Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

What a long, strange trip it’s been

February 18, 2015  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since I last updated Apple Briefs. In the past three years we have moved to a larger office, grown our staff to six team members, and served hundreds of great families.

Over that time, our office technology has become stable and increasingly refined also. And while we have made a few course changes on specific applications and services, we have never doubted our choice of Macs as the computing foundation for our workplace.

In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to sharing the tools we use and many of the things we have learned in a revitalized Apple Briefs.

Back in Business

June 15, 2010  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

It’s been no secret that this blog has languished for some time.  A lot has gone on since I last updated this site regularly.  So it’s time for me to get Apple Briefs back in business.

News, tips, and changes are headed your way.  Stay tuned.

Mac, Interrupted

February 11, 2008  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

I apologize for the downtime and lack of posts the last few days. My ISP had some software issues over the weekend, but they appear to have been resolved now. I expect to get back to regular posting tomorrow.


January 29, 2008  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

We (meaning me) here at Apple Briefs have been quite busy with the “day job” lately and haven’t had much time to post. I don’t want to let my readers down, though. I am, therefore, going to borrow a page from Microsoft and pre-announce a few future posts. I have a couple of longer articles in the works – the first of which should be finished shortly (the article explains why you should use a Mac, a question that I don’t think has received a sufficient answer). I am also working on a review (or two). So, stay tuned! There is a lot more great stuff to come!

Mac GTD: OmniFocus and Things

January 9, 2008  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

The past few days saw two big announcements related to Macintosh GTD software. Yesterday, The Omni Group announced the release of version 1.0 of OmniFocus. I have been using OmniFocus since the private beta, and really enjoy using it.

We also saw the public release of Things, a new GTD app from the makers of Xyle Scope. Xyle Scope is an excellent application that I have used for quite some time (but I expect that most of my readers haven’t – it’s primarily useful for web developers). Things looks quite good, and I look forward to trying it out. The name “Things” does make for some interesting grammar, doesn’t it?

Some of the similarities and differences between OmniFocus and Things are readily apparent from the Things video demo. I am really curious how Things’ emphasis on tags plays out in every day use. I am going to reserve a full review and comparison with OmniFocus until Things gets closer to a 1.0 release.