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Apple Inc.

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Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. The company’s best-known hardware products include
- Macintosh computers,
- iPod portable media players, and the iPhone.
Apple software includes
- the Mac OS X operating system,
- the iTunes media browser,
- the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software, and
- Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio- and
- film-industry software products.

The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold.

For reasons as various as its philosophy of comprehensive aesthetic design to its distinctive advertising campaigns, Apple has established a unique reputation in the consumer electronics industry. This includes a customer base that is devoted to the company and its brand, particularly in the United States.

Apple has established a unique reputation in the consumer electronics industry. This includes a customer base that is devoted to the company and its brand, particularly in the United States.

In 2008, Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States.

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Apple Inc.

Apple, the quirky Silicon Valley company that became an icon of personal computing, has risen to its greatest heights in the years since Steven P. Jobs returned to its helm and opened horizons beyond the desktop. With its coveted gadgets and resurgent stock price, Apple has cast something of a spell on both consumers and investors.

Founded in 1976 by Mr. Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple came of age as one of a wave of firms — including Atari, Radio Shack and Texas Instruments — that were looking for ways to transform the digital computer into a home appliance. Of that first personal computing generation, it is Apple and the charismatic Mr. Jobs that have consistently found a way to touch the zeitgeist. Apple’s microprocessor-based consumer products have found expanding consumer markets around the world, beginning with the Apple II computer, widely adopted in education during the 1970s.

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Apple’s stock has nearly doubled in the first six months of 2009, largely on the iPhone’s inexorable momentum, although it is still down 28 percent from its high in December 2007.

But Apple has also created sky-high and perhaps unrealistic expectations from enthusiasts and analysts. Apple’s strategy — particularly with the iPhone — has come to depend on a steady stream of hit devices that are viewed by consumers as being so far ahead of the competition that they are worth paying extra money. But the competition is now catching up.

Another challenge is that chief executive Steven P. Jobs, whose personal star power has been known to amplify the company’s message, is on extended medical leave.

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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the premier technical conference for developers innovating with Apple technologies. Over 1,000 Apple engineers will be at Moscone West to present advanced coding and development techniques that will show you how to enhance the capabilities of your applications with the revolutionary technologies in iPhone OS and Mac OS X.

5 days. 1,000 Apple engineers. 5,000 of your peers …
Advanced content for advanced developers …
WWDC extends beyond the sessions and labs …
Application Frameworks …
Core OS …
Developer Tools …
Graphics and Media …
Internet & Web …
Nominate the best iPhone and iPad apps …

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Apple Executive Profiles

Meet some of the Apple excutives

Steve Jobs
CEO
Apple

Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Apple leads the industry in innovation with its award-winning Macintosh computers, OS X operating system, and consumer and professional applications software. Apple is also leading the digital music revolution, having sold over 110 million iPods and over three billion songs from its iTunes online store. Apple entered the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone.

Philip W. Schiller
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing
Apple

Philip Schiller is Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing and reports to Apple’s CEO. Schiller is a member of Apple’s Executive Team and is responsible for the company’s Product Marketing, Developer Relations, and Business Marketing programs. Since rejoining Apple in April 1997, Schiller has helped the company return to its role as a technology innovator, delivering breakthrough products such as the iMac, MacBook, Airport, Xserve, Mac OS X, Safari, AppleTV, iPod and iPhone.

Bob Mansfield
Senior Vice President, Mac Hardware Engineering
Apple

Bob Mansfield is senior vice president of Macintosh Hardware Engineering reporting to Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. Mansfield joined Apple in 1999 and oversees the team that has delivered dozens of breakthrough Mac products including the MacBook Air and the all-in-one iMac line.

Peter Oppenheimer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Apple

Peter Oppenheimer is Apple’s senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer. In his capacity as CFO, Oppenheimer oversees the controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, information systems, internal audit and facilities functions. He reports to the CEO and serves on the company’s executive committee.

Oppenheimer started with Apple in 1996 as controller for the Americas, and in 1997 was promoted to vice president and Worldwide Sales controller and then to corporate controller.

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Company History: 1976-1981

Steven Wozniak and Steven Jobs had been friends in high school. They had both been interested in electronics, and both had been perceived as outsiders. They kept in touch after graduation, and both ended up dropping out of school and getting jobs working for companies in Silicon Valley.
The Apple I was Steven Wozniak’s first contribution to the personal computer field. It was designed over a period of years, and was only built in printed circuit-board form when Steve Jobs insisted it could be sold. The Apple I’s initial cost was $666.66

Company History: 1981-1983

Following the historic visit to Xerox PARC in 1979, Jobs and several other engineers began to develop the Lisa, which would redefine personal computing. Jobs, however, proved to be a poor project manager, and was taken off the Lisa by Mike Markkula, then president of Apple, and one of the major stockholders. Jobs, who owned only 11% of Apple, decided to take over someone else’s project, and began working with the Macintosh–which had started as a $500 personal computer. Jobs made sure it was much more.

Company History: 1983-1985

Although a successful businessman, it soon became clear that Sculley did not know much about the computer industry. He and Jobs were at odds almost immediately. As the announcement of the Macintosh drew closer, Jobs went into hyperdrive. He worked hard to get developers to write programs for the upcoming machine–Jobs had realized that the Mac would ultimately be made or broken by the software industry.

Company History: 1985-1993

Sculley became the de facto head of Apple in May 1985. Over the next few months, Apple was forced to lay off a fifth of its work force, some 1,200 employees. The company also posted its first quarterly loss. All this, and the resignation of Jobs, served to erode confidence in Sculley’s abilities as CEO of Apple.

Company History: 2001

Announced in October 2001, the iPod represented Apple’s first strike into the digital music market. The iPod was a hard disk based digital music player that was smaller than most portable tape decks.

With this a new era was beginning in the history of Apple.

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MacKiDo: Apple History Timeline, What happened when, in summary

YouTube: Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

MacRumors.com is a website focused on Apple news and rumors.

As the most popular site of its kind, MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. The site also boasts an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod and Macintosh platforms.

With breaking news, live event coverage, discussion forums, tutorials and a buyer’s guide, MacRumors.com commands the attention of individual customers and industry watchers alike.

