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Analyst: Apple's Black Friday Sales Look Strong
If the business Apple did on Black Friday is any indication, the holiday season could be a very happy one indeed.

Angry MacBook Air Owner Takes Kitchen Knife to Laptop
Some of us take out second mortgages to make ends meet. Some of us toil away at menial jobs to weather the economic crisis...

Anime Studio Debut 6 Released
Smith Micro Software on Tuesday announced the release of Anime Studio Debut 6, a set of tools for help create cartoon animation. It costs $50, with upgrades from...

Another Day, Another HackBook
There's an old saying, widely attributed to Will Rogers, that describes three types of people: "The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation...

App Lets You Edit Spell-check Dictionaries
A convenient feature of Mac OS X is its built-in spell checker, used by most Apple programs and accessible to any developer that wants to include the feature in...

App Store Expense Monitor Tracks App Spending
One of the appeals of the iPhone's App Store is how easy it makes purchasing software. You just click a button, and in a few seconds the app is in iTunes, ready...

App Syncs Cookies Between Safari, Camino
Web browser aficionados welcomed last week's release of Camino 2.0, a Mac-only browser based on the Firefox codebase. While missing the extensibility of Firefox...

App4mac Releases Presto Text Expander Utility
App4mac has announced the release of Presto 1.0, a text expander utility for Mac OS X. It costs €9 (US$13).

AppShelf Tracks Software Licenses
[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

Apple: 'A PC Is No Bargain When It Doesn't Do What You Want'
Apple doesn't directly respond to most of the things rivals say about it and its products, but I guess Microsoft's ridiculous...

Apple Adds New Artist Lessons to GarageBand
Apple added several new artist lessons to its GarageBand Lesson Store on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lessons...

Apple Adds Special 20-inch IMac for Educational Institutions


Apple: Boot Camp Will Be Late to the Windows 7 Party
While most of the world is united today, rejoicing over Microsoft's release of Windows 7, Mac users will need to hang on to their party hats and streamers for...

Apple Brings Antiglare Display Option to 15-inch MacBook Pro
Moving the entire Mac lineup to shiny, glossy displays has been one of Apple's many controversial decisions in recent times. When the company initially launched...

Apple Challenges Australian Chain's Logo Trademark
Trademark disputes are part and parcel of any brand's identity. If you're not defending your trademark, there's a good chance that you could lose it--brand names...

Apple Expo Paris Cancelled
Reed Exhibitions will not hold Apple Expo Paris in 2009. The show organizers confirmed its plans for Macworld on Wednesday.

Apple Extends Coverage for MacBook Pro Nvidia Repairs
Apple recently extended the repair program for its notebook computers featuring certain faulty graphics processors from Nvidia.

Apple Facing Labor Protesters in Taiwan
Apple has come under fire this week for working conditions at one of its Asian component suppliers. This time, attention has fallen on Taiwanese company Wintek...

Apple Gets Stay Lifted in Psystar Case
Psystar may in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings, but that's not going to stop Apple's lawsuit against the clone-maker from moving ahead. As reported by Jim...

Apple Hires Intel General Counsel
Ah, Mr. Cooperman--we hardly knew ye. Apple announced on Tuesday morning that its general counsel, Daniel Cooperman, will be retiring at the end of the month, to...

Apple Introduces New Logic Studio
Apple on Thursday released the second iteration of its Logic Studio suite of multimedia tools with the musician in mind. The new version includes Logic Pro 9...

Apple Is a 2009 Global Champion
It is no secret that the worldwide economy isn't in the best of shape. While I'm sure we could argue for days on end what got us all into this mess (I, for one...

Apple Job Posting Hints at 3G-capable MacBook
For the last few years, 3G has been one of the most common buzzwords in the technology industry. The iPhone 3G has it right there in the name. Some PC laptops...

Apple Jump-starts Nehalem Launch for Intel
Apple took a step ahead of Intel in launching the chip maker's quad-core Xeon chips, announcing two workstations with the...

Apple Keyboard Firmware Vulnerability Demonstrated
Apple may have rolled out a security patch for the iPhone SMS vulnerability demonstrated at last week's Black Hat security conference, but it wasn't the only...

Apple Kicks off Annual Back to School Promotion
When I was a kid, back-to-school shopping took place towards the end of August, and mainly consisted of buying pencils, notebooks, and folders for my...

Apple Launches ITunes Preview
iTunes. You know it. I know it. We all have some sort of a relationship with it, whether it's love for the things it does or hate for how bloated it has become.

Apple Leads, Dell Lags in Customer Satisfaction
Market research firm Forrester on Friday released a report measuring customer's overall satisfaction with their computer...

Apple Leads in Customer Satisfaction Survey, Despite Slip
The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has released customer satisfaction scores for a number of consumer product sectors including personal computers...

Apple Leaves Chamber of Commerce, Citing Green Policies
Don't look for any Apple executives at the next U.S. Chamber of Commerce mixer wearing any of those "Hello, My Name is..." stickers. The computer maker has...

Apple Mailing Promotes Black Friday Deals
Apple's marketing push for Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, is spearheaded by an e-mail message offering special offers and...

Apple Makes Fortune 100 for First Time in 15 Years
Apple's long been highly-ranked in a number of business-related lists, but on Monday, Fortune announced that the company had...

Apple Market Share Rises Slightly as PC Shipments Fall
Shipments of desktop and notebook PCs in the United States were buoyed by the Netbook in the first quarter of 2009, but the...

Apple May Be Exempt From China's Web Filter Mandate
Apple's computers and other that do not use Windows appear to be exempt from China's mandate to package new computers with Web filtering software.

Apple Moves up in Greenpeace Rankings
If it's the first day of October, then it's time once again for environmental group Greenpeace's quarterly report card of electronics corporations. The group's...

Apple Offers HD Movie Sales on ITunes
Apple on Thursday expanded the movie offerings on the iTunes Store to include HD downloads. HD movies on iTunes will cost...

Apple Opens up ITunes LP and Extras to Developers
Looking to author your own interactive extras for the iTunes store? Well, à la the App Store, Apple has now opened up iTunes LP and iTunes Extras for independent...

Apple Overhauls IMac Line, With 21.5-, 27-inch Models
Apple on Tuesday announced a major update to its iMac line of desktop computers, replacing the old 20- and 24-inch models with new 21.5-inch and 27-inch models...

Apple Posts Guidelines on 27-inch IMac's Target Display Mode
If you happen to own one of the new 27-inch iMacs, you may have heard that you can also use it as an external display for your other computers and devices (DVD...

Apple Posts Wireless Keyboard Update 2.0
If you're using an Apple Wireless Keyboard with OS X 10.5.8 or later, you'll want to install the Wireless Keyboard Update 2.0 from Apple. Released on Monday, the...

Apple Premium Pricing Buys More Than a Logo


Apple Quietly Adds New Mac Pro and Xserve Configurations
If you weren't swayed by Rob Griffiths's reasoning that the iMac was now, for many people, a more sensible option than the Mac Pro, you'll be glad to know that...

Apple Quietly Bumps White MacBook Specs
The US$999 MacBook may not feature the same swank aluminum togs as its older siblings, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't get its share of the family love. On...

