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MacBook hijack story prompts criticism

Yesterday Washingtonpost.com posted a video of a couple of hackers allegedly launching a security attack against a MacBook. The video and the accompanying story by reporter Brian Krebs received tons of criticism from commenters. That prompted Krebs to post a follow-up defending his reporting --...

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Women Mac geeks at BlogHer '06

I just finished speaking on a panel -- Primp Your Blog -- at BlogHer '06. The audience was mostly women -- for a change. And here's the really good news: a cheer went up when I introduced myself as a Mac user, and a majority of hands went up when I asked how many in the room were Mac users. Women...

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Video tutorial looks at eyeTV2 and eyeTV for DTT

This week's ScreenCastOnline is a video tutorial on Elgato's eyeTV2. The tutorial shows how to edit your TV recordings to remove ads, make DVDs of your TV recordings, convert recorded programs to iPod format and export to iTunes for syncing with your iPod, and more. It also offers a look at the new...

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Suggest-A-ZOT

Want a free copy of your favorite Mac app? The crazy kids at macZOT are offering just that if you're the first person to suggest an app you'd like to see on macZOT, and they do cover it. They post a long list of apps that have already been suggested, so you'll have to find something relatively...

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ScreencastsOnline Demos Flock Beta 1

I've been trying out Flock Beta 1(v 0.7) which, as we told you last month, has been released as a free beta download. First, I've got to tell you that I'm really loving Flock. My favorite features are the built-in blog editor, to which you can drag and drop text snippets from any web site or photos,...

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Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 released

Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 has been released and is available for download for Mac (Universal), Windows, and Linux. Our sister site, Download Squad, notes that although there have been reports of this release since Monday, this time it's for real. Some of the new features in Firefox 2.0 that sound like...

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Review of Photoshop plug-in Alien Skin Exposure

Here's one for you Macheads who use Photoshop. If you don't mind if I blow my own horn for a second, I had the opportunity to write a review of a cool Photoshop plug-in - Alien Skin Exposure - for Macworld. Check it out here. Exposure bridges the divide between digital and film photography, by...

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Court upholds bloggers' rights against Apple

An appeals court has ruled that Apple is not entitled to subpoena information from a blog's email service provider in order to uncover the identity of  Apple employees who allegedly leaked secret  information to several blogs about Asteroid, a firewire interface for GarageBand that Apple...

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Apple Store Studio bar

I was at the opening of the Flatiron Crossing Apple Store in Broomfield, Colorado too yesterday, and I wanted to give a shout out to Apple for including a Studio bar staffed with knowledgeable Apple Creatives. This isn't the first Studio bar in an Apple Store, but they are available only at select...

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Aperture team gets new blood

Think Secret's revelation Thursday that a number of engineers on Apple's Aperture team have left or been transferred to other projects raised questions about the future of the app. Aperture lovers, take heart. Ex-PeopleSoft developer Blake Seely happily posted today that he is joining the Aperture...

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