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Steve Jobs

Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is an American businessman, and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs previously served as CEO of Pixar Animation Studios and is now a member of the Walt Disney Company’s Board of Directors …

Jobs’ history in business has contributed much to the symbolic image of the idiosyncratic, individualistic Silicon Valley entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of design and understanding the crucial role aesthetics play in public appeal. His work driving forward the development of products that are both functional and elegant has earned him a devoted following …

Steve Jobs Portrait from Apple products (90 megapixels)

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iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPod touch, iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, cube, apple mouse, iSight, Apple keyboard, Apple TV …

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Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash

Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer. Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years. The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times. Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart. Apple went through its near death experience, and Adobe was drawn to the corporate market with their Acrobat products. Today the two companies still work together to serve their joint creative customers – Mac users buy around half of Adobe’s Creative Suite products – but beyond that there are few joint interests.

I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain …

Apple: Thoughts on Flash

The Apple Logo Evolution

Have you ever thought about the background to the Apple logo?

The big Apple started with a really interesting logo designed in 1976 by Ronald Wayne that represented sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree with an apple dangling precipitously above his head. Then the company moved to the now world famous apple with a bite logo and it abandoned the rainbow to fit their new product design lines.

And about other 14 Corporate Brands: Shell, Alfa Romeo, Starbucks, Nike, Kodak, Nokia, Peugeot, Adobe, Pepsi, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Firefox

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The Evolution of Apple Design Between 1977-2008

All-In-One Computers

Desktop Computers

Mini Desktops

Notebooks

Keyboards

Mice

Displays

iPod

While other MP3 players were on the market before 2001, none could match the ease of use of the iPod. The iPod line consists of four different products; the iPod Shuffle, the iPod Nano, the Ipod Classic, and the iPod Touch.

iPod Nano

iPod Touch – 2007

iPhone – 2007

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The Evolution of Apple Ads

Apple first started advertising its products in the late 1970s.

The 80s showed a wide variety of ads, some of which served to convince consumers that they should purchase a computer, and specifically an Apple.

These ads were text-heavy and light on images, as were many computer and technology ads from that era.

Apple ads really came into their heyday during the 1990s, with the “Think Different” campaign, which became very popular as they featured a number of famous people.

With the launch of the iMac in the late 90s, Apple ads became much more artistic and, for the most part, focused much more on showcasing the product and used very little text compared with earlier ads.

Most recently, Apple has focused on television advertising, most notably with its Mac vs. PC ads. The company had done TV ads prior to that (starting with the ad based on George Orwell’s “1984″ during the 1984 Super Bowl), but mostly in conjunction with print campaigns.

Current Apple ads seem to follow two veins: advertisements for their computers generally have a white background and put the emphasis on the product being advertised; ads for the iPod line generally have bright backgrounds with silhouetted figures. Most of Apple’s current advertising seems to be on TV these days. You can watch most of the recent ads on the Apple website.

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Apple Inc. products

Mac Pro

With four cores on one die and an integrated memory controller, the new Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processor boosts performance nearly 2x …

The new Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processors support Hyper-Threading, which allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. So an 8-core Mac Pro presents 16 virtual cores that are recognized by Mac OS X. Performance is enhanced because Hyper-Threading enables the processor to take better advantage of the execution resources available in each core …

A completely new interior makes it even easier to add up to 32GB of memory, four PCI Express expansion cards, and up to 4TB of hard drive storage …

Powerful AMD and AMD graphics cards provide the fastest-ever Mac graphics, while a new Mini DisplayPort gives you more display options …

At the heart of the new Mac Pro are one or two Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processors with an incredible amount of processing power. Optimized for multicore technology, Leopard provides powerful tools that make it easy to reap the benefits of the Mac Pro. The scheduler in Leopard, for instance, is very efficient at allocating tasks across multiple cores and processors. So Leopard spends less time managing tasks and more time performing computations. As a developer, you can build applications that execute the same efficiency, thanks to NSOperation, a breakthrough API that optimizes applications for multicore processing …

More info: Mac pro

iMac

iMac sets the standard for elegance and power. It packs a complete, high-performance computer into its all-in-one design. With an anodized aluminum frame and glass cover, it’s striking to behold. And these materials are highly recyclable, so iMac is friendlier to the environment. The 20- and 24-inch glossy widescreen displays make photos and movies come alive with rich color. For an even better view, you can remove the stand and mount your 24-inch iMac on a wall with the VESA Mount Adapter Kit (sold separately) and see your photos and movies practically float on its big, beautiful screen. And with the stand removed, you save even more space on your desktop …

The ultrathin, sleek, and compact Apple Keyboard perfectly complements iMac. Its anodized aluminum enclosure features low-profile keys with a crisp, responsive feel. The keyboard includes special function keys for one-touch control of Mac features, and two USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed connectivity to your iPod, Mighty Mouse, digital camera, and other devices …

Built in programs: Safari, Mail, Time machine, iChat, Address Book, iCal, Boot Camp, iWork, MobileMe, Aperture, Final Cut Express, Office, Logic Exress, iLife: iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb

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The Man Who Named the iMac and Wrote Think Different

Meet Ken Segall — the man who dreamed up the name “iMac” and wrote the famous Think Different campaign. Segall is a veteran creative director who worked at Apple’s agency, TBWA\Chiat\Day, back in the day …

Think Different — The Campaign That Helped Save Apple

Back in 1997, Apple was just six months from bankruptcy. Jobs was busy trying to save the company, mostly by cutting back. He needed to remind people what Apple stood for — both customers and staff. The best way to do that was a new advertising campaign.

Jobs asked TBWA\Chiat\Day to craft a campaign that reminded the world what Apple was about, what the company meant. “It was a pretty pure assignment that doesn’t come along very often,” Segall says …

Naming the iMac the “iMac”

Jobs promised to follow up Think Different with a line of unique computers. One day, the TBWA team flew up to Cupertino and were led into a secret room. In the middle of a conference table was a big lump covered by a cloth.

After a couple of words, Jobs whipped off the cloth. There in the middle of the table was a see-through plastic teardrop — the first Bondi-Blue iMac. No one had ever seen anything like it …

Working With Steve Jobs

Segall lives in New York, and spent many years commuting back and forth to California. During the Think Different days, his team met with Jobs every other Monday at Apple’s HQ in Cupertino.

“I’ve got some great emails from him,” Segall says. “I might publish them one day, but he’ll never talk to me ever again.”

Jobs is a very Walt Disney-like character, Segall says. He’s best at creating teams — that’s how he’s creative. “He surrounds himself with creative people and gives them room to be creative,” Segall says. “He’s an interesting combo of taste, no compromise and charisma.” …

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The new 17-inch MacBook Pro is the most powerful Mac notebook ever

From the aluminum unibody to the LED-backlit display, MacBook Pro has been precision engineered down to the smallest detail.

