MacBOO to you! Happy Halloween and TidBITs Treats!

Today kicks off our official sponsorship of TidBITS, and it’s a real Halloween treat for us to work with this legendary online newsletter (sixteen years and counting) and the amazing Adam and Tonya Engst. We’ve been talking to them a bunch since Macworld last year about how we should do something together – ever since another…

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PowerPoint Links

I’ve been thinking about doing a PowerPoint links post for a long time. Communications is one of those skills that can really open new doors for you in business, and being able to communicate your ideas in a fresh way can make a big difference in your overall effectiveness. Here are some of my favorite…


thanks!

I put out a call on this blog last week to help me find some users who are Entourage and PowerPoint users. I had lots of responses, and as of right now, that particular study is filled. I want to thank all of you for reading that post, responding to it if you fit my…

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Closet space, the final frontier

The last event of C4 was a visit to Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, with a special behind the scenes (and beneath the stairs) tour of the computer room that runs the video conferencing room and the CyberSpace classroom.  Well, “room” is charitable.  “Closet” would be better.  “Crawlspace”, “pit” or “graduate student living arrangement” would also work.Contrary…

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Checking out and checking in

C4 is over and I’m back in Seattle, which means these last two posts will be Almost Live-blogging C4.I get about 60 emails every day from a robot. Well, not a robot that moves around, but our version control system — the server that manages our project’s source code.  Every time someone checks in a…

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The Peaceable Kingdom

More from Olof at C4.Curiously, there’s a lot less Microsoft bashing at C4 than there was at WWDC.  Sure, even at WWDC the Microsoft – Apple rivalry has gotten better-natured, but Microsoft used to get much worse treatment among the Mac indie developer community.  It has all changed.  The surprise guest of C4, a.k.a 14.2%…

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Film at Eleven

It’s Olof again, liveblogging from C4.John Gruber took us on a tour of Apple User Interface last night, and talked about consistency and uniformity.  But he really got the thought provokage started with the observation   “Designing an app is like directing a movie.”There is a building wave of people thinking of software in cinematic terms. …

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C4 is Teh Bomb

Hi – I’m Olof.  I guess I’m the first “guest blogger” on MacMojo.  I’m a developer on the Mac Office team, and for the weekend, I’m in Chicago at C4.I have a really strong sense of what C4 is going to be like, even though I’ve never been to one before.  In fact this is…

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Looking Back

Before I get started, I suppose some sort of introduction is appropriate for readers who have only recently discovered that some of us in the Mac BU are bloggers.  I’m Rick Schaut.  I’ve been blogging since February of 2004.  Here is a short bio I wrote about myself back then.  I’m currently the lead developer…

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Bay Area Mac users needed

Edited to add: This study has now been filled. Thanks for signing up! I know that I’ve asked our readers to participate in our usability studies before. I have a very specific need this time, and I’m hoping that you can help me out. I’ve got an upcoming usability study that covers new features in…

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