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The 'Book Mystique by Charles W. Moore

2010-2004 Column Archive

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‘Book Mystique Review Pad & E-reader Recliner (And Laptop Stand) - 23 June, 2010

Mac mini: Apple’s “Almost Portable” Gets A Major Refresh - 16 June, 2010

Stable Speedsters — Safari 5 and Opera 10.60 Alpha 1 - 8 June, 2010

ProSoft Drive Genius 3 Disk Tools Suite - ‘Book Mystique Review - 2 June, 2010

Latest Refreshes Alter MacBook And MacBook Pro Value Equation More Than You Might Think - 26 May, 2010

Apple’s White Unibody MacBook Revision B Arrives (10 Hour Runtime!) But Wither The MacBook Air? - 18 May, 2010

Is Apple Throwing Keyboard-Mouse-Trackpad Traditionalists Under The Bus? - 12 May, 2010

Laptop Lifts Minimalist Notebook Cooling Enhancer And More -- ‘Book Mystique Review - 5 May, 2010

Tiny Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W330 Digital Camera Impressive At $169.99 -- ‘Book Mystique Review - 28 April, 2010

New MacBook Pro = Solid Value and Performance Enhancement + Some Puzzlements Explained - The ‘Book Mystique - 21 April, 2010

The New MacBook Pros: Provisionally The Best Mac Notebooks Ever - 14 April, 2010

Will The iPad Be A Laptop-Challenging Game-Changer Or Remain A Niche Player? - 7 April, 2010

After The New Wears Off - A Year On The Unibody MacBook - 31 March, 2010

SteelSeries Ikari Laser gaming mouse And QcK mass Gaming MousePad - ‘Book Mystique Review - 17 March, 2010

Could The iPad Really Kill The Mac, Or Was Intel x86 An Interim Step Toward Apple Silicon Independence? - 17 March, 2010

Contour RollerMouse Free -- 'Book Mystique Review - 10 March, 2010

In The Hunt For A New MacBook Pro? - Is Now A Sensible Time To Jump? - 3 March, 2010

NokHoo Pretty Smart Laptop Backpack - 'Book Mystique Review - 24 Feb., 2010

The ‘Book Mystique - Why Apple Still Needs A Netbook -- Really - 17 Feb., 2010

Apple Switch To In-House Processors For The Mac? — Not A Good Idea - 10 Feb., 2010

Is Apple Throwing Serious Portable Users Under The Bus With iPad? - The ‘Book Mystique - 3 Feb., 2010

‘Book Mystique - iPad: I Want One - 28 Jan., 2010

13” MacBook vs. 13” MacBook Pro - Which Is The Better Value? - 20 Jan., 2010

‘Book Mystique Review - Kensington ShareCentral USB Device Sharing Hub For Home And SOHO Users - 13 Jan., 2010

‘Book Mystique Review - G-Technology G-Drive Professional External Hard Drive - 06 Jan., 2010

‘Book Mystique - What’s Coming For Mac Portables In 2010? - 30 Dec., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - Thunderbird Version 3.0 Email Client - 16 Dec., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review -- HandshoeMouse Ergonomic Mouse With Laser Or High-Resolution BlueRay Tracking - 9 Dec., 2009

& ‘Book Mystique Review - Photoshop Elements 8: The Missing Manual — Mac and Windows Editions - 2 Dec., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review: Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual - 25 Nov., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - Razer Orochi Laptop Gaming Mouse With Bluetooth and Hard Wired Interfaces - 18 Nov., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - Photoshop Elements 8.0 - 11 Nov., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review — Cirque Easy Cat Freestanding Touchpad - 4 Nov., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review -- LapWorks Fan-Cooled Widescreen Laptop Stand And USB Hub For Large Notebooks - 28 Oct., 2009

New Plastic Unibody MacBook -- The Good And The Bad (Fortunately No Ugly) - 21 Oct., 2009

Getting Up To Speed With Photoshop Elements 8 - 14 Oct., 2009

Seventy-Two Percent Of Mac-Owning Households Have Laptops - The “Logical Mac” Vindicated - 7 Oct., 2009

New MacBook Coming As Soon As Three Weeks Hence? - 30 Sept., 2009

The Five Most Important Apple Laptops - A Contrarian View - 23 Sept., 2009

‘Book Mystique Review: My New Mac, Snow Leopard Edition - 16 Sept., 2009

Six Months On The Unibody MacBook - 9 Sept., 2009

Should Apple Build A Redesigned Plastic MacBook? - 2 Sept., 2009

AppleCare A Questionable Bargain? - Depends On Your Risk Tolerance - 26 August, 2009

