Archive for the 'Computers' Category

Software update frenzy

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Blimey! I ran Software Update from my admin account this morning and found 5 updates waiting for my attention: iDVD 5.0.1 Update (2.6MB) iMovie HD 5.0.2 Update (2.7MB) iPhoto 5.0.2 Update (5.5MB) iSight Update 1.0.3 (980 KB) Mac OS X 10.3.9 Update (51.3MB) All these have installed without any problems. I did have to run [...]

The wonderful thing about Tiger

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Apple have announced the release of OS X 10.4, known as Tiger. This is a much anticipated update to the already excellent OS X, and has some really exciting new features like Spotlight, Core Image, and much improved .Mac synching. So exciting are these new features, I’ve already pre-ordered my copy, and will soon start [...]

Google hates that bwasted Wabbit

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Everyone’s favourite search engine, Google, is available in a multitude of languages, which can be set using the preferences page. However, one of the languages that doesn’t appear in the drop-down language list is Elmer Fudd. I wonder if Jonathon Ross uses that page when he Googles? Via O’Grady’s PowerPage.

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 [...]