, listening for 30 minutes, and ...

Needed: OS X Backup Program That Doesn’t Suck

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

A while back, Dan asked for a little technological present and he later got it...kinda. Ok, now its my turn to get stuff I want. Remember my failed attempt to con Apple's (.Mac subscriber only) Backup app to work on my iBook? I failed. Twice. Even after ...

Time Magazine Continues to Hump Apple’s Leg

Monday, October 17th, 2005

I don't know if you heard, but Apple is making a bit of press lately with their 2 new iPods (video, and nano) and their new amazing iMac. Of course, now Time magazine has continued their trend of having a big write up on how great Apple is in ...

Mike Wants a New iMac

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Yes, we all know Apple introduced a new video playing iPod and a new iMac. I'm sure that annoucement is getting beaten to death on 90% of all websites out over yesterday and today, so I'm not going to discuss any ramifications of the latest annoucement from "his Stevenes". I ...

Apple Screws Mike

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Looks like Apple has just reveled a video iPod. A freakin' video iPod given to the world by Steve "Noone wants video on an iPod" Jobs. I just bought a 20 gig iPod. Bastard. Do you think Best Buy will let me return and switch in a week ...

iPod Nano: First Impressions

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

In my continuing effort to become one with all things Apple I ordered an iPod, which arrived in the mail yesterday. I decided to go with the 4gig black model because I've been wanting a flash-based player about that size for a few years now. Until the Nano ...

How To Setup A Personal .Mac Server II

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

A little while back I told you the troubles I was having setting up a personal dot mac server (see: How (Not) To Setup a Personal .Mac Server). But after a post on the subject on a site that gets more traffic than ours, discussion on updating the instructions ...

Apple Advertising On Howard

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

I was just listening to Howard Stern and I heard him do an ad that I really didn't expect to hear: An iPod Nano ad. As Howard was trying to get through the ad's copy he even mentioned that although he thinks its as thin as a credit ...

How (Not) To Setup Your Own Personal .Mac Server

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

I finally got around to going through the motions of setting up a personal .Mac server. Why? Mainly to use Apple's Backup software. You can download the software fine, but you can't actually use it unless you have paid for a .Mac account. There are a couple of ...

Get Quicktime 7 Video In Full Screen For Free

Monday, September 19th, 2005

The new Quicktime 7 from Apple is a great piece of software, but to view videos through it in full screen requires you to buy the pro version. Of course, you could just not buy the pro and use this short Applescript file on your mac (sorry PC users). Launch ...