Apple Releases 17-inch MacBook Pro Graphics Update
Apple released an update on Wednesday for users of its newest 17-inch MacBook Pro (the model released in early 2009).

Apple Releases AirPort Utility 5.4.2 Update
It's easy to get wrapped up in the recent slew of updates from Apple, so let's make this one simple: Got an AirPort Express Base Station, AirPort Extreme Base...

Apple Releases Bluetooth, Hard Drive Firmware Updates
On Wednesday, Apple released updates for users of its wireless mouse and keyboard, as well as for recent MacBook Pro owners.

Apple Releases Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.5
Apple on Monday released Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 2.5, an update to the software that controls the system and...

Apple Releases First Mac Pro Update in More Than a Year
In addition to updating its consumer line of desktops with new Mac mini and iMac models, Apple on Tuesday also gave its...

Apple Releases ITunes 8.1 Update


Apple Releases ITunes 8.2.1
It's a slow summer news week, so what better time for Apple to roll out a minor point release? On Wednesday, the company released iTunes 8.2.1. What exciting...

Apple Releases IWork '09 9.0.2 Update
Apple on Thursday released an update to its iWork '09 document, spreadsheet, and presentation suite.

Apple Releases Mac Mini, SuperDrive Updates
Apple on Monday released firmware updates for the Mac mini and for certain SuperDrive-containing systems.

Apple Releases MacBook Pro, IMac Firmware Updates
Apple's newest aluminum MacBook Pros are pretty slick in most regards, but some investigative folks had discovered what they believed to be a shortcoming in the...

Apple Releases Minor MobileMe Web Service Updates
It may not be MobileMe 2.0, but Apple has applied another shot of elbow grease to its suite of Web services. Continuing MobileMe's slow and steady trend this...

Apple Releases New IMacs
Apple on Tuesday refreshed its consumer iMac computer, with new 20-inch and 24-inch models.

Apple Releases Public Beta of Safari 4
Apple on Tuesday released a public beta of Safari 4, the next generation of its Internet Web browser.

Apple Releases Safari 4.0.1, Bluetooth Firmware Update 2.0
For you Mac users who are sick and tired of hearing about iPhone 3.0 this and iPhone 3G S that, don't worry: Apple hasn't forgotten about you. On Wednesday, the...

Apple Remodeling 100 Stores, Changing One to One Trainings
Despite a challenging economic climate, Apple is not shying away from putting more money into the consumer market. In its quarterly conference call last April...

Apple Reports $1.67 Billion Quarterly Profit on Record Sales
Apple enjoyed its most profitable quarter ever, as the company set sales marks for both Mac and iPhone sales. The company announced earnings for its fiscal...

Apple Rolls out Another Clever Banner Ad
Apple is keeping the pressure on Microsoft with its latest "Get a Mac" Web ad, which is being displayed on websites like...

Apple Rolls out One to One Changes
As expected, Apple rolled out changes to its One to One training program on Tuesday, including restricting sign-ups to those who have recently purchased a new...

Apple Says Goodbye to Macworld, Without Jobs
]Apple introduced a new 17 inch MacBook Pro laptop and changes to iTunes at Macworld Tuesday.

Apple Settles San Francisco Store Disability Lawsuit
A year and a half ago, a pair of Oakland, California residents filed a lawsuit against Apple, arguing that San Francisco's...

Apple Shows off Safari's HTML 5 Support
With Safari 4's improved history search, Top Sites and controversial tabbed windows features garnering much of the attention...

Apple Snags Four IF Design Gold Awards
That Apple's products are well-designed isn't really news to anybody, but it's always nice to see the Cupertino folks getting...

Apple Snapping up Chip Designers


Apple Store Announces Reserve and Pick Up Program


Apple Store Offers Free Shipping for Holiday Shoppers
If you thought that shopping fever would subside once Black Friday was behind us, you must be new to these parts. In anticipation of people purchasing iPods and...

Apple Sued Over Alleged MagSafe Fire Hazard
Don't look now, but Apple's got itself tied up in another lawsuit. This time, the fuss is over Apple's trumpeted MagSafe Adapter, which has kept many a MacBook...

Apple Teases Black Friday 'shopping Event'
It disturbs me that both the biggest shopping day of the year and the day the stock market crashed in 1929 are both described...

Apple Updates Aperture, IMovie With Bug Fixes
On Tuesday, Apple released updates for its consumer-level video-editing software, iMovie, and its professional photography...

Apple Updates Firmware for IMacs With Radeon 4850 Graphics
Over the weekend, Apple released iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4, an update specific to newer iMacs that use ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics chips.

Apple Updates Front Row, Remote for ITunes 8.1
It's been a busy day for Apple. In addition to releasing a new iPod shuffle and iTunes 8.1, Apple updated Front Row and...

Apple Updates GarageBand '09
Apple on Tuesday released an update for the newest release of its consumer-level music creation application, GarageBand '09.

Apple Updates ILife '09, IWork '09
Apple on Thursday released a slew of updates for its iLife '09 applications, as well as an update for iWork '09 users.

Apple Updates ILife '09 Support, IPhoto '09
After updating the Mac mini, iMac, Mac Pro, AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Time Capsule, we figured Apple was done for the...

Apple Updates ILife Apps, Digital Camera Raw Compatibility
Apple on Thursday released updates to its iLife '09 applications, the iLife Support software those apps rely on, and a Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update...

Apple Updates Logic Pro, Logic Express
In addition to updating its iTunes software for listening to music, Apple on Tuesday released maintenance updates for two programs used to create songs. Both...

Apple Updates Mac Mini, Adding Server Configuration
Apple on Tuesday announced an update to the Mac mini line of small all-in-one desktop Mac systems, adding faster processors, doubling memory capacity, and...

Apple Updates QuickTime for Leopard, Tiger Users
It may not get the attention shown to a new version of iTunes or even an iPhone OS update, but QuickTime also saw a new version rolled out on Wednesday...

Apple Updates Remote Desktop Admin, Client Software
On Wednesday, Apple released two updates to its Apple Remote Desktop ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) desktop management software.

Apple VP Ive Loses Domain Name Bid
Apple, like most big companies, is pretty vigilant about protecting its intellectual property via copyright, patents, and trademarks. Unfortunately, that policy...

Apple and Others Sued Over Web Browser Patent
If you've been keeping up with your technology news over the years, the name Eolas may very well ring some alarm klaxons. The company famously took Microsoft to...

Apple and Psystar Agree on Trade Secret Confidentiality
In what may be the second-most ridiculous current tech-related intellectual property case--after, of course, The Pirate Bay...

Apple's Departure Leaves a Hole in Expo, the Community
It seems like many of my colleagues have, in some fashion, chimed in with their opinion over the news that Apple will no...

Apple's Mac Lineup
To help you choose the right decision, we've put together summaries of each type of Mac on the market today--both laptops and desktops.

Apple's Mother's Day IPhoto Book Deadline Nears
Mother's Day is coming up fast and Apple is making preparations to make sure you get your gifts on time.

Apple's Revamped Desktops Are 'Underwhelming,' Yawns Analyst


Apple's WWDC Sold out
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2009 is sold out. The company posted a note on its Web site Tuesday...

