Internet trolls and obnoxious PC owners know that the quickest way to annoy a Mac user is to claim that the only reason people buy Apple stuff is because they “want to look cool.” And smart Mac fans dismiss this criticism as quickly as it comes, easily recognizing it as little more than baiting. We love our Apple gear for tons of reasons, most having to do with functionality and ease of use. But it’s true that Apple designs great-looking devices, and that’s certainly part of the appeal--it’s not our fault that the other guys insist on making such ugly stuff. So it’s no wonder that we often gravitate toward equally good-looking accessories.
Created by San Francisco–based designer Joey Roth, the simply named Ceramic Speakers are exactly that: speakers built from handmade ceramic enclosures, cork, and wood.
We just purchased an iMac with the iWork suite. I used to use Microsoft Word to print individual envelopes of different sizes and also Avery mailing labels. Word let me specify which Avery labels I was using and would automatically print them. Can Pages do this too, or am I going to have to purchase Word for the Mac?
I just got rid of my Mighty Mouse and bought Apple’s new Magic Mouse. I like it, but I didn’t realize that it only has two buttons. The old Mighty Mouse had four buttons that I could configure to trigger Dashboard and Exposé and Spaces.
Many have tried--and failed--to reinvent the book in digital form. It took the powerhouse that is Amazon to reinvigorate the idea of e-books, and when it released the Kindle, gadget nerds and book lovers rejoiced. But let’s not forget that Amazon’s roots are in selling stuff (books in particular), not building hardware. That’s why the company is piggybacking on the infrastructure it built to sell e-books to Kindle owners, first with an app for iPhone users and now with Kindle for your Mac desktop. It’s all about selling virtual books by the truckload.
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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.