A battery that lasts up to 8 hours, a high-resulution widescreen display. Now everything in the 17-incs MacBook Pro is huge. Except its size and weight.

MacBook Pro puts desktop-class graphics in a portable package. That makes it the ultimate mobile solution for gamers, video editors, photographers, and design professionals.

Highly recyclable and even more energy efficient, the new MacBook pro notebooks are designed with the environment in mind.

Apple: 17-inch MacBook Pro features

15-inch MacBook Pro

Precision aluminum. The new gold standard.

Carved from a single block of aluminum, the new MacBook Pro unibody enclosure is slim and streamlined with a soft-brushed surface and stunning contours. But it’s not all about beauty. The unibody also makes MacBook Pro more durable than ever. So you can throw it in your briefcase or messenger bag and pull it out at an airport, in a hotel room, or on location without a second thought.

Apple: 15-inch MacBook Pro features

MacBook

Precision aluminum unibody enclosure. From one solid piece of aluminum comes a MacBook that’s thin and light, beautifully streamlined, and durable.

When you pick up a new MacBook, you immediately notice the difference. The entire enclosure is thinner and lighter. It looks polished and refined. And it feels strong and durable — perfect for life inside (and outside) your briefcase or backpack.

Take the thumbscoop, for example. It’s the indentation that allows you to open the display. If the scoop is too deep, you put too much pressure on the display to open it. If it’s too shallow, you struggle to open the display. It may seem incidental, but if the thumbscoop is well designed, it makes the difference between a bad experience and a good one. The challenge of the thumbscoop was to create a crisply machined scoop that was still comfortable to use. The designers at Apple worked on hundreds of versions of the thumbscoop — even examining them under an electron microscope — to get it right.
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MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air is still ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But somehow there’s room to add so much more. A bigger hard drive. A 4x graphics performance boost. And more power for everyday tasks. Mobile computing has yet another new standard …

Apple: MacBook Air

Mac mini

The new, more powerful Mac mini. The world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer.

With even more powerful NVIDIA graphics, Mac mini has all the speed you need for the latest 3D games and graphics-intensive applications.

Mac mini is anything but mini under its small hood. Choose a 120GB or 320GB hard drive2 and pack in your photos, movies, music, and more, more, more. With up to 4GB of 1066MHz memory, Mac mini gives you up to twice as much memory as the previous generation. So now you can run more applications at the same time.

With a more powerful system architecture, Mac mini is faster than ever. The 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a blazingly fast 1066MHz frontside bus, and 3MB of L2 cache come standard. Which means every square inch of the 6.5-inch square runs at full force.

Apple: Mac mini

Cinema Display

The LED Cinema Display features advanced LED technology and a gorgeous, edge-to-edge glass screen. And it now works with Mac desktops with Mini DisplayPort, too.

The LED Cinema Display connects to your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air with the ultracompact Mini DisplayPort connector. Other display connectors have you lining up pins or fumbling with screws. The new Mini DisplayPort connector is easy in, easy out. Now, you can also attach your LED Cinema Display to new Mac desktops with Mini DisplayPort, including Mac Pro, Mac mini, and iMac

LEDs are solid-state light sources that light up very quickly, so there’s no waiting for your display when you connect it to one of the Mini DisplayPort-enabled Mac notebooks or desktops. You experience full screen brightness instantly. And because LEDs are mercury-free, this harmful toxin isn’t released during recycling or disposal.

MagSafe connector: The LED Cinema Display includes a MagSafe connector that powers and charges your new MacBook. The connector sits on your desk, ready and waiting. No need to unravel the cord to the power adapter that came with your notebook. Leave it exactly where it is, in your bag.

The greenest Apple display ever …

Apple: Cinema Display

The AirPort Extreme

is the perfect wireless solution for home, school, and small business. Up to 50 people can all share the same Internet connection, exchange files using the file-sharing capability built into Mac OS X or Windows, access local and remote file servers, annihilate the competition in multiplayer games — anything a typical network user can do, plus a number of things that are decidedly not typical, such as wireless storage and printing. Print documents, photos, and more from any room in the house to one central printer.

Some Wi-Fi devices use the 2.4GHz wireless band, including iPhone, iPod touch, and devices using 802.11b/g. Other devices can use either 2.4GHz or the higher-speed 5GHz band, such as the latest 802.11n-based Mac computers and Apple TV. Instead of choosing one of the bands, AirPort Extreme now operates simultaneously on both bands, and your multiband devices automatically use the best available band. This means all your Wi-Fi devices get the fastest possible wireless performance and the best possible range.

Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification, AirPort Extreme uses a technology called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) to transmit multiple data streams simultaneously

Apple: AirPort Extreme

Wired keyboard

With its elegant anodized aluminum enclosure, the Apple Keyboard looks equally at home in your living room or on your desk. Just connect it to the USB port on your Mac and start enjoying the crisp, responsive feel of its low-profile keys.

Wireless keyboard

Like its wired sibling, the Apple Wireless Keyboard features a low-profile anodized aluminum frame that complements any Mac. It connects using Bluetooth wireless technology, giving you the freedom to work or play up close or across the room.

Apple: Apple Keyboards

Mighty Mouse

With its secure, reliable Bluetooth technology, the wireless Mighty Mouse goes wherever you do. Pair it with any Bluetooth-enabled Mac and wireless keyboard to work untethered and uncluttered at your desk, or take your show on the road. Mighty Mouse lightens your load on the go by operating with either one or two AA batteries. That’ll save you lugging a bulky dock around.

Touch-sensitive technology under Mighty Mouse’s seamless top shell detect where you’re clicking, transforming your sleek, one-button mouse into a two-button wonder. But the innovation doesn’t end there. Apple engineers added force-sensing buttons on either side of Mighty Mouse that let you squeeze the mouse, activating Mac OS X Dashboard, Exposé or a whole host of other, customizable features — instantly …

Apple: Apple Mouse

Identifying Apple Products

You can find here full Apple products:

AppleTV, iPhone, iPod, Desktop Computers, Portable Computers, Peripherals, Servers and Enterprise Software

specifications ordered by date or by alphabetically.

Apple: Apple Support Technical Specifications

Mactracker: Get info on any mac

Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, Wi-Fi Cards/Base Stations, Newton, and Mac OS versions.

Smart Categories + Smarter Searching: Mactracker gives you the ability create your own categories by selecting a specification item such as processor type, date introduced or your color label. In addition, a search engine searches the entire database (including your comments) in one stroke and allows you to sort the results by model name, date, or specification.

Face Value: Mactracker includes the model’s original price, where available, in Canadian dollars, euros, pounds sterling, and United States dollars.

