Rogers Communication announced a deal to carry Apple’s iPhone in Canada. Eamon Hoey, a sour grapes management consultant whose client list includes most of Canada’s major telecom companies except Rogers, disses the deal, calling it too little too late:
It just ... Read More »
Here’s the deal. Renaming files on a Mac is something of a pain in the rear. In Leopard you can select a single file, hit the Return key, which highlights the file’s name, then type in a new name. If you have 150 files to rename—photos, documents, music—repeat ... Read More »
I’m an adequate typer, made better by spell checking on my Mac. Thanks to TextExpander, I’m now a quick typer for a couple of reasons: 1) I don’t have to remember what to type, and, 2) I don’t even have to do the typing. A good Mac utility should ... Read More »
OS X hint in Macworld on how to use Spotlight to search for lyrics in iTunes. Added to my ‘much-ado-about-not-much’ file.
There are two fairly large caveats: first, Spotlight will only search MP3s, not AACs or any other file format, and second, you must have ... Read More »
I hate it when some songs playing in iTunes are so much louder than others. iTunes’ Sound Check helps, but not enough. iVolume is the answer. The Techno Geek Speak:
iTunes uses a very fast algorithm to quickly analyze the volume of its songs. It’s fast, but ... Read More »
Get a free Mother’s Day portrait when you sign up for Windows Live, whatever that is. It’s here, here, there, and over there. From Fake Steve:
Microsoft now has contracted a serious case of Ray Ozzie Disease, aka Featuritis Creepionis Complicationibus. And this ... Read More »
My disappointment grows in proportion to the money burning a hole in my pocket as I pine for a new quad core iMac. Instead, Apple tosses a bone.
Just when you thought iMac had everything, now there’s even more. More powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processors. And more memory ... Read More »
What do you do most on your Mac besides type on the keyboard? Click, right? We point and click to make things work. What’s next? Copy and paste. Wouldn’t it be great to copy and paste and have your Mac always remember what you copied and pasted? Now it can.Death ... Read More »
A launcher is simply a utility, application, or feature which gives Mac users quick access to, well, utilities, applications, or features. The Dock is OS X’s official launcher. My favorite launcher is DragThing. Launchers for Mac users these days have become sophisticated ... Read More »
Another new feature in Windows Vista. The downgrade to Windows XP. Microsoft gets to count XP sales as Vista sales. PC World’s Ephraim Schwartz:
Dell will preinstall XP Professional as a “downgrade” on a variety of desktop PCs and laptops… saving ... Read More »
I’m a card carrying Mac tinkerholic. I tinker, I dink, I tweak, I check. One of the utilities that I use to tinker on my Mac, one of many, is OnyX. It’s free.Onyx Does What?
Basically, OnyX is one of a dozen or so utilities for Mac OS X that give you hidden access ... Read More »
Random quotes from Macintouch readers on what to do when something goes wrong with your Mac, or seems to.
Any time you get random freezes, it is a good idea to see if there is some software issues or perhaps a network issue.
Software? Network? Or, could it be, maybe, ... Read More »
Another entry for the ‘we knew this already’ file, PC Mag does three months with Leopard and comes out smiling. Edward Mendelson:
Despite minor problems, it’s by far the best operating system ever written for the vast majority of consumers… Leopard ... Read More »
I have a confession to make. I use browsers other than Apple’s Safari. Firefox has extensions. Flock has extra user features. How do I manage my bookmarks across seven different Mac browsers, and a PC?Bookit
It’s a simple request, really. I want the same bookmarks ... Read More »
Two of my favorite Mac applications from BeLight, one of my favorite Mac software developers. Mail Factory designs and prints envelopes, postcards, address and shipping labels. Business Card Composer designs and prints business cards.
Both are loaded with features, easy ... Read More »
SecondGear’s Today is a qualfied companion for Apple’s iCal. Manage tasks and events without lingering in iCal.
Today is a powerful, easy to use event and task management application for Mac OS X Leopard. Built on top of the same data engine as Apple’s ... Read More »
File this in the ‘we knew this already’ drawer. APC reviews Apple’s Time Capsule. They like it. Kinda, sorta.
Despite the ease of use that Apple’s delivered with the Time Capsule there were some significant issues. With only one hard disk and no ... Read More »
One of the coolest looking Mac utilities to come along in awhile is fun to use, easy to use, and totally baffles me, all at the same time. Skitch for your Mac is, well, I’m not sure what it is. It’s fun, though. If I could just get paid for using Skitch.Dueling ... Read More »
Don’t like the Finder for finding and managing files? Replace it with Path Finder, the ultimate Mac power user Finder, the Tab junkie’s dealer, the feature collector’s department store.
Path Finder has a gorgeous, accessible interface that you can customize ... Read More »
iPhoto is one of the Mac’s workhorse applications. Nearly every Mac user with a digital camera uses iPhoto. Once you get a few thousand photos into iPhoto keeping track of where they are can be a pain. Keyword Manager eliminates the pain, organizes your photos fast.Simple ... Read More »
I’m not the only one trying to figure out how to stop doing wrong and inefficient, and do right and more productive. Alan Hoffman:
Is it possible GTD adherents really get nothing done, or not much, because they spend so much time perfecting their organizational systems, ... Read More »
What is it that makes a non-event become headline news? A small Miami company tried to sell so-called Mac ‘clones’ for $399. Will cloned Macs become big sellers? Who is the buyer? What problems will unsupported clones cause? So many questions, so few answers.In ... Read More »
A look at Apple product flops through the years. Mac|Life hates eWorld. Remember Cyberdog? Apple mistakes include the hot selling MacBook Air, HyperCard, the Newton. From TUAW:
Macintosh Portable. The $6500 ‘portable’ Mac was about the size and weight of a baby ... Read More »