Apple Notebooks - How About Some Color? - 19 August, 2009

Logitech Trackman Wheel Trackball Solution To Cranky Laptop Trackpad - 12 August, 2009

Yes; There’s Life Left In Power PC Apple ‘Books, But..... - 5 August, 2009

The MacBook Air Is Probably Doomed, But Not Quite Yet - 29 July, 2009

‘Book Value Review: iToppers Cool Skins For Your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or iBook - 22 July, 2009

Goldtouch Go! Travel Keyboard - ‘Book Mystique Review - 15 July, 2009

Upgrading My Unibody MacBook's RAM - 8 July, 2009

The Mac mini’s Essentially A MacBook Inside; Can It Serve As A Laptop Replacement? - 1 July, 2009

I Got Dem Ol' Slow Data Transfer MacBook Blues Again Mama - 24 June, 2009

The 13 Inch Unibody - Now A Real Computer With No Excuses Necessary - 17 June, 2009

New MacBook Pros The Greatest Value For The Money Mac Notebooks Ever - 10 June, 2009

Take Your MacBook Down The Silk Road - 3 June, 2009

Unibody MacBooks — Time For A Refresh? - 27 May, 2009

A Laptop’s Feel Is As Important As Its Looks - 20 May, 2009

MacBook and MacSpeech Dictate Make A Dynamic Dictation Duo - 13 May, 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - Laptop Laidback Reclined Computing Stand - 29 April, 2009

With Apple Shunning Netbook Space, Is Ubuntu Linux A Credible Alternative To OS X? - 29 April, 2009

The Unbody MacBook’s FireWire Deficiency - What Were They Thinking? - 22 April, 2009

Acer Mounts A Stiff Innovation And Value Challenge To Apple In The Laptop Space - 15 April, 2009

Vicom FTP Client 4.6 Anniversary Edition - ‘Book Mystique Review - 8 April, 2009

The ‘Book Mystique Unibody MacBook A Delightful Machine - 1 April, 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - XPad Slim Non-Slip Laptop Desk, Cooler, and Heat Shield - 25 March, 2009

My 15 Favorite Free Mac Apps. - 18 March, 2009

Email The Unexpected Show-stopper In Columnist’s MacBook Transition - 11 March, 2009

'Book Mystique Review - Proporta USB Universal Emergency Charger And Travel Kit - 4 March, 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - UNIEA Haptique Hard Shell Case For Unibody MacBook - 25 February, 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - Three Fan-Forced Laptop Cooler Stands - 18 February, 2009

Why Apple Needs A MacBook nano And What It Should Be Like - 12 February, 2009

Thoughts Upon Finally Upgrading To An Intel Mac - 37 Months On - 4 February, 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - Logitech diNovo Keyboard, Mac Edition - 28 January, 2009

What Were The 10 Most Significant Macs Of Apple’s First 25 Years? - 21 January, 2009

‘Book Mystique Review - Targus for Mac Bluetooth Presenter Pointing Device For Presentations - 14 January, 2009

The Unibody 17” MacBook Pro Isn’t Perfect, But It's Pretty Good Stuff All The Same - 07 January, 2009

Revisions and Decisions - Choosing A Notebook System Upgrade - 24 December, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: Intelligels Wrist Rests For Laptop Computers - 17 December, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: Targus For Mac Wireless Mouse and Bluetooth Laser Mouse With Optical Scrolling - 10 December, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: SimpleTech SimpleTech PRO1000Q Pro Drive Quad Interface 1TB External Hard Drive - 3 December, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: FastMac U-Charge Universal Battery Charger for Apple Laptops - 26 November, 2008

The Best And Worst Apple Laptops Ever? - 19 November, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: Revolabs xTag USB Wireless Microphone - 12 November, 2008

The ‘Book Mystique Review - Proporta Laptop Bag - 5 November, 2008

The ‘Book Mystique Review - MacCase Premium Leather Flight Jacket For Apple Notebooks - 22 October, 2008

New MacBooks A Solid Triple, But Not Quite A Home Run - 15 October, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: Mac Migration: The Small Business Guide to Switching to the Mac - 8 October, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: ProSoft Drive Genius 2.1.0 Disk Tools Suite - 1 October, 2008

What We Expect (And/Or Hope For) In The Forthcoming New MacBook Pro - 24 September, 2008

Pismos Aren’t Quite Bulletproof After All - 17 September, 2008

Apple’s Special Event: The Waiting Game For Mac ‘Book Updates Continues - 10 September, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Logitech V-550 Nano Mouse Clips to Your Notebook - 3 September, 2008

