The Macalope had the chance to rub his furred and musky body up against one of the new iMacs over the weekend as he ventured down from the high mountain plains where he makes his home to engage in some shopping and the inevitable frightening of the children at the local mall.
It just comes with having an unusual noggin.
He was mostly interested in doing what he's heard so many Apple pundits say they've wanted to do: "try out that new keyboard". Ah, the trying of the new keyboard! Indeed, it has been spoken of … Read more
The Macalope read the headline Thursday that Universal would be offering DRM-free music but didn't realize until reading Daring Fireball's post on it this morning that it would only be offering its music DRM-free on stores other than iTunes. On iTunes, it will continue to offer only DRM-ed music.
John Gruber asks:
Um, Universal won't sell DRM-free music through iTunes because they don't like Apple's DRM? WTF? Am I even supposed to pretend this makes sense?
In typical, twisted recording industry logic it does make sense. What do customers want? They want the most convenient … Read more
This is going to be something of an "inside baseball" post so if you're looking for news or rumors, you're out of luck.
If, instead, you're the kind of reader who likes snippy disagreements between pedantic Mac nerds, well, read on, friend!
MacJournals News has taken to task the Mac bloggers who openly mocked "Sticker Guy" as he has come to be known -- the reporter who asked Steve Jobs why Apple doesn't participate in the "Intel inside" promotion. According to MacJournals, the revenue the promotion would generate for Apple … Read more
MacUser's Dan Moren reveals the identity of the reporter who asked Steve Jobs why Apple doesn't put "Intel Inside" stickers on its Macs.
The Macalope wouldn't want to be this guy's inbox right about now.
InfoWorld's Tom Yager tries his prima ballerina slippers on:
Apart from habitually being at odds with conventional wisdom, I share one other trait with Jobs: Far more often than not, when everybody else writes me off as an idiot, I turn out to be right. It's just a matter of patience.
Hubris, thy name is Yager.
Despite its successful initial launch, Yager apparently thinks the iPhone will fail if you just give it long enough. Well, good luck with that one, Tom. Although, the horned one should point out that only one of you and Jobs is going … Read more
Unless you just woke up (you know who you are), you probably know what Apple announced a little while ago. But let's review.
The big news, of course, is the new iMacs. The rumored aluminum enclosure and the MacBook-style keyboard were right on the money and rumor junkies everywhere are now experiencing that feeling of disappointment you get when you open your presents Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day.
Still, Apple's set the standard for hardware design. Again.
But what good's cool hardware if you don't have cool software to run on it?
Hey, David Maynor's work won an award!
Most overhyped bug: The controversial MacBook Wi-Fi vulnerabilities released by David Maynor at last year?s Black Hat took this dubious award. ?In the end, the only public information about Maynor?s Wi-Fi vulnerabilities are hype, denial, a media frenzy, and a patch that may or may not have been based on Maynor?s findings,? the judges said.
Richly deserved, David. Give yourself a pat on the back.
Cough - you should know how to do that - cough.