It was the week that the Macworld Expo made. Sure, it was the first year that Apple hadn't been there in a long, long, loooooong time, but we still found plenty to get excited about. Our crack team of Mac|Lifers hit the show and brought you back enough tasty video of gadgets, widgets, doodads, software, and all the usual geektasticness you've come to expect from Macworld.
So join us in this very special edition of our greatest hits from the week of Mac Geek.
I’m not a thrifty man by nature, but after cobbling together enough
money to buy my first single-family home, I wasn’t about to take out a
second mortgage just to get the place decorated. In fact, the very
concept of hiring an interior designer or color consultant strikes me
as frivolous on an intestinal level. Color theory and design
inspiration is free online, and at the end of the day, what looks right
is right--because perfection in home decor is in the eye of the
beholder. That last thing I need is some woman named Astrid telling me
my walls would look better in “Butter Crème.”
My young son loves to talk with my mother over iChat, but we're about
to move to another time zone that will make scheduling their virtual
face time a lot tougher. Can we use our iMac's iSight to record video
messages and send them back and forth instead?
Okay, so the world didn't
change. Steve Jobs came out, unveiled the iPad, it was pretty much most
of what we'd come to expect by this point with a surprise or two thrown
in. Seriously, Apple, AT&T again? That we didn't see coming.
you know what you should see coming? A week's worth of articles, sliced
and diced, chopped and grated, and summarized for your pleasure below. Who says the only thing going on is the freaking Super Bowl?
Whenever I copy text from a website and then paste it into an email or
another program, the text is formatted just like it was on the
website--large text, wrong font, unexpected line breaks, all that. How
can I strip all of that formatting and just keep the text that I copied?
We discuss two of the recent Apple tablet rumors. How did we pick just two? The same way the rumors are created, magic. Actually, we had a hat full of rumors and pulled two of them out of that. We call it, "The Magical Hat of Rumors."
We wonder how many red-eye pictures we'll start seeing on Facebook if the iPhone gets an LED flash and we make fun of companies using the name Slate.
The Scrapbook slideshow template in iPhoto '09 is really amazing. I
would love to be able to burn the same slideshow onto a CD or DVD to
view later or to give to family members. Is this possible within iPhoto?