The Unofficial Apple Weblog is giving away a Ipod Nano. The only thing you have to do is post your 10 all-time favorite posts from TUAW. So, here we go:
- What are you listening to? – In this post, they asked everyone to look at their iTunes and post what their 5 most played songs were. This was great because it was community based, easy to do, and it was guaranteed to have accurate results (Here were my five).
- The New York Times on Mac Geniuses and the Halo Effect – This was a great summary post that highlighted some great facts about the Genius Bars. I would have missed this had you not highlighted it.
- Freeware February: Notational Velocity – I was watching every day for what new tools you could bring into my life. NV is wonderful and a integral part of my workflow now.
- More birthday tributes for Steve – PodBrix are way cool and you brought them into my world.
- MacDevCenter on 20 Cool Tiger Features – I was quick to upgrade to Tiger and mostly enjoyed Spotlight. This post showed me some other things I could appreciate by going to 10.4.
- Make NetNewsWire Sing – This is the second most important program on my computer after Mail. This was a great tip and helped with slowdowns I was getting.
- T-shirt bears quote from Jobs’ Standford Speech – This was great for two reasons – the shirt is hilarious and you guys have a link to video of Jobs’ speech (I didn’t know I could watch it).
- When was your Mac Born? – This was a cute post. For people who consider their Apple a part of their identity, it was a great way to become even more attached.
- iTunes 5 shuffle got more random – I was always on the side that they must have some special programming built into the shuffle. I know it wasn’t true, but it sure seemed like it. I found it really interesting to see them add it as a feature (and I saw it on TUAW first).
- How to Create a podcast with .Mac – I liked the possibility of no bandwidth charges with putting my files up on .Mac. But what is great about this post is it referred to a TUAW post the day before that I had missed. The topic was how Apple just put a cap on bandwidth. It pushed me to pursue other avenues.
To summarize, TUAW helps me see things that I don’t often have time to find myself.