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Freeware

Favored Freeware: Kubrick

The Kubrick template is an easy to install, highly customizable open source template for WordPress. You can see it in action on the Kubrick Demo Site, and ask support questions as well as show off your costumized Kubrick setup on the Support Forums.

Pros: Kubrick looks great out-of-the-box and is easily customizable.

Cons: None significant.

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Freeware

Mactracker v3.0

Mactracker has received yet another extreme makeover to v3.0! Among several database updates, v3.0 features a new interface, new model icons, a new search feature, and integration with Mactracker for iPod (OS X version only). This is a fascinating batch of updates to an all ready fascinating application. Mactracker is a must-have app for anyone working in a field that requires detailed knowledge on past and present Macs. It’s so easy, even your coworkers could use it!

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Technology

November Ends With a Bang

The day after Thanksgiving is always the best day to buy gifts for the whole family. Special offers and low prices will be present in almost all retail stores. If you can handle the traffic and ugliness of humanity that is displayed every year on this day, then don’t forget to head down to your local Apple Retail Store for some of their best prices. According to Apple, “Don’t miss out. You’ll find all the best gift ideas at great prices, but if you’ve seen any Apple hardware or software at a better price elsewhere, we’ll match that price.”

In other news, Apple is still on track to open the iTunes Music Store to Canadian residents before the end of this month.

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World

Facts and Fiction

The factual content of the news has always been a hot topic. Lately, it seems as if issues are either blown out of proportion or simply forgotten. Sometimes the smallest misuse of a word can lead to the largest misunderstanding. How could this be bad for our society? Why can’t we exaggerate? Exaggeration boosts our ratings, increases the viewer’s adrenaline, and increases overall interest in our content. You can’t exaggerate facts. When you deal with the news, you deal with individual’s lives and their careers. The last thing an individual wants is to have something he did or didn’t do be blown out of proportion. The facts need to be presented, not the fiction. Famed author, Orson Scott Card, has done an excellent job of explaining the evil brought forth by Reporting Out of Context.

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Technology

Leaving Quark for InDesign

Many graphic design sites, MacMerc included, have stressed the importance of moving from the cumbersome and outdated QuarkXpress to the fresh and lively Adobe InDesign. MacMerc recently held a contest, asking readers to submit an open letter to Quark, explaining why they intend to switch. The contest has long since ended, and Jeff Ferzoco perfectly explained why he will not regret turning his back on Quark.