1. Apple Product Names

    Correct: iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Mac, MacBook, Apple

    Incorrect: IPOD, Iphone, I-Phone, IFone, i-PAD, EyePad, Ipadd, I-Toons, MAC, MAC Book, McIntosh, APPLE, AAPL

    (Don't be an idiot. This isn't complicated.)

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  2. Steve Jobs

    It's OK to have heroes, right?

    I didn't think I had any heroes, but when Steve Jobs passed away last week, it hit me harder than expected. I didn't cry, I didn't go into a funk, but I was sad and felt like I'd lost something.

    We idealize our heroes …

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  3. Find-My-iPhone Success Story

    My wife, stepson, and I carpooled today. I picked them up at school and we made the 45-minute drive back home. As we parked the car, my wife noticed that she didn't have her iPhone.

    She initially thought she had left it back in the teachers' lounge, so she called …

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  4. The iTunes UI Sucks

    I like most of Apple's products, but iTunes is a very dark corner of the Mac universe.

    For example, here is what you have to do to download updates to your iPhone apps:

    1. Click the Applications link in the upper-left corner of the navigation pane.
    2. Move the mouse over to …

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  5. Thanks for the Confirmation

    I thought the iPhone App Store's review policy was unnecessarily opaque, but Apple tops it with its Apple Downloads submission process:

    This email confirms we have received your submission. Apple reviews all submissions and reserves the right, at its discretion, to omit, edit, or reject submissions for inclusion on the …

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  6. The One-Button Mouse and Where to Put My Fingers

    The Mac still ships with a one-button mouse. This made sense to me back in the System-6-and-earlier days. Other operating systems had confusing and inconsistent uses for their multiple mouse buttons, and Apple's solution seemed to be the simple and elegant one. Apple's one-button mouse was easier to use, and …

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  7. AirPort Card Freak-Out

    Last night, for no apparent reason, I suddenly lost the WiFi connection on the iMac. I was unable to access the Internet or the other machines on my home network. Every attempt to reconnect to the network gave me an error message. My other laptop with WiFi was working fine …

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  8. Alarm Clock

    One of my favorite desk accessories on the old Mac was the Alarm Clock. Mac OS X doesn't have one. Neither does Windows. I miss it.

    I don't know why it disappeared. I guess they figure the appointment-setting features of iCal, Outlook, or Entourage eliminate the need for a simple …

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  9. iMac First Impressions

    My iMac arrived a few days ago. I took it out of the box, put batteries into the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, plugged the power cable in, and turned it on. I was pleased to hear the good old Mac startup sound, although it was startlingly loud.

    Going through the …

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  10. I Bought an iMac

    I was an early Macintosh user. I bought my first Mac in college (actually, my parents bought it), around 1987. It was a Mac SE, with 1MB of RAM and a 20 MB hard drive. A few years later, I got a IIsi, and a few years after that, I …

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