Benchmarks: In addition to listing technical specifications, Mactracker allows you to gauge the real-world performance with scores courtesy of Primate Labs Geekbench 2. The included results reflect an average of the user submitted benchmarks for models ranging from iBook (Dual USB) to MacBook Pro (Late 2008).

Make a note of it…: Each of the info windows has a Notes tab that allows you to add your own comments as well as links to Internet addresses, files, and folders that relate to the selected model. With the “My Models” section you can add details about your own models such as their serial number, purchase date, and warranty coverage end date.

Icons, Photos and History: Beautiful 64 x 64 pixel icons have been included courtesy of widget : widget, The Iconfactory, FastIcon, McDo DESIGN, Max Ehrling, Maximilian Novikov, Eugen Buzuk, and Wackypixel Co. in all info windows save Mac OS and Mac OS X. Each of the info windows also contains a photo and a description courtesy of The Apple Museum, Apple-History.com, Andy F. Mesa, or Wikipedia

Mactracker: Get info on any mac

Identifying Different Models of the PowerBook G3 Series

Apple has introduced a number of PowerBook computers with PowerBook G3 in the name and similar industrial design: 2000 PowerBook (FireWire) “Pismo”, 1999 PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze keyboard) “Lombard”, 1998 PowerBook G3 Series “WallStreet”, 1997 PowerBook G3

This page provides a method for differentiating between the various models.

There are two ways to identify the various PowerBook G3 models: by family number or by visual inspection. Family numbers are not the same as model numbers, which are usually listed on your invoice or proof of purchase …

We Love Macs: Identifying Different Models of the PowerBook G3 Series

The five most important Mac laptops

Over the years, many important Mac laptops have defined Apple’s course in the portable market. Here are five most significant laptops to come out of Cupertino in the last two decades, along with why they enjoyed such a lasting influence …

1. PowerBook 100
Year Released: 1991
CPU: 16 MHz MC68HC000
Original Price: $2,500

2. PowerBook 520
Year Released: 1994
CPU: 25 MHz MC68LC040
Original Price: $2,270

3. iBook
Year Released: 1999
CPU: 300 MHz PowerPC G3
Original Price: $1,599

4. PowerBook G4
Year Released: 2001
CPU: 400/500 MHz PowerPC G4
Original Price: $2,599 to $3,499

5. MacBook Pro
Year Released: 2006
CPU: 1.83/2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
Original Price: $1,999 to $2,499

MacWorld: On the anniversary of the first Mac portable, we name the five most significant models

Apple Inc. softwares

iTunes

iTunes is a free application for Mac and PC. It plays all your digital music and video. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone and Apple TV. And it’s an entertainment superstore that stays open 24/7…

Listen to music from other computers on your network. Play video using onscreen controls …

Visit the iTunes Store and discover what makes it the world’s most incredible online music store. Browse over 8 million 79p songs. Get customised recommendations from the Genius sidebar. Shop iTunes Exclusives for music you won’t find anywhere else. Share your favourite playlists by creating an iMix. And that’s just music. You can also rent or buy blockbuster films, download applications for your iPhone or iPod touch, subscribe to free podcasts and shop for audiobooks.

You have photos, contacts and calendars on your computer. You want to get it all on your iPod or iPhone. iTunes syncing does exactly that. And wireless syncing to Apple TV puts music and video from your iTunes library on the big screen.

Transfer media and more from your computer to your iPod or iPhone. Get at-a-glance capacity information, update software and control what you want to sync.

Put your iTunes library on your widescreen TV with Apple TV. Set it up once and everything syncs wirelessly and automatically, ready to play on the big screen.

Play music on Apple TV or in any room in your house with AirTunes. And use the free Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch* to control playback from anywhere.

More information: iTunes

Mac OS X Leopard

Add a new Mac to your Mac! With 300+ new features, Leopard is the most impressive Mac OS X version yet.

Desktop

The new look of Leopard showcases your favorite desktop image and puts new file stacks.
Just one look at the desktop in Mac OS X Leopard says you’ve arrived someplace new. From the menu bar to the stunning new Dock, Leopard is designed to help you enjoy the time you spend at your computer — and help you get more out of it.

Finder

Now browsing the files on your Mac is as easy as browsing music in iTunes. That’s the idea behind the new Finder in Leopard. You can access everything on your system by flipping through your files using Cover Flow or by clicking items in an iTunes-style sidebar.

Quick Look

Using Quick Look in Leopard, you can view the contents of a file without even opening it. Flip through multipage documents. Watch full-screen video. See entire Keynote presentations. With a single click.

Time Machine

Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you can easily go back in time to recover anything.

Mail

Mail for Leopard features more than 30 professionally designed stationery templates that make a virtual keepsake out of every email you send. Mail StationaryFrom invitations to birthday greetings, stationery templates feature coordinated layouts, fonts, colors, and drag-and-drop photo placement from your iPhoto library — everything to help you get your point across. You can even create personalized templates. Messages created with stationery in Mail use standard HTML that can be read by popular webmail services and email programs on both Mac computers and PCs.

iChat

With the new video backdrops built into iChat, you can make it look like you’re chatting from the Eiffel Tower, under the sea, or from the moon. You can also create your own custom backdrops by dragging a picture or video from iPhoto or the Finder into the video effects window. Backdrops even show up on the screens of buddies who don’t have Leopard.

Spaces

Create a space for work. Create a space for play. Organize each space just the way you want it. Simply open an application in a space or drag a window from one space to another in the bird’s-eye view. It’s that easy to organize and reorganize. Want to reorder your spaces? Just shift a space and every window in it comes along for the ride.

Safari

The fastest web browser today, Safari loads and draws pages up to 3 times faster than Firefox 2 and up to 5.5 times faster than Opera 9. And it executes JavaScript up to 4.5 times faster than Firefox 2 and up to 5 times faster than Opera 9.1 What does all that mean for you? Less time loading pages and more time enjoying them.

Boot Camp

Boot Camp supports the most popular 32-bit releases of Windows XP and Windows Vista. When you use either operating system on your Mac, your Windows applications will run at native speed. Windows applications have full access to multiple processors and multiple cores, accelerated 3D graphics, and high-speed connections like USB, FireWire, Wi-Fi, and Gigabit Ethernet …

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

The Finder has been completely rewritten in Cocoa to take advantage of all the modern technologies in Mac OS X, including 64-bit support and Grand Central Dispatch. It’s more responsive from top to bottom, with snappier performance throughout the Finder. And it includes new features such as customizable Spotlight search options and an enhanced icon view that lets you thumb through a multipage document or watch a QuickTime movie.

