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Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Big Discounts on Macs at Best Buy This Week

Why wait for Black Friday, the notorious day-after-Thanksgiving retail bonanza in the U.S.? Retailer Best Buy is offering Apple computers at discounts ranging from $50-150 through Wednesday.

Rich Mogull No comments

iPhone Saves Weary Road Warrior

Modern air travel is never easy, but when bad weather diverts Rich Mogull's plane, his trusty iPhone ensures he gets a hotel room for the night with three measly screen taps.

Adam Engst No comments

Apple and Microsoft Snipe in Ad Campaigns

Apple's "Get a Mac" ad campaign has taken direct aim at Microsoft, finally causing the industry giant to strike back with a $300 million ad campaign. Now Apple is returning fire.

Adam Engst No comments

Font Puns Galore in Extensis’s Bravefont Trailer

Extensis had way too much fun in producing this trailer for a spoof movie called Bravefont. It's really a teaser for Suitcase Fusion 2, but the video is a must-see for its combination of movie cliches and font jokes.

Tonya Engst No comments

MercuryMover 2.0 Puts Windows Where You Want Them

Over the weekend, Tonya didn't lose my marbles, but she nearly lost a window. However, the brand-new MercuryMover 2.0 came to the rescue and let her recover her off-screen window.

Joe Kissell No comments

Monster List of Mac Backup Software Updated

New and updated backup programs have been coming out of the woodwork, and Joe Kissell recently updated his online list to reflect the latest truth.

Adam Engst No comments

Tune In Tomorrow For Apple Event Coverage

Apple will be announcing something - likely updated iPods - tomorrow in San Francisco. Check the TidBITS Web site for our coverage of Apple's special event, and our thoughts on how the announcements may make up for Apple's recent missteps.

Adam Engst No comments

Google Serving Itself DMCA Takedown Notices on Chrome Videos?

Umm, Google? Those YouTube videos that supposedly show the features of your new Chrome Web browser for Windows? They're, uh, missing. You might want to look into that. [Update: The videos are all working now.]

Joe Kissell No comments

Searching for the iPhone 3G Case of My Dreams

As a newly assimilated iPhone owner, Joe Kissell quickly got sucked into a quest for the perfect case. He's gradually zeroing in on what he really wants.

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Best Buy to Sell iPhone in United States

Retail chain Best Buy will become the first retailer besides Apple Stores and AT&T Wireless stores to offer the iPhone in the United States. The phones will go on sale on 07-Sep-08 at almost 1,000 Best Buy locations.

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

Microsoft Office 2008 and 2004 Receive Updates

Microsoft has released updates for Office 2004 and Office 2008, providing bug fixes and other improvements, as well as important patches for vulnerabilities in the software. Meantime, the company is offering a discount price on Office 2008 when purchased with a Mac, through 08-Sep-08.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Gasseé Says Apple Played Chicken with MobileMe Launch

No one had the guts to tell their bosses - or Jobs, the boss of all bosses - that MobileMe couldn't execute argues former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gasseé.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

MobileMe Repairs Itself for Little Old Me

Apple tweaks something and my home Address Book starts to sync.

Joe Kissell No comments

Totally an iPhone 3G Owner

After some misadventures early in the day, I finally managed to take a shiny new iPhone 3G home with me. I might soon become the most productive person - or the least productive person - ever.

Joe Kissell No comments

Very nearly an iPhone 3G owner

I sort of own a new iPhone, in that I paid for it and signed a contract, but due to an activation goof it didn't actually leave the store with me. I should be able to bring it home this afternoon.