Archive for the 'Adel's Posts' Category

The incredible shrinking boxes

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

The new iLife and iWork boxes are barely bigger than CD cases. The start of a new trend, Apple seems to be cutting down on packaging. Even the new dotMac subscription retail boxes are about this size. Should this be a problem?
No, practically speaking. Cheaper to manufacture and produce, easier to ship, stock and display, […]

Power corrupts

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Having really not much to do stuck in morning rush hour traffic, I recently had a vigorous discussion with my brother, a Windows user (but the distinction is irrelevant for the subject we were discussing in this case, so I don’t know why I’m even mentioning it at all) and mobile warrior like me, about […]

Addressing Address Book

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

My country is cell phone crazy.
The telecommunications industry is big business here; cell phones sell like hotcakes, and everyone has one. Democratized pricing, provider subsidy and creative budget service plans enable people from all walks of life and all income brackets (and even those without an income) to own a phone. Having the latest and […]

Uncle Steve

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Breaking News: These days, when you say Apple Mouse, you could mean Mickey himself.
It’s happened. The Pixar-Disney merger should be officially announced by the time you read this. Deal’s done, and all it needs is approval from the board. Pixar becomes an arm of Disney and effectively gets absorbed, but Steve-o gets a seat on […]

The bag thing

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

I have an obsession with bags. Computer bags, specifically.
I’m sure a lot of you out there are like me. Come on. Admit it. It seems to be a disease that attacks Macheads more often than other people. Nearly everyone in my User Group has a bag thing. At meetings we check out each other’s gear […]

Battery blues

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

The battery of my two-year-old 12” Albook is showing signs of serious wear.
Recently it was hovering at 57% charging capacity and was giving me about two-and-a-half hours of juice. Then in the space of two days that setting dived 12%, and I was getting an hour less Mac time on the road. Additionally, recharging the […]


Thursday, January 19th, 2006

A friend of mine who attended Macworld last week brought me home a souvenir – a Belkin smartwrap-type iPod cord organizer (sorry about the inadequate reference, Belkin; as far as I know there is no generic name for Sumajin’s seminal Smartwrap, and I am at a loss; it’s like trying to describe the color green […]

Crystal clear

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

I recently tried to apply a screen protector onto my Albook’s LCD screen.
You don’t know the meaning of hell until you trying installing one of these.
I spent two hours trying to put it on flawlessly. And failed. I thought it would be a piece of cake since I’m an old hand sticking them onto […]

Tough Love

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Hi. My name is Adel Gabot, and I’ll be one of the people behind The After Mac.
I know. My first name sounds sooo like a girl’s, but I’m not. I’ve gotten my fair share of gender-based misunderstandings, but none too serious, save for one time I […]