best non-Apple laptop?

When I attend conferences like OOPSLA, I’m a laptop watcher. It’s interesting to see what hardware everyone is carrying. This year, I’m noticing the Windows-based laptops. There are a lot of nice-looking designs out there. I keep on noticing, and being jealous of, the ultra-light laptops that I’m seeing. In the midst of this, I…

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hope springs eternal for Newton lovers

One of my favourite recurring Apple rumours is that the Newton is just about to be resurrected. It’s a favourite of mine because I’ve been a long-time PDA user (only retiring my Palm T3 when it crashed horribly and lost all of my data), so I’ve long held on to the idea that Apple could…

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can we stop with the unboxing photos already?

Apple released new iPods on Tuesday. Thankfully, none of them have forced me to drop everything and head to my local Apple Store with my credit card in hand. I’ve already got an orange Shuffle and an iPhone. The newly-renamed iPod Classic is almost attractive in its 160GB model, but that’s not big enough to…

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Mac geek humour

I hadn’t noticed that some of the best pieces of Mac geek humour have made it up onto YouTube. WWDC attendees have all heard of (and hopefully been treated to a performance by) James Dempsey and the Breakpoints. You can check out The MVC Song, I Love View (in beta at the time of its…

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the unmasking of Fake Steve

It was bound to happen sooner or later, but, as Fake Steve himself (in his real persona) says: ‘I knew it couldn’t stay anonymous forever’. The New York Times is the one who broke the story: A Mystery Solved. Fake Steve: Really, please keep it up. Your blog is one of my favourites. You do…


queue with Woz for your iPhone

According to the Los Angeles Times, Woz is going to queue for the iPhone just like the rest of us. Hmmm, there are only two San José Apple stores, so figuring out which one he’s at can’t be too hard. I wonder if anyone will notice if I take off to go queue up with…


delicious taunting

As a Mac geekgirl, I’ve long since come to accept that Apple likes taunting me with New Hotness That I Can’t Have Yet. I’ve been spending the past six months lusting after the iPhone, after all. But they usually limit their taunting to their own apps. They upped the ante last night at the Apple…

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Mac girl at Microsoft, Windows boy at Apple

Oftentimes, when I tell people that I work on Mac software at Microsoft, the conversation is pretty predictable: disbelief that Microsoft makes Mac software, a reminder that we’re the oldest Apple developer and make Office:Mac amongst other things, a comment that it’s weird to do Mac development at Microsoft. For all that it is occasionally…

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iPhone ad deconstruction (first thoughts)

What do Mac geeks do for fun on a Sunday night? Why, they deconstruct the newly-released iPhone ads, of course! So far, my boyfriend and I have noticed: icons on the bottom of the screen look different than what Steve demoed back at MWSF the ringtone in the ad isn’t the iPhone ringtone that we…

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Fake Steve is writing a Real Book

October’s going to be a busy time for me. Not only is that the month of OOPSLA 2007 (I’m posters chair, so submit your posters by 02 July 2007 and impress me with your intelligence!), but now I see that I’ve got some reading material headed my way. According to Amazon, my darling Fake Steve…