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Lots of buzz today about the Apple TV, including the first review (by some guy at the Journal named Mossberg). Meanwhile, security researchers don't know why there's so little malicious software developed for Mac OS X (but we think we've got an idea). Plus: Check out the latest "iPhone killer" from China.

Better late than never - the Apple TV has arrived. Also, there are rumors of an impending upgrade to the iMac, Apple's exceeding estimates, and a whole lot more.

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Five syllables, then seven syllables, then five more syllables - there's a lot that can be said about the state of the Mac universe in this cherished Japanese poetic form. Read on for our humble contributions, then contribute your own.

Production of the iPhone has begun, and Disney says that Steve Jobs is in the clear. Plus, the future is bright for Apple TV, Adobe's new Apollo, and your neighbor might have a fusion reactor in his basement.

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A Mac fanatic argues convincingly for a May 11 Leopard release. A Sony Ericsson exec insists that people want real buttons on their smartphones. A Pennsylvania university goes Mac-only - and much more.

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The Apple TV's arrival seems imminent, analysts go wild over the far-reaching possibilities for the iPhone's multi-touch control scheme, and other news of the day.

  Nasha encounters numerous types of sea life, but also fantastical creatures inspired from the sea. As she travels through the corridors and caverns of her underwater world she can manipulate aspects of that world through song. She can do this through a circular tool feature (reminding one of the Neverwinter Nights’ UI toolset). Players click on Nasha, then click on musical notes in different order. This create songs which change Nasha and affect her environment. Each musical note is just a visual image; there is no text associated with the image, so there is no distraction from the rest of the game.

Apple working on a flash-enabled sub-notebook? And a flash-based video iPod? BofA believes so. Plus: EU Chief backs off biting Apple, and a Cricket iPod? Natch. Oh, and Happy Pi Day!