Due For A System Upgrade But Waiting For Some Excitement - 27 August, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual - 20 August, 2008

Lying Down On The Job - Reclined Computing With Your Laptop - 13 August, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: Targus Mini Kaleidoscope Optical Retractable Mouse - 30 July, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Targus USB 2.0 4-Port Bend-A-Hub and High-Speed File Transfer Cable - 23 July, 2008

Montevina - Er... Centrino 2 Cometh; New Apple ‘Books Should Soon Follow - 16 July, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Targus Velos Messenger Laptop Case - 9 July, 2008

Is AppleCare Worth The Cost? - It Depends - 2 July, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - MacCase Classic Case 2008 For MacBook, iBook and PowerBook - 25 June, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Get In The Picture With Quik Pod Pro Handheld Extendable Photographic Tripod - 18 June, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Lapdawg Multi-Purpose Laptop Desk - 11 June, 2008

MacBooks and MacBook Pros vs iMacs - Value Bake-Off - 4 June, 2008

Roomier, Faster, Cheaper SSDs Coming Sooner Than We Thought (Plus Gazing Forward To Montevina And Beyond) - 28 May, 2008

'Book Mystique Review: Proporta 4 Port USB Compact Hub Ideal For MacBook Air, and Musings On Earl Grey Tea - 21 May, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - The Big Book Of Apple Hacks - 14 May, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: LapWorks Bright Colored Futura Laptop Desks - 7 May, 2008

Could Apple’s PA Semi Purchase Signal A Power PC Laptop Revival? - 30 April, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Photoshop Elements 6.0 - 23 April, 2008

Intel’s Product Roadmap Transparency Enables More Strategic System Upgrade Decisions - 16 April, 2008

Macbook: Go With Penryn Now Or Wait For Montevina? - 9 April, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Lapworks Attaché Fan-Cooled Laptop Stand - 2 April, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: Bento Easy-To-Use Personal Database And Organizer - 26 March, 2008

Blu-Ray And Apple ‘Books - Battery Power Crunch? - 12 March, 2008

'Book Mystique Review: Which Is The Best OS X 10.5 Leopard Manual For You? - 5 March, 2008

New MacBook And MacBook Pro Updates Represent Solid Value-Added, But No Revolution Yet - 27 February, 2008

'Book Mystique Review: Daystar XLR8 AnyDrive USB 2.0 IDE And SATA Hard Drive - 20 February, 2008

What Would You Like To See In The Next MacBook Pro? - 13 February, 2008

MacBook Air’s Innards Are (Unofficially) User Accessible After All, But It Doesn’t Help A Whole Lot - 6 February, 2008

The Perils Of Early Adoption vs Late Adoption And Risk Of Buyer Remorse - 30 January, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - Wegener Media 8x SuperDrive Upgrade For Pismo (and Lombard) PowerBooks - 23 January, 2008

'Book Mystique Mailbag - Friday, January 18, 2008 - 18 January, 2008

MacBook Air Cool But Too Compromised For Serious Computing - 16 January, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review: FastMac TruePower 65-Watt Power Adapter For PowerBook and iBook - 9 January, 2008

‘Book Mystique Review - iCab 4.0: The iCab Web Browser Is Back! - 2 January, 2008

Hotrodded Pismo Or Newer Refurb. 'Book - Which Makes Better Economic Sense? - 26 December, 2007

Sifting Through The Tea Leaves Of MacBook Pro “nano” Rumors - 19 December, 2007

Pismo - The PowerBook That Refuses To Just Fade Away - 12 December, 2007

Is Apple In Danger Of Losing Its Obvious Superiority Edge? - 5 December, 2007

Why Apple Notebooks Are The Logical Mac More Than Ever - 28 November, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review : COOLdock Laptop Stand And Targus Chill Mat Fan-Forced Notebook Cooling - 21 November, 2007

How Much RAM Is Enough? - 14 November, 2007

New MacBook “Revision D” "Santa Rosa" Has Some Attractive Enhancements, But.... - 7 November, 2007

The Mac OS Is Still A Compelling Reason To Go Apple, But what If You Could Have Your Leopard Cake And Eat It On Cheaper PC Hardware? - 31 October, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - Wegener Media G4/550mhz Upgrade For Pismo - 24 October, 2007

Leopard And Apple Portables: What Will Work; What Will Not; And What To Expect - 17 October, 2007

Leopard To End The Power PC G3 Era - An Affectionate Look Back At 10 Years Of G3 Computing - 10 October, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review: Pininfarina-Designed 500 GB SimpleDrive Hi-Speed USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - 3 October, 2007