Apple to Offer Black Friday Deals


Apple to Open Beijing Store on July 19
Apple will open its first Chinese store in Beijing on July 19, three weeks before the start of the Olympic Games.

Apple to Open Fifth Australian Apple Store
Hot on the heels of the Robina Apple Store in sunny Queensland, Australia, which opened on May 9, Apple is set to open another retail store in Australia before...

Apple to Open Retail Locations in Italy, Canada
While Paris may be in Cupertino's sights for a new retail location, there are other locations that seem to be getting Apple...

Application Wizard Makes Program Switching Easy
I'm a big fan of software that extends the capabilities of Mac OS X and the Finder. Application Wizard is one such program, though it does so much, it's...

Aqua Data Studio Database Admin Software Boosts Performance
AquaFold on Monday announced the release of Aqua Data Studio 7.5, an upgrade to its data administration software. It cost...

Argentina-based OpeniMac Now Selling Mac Clones
Meet OpeniMac, which sells Mac OS X-based computers at prices that undercut Apple's own offerings.

Arquitecto Caribbean and Hip-Hop Apple Loops Released
Bandmateloops on Monday released two collections of music loops for Mac using musicians. The loops work with Apple's Logic and...

As Asia's PC Market Slows, HP Braces for Difficult Times
As the PC market outlook gets cloudy, HP counts on businesses and consumers to keep buying PCs.

Asian Markets Give Dell Some Respite From Tough Q1
Dell did better in Asia than in other regions during Q1, but there's no sign that PC demand in Asia will soon recover.

Asian PC Shipments Drop for First Time in Decade, IDC Says
Asian PC shipments fall for first time in a decade, IDC says.

Ask Video Releases Pro Tools 8 Video Training
Ask Video on Thursday released the first in a four part series of Pro Tools 8 training videos.

Aspire Life-goal Planning Software Released
Unifiq has announced the release of Aspire 1.0, its life planning software for Mac OS X. It costs US$25 for a single-user...

Asustek Teams With Nvidia on 1.1 Teraflop Supercomputer
Asustek used 960 Nvidia graphics cores in its ESC 1000 supercomputer.

Asustek to Launch IMac Rival in Taipei on Thursday
Asustek will launch the Eee Top in Taipei on Thursday, its rival to the iMac and XPS One.

Attention, IPhoto '09: I Am Not Steve Jobs
There's a lot to love about Faces, the new face-detection and -recognition feature that highlights iPhoto '09. Certainly, it's...

Audio Hijack Pro Update Fixes Crashes
Macintosh software company Rogue Amoeba on Monday released an update for Audio Hijack Pro, the company's application for...

Australian Rockers 26 Take Apple's Logic Onstage
Many professional musicians, producers, and engineers use Apple's Logic digital audio workstation software to record and mix music, but one group of musicians is...

Autodesk Opens Design Software to Mac via Parallels
For Autodesk, the lines between the Mac and Windows operating systems are beginning to blur.

Avid Releases Pro Tools Essential Bundles
Avid Technology today announced three new Pro Tools Essential bundles, hardware-software combinations that target consumers and hobbyists who are interested in...

Avid Updates Pro Video Editing and Production Lineup
Avid Technology has introduced new versions of its Media Composer, Symphony, and NewsCutter professional editing software, and Interplay, its production asset...

Avoiding Mac Buyer's Remorse
Well, who didn't see that coming? Mere days after I sang a song of praise for my newly purchased top of the line Mac Pro along...

BBEdit Adds LassoScript Support, Sleep Command
Bare Bones Software on Thursday announced the release of BBEdit 9.2, a new version of the company's popular HTML and text editor. It's a free update for version...

BIAS Unveils SoundSoap Pro 2
BIAS introduced the next version of its noise reduction utility, SoundSoap Pro 2, improving on the applications ability to...

Back-In-Time 1.3.4
One of the most compelling features of Leopard is Time Machine, OS X's built-in backup system, but it's not without its...

Back up Media Files
As time goes by, most of us accumulate an increasing number of media files. Music, videos, and audiobooks add up to make an...

Backing up and Restoring Mail Archives
Reader Javier Campos is in the market for a new Apple laptop but has concerns about e-mail on his current Mac. He writes:

BackupLoupe 1.4
Mac OS X's Time Machine backup feature can be a life-saver--in your computing life, at least--by automatically backing up multiple versions of important data on...

BackupLoupe Peeks Into Your Time Machine Backups
It would be hard to argue that Leopard's Time Machine is not useful, or at least comforting to have around. The built-in backup feature offers a simple...

Bandmateloops Release Four LoopCache Collections
Bandmateloops on Tuesday released four new music collections from LoopCache.

Bare Bones Software Releases Yojimbo 2.1 Update
Bare Bones Software has announced an update to Yojimbo, its intuitive information organizer. Yojimbo 2.1 includes a few fixes and refinements to version 2.0...

BatchOutput Automates InDesign CS4 Export to INX
Zevrix Solutions has announced the release of BatchOutput 3.5, a new version of its plug-in for Adobe InDesign. A free update...

BdContacts: An Alternative to Address Book
[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

Behind the Cover of an ITunes LP
One of the big new features rolled out alongside iTunes 9 was the new iTunes LP format. You'll recall that the iTunes LP is an attempt to include some of the...

Benchmarks: 2.93GHz Xeon-based Mac Pros
With its four hard drive bays, two optical drive bays and four PCI Express 2.0 card slots, the Mac Pro is Apple's most...

Benchmarks: New IMacs
Macworld Lab has been a benchmarking madhouse lately. First, the Lab tested the new Mac minis, and then there was the new...

Benchmarks: New Mac Minis


Bento 3
It's hard to believe that, at just under two years old, Bento is already in its third release, but it's a sure sign that Filemaker is committed to making this...

Beta Monkey Releases Brazilian Drum Samples
Long time maker of drum grooves for Apple's GarageBand and Logic music creation applications, Beta Monkey Music on Monday...

Beta Monkey Releases GarageBand, Logic Drum Loops
Beta Monkey Music released a new collection of drum loops compatible with Apple's GarageBand and Logic music creation apps.

Billeo Bill-paying Service Comes to Mac
Billeo has announced the release of a Mac-compatible version of its Firefox plug-in, enabling Mac users to use the online...

Black Friday Deals for Mac and IPhone Software
The holiday season is upon us, and Black Friday is here. You know what that means--discounts. Before you go out and brave the throngs of shoppers crowding the...

Black Friday Marked the Death of the Desktop
It's official: The desktop is dead.

Blogo Adds Movable Type Tags
Brainjuice has released Blogo 1.2.5, a new version of its desktop blog editor and Twitter client for Mac OS X. It costs $25...

Blu-Ray, I Hardly Know Ye


Bluelounge CableDrop
Whew! If you've been paying attention to the Mac Gems Weblog for the past six weeks, you know that it's been home to GemFest 2009, a Gem-a-day marathon of over...

Bodega Aims to Be Your One-stop Shop for Mac Software
Despite the many complaints about the App Store from developers, consumers, and even loudmouth writers like yours truly, it does have its upsides. For one thing...

BoinxTV Lets You Capture Skype, IChat for Video Interviews
Boinx Software on Thursday announced the release of BoinxTV 1.2, a new version of its live video production software for Mac...

