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Hidden recent items stack in 10.5

November 14th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Something that Apple doesn’t turn on by default in Leopard (10.5) – You can add a Recent Applications/Docs/Volumes stack to the Dock. Might be useful for some when you’re jumping around a lot. “You can add a Recent Applications stack to the Dock. To do so, open Terminal and type this command: defaults write […]

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Apple CA v$ USA

November 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Let me preface this by saying – I’m far from an economist; Our dollar is now worth 8-10% more than the US Dollar. Stands to reason that prices at the Apple CA online store would be 8-10% cheaper. People are getting pretty pissed off that this isn’t the case — prices are still an average […]

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Leopard and Alex

October 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Leopard and Alex

One of my favorite new features of Leopard is the new professional voice they have included. “Alex”, is the new voice of Mac OS X. Before you read any further listen to this sample: Alex voice test A (mp3) or this one: Alex voice test B (mp3). How it works: Voice synthesis on the Mac […]

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Our Apple WIFI home network

October 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments

After many miserable failures with a number of brand-name wireless routers; I broke down and bought an Apple Airport Extreme N/Gigabit. Plank wireless runs off an Airport Extreme and we’ve been very happy with it so far. What a difference; TIVO transfers finally work. which Linda has really wanted. Our last Linksys would fail intermittently […]

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October 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Filigree

Filigree is a very pretty screen-saver from OS X. It looks great in a dark room at night with the MacBook Pro backlit keyboard. “About Filigree: A screen saver that shows a network of glowing wires as they weave elaborate and chaotic patterns through space. Features: Adjustable settings for lower-end machines. Download Filigree from Apple

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Apple starts pushing ‘Web Apps’

October 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on Apple starts pushing ‘Web Apps’

This is very interesting. Apple has a new top-level directory where they are featuring highlighted ‘Web Apps’ that work well with the iphone/itouch. This plus the fact that there are rumors of a soon-to-be released SDK for iphone/itouch development start to reveal Apple’s hand. From what I’ve seen – the Facebook app is the killer […]

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