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iWoz cover

Steve Wozniak is penning his memoir which is titled 'I, Woz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way' and it looks like Amazon has the cover for us all to enjoy. I know I'll be buying this book as soon as it comes out because...

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Paging Jack Miller of As the Apple Turns

Pete Mortensen, writing on Wired's Cult of Mac blog, is looking for Jack Miller of As the Apple Turns. The site hasn't been updated in a long while, Jack isn't returning emails, nor is he returning phone messages. If anyone knows about this where...

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Book: Discovering Automator

Discovering Automator is a new book from Hanaan Rosenthal that delves into the many facets of making your Mac do more work in less time for you with the power of Mac OS X Tiger's Automator. From Automator World's description, Discovering Automator...

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The Omni Group has a blog

The Omni Group has an Omni Mouth - their new blog, that is. Developers of such fantastic apps as OmniOutliner and OmniGraffle, The Omni Group is joining the ranks of software houses with blogs who want to offer up some insight into being developers,...

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iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition

O'Reilly has unleashed the 4th edition of the iPod & iTunes tome in the Missing Manual series. This book is 328 pages, so you know that everything is covered (and here I thought the iPod/iTunes was supposed to be easy to use!). It'll set you back...

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Become an Xcoder

CocoaLab has just made available a free eBook that covers Cocoa and XCode. This book is aimed squarely at non-programmers (like me!) who want to know a little bit about how applications work, and perhaps want to code their very own apps. The book is...

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Two free book chapters for .Mac members

Check it out, .Mac subscribers: In the "Members Only" folder of your iDisk (that still makes me think of the jackets), you'll find two chapters of Joe Kissell's book, Take Control of .Mac.The first chapter focuses on using Mail, and is...

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AppleScript: The Definitive Guide 2nd Edition

My love of AppleScript knows no bounds. I often tell people that they should be using AppleScript to help them automate everything from mass file renaming to making their beds (well, not so much that last one. Wouldn't that be cool though?). With...

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Cringley's crystal ball

Robert X. Cringely wraps each year with a set of tech predictions for the year ahead. Last year he was a bit off his game, but that hasn't stopped him from taking a stab at what lies ahead for a variety of tech players in 2006. His top three...

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UnTiger

Tim Bray remains down on Apple's OS X 10.4 aka Tiger. In a recent post on his blog, he finds fault with both Spotlight and Dashboard, the two new killer features of Tiger. He notes that email search with Spotlight "is egregiously stupid; it starts...

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Help a switcher choose software

Remember when you ordered that first shiny Mac? Remember The Anticipation of receiving said machine? Remember thinking, "wow I finally have a Mac, now what software will I run?"David Weinberger, writer, commentator on NPR, and blogger, asks...

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"iPod, Therefore I Am" author offering online discussion today

Dylan Jones, author of "iPod, Therefore I Am," a book that examines the iPod's conception, design and impact on the way we listen to music, will be online to discuss all things iPod today at the Washingtonpost.com at 11 AM EST. Head on over...

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Vote "Take Control" ebooks into publishing

Takecontrolbooks.com, authors of the popular series of ebooks by the same name, is offering readers the chance to vote new ebooks into publication. In fact, they have so many ideas that they've categorized the titles you can vote on into four...

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Sony DRM rootkit time-line recap, EFF calls for repairs

We've been following following the unsettling Sony DRM rootkit issue here at TUAW, but BoingBoing has really been following it, in part because one of their bloggers (Cory Doctorow) is kinda with the EFF, and if you at all value your digital privacy,...

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PSP vs iPod debate continues

Pundits just can't help comparing the video-capable iPod to the Sony PlayStation Portable. Our resident expert C.K., author of the forthcoming book PSP Hacks, commented on these comparisons last month. C.K. concluded that there is room for both the...

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Book: Just Say No to Microsoft

Of course the vast majority of our readers know that Microsoft isn't the only manufacturer of operating systems out there. But we also know that it's often difficult to convince some IT people that Mac OS X and Linux systems are viable options....

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