Is The “ThinBook” Coming This Fall? - 26 September, 2007

The ‘Book Mystique Review - Kensington’s Ci70 Desktop Set - 19 September, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - Two New Wireless Notebook Mice From Kensington - 5 September, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review: BeLight Live Interior 3D 1.2 - An Interior Design Studio On Your ‘Book - 22 August, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - iPhone The Missing Manual - 22 August, 2007

The ‘Book Mystique Review - SLAPPA V2 Velocity SPYDER Laptop Backpack For Back To School or Work - 15 August, 2007

Torrid Notebooks - How Hot Is Too Hot? - 08 August, 2007

The Quest For The Cheap Laptop - Don’t count the Mac Out Entirely - 01 August, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - iHiFi Universal Transmitter/Receiver Combo for iPod and Bluetooth - 26 July, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - Laptop Desk Futura - 18 July, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - Pacific Design Action II Backpack X - 11 July, 2007

Apple Lags PC-Makers In SubNotebook Category - New Thin Dell Raises The Bar - 3 July, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - Miglia Alchemy FW 800 PC Card - 27 June, 2007

Do-It-Yourself Art Deco Laptop Stand From Scrounged Materials and 'Book Mystique Mailbag - 20 June, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - LapWorks Aluminum Desktop Stand For Notebook Computers - 13 June, 2007

“Revision C” MacBook Pros A Substantial Performance And Value Upgrade - 6 June, 2007

The Mac Mystique - If I have To Explain It To You, You May Never Understand - 30 May, 2007

Old ThinkPad Is Solid, But I Still Prefer The Pismo - 23 May, 2007

MacBook Refresh Bumps Clock Speed A Bit; Value On Entry Level Model A Lot - 16 May, 2007

Is Denmark’s Consumer Complaints Board Right About The G4 iBook? - 9 May, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - iSkin SOHO Laptop Portfolio Sleeve - 2 May, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review - Pacific Design Ruckus Laptop Messenger Bag - 25 April, 2007

Talking To Your ‘Book - Using iListen Dictation Software With Apple Notebooks - 18 April, 2007

MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Value Revisited - 11 April, 2007

Why Can’t MacBooks Be More Like Lego? - 4 April, 2007

‘Book Mystique Review: The Laptop Stand - 21 March, 2007

Why Apple’s NoteBook Team Could Take Lessons From Alienware - 14 March, 2007

The State Of The Art In PowerBook Processor Upgrades 2007 - 7 March, 2007

Is The MacBook Pro Really A Better Value Than The MacBook? - Plus 'Book Mystique Mailbag - 28 February, 2007

Should Apple Build A 15-inch MacBook? - 21 February, 2007

New ASUS U1F Subnotebook - The Shape Of Things To Come In A Baby MacBook Pro? - 14 February, 2007

The ‘Book Mystique Review - Waterfield RacerX Computer Bag For 17” MacBook Pro and PowerBook - 7 February, 2007

A Compact MacBook Pro Should Demand Few Compromises - Plus 'Book Mystique Mailbag - 31 January, 2007

'Book Mystique Review: AlSoft DiskWarrior 4.0 - Mac Disk Diagnostic, Maintenance, And Repair Tool - 24 January, 2007

OWC/Axiotron’s ModBook Mac Tablet Computer Salvages Macworld Expo For Apple ‘Book Fans - 17 January, 2007

No New Macs At Macworld Expo, But Notebooks The Logical Mac More Than Ever - 10 January, 2007

Why Apple Might Hesitate Launching A 12” MacBook Pro (But I Hope They Don"t) - 3 January, 2007

Will “Robson” Hybrid NAND/Flash Technology Be The “Next Big Thing” For Apple ‘Books? - 27 December, 2006

Are The Core Duo Mac Notebooks “Road Apples? - 20 December, 2006

Christmas Gift And Stocking-Stuffer Ideas For Laptop Users - 10 Things We’ve Tried And Liked From $16.95 to $99.99 - 13 December, 2006

Keeping Your ‘Book Alive And Productive Through Power Blackouts - Plus Mailbag -- 6 December, 2006

The ‘Book Mystique Carries On With MacBook Pro and MacBook -- 29 November , 2006

The Core 2 Duo Factor - Updating My System Upgrade Road Map -- 22 November , 2006

The ‘Book Mystique Review - TruePower PowerBook G3 Pismo/Lombard Extended Life Battery -- 15 November , 2006

