Please help! I’m a web designer, and I just upgraded to Snow Leopard. As soon as I did that, everything went awry. Text files that I created in BBEdit are now opening in TextEdit, HTML files that I created with Dreamweaver are now opening in Safari, JPG images that I created with Photoshop are now opening in Preview, and PDF files that I created in Acrobat Pro are opening in Preview! What in the world is going on here?
FileMaker Pro has been around for decades, and it’s become the de facto standard in Mac database applications. While databases certainly aren’t the most captivating of apps, Filemaker manages to pull off its data-crunching with a bit of true Mac style.
For the uninitiated, FileMaker Pro is a relational database designed to be approachable to data monkeys and mere mortals alike. Solutions like Bento or Excel are fine for simple data, but the minute you need to combine different sets of data from different sources, you hit a brick wall. Luckily, you can use FileMaker Pro as a simple flat-file database like Bento--or Apple’s old AppleWorks suite--adding new tables and relational links as your expertise develops.
For whatever reason, Vietnam is the new hotbed of Apple product leaks -- the latest being a refreshed 13-inch MacBook with a 2.4GHz processor and Nvidia 320M mobile graphics, complete with an unboxing video of the unannounced upgrade.
AT&T announced last week that 3G data users may have their patience rewarded this year as the telco giant performs a high-speed network upgrade which should effectively double the current speeds users are getting.
We're thinking you might have missed some of the great Mac|Life articles up late this week, since you were so busy gaming your days and nights away. That's right, it was the week Steam came to Macs, and like some of us in the office (ahem) you're probably bleary eyed and sleep-deprived from shooting shooting shooting.
So, if you're taking a break from gaming, why not take a gander at the week's best articles from the killers over at Mac|Life.
You can use Final Cut Pro’s keyframe tools to animate pretty much anything you can see on the screen. This is fantastic when modifying filters over time for instance, but when it comes to animating objects, it can get a little tedious to always have to resort to numbers and sliders. There is however a way to control your object and animate it straight from the Canvas window.
Reports are circulating that Apple's iBookstore model may not be entirely legal in the European continent because the company has too much control over the products being sold and distributed through the digital store.
iMovie’s a fantastic editing program that does a good job of organizing your footage. It’ll let you save your media and iMovie Events on external drives if you like, but what if you run out of space and need to move your clips to an even bigger drive? Apple’s engineers did think of this eventuality and provided an easy solution for it, but it only works well if you create one Project per Event and don’t use clips from multiple Events in a single Project. Otherwise, you may encounter problems--and fixing them can be trickier than you might think.
We’ll walk you through the easier, built-in way to move your iMovie files around; then we’ll guide you through the process of fixing your Projects and Events (if needed) once they’ve reached their new home. This should also help you understand why some of your clips may have become unlinked--rendering them invisible to iMovie even though you haven’t deleted them--and then fix that problem too.