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'Fake Steve' chides CNBC's Goldman in source foofaraw (

Jan 16th 2009 9:21AM J that is not what I'm saying. This is someone's health. It is not always clear what the problem might be. People are assuming that there was clear evidence before of what we know now regarding Jobs' health. If there was, Apple is wrong for not saying it. If there wasn't, Apple shouldn't give "maybe" updates to stir fear that may not exist. They are not responsible for a "maybe" statement. ie:

Statement 1 (Which sounds like the one everybody thought they should hear): "We believe Steve Jobs might again have cancer due to pains in his stomach. He might die."

Statement 2: "Oops our mistake. After further diagnosis we know now that Jobs' has an intestinal infection. This is easily treatable. Thank you for selling all your stock based on are not-so-accurate first statement. We are sorry for it's irresponsible message but we were worried that you all would get pissed if we just said he was under the weather and not give some jump to the conclusion reason."

'Fake Steve' chides CNBC's Goldman in source foofaraw (

Jan 15th 2009 4:26PM Things change. Especially when it comes to your health. If problems with Jobs' health are not confirmed or are still under observation they shouldn't do something stupid and make an announcement regarding the worst. Talk about not thinking of your employees and investors! If they made an announcement sooner and what they stated as a major problem was actually minor wouldn't that be more damaging than waiting? Apple relies on their employees and investors. Why needlessly worry them before you have concrete confirmation of a major health issue? It is actually in the employees and investors best interest as well.

Snow Leopard might not be the best code name (

Jun 11th 2008 3:48PM Do you know how awesome a white leopard pattern would look for marketing? Plus, yeah, it's an enhancement release so the extension of the Leopard name makes sense.

Nine Inch Nails to record labels: so long and thanks for nothing (Download Squad)

Oct 9th 2007 5:21PM Not a new trend but very significant. Reznor has been talking about this for awhile. He feels the labels are ripping off the consumer. The bands that need the exposure are not seeing the income as much as you would think. The fan's money isn't going through the label to the artist at a fair share but more-likely stopping at the label and slightly filtering to the artist.

A statement like this from a major group or two or more says a lot to their fans. "We want you to enjoy our music w/o breaking the bank". There is more meaning to art when money is out of the equation or at least not a major motivator. You think these groups make great music now, imagine what they could do w/o the pressure of the label on their backs.

But yes the little guys sad to say will need to be taken advantage of if they really what to get their names out there.

TUAW Back-to-School Giveaway Day 13: an iPhone (

Aug 29th 2007 10:11AM I'd love to win this. Who wouldn't?

Mighty Mouse take apart (

Jul 24th 2007 1:29PM what i find works well is using a can of air at a slight angle close to the ball. it will spin a little and shake loose anything disrupting it's use. I like the mouse because it works so well w/ tiger but if there was a more durable mouse out there that worked well with expose, dashboard and right-click I would buy. If anyone has ideas i will check back to see.

Leopard's new menubar is hideous (

Jun 18th 2007 10:45AM I really had no opinion about the menu bar until this post. I looked at the video again to make an opinion. Honestly I like it. It gives a nice clean blended feeling. I think it makes a statement that it is there to get you to where you are going and that the focal point is not the menu bar but the program window you are in. It makes me think of lightly smoked glass. (before anyone makes a comment, I'm not smoking anything). Very clean.

The dock? The dock is great. If you are going to change it, this is the direction.

I think so many people, because of Windows overhaul with maybe too much glassiness, think that visual upgrades are cheesy. If Apple didn't make these changes now, people would complain later that Apple has not done much to advance the look of OSX.

It's advancing and it looks great.

Hello Tomorrow: The 300+ new features of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (

Jun 11th 2007 4:50PM Also,

"Worry about your own OS.. not other people's. Last time Apple made fun of Vista, it was talking about how it'd be released before Vista." - jh

I think Apple bashed MS for how long it took for Vista came out since their last release. Apple can wait until next year and it still would have a better turnaround timeframe w/ Leopard from Tiger than Vista from XP.

Plus why are you even reading this blog? Sounds like someone is more curious about Leopard than they would let others believe.

Hello Tomorrow: The 300+ new features of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (

Jun 11th 2007 4:45PM Just skimming through so I may have missed someone's comment that may have mentioned brush metal seems to be completely gone. Everything looks like iTunes now. Pretty cool. Very clean (as you would expect.) sports new look (

Jun 11th 2007 2:49PM Very Nice. It's almost shocking to not see the classic Apple header navigation.