Five Years With Pismo -- 8 November , 2006

Watch TV On Your ‘Book - Miglia TVMicro and TVMax Television Tuners/Recorders Reviewed -- 1 November , 2006

MacBook Pro “Revision B” Arrives -- 25 October, 2006

My Ideal Laptop/Notebook Would Be Easy To Fix and Upgrade -- 18 October, 2006

Finessing ‘Book Depreciation -- 11 October, 2006

Mac Laptop/Notebook Parts And Repair Alternatives to Apple's High Service Fees -- 4 October, 2006

Is The Age Of Disposable Laptops.... er...Notebooks.... Upon Us? - Plus 'Book Mystique Mailbag [Updated] -- 27 September, 2006

'Book Mystique Review: Three Little Mice From Radtech -- 20 September, 2006

Is The New Core Duo Mac mini A Practical Notebook Substitute? - Plus 'Book Mystique Mailbag -- 13 September, 2006

Low-End High-End ‘Books - Plus 'Book Mystique Mailbag -- 6 September, 2006

School ‘Books -- 30 August, 2006

DEVONthink Professional 1.2 Keeps Track Of “What’s On Your ‘Book” -- 23 August, 2006

Hotrodding The Dual USB iBook -- 16 August, 2006

The 'Book Mystique Mailbag - August 11, 2006 -- 11 August, 2006

The Laptop ("Notebook") vs. Desktop Dialectic Continues -- 9 August, 2006

'Book Mystique Review - Turn Your ‘Book Into A Digital Virtual Darkroom With Photoshop Elements 4.0 -- 26 July , 2006

The 'Book Mystique Review - Aviator Laptop Stand For Air Warriors -- 19 July , 2006

'Book Mystique Review: SLAPPA HardBody PRO Laptop Case with Shoulder Sling -- 12 July , 2006

The "Disposable" Laptop? -- 5 July , 2006

New Macbook, Refurb., or Upgrade The Pismo? - Unravelling The Dilemma -- 28 June, 2006

The 'Book Mystique Mailbag - June 22, 2006 -- 22 June, 2006

'Books are Still Laptops, But Sometimes A Bit Of Help Is Necessary -- 21 June, 2006

Is the MacBook The Real "Son of Pismo" -- 14 June, 2006

The 'Book Mystique Review - Two Laptop-Style Freestanding Keyboards, One With Backlit Keys -- 7 June, 2006

The 'Book Mystique Mailbag - June 2, 2006 -- 2 June, 2006

Is Apple 'Book Reliability What It Used To Be? -- 31 May, 2006

MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: Which Is The Better Value? -- 23 May, 2006

The MacBook Cometh (And What It All Means) -- 17 May, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Review - Kensington 70 Watt Notebook AC/DC Power Adapter -- 10 May, 2006

The Last Ten Best PowerBooks List -- 3 May, 2006

New 17" MacBook Pro A Substantial Enhancement And A Bargain Value Too -- 26 April, 2006

Is The Rugged Clamshell iBook Still a Credible Player? -- 19 April, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Mailbag - April 13, 2006 -- 13 April, 2006

How Safe Is Your Wireless-Networked Laptop? -- 12 April, 2006

Refurbished MacBook Pro Availability Shifts The Value Equation -- 5 April, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Review - Radtech BT500 mini Mobile Bluetooth Mouse -- 29 March , 2006

Fun With BigAl -- 22 March , 2006

The New vs. Refurbished PowerBook Value Equation -- 15 March , 2006

PowerBook Mystique Review - Waterfield Cozmo Mambo Combo Laptop Case -- 8 March , 2006

Why I'm Getting One More Power PC PowerBook - Plus PowerBook Mystique Mailbag -- 1 March , 2006

PowerBook Mystique Review - OWC/NewerTech NuPower High Capacity Batteries For PowerBook and iBook -- 22 February, 2006

iFixIt Teardown Guides Can Be Lifesavers and MacBook Pro Now Shipping - Plus PowerBook Mystique Mailbag -- 15 February, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Mailbag - February 9, 2006 -- 09 February, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Review - Waterfield Cargo Mambo Combo Laptop Case -- 08 February, 2006

Your Next 'Book, And Mine -- 01 February, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Mailbag - January 19, 2006 -- 19 January, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Review - surfACE I 1.5 Laptop Stand with Tripod Adapter -- 18 January, 2006

Welcome To The The MacBook Mystique - Plus PowerBook Mystique Mailbag -- 11 January, 2006

PowerBook Mystique Review: Laptop Stands For Serious Road Use - Plus PowerBook Mystique Mailbag -- 4 January, 2006

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