Every year at CNET, we close down for the winter holidays to recharge for the coming year. In 2009 we saw (and covered) the last Macworld Expo with Apple at the helm, the launch of the iPhone 3GS, and updates to almost all of Apple's hardware and software. Meanwhile, we returned every week in this newsletter with the latest Mac software and news so readers might try some of the very many third-party software offerings available at Download.com.
2010 promises to be another great year, with rumors of the Apple tablet and a (more or less) confirmed new … Read more
The last time I needed to clean my computer I considered setting it on my patio and blasting it with the garden hose, then decided that probably was not the best idea. Apple has a knowledgebase document they've released with instructions on how to best clean various Mac models, but I should warn you if you care to read it, to be prepared for redundancy.… Read more
Some users are finding that after rebooting their Mac, the previously changed sound levels have reverted to a default setting. For some users the sound level is set at a minimum, while others report that the setting defaults back to fifty percent.… Read more
Just in time to round out your holiday shopping season, we've consulted the Web traffic oracles and compiled a list of the most popular laptops of 2009.
Based on which system reviews CNET readers clicked on most often, this list shows what's on the minds of laptop shoppers -- and the emphasis is clearly on value over all else.
We've got six Netbooks in the top 10, including the Asus Eee PC 1005HA, which we've held up as a classic example of a Netbook done right. Apple, and 13-inch laptops in general, are also well-represented. Interestingly, … Read more
Yahoo has a new program to spread kindness. But Cooley hates it. Why? There's no app for that. We also discover the true meaning of holiday hate when Tom and Brian fight over the rights of the customer when shopping. And we review the JooJoo and Boxee. And Natali lets on that she hates Brooklyn. At least when Brooklyn has no food.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) Episode 1121
Boxee Beta is cleaner, better, still closed http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-10410159-250.html
And Boxee Box will launch next … Read more
After much anticipation, Google has finally released Google Chrome for Mac. It is the first beta release, so it will no doubt have bugs, but should be at least fun and interesting for people to check out. The browser has risen in popularity since it's release for Windows about a year ago, and people have been waiting for Google to release it for Linux and OS X. While there have been development versions available for a while, this marks the first step in the final product.… Read more