Exposé is refined and more convenient. It’s now integrated in the Dock, so you can just click and hold an application icon in the Dock and all the windows for that application will unshuffle so you can quickly change to another one.

With Snow Leopard, your Mac wakes from sleep up to twice as quickly when you have screen locking enabled. And shutting down is up to 80 percent faster, saving precious moments when you’re trying to head home or to the airport …

More information: Mac OS X

iLife: iPhoto

People are often your most important photo subjects. But it’s difficult to find every photo of Dad or the grandkids without combing through your entire library. That’s why iPhoto ’09 introduces Faces — a new feature that allows you to organize your photos based on who’s in them. iPhoto uses face detection to identify faces of people in your photos and face recognition to match faces that look like the same person. That makes it easy for you to add names to your photos. And it helps you find the people you’re looking for — even in the largest photo libraries.

iPhoto helps you explore your travel photos with a new feature called Places. This feature uses data from GPS-enabled cameras or the camera on iPhone to categorize photos by location and convert GPS location tags to common, user-friendly names. So without any effort, pictures you took of the Eiffel Tower are labeled with easily searchable names like “France,” “Paris,” and “Eiffel Tower.”

You don’t need expensive photo editing software to turn so-so shots into perfect pictures. iPhoto ’09 introduces a set of improved editing tools to make your photos look their best. A new checkbox in the Saturation slider makes the colors in your photos pop without affecting skin tones. The Definition slider improves clarity and brings out detail. The Retouch brush adds a Detect Edges feature that prevents blurring of detail when you remove spots or blemishes over solid edges. And the Auto Red-Eye tool works with face detection to remove red-eye with just one click.

iLife: iMovie

Make a great movie in the time you have. Choose a dynamic theme to enhance your movie in seconds. Or refine every shot with the Precision Editor.

iLife: GarageBand

Learn to play piano and guitar. Learn songs from the artists who made them famous. Rock like a legend with new guitar amps and stompbox effects.

iLife: iWeb

Designing a website may seem difficult, but with iWeb, it’s easily within your reach. Create your site using themes. Customize it with photos, movies, text, and widgets. Then publish to MobileMe or any other hosting service. iWeb even notifies Facebook when your site changes and adds a link to your profile so your friends stay up to date.

Manage multiple websites in iWeb with ease. Use the iWeb site organizer to reorganize, rename, or delete individual pages or entire websites. iWeb creates navigation menus for each site. And you can publish one site at a time — either to MobileMe or to another hosting service via FTP.

More information: iLife

iWork: Pages

It’s easier to write when your ideas are structured. The new Outline mode helps you organize your thoughts so your writing stays on track. Create a detailed outline with multiple levels. Collapse and expand topics and subtopics. Drag and drop to reorganize. Inline images and movies appear in your outline either as thumbnails or at actual size.

In Pages ’09, you can now create sophisticated equations for research papers, lab reports, and journal articles using MathType 6. Compose your equations with the MathType point-and-click equation editor and instantly add them to your Pages document. Pages also works with EndNote X2.1 Choose from over 3800 bibliographic styles supported by EndNote X2 and easily insert citations into your Pages document.

Share your Pages documents with anyone on a Mac or PC. You can open Microsoft Word files in Pages and save your Pages documents as Word files. Thanks to powerful graphics tools in Pages, it’s easy to make Word documents look great. Pages also lets you export your documents as PDF files. With the new email option, send Pages, Word, or PDF files right from Pages using Mac OS X Mail. Or upload your work to iWork.com Public Beta, Apple’s new document-sharing service. Reviewers can view your document on the web, make comments, and download it in a format that works best for them.

iWork: Numbers

A spreadsheet contains many sheets, tables, numbers, and formulas. How do you keep track of them all? With the new Formula List view, you can see every calculation in your spreadsheet at one time. Click the Formula List button in the toolbar to see the list, and then jump to a specific formula. You can also search for formulas, functions, or cell references.

Numbers ’09 features even more impressive options for 2D charts. Combine line, column, and area series in a single mixed chart. Create 2-axis charts with different value scales. Easily apply trendlines and error bars. With just one click, your data is more compelling.

Share your Numbers spreadsheets with anyone on a Mac or PC. You can open Microsoft Excel files in Numbers and save your Numbers spreadsheets as Excel files. Thanks to powerful graphics tools in Numbers, it’s easy to make Excel spreadsheets look great. Numbers also lets you export your spreadsheets as PDF files. With the new email option, send Numbers, Excel, or PDF files right from Numbers using Mac OS X Mail. Or upload your work to iWork.com Public Beta,* Apple’s new document-sharing service. Reviewers can view your spreadsheet on the web, make comments, and download it in a format that’s right for them.

iWork: Keynote

The new Magic Move feature lets you add a sophisticated animation using a quick and simple process. Just select Magic Move as the transition between consecutive slides with a repeated object — your company’s logo, for example — and watch as that object changes location, scale, opacity, and rotation automatically. The result is a beautifully executed effect that will amaze your audience and you.

Make your charts as impressive as the rest of your presentation. New 3D textures and animations add depth and movement and a touch of fun. Insert a pie chart with a beveled edge or animate a bar chart using Crane or Radial effects.

Keynote Remote lets you use your iPhone or iPod touch to control your presentation from anywhere in the room using Wi-Fi. See your slide with notes or both the current slide and the next slide in the palm of your hand. Just swipe to advance.

Now there are more ways to share your presentation. Use the new Share menu to instantly email your presentation using Mac OS X Mail. Keep the size of your presentation in check while preserving the quality of your graphics with image and movie optimization. Or post your presentation to iWork.com Public Beta to share with anyone you choose.

Compatibility

If someone sends you a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file, you can open it in iWork. And it’s easy to make Microsoft Office documents look great, thanks to the powerful graphics and formatting tools in iWork. Numbers also opens vCards, Open Financial Exchange files, and comma-separated-value and tab-delimited files. Pages also opens Rich Text Format (RTF) documents.

Share your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with anyone on a Mac or PC. You can save everything you do in Pages, Numbers, or Keynote as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF files. Keynote also lets you save your presentation as a QuickTime movie or a PDF, HTML, or image file. You can even send a Keynote presentation directly to YouTube.

Share work quickly in iWork using the Share menu in each application. Just click Share to email your documents in iWork, Microsoft Office, or PDF formats using Mac OS X Mail.