Bring Google Reader to Your Desktop With Gruml
Google Reader, the search giant's news reading software, works quite well as a Web app, but sometimes a native app can provide features and integration that the...

Buffett Says Jobs's Transplant Is 'material Fact'


Bugs & Fixes: Apple's Advice on ILife '09 Bugs
It's true: New software ships with bugs--bugs that the developer knew were there even before shipping the product. In fact...

Bugs & Fixes: Bugs Affect TiVo-to-iPhone Transfers
A new capability in Toast 10 Titanium allows you to transfer recordings from your TiVo digital video recorder to your Mac. You...

Bugs & Fixes: Elgato's Support Solves EyeTV Problems
If you want to watch live television on your Mac, Elgato's EyeTV Hybrid is currently the most popular product for doing so...

Bugs & Fixes: Fixes for ILife Problems
Two recent Apple articles offer solutions to potential problems with iLife software. Let's take a look at both.

Bugs & Fixes: LaunchBar Causes an Unexpected Surprise
Step 1: Take one of the best utilities ever created for the Mac; one that I use every day. Step 2: Enhance its latest version with a promising new feature. What...

Bugs & Fixes: Safari 4 & Law of Unintended Consequences
When you install new software, you can never be quite sure what may happen. Problems may crop up in the most unexpected...

Bugs & Fixes: Save As Bugs in Safari 4 Beta
Here's a bug that is truly starting to bug me. It involves the Safari 4 beta. Yes, given that this software is still in beta...

Bugs & Fixes: Solving Safari Cookie Problems
A cookie is a "small piece of text stored on a user's computer by a Web browser." If you ever have a problem that appears linked to a cookie in Safari, the...

Bugs and Fixes: MacBook Pro Oddities
Apple's latest MacBook Pro lineup has been getting rave reviews. And deservedly so. Of course, as with any new hardware, these models are prone to a few minor...

Build a Hackintosh on the Cheap
Last year, our own Rob Griffiths showed us how to build a "Frankenmac," (aka a Hackintosh, or x86 Mac) for about $1000. 

BumperCar Kid-friendly Web Browser Improves Performance
Freeverse Software has announced an update to BumperCar, its kid-oriented Web browser for the Mac. The update is free, and...

BusyCal 1.0 Is Calendaring for Power Users
For many Mac users, Apple's own iCal application is sufficient when it comes to scheduling their lives, but for those irked by its limitations, there are...

BusyMac BusyCal 1.0
Apple's iCal ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ), included with OS X, is easy to use--and its price can't be beat. But it's not especially powerful or flexible...

Buy a Used Mac (without Getting Burned)
With the economy in the tank, you or someone you know is probably putting off the decision to buy a new Mac. But what about a used Mac? Sure, it doesn't have all...

C4 Notes: Pizza and Pie Shakes
The C4 indie Mac developer conference in Chicago is decidedly different. Different in that it's the brainchild not of some conference and expo company, but of...

CUPS-PDF 2.4.6.1
One of my favorite Mac OS X features is the capability to "print" to a PDF file. In any program, you just choose the Print...

Caboodle 1.3
Since I installed Leopard, the Dock's Downloads folder has become my computer's lost-and-found department, collecting all my stray Web links, orphaned photos...

Cakewalk Updates Rapture Virtual Instrument
Cakewalk on Thursday said it would update its Rapture virtual synthesizer instrument to version 1.2, adding many new features...

California Legislator Wants to Censor Google Earth
Joel Anderson, a Republican California state assemblyman from San Diego County, wants to make sure that the terrorists can't...

Calling All Singers-let's Write a Song
When I first started working on my own music album--and writing about it at Macworld.com's Creative Notes blog--I wanted to...

Cameras 1.0.1
Mac OS X can automatically open iPhoto, Aperture, or another program whenever you connect your digital camera or media card, but not everyone likes this...

Cameras Software Alleviates Your Multiple Camera Woes
Do you suffer from hypercameraitis? Is your desk littered with picture-taking devices of all sorts: from digital cameras to cell phones to video cameras with...

Camino 2.0 Adds Tab Overview, Improved Annoyance Blocking
Safari may have stolen much of the browser thunder in recent years, but that doesn't mean that other players aren't still plowing ahead, as evidenced by...

Camino 2 Release Candidate Sees Light of Day
The Camino Project has unveiled a release candidate for Camino 2, a Mac-only Web browser based on the same Mozilla rendering engine that powers Firefox.

Can a MacBook Replace a 12-inch PowerBook?
About a month ago, I finally had to let go of an old friend. After a couple years of propping him up, it was time to retire...

Can't Toss that Old Mac? Transform it
Artificial intelligence researchers are harvesting the "brains" of obsolete Macs for some creative projects.

Capo Helps You Learn Songs by Ear
Let's say you really want to learn how to play your favorite song by ear: tablatures are annoying and sheet music is...

Capturing Internet Audio
Reader Hayden Alexander is interested in capturing audio from the Web. He writes:

Carbonite Online Backup Service Supports Mac
Carbonite, an online backup service, is now available for the Mac. The service is priced at US$55 per machine per year. A free...

Card Turns Aging PCs Into Thin Clients


Cataloging Mail by Date
Reader Kent Pletcher is a generally heppy ket with his move from Microsoft Entourage to Apple's Mail. He has one concern, however, that goes like this:

Chamber of Commerce to Apple: See Ya, Wouldn't Want to Be Ya
Hell hath no fury like a U.S. Chamber of Commerce spurned. Perhaps that explains the business trade association's response to Apple's very public resignation of...

Change How IPhoto '09 Resizes the Add New Faces Box
iPhoto '09's new Faces feature works well, but sometimes misses faces in photos. If that happens to you, you can find the...

Change the Add Bookmark Button's Location in Safari 4
One of the new features in Safari 4 is that the URL entry area is now integrated with two additional features--an "add bookmarks" button immediately to the left...

Check Off 4 Adds Snow Leopard Compatibility
We're all busy people. I know this and Mac developers know it as well. How else can one explain the veritable cornucopia of task-managing apps for our platform...

Check Your Wi-Fi Speeds
Editor's Note: This article accompanies Understanding Wi-Fi's two spectrum bands, posted elsewhere on Macworld.com.

CheckIt 2 Offers Five Utilities in One Package
If you're a Mac veteran, there's a pretty good chance that you're familiar with the names TechTool, Spring Cleaning, Retrospect, and StuffIt. Over the years...

CheckUp Utility Adds RAID Support
App4Mac has announced the release of CheckUp 2.1, an update to their diagnostic utility software for Mac OS X. A free update...

Chill Pill Brings RSS Fever to Your Desktop
Today's RSS-client market is dominated by NetNewsWire and Google Reader, in no small part because both are good and free. But folks on the lookout for a...

China Demands New PCs Have Web Site-blocking Program
China will require Web filtering software to be included with all PCs sold in the country, another new effort to control porn and other content online.

China Offers Computer Subsidy for Farmers
China is offering subsidies to people living in rural areas who buy PCs, part of a massive economic stimulus package.

China Stands by Web Filter Program Despite Protests
China said its deadline for Web filtering software to be distributed with PCs had not changed, despite protests from the U.S. and from Chinese Internet users.

