Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Adobe announces Creative Suite 2

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Adobe has just announced the release date and feature set for the next version of their Creative Suite, and after reading about the new features, I’m already itching to get my hands on Illustrator CS2. I’m currently using an evaluation version of Illustrator CS, which offers significant improvements over Illustrator 10. But the new CS2 [...]

Newer, faster, better, stronger

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Will biting the bullet and upgrading from Adobe Illustrator 10 to Illustrator CS give me any improvements in speed and stability on Mac OS X?

BBEdit updated to 8.1

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Bare Bones Software have announced the release of BBEdit 8.1. BBEdit is the premier text editor for Mac OS, and one of my favourite applications; I use it for all the HTML, CSS, Perl, PHP, Javascript and Apache Configuration File editing on my sites, as well as for rescuing plain text files that have been [...]

Buy our product, or suffer the consequences

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

These days, there seem to be a lot television ads around for products like disinfectants, which highlight the number of germs that are going to eat babies and children alive if irresponsible parents don’t invest in the product immediately. This is despite studies which suggest that our increasing obsession with cleanliness and hygiene is a [...]

Update Pages to delete pages

Friday, March 18th, 2005

Apple have released updates to their iWork applications (available in Software Update). I don’t really have much use for Keynote, but I love Pages, and use it for all my business letters and invoices. Pages 1.0.1 adds the much needed ability to easily delete whole pages from a document, which was a bit of an [...]

[Update]: Getting closer to the sun

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

I recently attended a meeting of my local Mac User Group (MUG), where I introduced a few people to one of my favourite OS X applications, Quicksilver. This has led, somehow, to me agreeing to give a demo of the application at the 26th April meeting. If you use Quicksilver, you know how hard it [...]

[Updated]: A rosy Apple from Google

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

The Unofficial Apple Weblog has posted a screenshot of the new OS X inspired Google X which has recently appeared on Google labs. The Google X page has the following tag line: Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you. Feel the love, people. Nice to see OS X getting explicit [...]

Flying pigs sighted over Cupertino

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

Filed under “I’ll believe it when I see it”: AppleInsider | Sources: Apple developing two-button mouse If it turns out to be true, it could be further evidence of a worrying if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em trend taking root at Apple Headquarters.

Mozilla Suite slips down the back of the sofa

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

The Unofficial Apple Weblog posted the following article about the demise of the Mozilla Suite today: No more Mozilla 1.8; in fact, no more Mozilla. Just Firefox.: “In case you haven’t already heard, it’s over for Mozilla as far as future development is concerned. Oh sure, the Mozilla Foundation is going to keep maintaining the [...]

How to eject a Stubborn CD

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

MacMerc.com has a useful article on how to eject a CD that refuses to show up on the desktop. I didn’t know about the drutil command line utility. Could come in handy next time one of my Retrospect DVDs refuses to show it’s face. Thanks to The Unofficial Apple Weblog for the link.