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I am a new Apple Zombie. For only about six months have I been living on a diet of Cupertino Kool-Aid and the brains of the living. There is bound to be an adjustment period.stevo.jpg

So, yesterday was my first experience with MacWorld while part of the legions of the Undead. It was all very interesting, of course. But it seems that the day after can bring a bit of a a headache.

First, my iPod touch. Love it. Almost life-changing. Still, I have wanted a mail client for the Touch, as working with web mail is a bit clunky, especially on an iPod. At 11:45am Central Time yesterday, I got a text message from Scott. Steve, our Zombie Leader, is speaking of the Touch. “What can we do for the iPod Touch?” he asks rhetorically. The answer: mail, and a few other applications that allow access to stuff I can find on the web quite easily. The price? Twenty bucks. So, what Steve was really asking was, “How can we get a free lunch out of Peter?”

‘Not sure yet if Mr. Jobs can count of that Big Mac, fries, a drink, and an apple pie for the family just yet. We’ll see. Twenty bucks seems a bit steep for mail, considering third-party clients will be coming soon. And, I have a BlackBerry now, so the jury remains out on this one. Will I weaken? Depends… is there a full moon tonight?

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Hopefully by now, Dear Reader, you have discovered that Apple Zombies is a website about three things:

  1. Apple Computers, and the experiences of Apple newbies like me,
  2. Apple Zombies, those self-absorbed know-it-alls who feel a sense of superiority while using their Apples, and believe that anything Steve Jobs does, up to and including his choice of breakfast cereals, is something we all should emulate, and
  3. Zombies. Just ’cause they’re fun.

See? It all works together.

Funny how things have worked out, though. Scott seems to write all the “real” content — actual Apple rumors, Apple entertainment news, and the like. I tend to write the silly crap — mindless zombie minutia and pointless drivel about local grocery stores. See below.step2_beautyshot_mb_060509.jpg

OK. Some real Apple content. If you have read further down, you would know that Scott is still working off Tiger, and I have made the jump to Leopard on my swanky 24″ iMac. My dirty secret, though, is that, on occasion, I do run 10.4; I have a MacBook, that’s only a few months old.

So, this morning, I turned the MacBook on, as it still is home to my iTunes account, wanting to add a song or two that, again, will bring my manhood into question. Wow. Apple has been busy. Lots of updates had accrued in the week or two since I last used the MacBook.

Topping this list is a rather large update to Tiger. Tiger, which is now officially Version 10.4.11, had a massive 131 MB update. What was it about? Who knows? But, Steve wouldn’t lead us wrong, would he?! I’ll drink that Kool-Aid! Brains… Also on the hit parade, one found an 80 MB update to Java, a 41 MB update to iTunes, a 51 MB update to Quicktime, and a new 7 MB to iDVD. This makes me wonder, though, what do people without Broadband do? I can’t even imagine.

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