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TMO's Regular Columns

Dr. Mac: Rants & Raves
Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has been a Macintosh user for a long, long time and has written 47 computer books including Mac OS X For Dummies, Panther Edition.

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Ihnatko
Andy Ihnatko digs the Mac, and has been writing about the Mac for longer than most of us could tell the difference between a bite of Apple Sauce from a byte of Apple code. You can read his monthly column at Macworld magazine, and his blog at the Colossal Waste of Bandwidth.

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Ted Landau's User Friendly View
Ted Landau is the founder of MacFixit, and the author of Mac OS X Help Line, Tiger Edition and other Mac help books. In his column, Ted looks for the user-friendly approach to making the most of your Mac and iPod.

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The title of this column, "The Devil's Advocate", really says it all. John Kheit is an attorney, and he often takes a critical (some might say an overly critical) look at the issues. Also, John has unearthed some rather interesting developments from Apple and Microsoft alike.

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Just A Thought is Vern Seward's editorial cyber-home. Vern is an IT guy, though his columns run the gamut from spam, to Steve Jobs, to Biofuel Cells, to the iTMS, to just how much AppleWorks sucks (and everything in between)

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The Back Page is the space that Bryan Chaffin carved out for his own thoughts. He suffers from the delusion that there are folks out there who care what he has to say. Topics include just about anything related to the Mac market.

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iPontificate marks the kick-butt return of Gary Randazzo to the pages of The Mac Observer. One of TMO's earliest columnists, along with his writing partner Randy Soare in Wasting Time with the Idiots, Gary turns his attention in his new column to the latest news and events in the Mac community.

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Frameline is written by professional film maker Mike Washlesky, and follows trends, news, and other issues important to the Digital Video market

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This Week in Apple History looks back at more than 30 years of history relating to Apple and the Mac industry. Cowritten by Owen Linzamyer, the author of Apple Confirdential 2.0, and Bryan Chaffin, this series sinks itself deep into the roots of the phenomenon known as Apple.

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Computing With Bifocals is aimed at the generation that remembers what the world was like before there was color, Nancy Carroll Gravley covers issues for people who don't care how their computer works, but rather what their computer and the internet can do for them.

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Reality Check is TMO's political-style cartoon taking a critical look at the tech industry. Created by Cory Harrison (art and ideas) and Bryan Chaffin (ideas), this cartoon pokes fun at the things that need poking.

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