Apple Interesting

New iBooks this Week?

According to the very reliable source Think Secret, Apple is preparing to introduce the new updated iBook anytime this week. [Link]

Apple Apps Internet

Shiira Project

shiiraShiira is a web browser written in Cocoa. It uses the KHTML rendering engine provided by Apple’s Web Kit. Since this is the same rendering engine used by Safari, HTML content rendered by Shiira will look the same as in Apple’s own browser. Its pretty compact at only 2.5MB and has some cool features… its only 2.5MB! [Link]

Note: Mac Only

Update: Ok I have decided to make Shiira my primary browser for the next few days. So far its better then Safari and a lot quicker and lighter then FireFox. One major disadvantage is that the WordPress admin area isn’t very compatible with Shiira or Safari.

Apple Electronics Technology

Apple Intel Dev Systems

“It’s fast,” said one developer source of Mac OS X running on Intel’s Pentium processors. “Faster than [Mac OS X] on my Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5.” In addition to booting Windows XP at blazing speeds, the included version of Mac OS X for Intel takes “as little as 10 seconds” to boot to the Desktop from when the Apple logo first displays on screen.

sigh… [Link]

Apple Apps


Since our agency is not allowed to have pirated software and since we recently cleaned up and deleted our pirated software, the whole creativity department was left without a copy of Microsoft Office. So, I have taken it upon myself to hook everyone up with NeoOffice. NeoOffice is based on OpenOffice, which is both a multi-platform and multi-lingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. This means this free software will allow us to open and save word documents without having to pay a gazillion dollars in licensing fees. My department aren’t heavy Office users anyway so this will be more then enough. [Link]

Apple Apps

OS X 10.4.2 Released

Now available via Software Update:

The 10.4.2 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It includes fixes for:

– file sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services
– single sign-on authentication and reliable access to Active Directory servers
– autologin for managed user accounts
– AirPort and wireless access
– Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
– Finder updates including finding on Kind and using Slideshow
– synchronizing your iDisk with .Mac
– installation reliability
– managing Dashboard widgets
– Address Book, Automator, iCal, iChat, Mail, Safari, and Stickies applications
– compatibility with third party applications and devices

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

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Apple Geek Video Games

Duke Nukem 3D for MAC OS X

duke 3d mac

This is fucking amazing, didn’t think there was a OS 9 version yet alone an OS X version. This file will install Duke Nukem for you, if you have the original PC CD it will install the full version, if you don’t have the CD it will install the shareware version. Have fun. [Link]

Update: Also check out [this screenshot]. Some guys were working on a Duke3D Half-Life 2 mod before they were shut down. The project was looking pretty cool.

Apple Electronics Geek Interesting

Imation Disc Stakka

disk stakka

I was searching for a CD Writer for my mac online when I found this device. You know how you have tons of CD’s lying around on your shelves and around your computer? I have like tons stacked up on my shelf and I have no clue whats inside them or if I need them. With this device, the Disc Stakka, it will know whats on my CD’s and it will archive them for me. Next time I need to find the CD that has this word document I did 2 years ago, I just use the Imation software on my mac to find the file and then the Disc Stakka will spit out the CD for me. Very cool and practical, I just sent it to the IT manager in our office to order us a couple. When you have hundreds of CDs its a real pain trying to flip through them all trying to find what you want. This will make our lives a lot easier and will save us a lot of time. I found it on Amazon for $129.

Apple Strange Videos


Ok last video for today. This video is of a guy dressed up in all black like in the Apple iPod commercials. He went to an Apple Store and started dancing in the middle of it. Strangest thing is that everyone around him seems to be ok with it.. [Link]

Apple Kuwait Shopping

Mac Prices in Kuwait


Just passed by the Apple Store in Muthana Complex called Solize. I got some Mac prices which surprisingly turned out to be pretty good. Not cheaper then the States but pretty close specially if you consider shipping and customs. Here are the prices:

Power Mac G5 1.8ghz = KD555
Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8ghz = KD654
Power Mac G5 Dual 2.0ghz = KD731
Power Mac G5 Dual 2.3ghz = KD930
Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5ghz = KD1040
Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7ghz = KD1117

Mac mini 1.2ghz = KD190
Mac mini 1.4ghz = KD228

iMac 17inch G5 1.6ghz = KD600
iMac 17inch G5 1.8ghz = KD690
Both come with a free HP printer and scanner

Powerbook 15inch G4 1.67ghz (SuperDrive) = KD768

Apple Display 20inch = KD258
Apple Display 30inch = KD1175 (FUCKING HUGE BTW!)

iPod mini 4GB = KD72
iPod mini 6GB = KD90

For more information call Mohammed the salesman on 7923875 or on the shop number 2493196.

Apple Apps

#$%& THIS!

Urgh I hate it when software keeps crashing on me! I swear I get more crashes on my Mac then I ever got on any Windows machine. I hate like 4 crashes now in 10 minutes!

Apple Apps

iTunes 4.9 Now with PodCasting!

With iTunes 4.9 you can now browse, find, sample and subscribe to thousands of free podcasts — radio shows delivered over the Internet to your computer — then sync them to your iPod and listen anytime, anywhere. [Link]

Apple Apps Music


I have been listening to the online radiostation KCRW all morning and its great. BUT, some of the cool shows are on at times I am not near a computer or if I am I can’t listen to them loud. So, I wanted a software that would allow me to record radio streams as MP3 and then put them in iTunes for me so I could then throw them onto my iPod. After a bit of searching and asking around I found the software I needed, RadioLover. RadioLover is very easy to use, all you need to do to start recording a stream is to drag and drop the stream from iTunes into RadioLover. Then you just hit record OR you can schedule it to record at a certain time. Whats also cool about RadioLover is that it will automatically tag the songs with the artist, album, radio station and track number. Very practical and its just for $15. Now I will be able to record various cool radio streams and dump them into my iPod so I could listen to them in the car or at work. It only works on Mac’s though, sorry PC users. [Link]

Apple Fashion Music



I think I am going to get me one of these foofpod ipod sleeves. They look very cozy and snugly, just need to figure out which color goes better with my blue mini.. or maybe it doesn’t have to match.. [Link]

Apple Kuwait

Pepsi + Apple

pepsi ipod

Pepsi have a promotion going on where if you send them an SMS you have a chance to win an iPod shuffle. When I first saw the ad I thought they had a Pepsi iTunes promotion going on like the one in the States.


Mac OS X Speed

OS X feeling slow? Check this huge list to see what might be the problem. [Link]