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After trying repeatedly to get a job with our local Apple store (unsuccessfully), I’ve decided that I will be sharing information normally given to new customers with readers of this blog. A natural first step is to explain the differences between the different Apple models, and how each one is best suited for a particular user.

The first question you need to ask yourself is what you plan on doing with your new computer. While each model is surprisingly powerful for doing a wide range of computing tasks, some do them better than others. By knowing this going in, it makes choosing the system much easier.

The second question — generally decided by the answer to the first one — is whether you want a laptop or a desktop. Laptops have greater portability, but often lack high powered components, and sometimes come at a higher price. Desktops generally come at lower prices, but at the expense of portability.
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In less than 2 weeks iPhone 2.0 will be released to the masses and developers will start making the iPhone and iPod touch a viable computing platform. I, for one, am excited to see what will be released in the coming months.

If you’re a developer looking for some application ideas, here is a list of applications I hope are made soon after v2.0 is released.
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When you get an iPod, you’re faced with many decisions: should I put mostly movies on it? Which songs should I use? Should I manually manage the music, or can I leave it as automatic syncing?

While I can’t help you pick which tunes your iPod will contain, I can help you decide which method to use. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks, and can make using your iPod even more enjoyable.
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If you had told me 5 years ago that I’d ever start a blog — much less one about Macs — I’d probably look at you funny. I never really thought that I would have knowledge about something that other people would find interesting, or valuable. But here we are.

It’s now almost been 6 months since I’ve started wesg.ca, and I’m quite happy with the results. Slowly, more people are visiting, and it’s very nice to see people writing comments about posts that I’ve made.

This brings me to the reason for the title of the post — the coolest part about blogging. To me, blogging exemplifies everything the Web was originally meant for. People sharing their opinion and knowledge with others, who go and share that info with even more people. I thought of all this because a recent post contained some information about the footer of my website. I shared that the part that says “My MacBook has been on for xx days” was a result of a number of Applescripts and Automator actions. Commenter phalkunz stated that they liked the idea, and had developed an even more elegant solution. I was excited that someone else had taken the time to read my post, and also come up with another method. Thanks, phalkunz!

So for me, the coolest part about blogging is having other people take interest in what you’ve done, comment, and write about your post in turn. If you comment on my website with a link to your blog, it is very likely that I will follow the link and browse your site for interesting information. I hope that more comments are made, and that even more people value the information I have to share.

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OS X Leopard is a great operating system, but having used it since it’s arrival in October, I’ve found a number of things I think Apple should fix, in increasing order of randomness:

  1. Network Sharing
  2. Time Machine configuration
  3. Workgroup configuration
  4. WiFi dropouts
  5. Spaces configuration

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