Got a web cam ? Got a Mac ? Got Quicktime Pro ? If yes, you have the necessary ingredients for a Quickie Movie: click here for the info.
The best password integration program available, bar none. Check out the video demonstration.
Do you have a AppleCare Protection Plan ? Apple support has a free app waiting for you if you do. Click here.
Why pay Apple for a .mac address and only 1Gig of storage when you can have a Google mail account and 2 Gigs of storage for free ? There are rumors that Apple will offer there .mac accounts free in the near future. Why are people slow to get rid of their .mac accounts ? It could be that they don’t want to give up their address’s with the .mac signature. Or they have spent a lot of time making a .mac web page and don’t want the hassle of moving it elsewhere. But if your considering the move here is a nice article by Matthew Russell on a O’Reilly Report page.
Most seasoned Apple users know not to get extra ram added from Apple when they buy directly from the company. One might say a “scam” is involved with the over the top pricing that Apple instigates. Here’s a great researched blog that gives you sage advice when upgrading ram. The scoop on the “scam“.
I really like to see other Mac users do a Dashboard call up. Kinda lets you see what is important in their lives. For example here’s a pic of my desktop when I activate Dashboard. What does this tell you ? How come I feel like Dean Martin at the moment ? Soooo…anyway, if you have explored all that Dashboard has to offer and use it to the point that you feel like you’re playing Stratego , here’s a link that should speed things up. Click on the pic if your feeling like Dr. Watson.
For all you windows users out there that are thinking it’s time to switch to a Mac, here’s a great site to get you started.
Can’t leave well enough alone? Like bright shiny objects? Need a change to your interface? Well, Bucky, here’s the site for you.
Leo Laporte launches a 50 minute show devoted to the latest Mac news and views from the top journalists covering Apple today. This roundtable discussion is audio only, and complements the video only MacBreak. This click will take you directly to iTunes podcast download.
A must for the cork board. Click here.
Ever wonder why you’re Macbook (or older Powerbook/iBook) doesn’t get nearly as much battery life as it used to? Perhaps the culprit is Spotlight indexing the /tmp folder. This user found a great battery improvement as seen in the article.
There’s no disputing that iTunes boasts an excellent feature set right out of the installation package. However, if you really plan to stretch its powers to the max, you may want to think about downloading a few third-party applications. Tired of just sending Itunes to your stereo through your Airport Express ? Give Airfoil a try.
Squeeze every ounce of bandwidth out of your broadband connections with Broadband Tuner 1.0. The post date from Apple is November 2005, so it is a bit dated. Here’s the Apple download page.
Remy Sharp has compiled a nice list to help P.C. owners in transition to Macs. Click here.
All things in moderation seems the mantra that holds true at the end of the day. Yet we Mac owners have that one yearn. Omnipresence. In a perfect world we would see the Mini Mac come to true fruition and be done with all the unanswered questions. Till then, try this you intrepid Apple Owners.
Can another Apple Laptop remote control your new laptop ? Yes, unless you “lock” in your remote. You can “pair” your remote with your Mac so that only your remote will work with it. The way to do this is to point the remote about 3 inches away from the Apple logo on the front of your Mac (or for the Macbooks the infra-red receiver) and then press and hold the Menu and Next/Fast-forward buttons simultaneously on the remote for 5 seconds. Want your remote to do more ? Try this.
Here’s a site for you intrepid Apple owners who like to fix your own computers. I’ve used this site on occasion and was very impressed with the straight forward simple instructions. A word of advice. Lock yourself in a room when you start ripping the guts out your Apple. Why? When you find you have less screws than the ones you took out, you can’t blame anyone but yourself. Here ya go!
From my good friends blog site, Emmas Friends. I ran across a great information site that has probably got the easiest instructions on how to set up a VNC to access to someone else’s computer. If you have friends or family that are a bit challenged in understanding how anything electrical works, this will save you a lot of time and a ton of frustration. VNC set up and support is built into Tiger, so instead of dumping a lot of money into something like Apples Remote Desk Top application give this a try first. Click here. “Save Gas, Use VNC” !!!!! btw, I’ll be back later this week with a follow up after a VNC test run.
At the store today I saw two kids jump out of a rust bucket Toyota that was tricked out with ginky summer job money items. The driver then made a show of aiming his key fob at this $2,000 p.o.c. and hit the car alarm that responded with that familiar bird getting goosed sound. I think the car alarm was just a bit much for what he was driving. Lets look at that same amount of money that is invested in your new Mac laptop. Would you be willing to install a similar device with the same obnoxious bird chirp? Would you use it in a crowded coffee shop if you were walking away from your laptop? I guess in some places it’s needed. There’s something disturbing about this. I just can’t place what it is. Here’s a link to the iAertU, video. Another sensor alarm made by Orbicule is called Theftsensor. And you can always step up to the James Bond level of security by using a program called “Undercover“.
The page reads “Essential Mac OS X Applications” 60+ application links on one page. I don’t know about the Essential part of this, but it’s a fun page to see what you have or don’t have in the, “ooooohhhh that’s neat” department. List is alphabetical descending with ‘$” signs next to shareware apps. I’m such a glutton, I only found two apps that I wanted, most of the rest I have. I wonder if their is a twelve step program for people who collect eclectic applications ? Click and Enjoy ! Don’t forget to view “What would you add to the list ?” at the bottom of the page.
What’s your favorite ?