China Will Not Enforce Green Dam Porn Filter Plan
China said it will not force PC makers to bundle its Web filtering program with machines sold in the country, backing down from a globally controversial plan.

China Will Still Require Green Dam Web Filter Program
China has not lifted its mandate that a Web filtering program be shipped with all computers sold in the country, even though the plan was postponed this week.

China's Small Cities Have Bigger Appetite for Electronics
A government rebate program to boost consumption in remote areas prompted the rise, a market research firm says.

Chinese Filterware Maker Bites Back at US Researchers


Chinese Government Hopes to Sell Lenovo Parent Stake
A Chinese government academy wants to sell a 29 percent share in Lenovo's parent company, which could put more control of the company in private hands.

Chinese Government Sells Lenovo Parent Stake
A privately owned Chinese group will buy a stake in Lenovo's parent company being sold by a Chinese government academy.

Chrome for Mac Still in the Works, Screenshot Posted
Who doesn't love screenshots of crashy, flaky, not ready for release software? Mike Pinkerton, co-creator of Camino and a...

Chronos Utility Suite Combines F10 Launch Studio, IClipboard
Chronos on Tuesday announced the release of Chronos Utility Suite, a suite that combines F10 Launch studio and iClipboard. The...

Clarus Helps Mac Users Manage Pets
KennetNet Software has released Clarus 1.0, a pet management software app for Mac OS X. It costs £15 (US$24.11).

Classilla Project Aims to Update Mozilla for OS 9
As a Mac-centric news source, we consider it our job--nay, our duty--to keep you informed about the latest software updates. And so, it is with that mission in...

Classmate PC Spearheads Intel Education Initiatives
Intel's Classmate PC laptops have gotten headlines for helping to give schoolchildren in developing markets access to computer...

Clear All Growl Notifications at Once
In my recent review of Growl, a third-party notification manager for OS X, I didn't really have the space to discuss usage of...

Clearly, This SE Is Awesome
If someone were to ask you, "What Macs were the first to feature transparent plastic cases," no one would blame you for answering, with confidence, "Why, the...

Click Archive
[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

Climbing Mount Everest With a MacBook Pro and IPod
If you're planning an exhibition to conquer Mount Everest, you need to make sure you have all have of the necessary supplies. If you're list of supplies is...

Clipstart, for All Your Video-organizing Needs
These days, we're used to managing our media on our Macs: We keep track of our music with iTunes and our photos with iPhoto. But what about our videos? Both...

Clone-maker Psystar Files for Bankruptcy


Cocktail (Leopard Edition) Adds Trojan Horse Eradication
Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 4.3 (Leopard Edition), an updated version of their general purpose utility...

Cocktail (Tiger Edition) Zaps Trojans
Maintain has announced the release of Cocktail 4.3 (Tiger Edition), an update to their general-purpose utility software for...

CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac Pro 8
Sometimes, what is possible it not always practical. Some users, such as those who absolutely must run a legacy Windows application, have found it's possible to...

Color 1.5
Color 1.0 was my most eagerly anticipated component of Final Cut Studio 2, since I'd previously used its powerful progenitor, Final Touch with a $25,000 control...

Combine Multiple Mail Messages for Forwarding
Here's a really simple Thursday tip for users of the built-in Mail program. Despite the simplicity, a surprising number of people I asked hadn't even considered...

Compressor 3.5
Apple's Compressor has always had a sole mission: to compress video footage to other formats. Version 3.5 enhances these capabilities by making the power of the...

Concentrate Helps You Focus on Tasks


Consolidation May Hit Worldwide PC Market, IDC Says
Consolidation may hit the worldwide PC market, IDC says.

Contour 1.1
Most screenplays are doomed to fail from page one. The culprit? Bad story DNA. Mariner Software's Contour 1.1 story...

Control ITunes With Your Keyboard
There are a lot of ways you can control iTunes from the keyboard, letting you search for songs, play songs, and even create playlists. Here are some useful tips...

Control ITunes in the Background
Recently, I wrote about controlling iTunes from the keyboard, but that article dealt with keyboard shortcuts and tips when iTunes is the frontmost application...

Control the Behavior of the Green Button in ITunes 9.0.1
The iTunes 9.0.1 update changed (again) the behavior of the green button in iTunes' window. Prior to iTunes 9, clicking this button would change the window into...

Convert AppleWorks Documents to .rtf
Reader E.S., like many longtime Mac users, has documents in an older format that he'd like to use with newer applications. He...

Cooliris Even Cooler
Cooliris, the visually-enthralling free browser plug-in that allows you to navigate through online photos and video via a 3-D image wall, has been updated to...

Cooliris Helps Showcase Photos and Videos
[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

CopyPaste Pro Updated
Long time Macintosh developer, Script Software, updated its multiple clipboard utility, CopyPaste Pro, bringing the current...

Corel Painter 11 Unveiled
Corel on Tuesday took the wraps off the latest version of version of its illustration software, Corel Painter 11.

Cost-comparison Caveats and Lessons


Court Finds Dell Guilty of Fraud
Dell was found guilty of fraud, false advertising and other malfeasance in New York.

Cover Flow in Safari Is a Winner
With all the talk about Apple moving the browser tabs to the title bar, you would almost think that the newly released Safari...

CoverScout 3.1
If you take your digital music seriously, you probably want album art embedded in your music files so you can easily spot...

Create Events-based IPhoto Albums With Specific People
If you use iPhoto '09 and its Events organizational feature in a true events manner--separating your photos by actual event--then you may have stumbled onto a...

Create Pause-zoom-pause Effects in IMovie Stills
Although I typically use Final Cut Express for my video projects, I recently had a really short project to do for the family, so I thought I'd give iMovie...

Create Unique Margins and Text Flows in Pages
Have you ever wanted to create a document where the margins follow graceful curves, or the text is broken up by a wandering invisible line that meanders down the...

Create a Central Media Library
Apple may not offer a dedicated media center, but the features its hardware and software provide can come pretty close. You can watch movies on a large-screen...

Create a Replacement Reload Button for Safari 4
In the final release version of Safari 4, Apple relocated the Reload button from the right side of the URL entry area to within the URL entry area, at the far...

Creative Text Expanding
Another utility in my essential arsenal is TextExpander. As a long time TypeIt4Me fan, I've always had something installed to reduce repetitive typing (as well...

CrumplePop Releases ShrinkRay for Final Cut
CrumplePop has released CrumplePop ShrinkRay, an effect for Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing application.

CrystalMaker Sports Anaglyph 3D Support
CrystalMaker Software has announced the release of version 8.2 of their eponymous software, CrystalMaker. It costs £240 (US$363).

Customers Balk at Dell XPS One Update. Is It Legit?
Some Dell customers were left scratching their heads after Dell sent out a recent firmware update for the company's XPS One.

Cut Down on Cables
Earlier this week, I covered a tip for lightening your travel load by making your AirPort Express Base Station serve double...

CuteClips Gives You More Clipboards
Ever since I covered Jumpcut and PopCopy back in 2006, I've been a huge fan of well-designed multiple-Clipboard utilities. These programs store multiple recent...

DMG Canvas 1.0.8
If you've been using Mac OS X for a while, you've likely noticed that many software companies customize their CDs, DVDs, and...