When you need to share your documents, spreadsheets, or presentations, but you’re not sure whether your colleagues use a Mac or PC, iWork or Microsoft Office, publish it to the iWork.com Public Beta. Reviewers receive an email with a unique iWork.com URL they can use to view your documents and post comments. They can also download a version in iWork, Microsoft Office, or PDF format.

More information: iWork

Macintosh

The Macintosh or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. The first Macintosh was introduced on January 24, 1984; it was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface.
Through the second half of the 1980s, the company built market share only to see it dissipate in the 1990s as the personal computer market shifted towards IBM PC compatible machines running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. Apple consolidated multiple consumer-level desktop models into the 1998 iMac all-in-one, which was a sales success and saw the Macintosh brand revitalized. Current Mac systems are mainly targeted at the home, education, and creative professional markets. They are: the aforementioned (though upgraded) iMac and the entry-level Mac mini desktop models, the workstation-level Mac Pro tower, the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, and the Xserve server

Wikipedia: Mac

Mac OS operating system runs on Apple macintosh computers.

From version X it is a unix based system It has a nice graphical interface and different from Windows operating system.
It is a very different!

You can find here detailed MacOS versions history:

System 6.0, System 7.0 Big Bang, System 7.5 Capone
Mac OS 7.6 Harmony
Mac OS 8.0 Tempo, Mac OS 8.1Bride of Buster, Mac OS 8.5 Allegro, Mac OS 8.5.1 Ric Ford, Mac OS 8.6 Veronica
Mac OS 9.0 Sonata, Mac OS 9.0.4 Minuet, Mac OS 9.1 Fortissimo, Mac OS 9.2 Moonlight, Mac OS 9.2.1 Limelight, Mac OS 9.2.2 LU1,
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
Mac OS X 10.2Jaguar
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

… Mac OS History
Amit Singh: A History of Apple’s Operating Systems
Wikipedia: History of Mac OS
WikiMac: Mac OS X history
Wapedia: History of Mac OS
Video Google: Mac OS history videos
Computer Hope: Apple Macintosh OS History
TUAW, The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Mac OS X History
OSXBook, by Amit Singh: A Technical History of Apple’s Operating Systems
OnPedia: Mac Os History
MacKiDo: Mac System History , MacOS 1 – 5
NationMaster: Mac OS history
ECONOMIC expert: Mac OS history
YouTube: History of the Mac OS; part 1

YouTube: History of the Mac OS; part 2 of 3
YouTube: Mac OS X History of Intro Videos
YouTube: Mac OS X Screenshot History
YouTube: Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Classic Mac OS to Snow Leopard

SheepShaver Brings Classic Mac OS to Snow Leopard

In the run-up to the original release of Mac OS X, users were justifiably worried about compatibility. Mac OS X was a completely different operating system from its predecessors (Mac OS 9, Mac OS 8, System 7). Recent Mac OS 9 applications that had been “Carbonized” might run natively under Mac OS X, but older applications certainly would not …

Classic reached the end of its life in Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger); later versions of Mac OS X don’t include Classic, and Classic doesn’t run on Intel machines at all …

SheepShaver is a PowerPC emulator that runs under Mac OS X. It started life over 10 years ago as a commercial application for BeOS, but it is now open source and free, and is a clear testament to what the dedication of a few knowledgable volunteers can accomplish. The Mac version of SheepShaver is a universal binary, so it runs natively on an Intel machine …

Unlike Apple’s Classic environment, which integrated its windows with Mac OS X’s windows, SheepShaver displays all the older system’s windows inside its own single application window, as if SheepShaver were acting as the monitor of an old Mac; you should’t find this at all inconvenient or disconcerting, especially if you’ve ever used Screen Sharing under Mac OS X …

More info: classic

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Apple: The Main Macintosh Software Download Site

Versiontracker

Main Categories

Mac OS X Softwares: Leopard (10.5) – Tiger (10.4) – Panther (10.3) – Jaguar (10.2) – Mac Classic

iPhone

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Windows Softwares: Vista – 2003 – XP – 2000

Nearly ten years ago, founder Kurt Christensen, then a Macintosh Systems Administrator, was looking for a way to track the myriad of software releases popping up on the Mac platform. He started posting a web page each day listing all the latest updates, including links to the developer and the download. It seemed useful, so Kurt mailed it out to his friends. He had invented the first “software update site,” a concept that turned out to meet a giant untapped need. Within a year, VersionTracker.com was one of the most popular Mac sites on the web.

What began as one man’s organizational tool has evolved into an award-winning, computing resource for Macintosh and PC users.

Also In 1996, MacFixit.com launched, another “social computing” resource to share Macintosh trouble shooting tips, news, and generally useful information. Today, MacFixit.com is the world’s premier web site for all things related to Mac support, including news, tips, reports and articles, as well as forums and discussions that connect user and developer communities around the world.

In 1999, TechTracker was incorporated.

In 2002 a subscription-based service, Version Tracker Pro, was launched. This client-based application, enhanced the capabilities of its parent web site, allowing users to customize VersionTracker.com and track their own software directly from the desktop. Since its humble beginnings, the company has evolved to include a suite of tools that help millions of users personalize the VersionTracker.com site, make informed computing decisions, troubleshoot, as well as automate the process of keeping the software and drivers on their machines up to date.

Along the way, the media has embraced TechTracker. In 2002, VersionTracker.com was named best utility web site in Time Magazine’s “Tech Time 50 Best Websites” issue. The accolade came just as the VersionTracker database approached a key benchmark of 25,000 total applications across the Windows, Mac, and Palm platforms. VersionTracker Pro was named one of the top 30 subscription services on the web by Internet Market Group LP in 2003.

Today, VersionTracker.com is the most up-to-date, comprehensive resource for Windows, Mac and Palm software upgrades, patches, and updates on the Internet. Visitors numbering over three million use the site to improve their software’s performance and security with the latest plug-ins and updates, or just to see what new developments are happening in the software universe. Over 100,000 subscribers, an unparalleled accomplishment in the Internet subscription world, rely on the features of VersionTracker Pro.

A truly unique Internet subscription success story, the VersionTracker web site has become a legendary vehicle for users to help each other. In fact, in the true Macintosh way, users and developers across the globe are regarded as the company’s most valuable assets.

The company has evolved from a single website into a highly synergistic set of publications, products, and services that help technology professionals and power users keep their systems running smoothly.

Versiontracker: Versiontracker

RAM defects can be maddening to diagnose

The symptoms of RAM defects are often random and sporadic. More commonly it will manifest as application crashes, unpredictable lock-ups and kernel panics. With memory capacity getting larger and larger, more potential for error is introduced. This program will allow you to run tests to verify that installed memory functions normally.

