There are plenty of RSS readers for iOS, but one of the most beloved is Reeder, available in versions optimized for the iPhone/iPod touch as well as the iPad. Now the developer is taking on the Mac with a slick new beta.
A few weeks ago, Adobe Labs announced Project ROME--an experimental desktop and internet publishing solution aimed at bringing an affordable software-as-a-service tool set to the education market in a easy to install package built on the backbone of Adobe Air. Unfortunately, after a short testing cycle, the powers that be at Adobe have opted to put the kibosh on future development of the application.
Macworld Expo '11 in January will be home to the 12th in a series of group Macworld events organized by the User Group Advisory Board. During the User Group Reunion 2011, conference goers will be able to see old friends and make new ones, enjoy refreshments, see highlights of past user group gathers, and enjoy many fun surprises.
It's been a month and change since Apple released its new MacBook Air line, and since they were nice enough to hand me a review unit on my way out of the October 20 event, I've been using it every day.
I wouldn't say it's changed my concept of what a computer is, or revolutionized my life, or anything as lofty as that. It's a great little machine, though. And even with the reviews written and verdicts given and the television commercial running near-endlessly, people still have questions. I asked our 20,000 Twitter followers what they wanted to know, for example, and found plenty of things you're still curious about...
I use a MacBook with an external monitor and keep the MacBook’s lid closed. When I want to go somewhere, I disconnect the MacBook from the display and stick it in my bag. But when I open the lid, the MacBook wakes up, and most of the time the icons that were on my Desktop are gone. The menubar and Dock are still around, just no icons. How do I bring them back? I’ve been restarting the MacBook every time, but that takes a while and isn’t so convenient.
You may recall the news late last month that a company named PhotoFast was producing 256GB upgrade kits for the new MacBook Air. As it turns out, Apple wasn’t too happy with the news, and now the company has been asked to stop.
RockMelt got a lot of attention in November for being a “social web browser,” a banner that the Flock browser has been proudly wearing well before RockMelt was a twinkle in its creators’ eyes. Now Flock is fighting back with a Chromium-based version 3.5.
There’s a rumour floating around on the internet that the next generation MacBook Pro--which is supposedly dropping in April--will not only feature Intel’s much-ballyhooed Light Peak interconnect technology, but will also see Apple’s portable workhorse follow in the footsteps of svelte Air-branded sibling by ditching its optical drive. As a result, many pundits and geek oracles have been asking the questioning whether or not this move by Apple heralds the death of the optical drive. My opinion? Absolutely not.
Airprint Hacktivator--a small but brilliant program that makes any printer connected to your Mac AirPrint compatible--has been updated to Version 1.7, making the invaluable system workaround less intrusive to your Mac's OS X operating system while at the same time maintaining the same level of awesome. For those of you who have been pining for a way to wirelessly print from your iOS device, you're going to want to download this free piece of software as fast as your internet connect can manage it.