DOJ on Google, PC Demand Takes off
The big news of the week is still to come at this writing, with the U.S. Department of Justice expected to weigh in on the Google book-search deal. We were...

DateLine Keeps You on Schedule
I love my Mac, and I love OS X. I'm not afraid to admit it. That being said, my Mac doesn't do a great job of keeping me up to date on, well, the date.

Debtinator 3 Debt Management App Adds Transaction Ledger
Basset Software has announced the release of Debtinator 3, a major upgrade to its debt management and repayment software for Mac OS X. It costs $28, and is free...

December Sales for Mac Down from 2007
Laptop sales were up, but desktop sales fell -- high prices in a down market are blamed.

Delibar Makes Delicious Bookmarking Easy
Delicious is a popular social-bookmarking service--so popular that Yahoo bought it--that lets you save bookmarks "to the cloud" (in other words, online). You can...

Delicious Library 2.1 Rolls out Fixes, Better Features
So I was on my way to the local farmers' market here in Oakland with some friends on Sunday morning, when my good friend David Boyk and I were talking about how...

Dell Aims to Put All-in-one PC on Business Desks


Dell Building up Its Cash Reserves for Acquisition
Dell increased its cash holdings during Q1 and is looking to expand by acquiring another company, an executive said.

Dell Bullish on Asia but Cautions on Rising Costs in China
Michael Dell expressed confidence in Asian countries to weather the current financial crisis, stating the region is more...

Dell Previews Its Smallest Desktop Ever
Small laptops have been hogging most of the limelight lately, but Dell's tiny new PC could bring attention back to desktops.

Dell Refreshes Optiplex Line, Offers Atom-based Thin Client
Dell planned to refresh its Optiplex lineup on Tuesday, including the release of an Atom-based thin client.

Dell Sees Opening for Atom-based PCs in Small Business


Dell Struggles as Asia's PC Market Starts Growing Again
The worst effects of the economic slowdown may be over for Asia's PC market, but Dell is struggling to keep up.

Dell Touts Services Tack After Acer PC Triumph
A Dell executive dismissed Acer's rise past Dell in PC sales and said Dell will focus on pairing hardware and IT services rather than PC unit shipments.

Dell adds entry-level workstation
Dell Thursday introduced a new workstation for 3D artists and other creative professionals, the Precision T3400.

Dell hands control of desktops to IT departments
Dell Inc. wants to rid diskless desktop clients from corporate environments.

Dell's Outlet Stores Go Down in US and UK


Dell's Q3 Profit Slides 54 Percent
Dell reported third-quarter profits on Thursday that were down 54 percent from this time last year.

Dell's Shares Fall as Global Product Demand Softens
Dell reported Tuesday that sales continued to weaken in the third quarter, sending shares tumbling.

Dell to Take $280M Charge Against Q4 Earnings
Dell will book a charge of $280 million in the fourth quarter for workforce reductions and stock option expenses.

Dell tops HP as the largest PC supplier in the US
Dell's retail strategy to distribute PCs is starting to show results, helping extend its lead over Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the largest U.S. PC vendor in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to figures from analyst firms Gartner and IDC.

DesignProVideo Releases Flash, Illustrator Tutorials
DesignProVideo on Monday released two new video tutorials targeted to the creative professional.

Deskology Offers Aluminum Desk Accessories to Match Mac
Deskology's new $189 Deskset is a set of four desk accessories especially designed to complement the aluminum finish of modern Macs.

Desktop Overhaul Leads Busy Day of Apple Releases
Apple on Tuesday overhauled its desktop line, releasing long-awaited updates to its Mac Pro and Mac mini offerings while also...

DiNovo Keyboard Mac Edition
When I reviewed Logitech's diNovo Edge Mac Edition last fall, the biggest complaints about that otherwise-excellent keyboard...

Dial Phone Numbers From LaunchBar
One utility I simply can't live without is LaunchBar--It gives me immediate access to the data I care most about. In particular, I've always loved its Address...

Digidesign Updates Pro Tools 8
Digidesign released an update for its market leading digital audio workstation, Pro Tools 8. The update addresses problems in...

Director 11.5 Sports New Audio Engine, Leopard Support
At the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Calif., Adobe Systems took off the wraps from Director 11.5. It's...

Disable Screen Sharing's Lack-of-encryption Warning
I use OS X's Screen Sharing quite often around the house, and not just for Mac-to-Mac connections. It turns out that screen...

Disc Cover Supports Yamaha DiscT@2 Technology
BeLight Software on Thursday announced the release of Disc Cover 2.3, an update to its Mac OS X software for designing CD and...

DiscLabel 6 Adds 80 New Templates, Simplified Interface
SmileOnMyMac on Wednesday announced the release of DiscLabel 6, a new version of its CD and DVD label design application for Mac OS X. It costs $36, and upgrades...

DiskTools Pro Offer Hard Disk Repair, Diagnostic Tools
Macware on Tuesday announced the release of DiskTools Pro, a new utility for Mac OS X users that helps to diagnose and repair...

DivX 7 Video Software Released for Mac
DivX has announced the release of DivX 7 for Mac, the latest major version of its video encoding software. The decoder is free...

Djay 2.3.1
When you need a quick music mix, the temptation to fire up iTunes can be tough to resist. But a dedicated DJ app will give you...

Do Business Desktop PCs Have a Future?
Enterprise users and analysts debate the future of business desktop PCs.

Docks Gives You More Docks
As flexible as Mac OS X's Dock can be, one feature request that's been around as long as OS X itself is the capability to have multiple Dock configurations and...

Don't Buy a Mac, Save the Planet?
I'll admit it, even though I am more than thrilled with my fairly-recent Mac Pro purchase (chronicled here and here), when the...

Don't Worry: FireWire Is FireWire
One of the most interesting improvements to the new Mac mini models announced Tuesday is that the mini's single FireWire 400...

Don't Worry If CoverScout Stops Responding
I own Equinux's CoverScout 3. It's a useful program for adding album cover art that may be missing from the songs in your iTunes Library. As a registered user, I...

DoorStep X Security Suite Ready for Snow Leopard
Open Door Networks updated its DoorStop X Security Suite, adding compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 along with other enhancements to its collection of security...

DoubleTwist Puts a Twist on Media-sharing
Digital media has become such a large part of most of our lives that it's hard to imagine not sharing it with other people or...

Drive Genius Gets Maintenance Update
Prosoft Engineering released an update for its disk utility, Drive Genius. The update fixes several items with the...

DrumCore 3 Announced for Q2
Submersible Music said the latest version of its drum sampling application, DrumCore will be available in the second quarter...

E-mail and the Advantages of Deception
Reader Gary Campbell expresses a concern about his privacy along these lines:

E-on Software Unveils Vue 8 Lineup
E-on Software, developer of software for creation, animation, rendering, and integration of natural 3-D environments, has unveiled its upcoming Vue 8 product...

EBay to Spin off Skype in 2010
I'll admit to being a little puzzled when Internet auction giant eBay acquired voice-over-IP company Skype back in 2005. Sure...

EBlaster 2009
Let me lay this right out on the table: eBlaster makes me feel very uncomfortable. Don't get me wrong; I understand the reasons this kind of software is...