Rember is a absolute user-friendly solution. It is simplicity itself to use, and the user interface is quite simple. Just open the application, select the amount of memory to test, either by attempting to get as much as possible, or by testing specific amounts. You can quit all other applications, including the Finder to free up as much memory as possible before testing. Specify the number of loops to run (techs advise doing at least three). Infinite loops are also configurable. Verbose logging displays test information under the “Log” tab.

Apple provides hardware test CDs with most of their products. There are also some third-party utilties for Mac OS X which perform memory testing. These tools have not always been able to quickly and efficiently diagnose memory problems. Rember has been designed to simplify the testing, and diagnosis of these problems.

KelleyComputing: REMBER

Softpedia – Free Mac Downloads

Mac Categories

Antivirus, Audio, Automator Actions & Workflows, Business, Communications, Compression Tools, Dashboard Widgets, Desktop, Developer Tools, Development, Drivers, DTP/Prepress, Educational, Finance, Font Tools, Games, Graphics, HTML Tools, Internet Utilities, iPhone Applications, iPod Tools, Math/Scientific, Multimedia, Network/Admin, Screensavers, Security, Spotlight Plugins & Utilities, System Utilities, Utilities, Video, Word Processing

Softpedia: Free Mac Downloads

All the Software you really need

Games: Action, Arcade, Board, Card, Emulators, Flight Sims, Frivolous, Game Utilities, MMOG, Puzzle, RPG, Sports & Racing, Strategy, Word

Home: Accessibility, Astronomy, Calculators & Math, Charts & Graphs, Collections, Health, Hobbies & Crafts, Kid Stuff, Language, Parental Control, Recipes, Science, Teaching Aids, Typing, Weather

Internet: Collaboration, Distributed Computing, Download Managers, Email, FTP, Internet Utilities, iPhone, IRC & IM, Online Games, Peer-to-Peer, Radio, Remote Access, Usenet, Video Conferencing, VoIP

Multimedia: Audio, CAD, Comics, DTP, eBook, Font Utilities, Graphics, iTunes & MP3, Media Center, Music, Photoshop Plug-ins, Presentation, 3D & Animation, Screen Capture, Video

System: Alternative OS, Classic OS Updates, Command Line, Contextual Menus, Cross-Platform, Drivers, Face-Lift, Launchers, Olden, Screen Savers, Security, System Enhancements, Virus, Widgets, X11

Utilities: Backup, Business, Compression, Database, Diagnostics, Disk & File, Finance, Handhelds, Network, PIMs, Programming, Spreadsheets, Stocks, Telephony, Text Editors, Time

WWW: Auctions, Browsers, Browser Add-ons, The Cloud & SSBs, Page Rippers, RSS & Podcasting, Social Networking, Web Cams
Development: HTML Editors, Site Tweaking, Web Graphics, Web Server

Pure Mac: Pure Mac

A simple list of free, open-source software of Mac OS X

Free and open-source software is good for you and good for the world. This is the best free Mac software that we know of.

Open Source Mac is a simple list of the best free and open source software for Mac OS X. We aren’t trying to be a comprehensive listing of every open-source mac app, instead we want to showcase the best, most important, and easiest to use. This page should be a handy reference and a useful tool for getting more people to start using free and open-source software. If you think we’re missing any great apps, please let us know. Open Source Mac is of course hosted on Linux.

Note to software creators: first of all, thanks so much for making free, open-source software– we love you.

Second, if we linked to macupdate or versiontracker as the download page, it’s because we think your download page is too confusing for new users. It’s usually very easy to improve– just add a big ‘Download Now’ link towards the top of the page, without too much clutter around it (use mozilla.org or adiumx.com or bittorrent.com for inspiration).

OpenSourceMac: Open Source Mac

Software that will make your Mac totally awesome

Essential software to make your Mac more awesome. Not having some of these tools is like having half a Mac. Others are just plain fun. You have a very cool computer… enjoy!

Best Mac Software .com is a simple list of applications that will make almost every Mac user really, really happy. We aren’t trying to be a complete listing of every mac app, and there are obviously some hugely significant pieces of Mac software (like Final Cut Pro) that aren’t included, usually because of their cost or their specificity. We made this page to be a handy reference for all the folks who are buying new Macs and don’t know about all the great stuff that doesn’t come pre-installed. And we made it to help long time Mac users extend the basic capabilities of their Mac in as many awesome directions as possible. Most of all this is a work in progress.

BestMacSoftware: Best Mac Software

FreeMacWare: The best OS X Freeware

At FreeMacWare.com, we try to be just a little different from the other download sites. We only review freeware for Mac OS X, and we aren’t trying to find all the freeware out — just the best. We review freeware that both we and our readers have found, and we post everyday. At the end of each post, you will find a link to the developer’s site so you can learn more, make sure the freeware is compatible with your system, and download the latest version.

Categories: Audio Freeware, Blogging Freeware, Business Freeware, Communication Freeware, Cool Mac Freeware, Educational Freeware, Email Freeware, Financial Freeware, Free Mac Widgets, Games for Mac, Graphics Freeware, Health Freeware, Home Management Freeware, Icon Creation Freeware, Icons, Internet Freeware, iPhone Freeware, iPod Freeware, iTunes Freeware, Mac Freeware, Mac Utilities Freeware, Media Freeware, Music Freeware, Open Source Mac Software, Organization Freeware, Performance Freeware, Photo Freeware, Plugins for Mac, Preference Pane Freeware, Productivity Freeware, Programming Software, RSS Freeware, Scientific Freeware, Screen Capturing Freeware, Screensavers for Mac, Search Freeware, Security Freeware, Student Freeware, System Freeware, Unix Freeware, Video Freeware, Widgets, Windows Freeware for Macs, Writing Freeware

FreeMacWare: FreeMacWare

MacScripter

Tutorials, Articles, Scripts and More

ScriptWire: Latest News and Commentary on Scripting
The Joy of Scripting: Application Reviews and Interviews
unScripted: Applescript Tutorials
Books / Resources: Scripting and Development Resources
AppleScript Links: Comprehensive list of all scripting resources
Scriptbuilders: MacScripter’s ever growing archive of AppleScript Scripts
Automator Workflows: The place for Automator Workflows
Scripting Additions: Scripting Additions enhance the functionality of Applescript
MacDeveloper: MacDeveloper is a community centered around testing Mac software

MacScripter: MacScripter

Macintosh Old Applications: Exclusively for Mac OS

Now Providing 550 Old Versions of 40 programs for Macintosh

Messengers
Adium, AIM, Fire IM, ICQ, MSN Messenge,r Skype, Yahoo Messenger

File Sharing
aMule, Azureus, BitTorrent, FrostWire, LimeWire, Transmission

Browsers
Camino, Firefox, Mozilla Suite, Netscape, Opera, Safari

Music & Video
DivX, HandBrake, iTunes, QuickTime, Real Player, VLC Player , Windows Media Player

Image Editing
Blender

Utilities
AppDelete, AppleJack, Cyberduck, iBackup, iSquint, Google Desktop, Google Earth, Adobe Flash Player

Office & Editing
AbiWorld, Acrobat Reader, OpenOffice

MacOldApps: MacOldApps

Google Desktop for Mac

Find and launch applications and emails from your desktop.

