MacUser blog makes way for Mac Channel

The MacUser blog is no more. But don’t worry—all of our great Mac content remains a part of Macworld.

Instead of putting our Mac-focused coverage in a single blog, we’ve moved it to our Mac Channel. That means old favorites like The Macalope and Remains of the Day can be found alongside news, reviews, and how-tos related to the Mac in our Mac Channel news feed.

Our Mac 911, Mac OS X Hints, and Mac Gems blogs will continue as before.

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Remains of the Day: No Siri, that’s my baby

The iPhone 4S meets its match in the team at iFixit, Apple may add movies to the cloud, and one Apple executive gets a lengthy write-up. The remainders for Thursday, October 13, 2011 are down for the count.

iPhone 4S Teardown (iFixit)

In a development that should surprise absolutely nobody, iFixit has already turned a brand new iPhone 4S into a pile of parts. The crew found a 1GHz A5 processor, 512MB of RAM, and absolutely no trace of that Siri chick.

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Remains of the Day: Bite out of the old apple

A squabble over an iconic Apple image, a professional opinion of blogger conduct, and an explanation of Steve Jobs’s choice in fashion. The remainders for Wednesday, October 12, 2011 are a 1-2-3 inning.

Former Marin man files copyright for Jobs image (Mercury News)

A 25-year-old man, Farzin Adeli, has filed for a copyright of the now iconic image of Apple’s logo, where the bite is replaced by Steve Jobs’s silhouette. There’s some controversy, however, over just who came up with the image first. Fortunately, the Internet is really good at sorting out these kinds of disputes.

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Remains of the Day: Hip to be square

Heck of a week, huh? And things are only just getting started. Early iPhone 4S units have begun slipping out overseas, the iPad is dominating in the Web surfing arena, and one of the great writers of our time remembers Steve Jobs. The remainders for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 are so tired they could eat a lion. With milk.

‘Square’ gives small US businesses an edge (AFP)

Payment processor Square, which lets merchants accept credit card payments via a dongle that plugs into their smartphone or tablet, now handles $2 billion in transactions every year. Unfortunately, $1 billion of that was a single payment to this guy.

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The Macalope Weekly: Respect

The Macalope paid his respects to Steve Jobs on Thursday, so today we’re back to punching morons. And, though it seems like a million years ago now, it was only Tuesday that Apple announced the iPhone 4S—which, naturally, was an utter disappointment.

Now, the Macalope wants to warn you that the commentary he wades into in the middle section this week is not pretty. If you want to skip that and go right to the happy ending, no one would think any less of you. Because, in the end, the outpouring of respect for the life of Steve Jobs this week was as beautiful as the things he helped create.

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Remains of the Day: Nothing's gonna change my world

It’s been a strange couple of days for all of us on the Apple beat. On Wednesday afternoon, I was in the midst of writing a Remains of the Day that begged bloggers to write about anything other than iPhone 4S nitpicks when I heard the news. Be careful what you wish for, I suppose.

We’ve done a couple of Jobs-centric Remains in the past. But we'd like to acknowledge the man one more time as the remainders for Friday, October 7, 2011 make their way across the universe.

Steve Jobs Funeral is Friday (Wall Street Journal)

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The Macalope Daily: Giant

The Macalope’s going to keep this short because he’s not a eulogist, he’s not a poet, he’s just a pointy instrument for skewering silly pundits. His hooves can’t do someone like Steve Jobs justice.

No, this mythical beast was not blind to Steve’s flaws, but when someone lives a life writ so large, the footnotes are unimportant.

In his commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Stanford University, Jobs said “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

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