ECS Shows off Nettops With Intel Pineview Chips


EMI, Apple Debut the ITunes Pass
Music company EMI and Apple on Tuesday debuted a new way to purchase music, video and other content on the Apple Store.

EU, US Push Computers, Printers to Be Greener
PCs and printers in the EU and US will have to become more energy-efficient to gain Energy Star approval, following an EU/US agreement signed Wednesday

EagleFlier Helps You Track Your Files
[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

Earth Tone World Percussion Apple Loops Released
Blue Fish Audio released a new set of Apple Loops for percussion enthusiasts.

Easily Adding E-mail Addresses
Reader Frank Wu is interested in expanding the contents of Address Book. He writes:

EazyDraw 3.0
If you liked MacDraw--the vector drawing program that shipped with the Mac way back when--you'll love its conceptual...

Economic Outlook Dims Asian PC Forecast
IDC has lowered its forecast for Asian PC shipments, citing the gloomy economic outlook.

Eight Steps to Internet Unpopularity
After a particularly trying weekend moderating the Macworld forums, it occurred to me that there are a handful of ways to become an Internet pariah in a very...

Eltima Releases Recover PDF Password
Eltima Software on Tuesday announced the release of Recover PDF Password for Mac OS X. It costs US$40.

Eminem Publishers v. Apple Finally Going to Trial


Empty Your Inbox
(Editor's note: This article won the award for Best How-To Article at American Business Media's 2008 Neal Awards, announced...

Enable Visual Tab Switcher in Firefox 3.6 Beta
While Firefox 3.5.5 is the current official release of Mozilla's browser, the developer is already hard at work on its successor, Firefox 3.6. As of today, you...

Energy Secretary Applauds Apple Leaving Chamber
The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may not be thrilled with Apple's decision to say sayonara to the organization, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty...

Espresso Streamlines Web Development Workflows
MacRabbit, maker of CSSEdit, has announced the release of Espresso 1.0, a new Web development app for Mac OS X. It cost €60...

Evernote 1.5 Gains More Languages, Fixes, Beta Option
Evernote, the ubiquitous tool for storing notes, audio, and just about any kind of file for business and pleasure, has graduated to version 1.5. It isn't a major...

Exibia Broadcast Scheduling App Adds 'Play Now' Feature
Plyxim has released Exibia 1.4, an update to their broadcast scheduling application for Mac OS X. Exibia costs US$499 per...

ExpanDrive 2.0 Adds Amazon S3 Support
The Finder is still the heart of the Mac OS, twenty-five years after its introduction, but some things never change. For...

Experts See Data Center Through Green Lens
The data center is an area of IT that can reap benefits from using greener and cleaner technology, but experts who gathered in...

Exploring Photoshop Actions
Adobe Photoshop has offered a feature called Actions for quite some time, though it rarely gets the attention it deserves. Actions allows you to automate many of...

Exporting 720p From IMovie '09
Reader Dennis Clayton is unhappy with the movies produced by iMovie '09 and his HD camcorder. He writes:

Extensis Releases Universal Type Server 2.0
Extensis on Wednesday announced the release of Universal Type Server 2.0, its font management system for Mac OS X and Windows workgroups. It's priced starting at...

Extracting Audio From Movies With ILife
Reader James Emrich seeks to remove audio from his movies with one or two iLife applications. He writes:

FTC Files Contempt Complaint Against Computer Financing Firm
The U.S. FTC asks for a contempt order against computer financing firm BlueHippo after the company allegedly did not deliver computers to everyone.

FastMac U-Charge Laptop Battery Charger
Many road warriors carry a spare laptop battery with them so they can extend their work time away from a power source...

Fetch Update Adds Editing Capabilities, Quick Look Support
The latest version of Fetch now allows users of the Mac file transfer program to edit any sort of remote file using any application.

Field Recording, Pre-amps, and Twitter
Reader Craig Messerman is hitting the trail to record the sounds of the world around us. He'd like to use his MacBook in the...

FileMaker Announces Schedule for 2009 Developer Conference
FileMaker on Tuesday announced the schedule for its 2009 FileMaker Developer Conference, which takes place at the Hilton San...

Filling in PDF Forms
Reader Don Rock seeks a way to fill in PDF forms but looks to the wrong application for help. He writes:

Filmmaker Kevin Smith to Appear at Macworld 2010
Maybe Apple isn't coming to Macworld 2010, but that just means it won't be hogging the spotlight. On Tuesday, IDG World Expo announced that filmmaker and Mac fan...

Filtering Foreign E-mail
Reader Bruce Chrisman would like to better rule his e-mail. He writes:

Final Cut Pro 7
It has been more than two long years since Apple released Final Cut Pro 6 ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ), its flagship pro-level nonlinear video editing...

Final Cut Studio
It has been more than two years since Apple released Final Cut Studio 2-but today, a new version of Apple's marquee pro video editing package has arrived. Most...

Final Draft 8 Scriptwriting Software Adds Tools, XML
Final Draft has announced the release of Final Draft 8 for Mac OS X and Windows. The full version costs US$249; upgrades are...

Final Draft 8
Hollywood may love remakes, but ticket buyers beware: it's often tough to tell whether you're about to see a modern reinvention of a tried-and true tale, or a...

Final Draft AV 2.5
For years, documentary-style film and video makers have struggled to use jury-rigged tables within word processing programs to create the unique two-column...

Final Safari 4 Release Tweaks Interface From Beta
Safari 4 came out of beta today complete with all the features that its beta users have come to appreciate. However, Safari 4's final user interface is slightly...

Finale 2010 Music Software Simplifies Percussion Notation
MakeMusic on Thursday announced the release of Finale 2010, a major new release of its flagship music notation software for Mac OS X and Windows. Finale costs...

FireWire Saves an IMac From a Failed 10.5.7 Upgrade
When a new OS X update is released, I'm often the one who digs into it for Macworld, attempting to see what's new and different. Such was the case with the...

Firefox 3.5.1 Fixes Critical Security Flaw


Firefox 3.5 Officially Hits the Streets
When is a point update not just a point update? When it's a point-five release, naturally. On Tuesday, Mozilla released Firefox 3.5, the latest version of the...

Fireworks Update Tackles Text-shifting Bug
Fireworks users who had to cope with assorted bugs--most notably one involving text shifting--can breathe a sigh of relief. Adobe has come out with an update for...

First Look: Chromium Browser for OS X
As noted here back in February, Google's Chrome browser for OS X is still in the works. At that time, all we had was one little screenshot. Things have...

First Look: New IMacs (Fall 2009)
The new iMacs introduce the most drastic changes to Apple's all-in-one aluminum design since the metal iMac was introduced a little over two years ago. The new...

First Look: Popcorn 4
On Tuesday, Roxio will release Popcorn 4, the latest version of the company's video conversion and burning software. Popcorn 4 costs $50, or $30 to upgrade for...

First Look: Safari 4 Beta
Apple released a public beta of Safari 4 for both OS X and Windows on Tuesday, declaring that this new version is loaded with...

First Look: Tweetie for Mac
Now that all manner of Twitter clients have perched on the iPhone's software branches, the Mac desktop market is exploding...