Google Desktop is a desktop search application that gives you easy access to information on your Mac and from the web. Desktop makes searching your own email, files, music, photos, and more as easy as searching the web with Google.

Quick Search Box: The Quick Search Box is your fastest way to do web and desktop searches and launch applications. You can call it up by pressing the ⌘ key twice, and hide it by pressing ⌘ twice again. Type a few letters or words into the search box and your top results pop up instantly, including applications. For example, you can launch iTunes simply by typing “itu” into the Quick Search Box and pressing Return when iTunes appears as the first result.

Search Your Gmail and Web History: Not everything you’re looking for lives on your Mac. Whether you’re searching your computer or the web, Desktop helps you find it by searching your Gmail and web history along with your hard drive. Also because your index is stored locally on your own computer, you can even access your Gmail and web history while you’re offline.

Google Gadgets: Google Gadgets are interactive mini-applications you can add to your Dashboard to show you new email, weather, photos, and personalized news. Other gadgets include the clock, calendar, scratch pad, to do list and many more.

Use the Google Gadgets application to choose from the enormous collection of gadgets created by Google and users all over the world.

Software for your Mac

Picasa for Mac: The easy way to find, edit, and share photos.

Notifier for the Mac: Access new Gmail messages from your desktop.

Toolbar for Firefox: Add a search box to your browser and block pop-ups.

Earth: Search a 3D model of the globe for directions to hotels, dining and more.

SketchUp: Create 3D models and place your models in Google Earth.

Picasa Web Albums Uploader: Upload photos and videos to the web from your desktop and iPhoto.

Google: Google Desktop and Softwares for Mac

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Apple Support: Apple Online Support

Apple discussion

forums are filled with thousands of Macintosh, iPod and iPhone users from around the world. Search for an answer, post your question, or answer other users’ questions in the Apple Discussions community.

Apple Discussions: Apple Discussions

macosX.com: The Answer to Mac Support We have the answer, a free mac support

We are comprised of two combined sites, one in the same, yet separate. On one side, we have one of the best established Mac community support site on the Internet with an established user base and an online presence of nearly 6 years. On the other side, we have the new, yet firmly established in the history books as one of the best technical supports sites to ever grace the Internet. Combined, we bring an established foundation of nearly 10 years of providing free technical support online. Just as important, we maintain the original site leadership that founded No Wonder in late 1996 and early 1997, along with Macosx.com in 2000. While No Wonder has changed hands through the years and was scraped at one point, we aim to bring it back to life with the character it once had and now has today.

Our Mission

Macosx.com provides a complete consumer technical support site covering three primary operating systems and various flavors including Mac, Windows and Linux. Aside from supporting the operating system, our goal is to provide support for all applications that run on those operating systems and the hardware that connect to the computers which run them. If it connects to your computer or runs on your computer and falls under one of our three primary operating systems, we provide fast, friendly technical support by a 100% volunteer base, at no charge to the end user.

macosX.com: macosX.com: Free Mac Support

Different troublesome issues that was solved by not a trivial way such us:

- error message: “The application SyncServer quit unexpectedly”.
- External USB disk issue.
- Couldn’t disconnect pendrive.
- Couldn’t eject DVD.
- Firefox problem: Unable to save or download files
- Dreamweaver: unexpectedly quit

and so ones ….

Major Mac: mac problems

BecomeAnXcoder

by Bert Altenburg, Alex Clarke and Philippe Mougin

This book aims to take you relatively painlessly through an introduction to the fundamental concepts in programming the Mac using Xcode and Objective-C. It assumes no prior programming knowledge.

Bert Altenburg, author of AppleScript for Absolute Starters, in co-operation with Alex Clarke and Philippe Mougin, has released a book for newcomers to Cocoa programming using Objective-C and XCode.
This tutorial is written for non-programmers, and is aimed at levelling the learning curve as much as possible.

0: Xcoder – About
0: Xcoder – Introduction
00: Before we start
01: A Program Is a Series of Instructions
02: No comment? Unacceptable!
03: Functions
04: Printing on screen
05: Compiling and Running a Program
06: Conditional Statements
07: Repeating Statements for a While
08: A Program With a GUI
09: Finding Methods
10: awakeFromNib
11: Pointers
12: Strings
13: Arrays
14: Accessors and properties
15: Memory Management
16: Sources of Information

Xcode: A free book for starting with Cocoa using Objective-C

Switch to Mac: Welcome to the Mac family!

If you’re a PC user who has just switched to the Mac and want to find out how to adapt your old working habits to the Mac OS, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Switch 101: The former PC user’s guide to getting the most out of your Mac.

Whether you want to learn how to get around and access everything on your Mac; find out how to move your old PC files to the Mac OS environment; figure out how to connect your printer, iPod, digital camera, or other device; learn how to do those tasks you did on a PC on a Mac; learn how to use the software that came with your Mac; or even find out what to do when things don’t go as planned; we have the answers.

Welcome to Mac
Migrate your files
Connect your peripherals
Get me started on the software
Show me how to set up my Mac for me
My Mac needs help
My Mac Cheat Sheet

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Potential Switchers: What feature(s) would you like to see in Mac OS X Leopard that would ease your decision to switch? …
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Accelerate Your Mac

Make sure you total up the complete costs of upgrading older macs. With new/used/refurbished modern Macs lowering in price, if you’re considering many upgrades (such us CPU, HD, RAM or something other one). Very often it makes more sense to sell the older mac and get a newer machine.

BUT! If you decide to upgrade or to let out your old mac it is shighly recommended to see around on this page.

You will find here lots of comments, suggestions and experiences. You can search in the database selecting your machine parameters and read reports from users that have same or similar computer.

Do you want a to make more fast, more usable your macintosh?