Archive for the 'mac stuff' Category

Becoming an Observer

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

In December 1998, Bryan Chaffin and I co-founded The Mac Observer. And now, 23 years later… the site was acquired. This next step in the site’s evolution is a good one. Dr. Serhat Kurt has long been a fan of The Mac Observer in addition to having some web publishing experience of his own. Dr. […]

On Bloomberg TV After Last Week’s Apple Event

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

After last week’s Apple Event in San Francisco I had a chance to chat with Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman on Pimm Fox’s show. It was a fun chat, despite the treachery of the cars racing by just inches behind us! The thing that most impressed me at the event was the iPad Air. We got to […]

The iPad is The Future Of Laptops

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

You can read it over at TMO (where there are some *great* comments) and/or watch it in my interview with Or, you know, right here below.

My Lightning Lessons

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Just posted an article about my lightning experiences and lessons learned over at TMO that *should* have gone live a year ago, but got lost in the system. Thankfully a conversation sparked up this weekend on the Macworld Forums about Chris Breen’s related power experiences, and it sent me to seek out this old article […]

I Want a Trial!

Friday, February 20th, 2009

At the risk of sounding even more egotistical than I have been recently (difficult, I know… but I’m going to try!), I’ll quote myself from an article we published over on iPodObserver regarding the iPhone App Store today: I would love to be able to download an app and have a 24-hour trial period. If […]

The Macworld All-Star Band Speaks!

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Last night, Chuck Joiner delivered something that has never* previously been accomplished other than gigs and rehearsals: He assembled the entire (existing) Macworld All-Star Band into one (virtual) room, leaned heavily on the Skype button, and recorded the entire conversation. And we let him release it. Crazy, huh? Well, it’s out there, and it’s alive. […]

Cult of Mac joins BackBeat Media

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I’m very happy to let you all know that Leander Kahney’s Cult Of Mac blog has joined our Mac network here at BackBeat Media. They’ve actually been on board for a couple of weeks, and we’ve already placed early-bird advertisers like Crucial, Bare Bones and Microsoft there. Of course, we’re actively working with other potential […]

Mac Roundtable #46

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I had the pleasure yesterday of recording Mac Roundtable Episode #46 with Don McAllister, Bart Busschots, Chuck Joiner, and Joseph Nilo. I also had the pleasure of sleeping while Don painstakingly edited the podcast together from multiple audio sources and made it sound as though we were all the same room. Topics include MobileMe/cloud computing, […]

My Backup Strategy

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

On a few recent Mac Geek Gab episodes I’ve mentioned my current backup strategy and more than a few listeners have asked me to document this somewhere. I figured this blog was as good a place as any. Starting in 1995 and up until February when Apple’s Time Capsule came out, I was a died-in-the-wool […]

Marketing Is Vital To Your Product’s Success

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Macworld’s Peter Cohen offers some sage advice to iPhone application publishers, warning them not to ignore the value of a true marketing and advertising plan. This advice extends way beyond the iPhone to really anyone who has a product they intend to sell. I highly recommend reading the article. Though Peter works for the competition, […]