First Look: Unibody MacBook
Since its introduction back in May 2006, Apple's low-cost, entry-level MacBook laptop has been tremendously popular. In fact, Apple says the MacBook is the...

First Look: VMware Fusion 3
The latest salvo in the continuing battle of virtualization applications has been fired by VMware, with the release of VMware Fusion 3 Tuesday. Fusion 3 brings a...

First WWDC Banners Go up at Moscone West
With less than one week to go, the anticipation and excitement for WWDC 2009 is in full swing. From new iPhones in varying capacities to the fabled Apple tablet...

Five Unexpected Uses for the Spacebar
Ancient Greek and Latin writings had no spaces between words; you just had to be familiar with where words started and stopped in order to read textlikethis. But...

Flash'in'App Embeds Flash in Mac Apps
Eltima Software on Wednesday introduced Flash'in'App 2.0, a new version of its programming tool that helps developers load and...

FlashVideo Converter Incorporates New Engine
MacVide on Tuesday announced the release of FlashVideo Converter 3.0, a new version of its Flash SWF and FLV to video conversion software for the Mac. FlashVideo...

Flickery Desktop Flickr Client Debuts
Eternal Storms Software has released Flickery, a new Mac OS X application for Flickr, the popular photo blogging service. It...

FlickrExport 3 Beats the Built-ins
One of the big features of iPhoto '09 is the ability to upload images to Flickr, Yahoo's image-sharing site, directly from...

Fliq Sharing App Sends Tasks, Files
Mark/Space has released Fliq 2.0, a new version of its cross-platform info sharing utility for Macs and PCs. A free update for...

FontExplorer X Pro 2.0
FontExplorer X Pro 2.0.1 is the most advanced, feature-complete font-management tool I've ever seen--and I've used almost all...

Force Links to Open in New Tabs in Safari
One of the reasons I like Firefox is that it has a built-in setting (in the Tabs section of its preferences) to force links that want to open new windows to...

Force Mail in 10.6 to Only Copy E-mail Addresses
One of the subtle changes in Mail in OS X 10.6 is the way the Copy Address contextual menu works. In previous versions of Mail, when you Control-clicked on an...

Forget Oprah; Jobs Is Teens' Most Admired Entrepreneur
Oprah has over 2.3 million followers on social networking service Twitter. Steve Jobs? Zero. And yet, in a recent poll by youth organization Junior Achievement...

Forgotten History: the True Origins of the PC
The PC's back story involves a little-known Texas connection.

Four Things to Follow in Apple's Earnings Announcement
Apple will announce its quarterly earnings Monday afternoon. As always, you can follow Apple's 2 p.m. PT conference call with Wall Street analysts with live...

Four Ways to Access Files From Afar
Many of us now find ourselves working from multiple locations. We sometimes trot around with a laptop, sometimes use different computers in each location and...

Free Missing Link Software Released for Pre
Mark/Space on Friday announced the release of The Missing Link for Pre, software that helps new Palm Pre smartphone owners synchronize data with their Macs. The...

Free Missing Sync Software Released for Pre
Mark/Space on Friday announced the release of The Missing Sync for Pre, software that helps new Palm Pre smartphone owners synchronize data with their Macs. The...

Fseventer Tracks Changes on Your Hard Drive
[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

Fujitsu Siemens Debuts 'zero-watt' Green PC
Fujitsu Siemens Computers plans to launch in the middle of this year an enterprise desktop that consumes no energy when...

Fujitsu Siemens Plans 'zero Power Standby' PC
PC maker Fujitsu Siemens is planning a new range of 'green' PCs that draw zero power while on standby, effectively removing...

GarageBand '09
Unless you have an active interest in producing podcasts or creating a musical score, it's likely you've opened GarageBand...

Gartner: Mini-laptops Sell Faster During Economic Crisis
PC sales continued to grow during the third quarter, but the economic crisis is contributing to softer growth in the U.S...

Gboard Automates Gmail Tasks


GemFest 2009: All-time Favorite Affordable App
With yesterday's review of Plex, we wrap up our GemFest 2009. If you're interested, you can see a complete list of the applications in our GemFest. You can also...

GemFest 2009 Begins
There's a lot of great free and low-cost software out there, programs we call Mac Gems. Macworld Senior Editor Dan Frakes covers a couple of these each week on...

Gems I'm Thankful for
It's Thanksgiving day here in the U.S., and I want to wish all our U.S. readers a happy holiday. Since Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, which is also a Mac Gems...

Geotagalog Logs GPS Coordinates for IPhoto's Places
Calf Trail Software has released Geotagalog 1.0 (nee Tagalog), a new photo tagging utility for Mac OS X. It costs $20.

German Company Sells Mac Clones in Europe
German-based PearC is selling Intel-based Mac clones to customers in Europe. PearC follows American company Psystar that is...

GlimmerBlocker Blocks Web Ads
[Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems...

Goodbye, at Least for Now
I have been writing Apple news on these Web pages for the better part of 15 years and enjoyed every minute of it. Sadly, I am writing my last story as an...

Google Chrome for Mac Beta Will Lack Several Features
TechCrunch is reporting that in order to meet a self-imposed end-of-year deadline for the beta release of the Chrome Web browser for Mac, Google is trimming...

Google Earth 5
If you've ever wanted to be Superman--soaring above our globe, diving deep in the ocean, or launching into outer space--Google...

Google Labs Adds Undo to Gmail
Those Googlers are still up to all kinds of geeky crazyness. The good folks of Mountain View have just added a new feature to...

Google Picasa 3.5
When it comes to organizing, editing, and sharing photos, most Mac users know iPhoto. But what happens when you don't feel like plunking down $79 for the latest...

Google Quick Search Box Released
Google Quick Search Box, which we covered when it was just a developer preview six months ago, has just been officially released. Quick Search Box is the child...

Google Releases Chrome Beta for Mac
As promised, the Google Chrome for Mac beta has just made it in under the wire for a 2009 release. Of course, it's still just a beta, not a first release--and...

Google Updates Picasa Photo Editing Software
Today Google released Picasa 3.5, an updated version of its free photo editing software. With Picasa you can edit and organize your images, and sync and share...

Google's Chrome OS Stands to Make Waves
Google is ambitious, there's no question about that. It has both the privilege and necessity of being so and, given its position as a major player in multiple...

GraphicDesignerToolbox 1.0 Released
Opcoders has announced the release of GraphicDesignerToolbox for Mac OS X. It costs US$40.

Green Data Now Front and Center for Apple Products
In recent years, Apple has taken flak from some advocacy groups to even a few of its own shareholders about its environmental...

Green Holiday Gift Guide
A wealth of presents await the eco-minded tech enthusiast.

Gridiron Flow Released as Public Beta
Gridiron Software on Wednesday released its much anticipated workflow tool, Flow, as a public beta for Mac users.

GroBoto 2.3
At first glance, GroBoto 2.3.3 looks like it might be just another 3-D modeler--until you launch it. Then you discover an entirely different process for creating...

Groove 3 Releases New Pro Tools 8 Video Tutorials
Video tutorial company Groove 3 recently released two new tutorials for users of Digidesign's Pro Tools digital audio...

Growl 1.1.4
There are many ways programs can try to get your attention in Mac OS X. They can place a small badge on their Dock icon;...