iPad

A few thoughts: • It’ll be hit, OK? When the iPod first came out everybody—me included— thought, “It’s just another MP3 player. It’ll never be a big thing.” Apple improved the product until they’d sold 250 million,...

The CBO and the GOP

So it turns out that versus the status quo, the just-passed Senate health bill saves $132 billion over the next 10 years according to the independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO). (You can read the report here.) It also covers 31 million more Americans than the...

iWow

If you do much listening to music via iTunes, SRS makes a really cool and relatively inexpensive plug-in called iWow Premium that radically improves the sound. There’s a free 14-day trial, and trust me, you will be amazed at the sonic difference.

Sweet Rosetta

To paraphrase John Lennon: Sweet Rosetta fat she thought she was a cleaner, but she was a frying pan. When Apple made the switch from PowerPC chips to Intel chips several years ago they had the solve a daunting problem: PowerPC code doesn’t run on Intel chips....

Big Iron

I bought a 2.26 8-core Xeon Mac Pro recently. I intend to use it for music and video production, two tasks for which it is well-suited. I call it “Big Iron” since that’s what it is: A huge chunk of metal that takes over the whole side of my desk....