We get all giddy about installing Snow Leopard on Friday and using Dock Expose until our eyes bleed. Steve Jobs is allegedly working non-stop on the tablet and an iPhone app developer has a few choice words for Apple.
Plus we got a sweet tip for never-ever forgetting your Airport password. Just hope no one breaks into your house to use Wi-Fi.
With two new Get a Mac ads, Apple is flinging insults back at Microsoft after their not-so-nice comments about the Mac in their ads. Top of the Line and Surprise are the two newest ads that serve as a responses to the Laptop Hunter ads.
I love spending my afternoons peacefully lying in a field, staring up
at the sky and looking at the figures and formations my mind conjures
up from the clouds, from cats to dragons to my boss’s face asking me
what the heck I’m doing lying in a field and not in the office on a
Monday afternoon. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your
own images within cloud formations without ever having to leave your
desk. We’ll use Phoenix, Aviary.com’s Web-based image editor, which is
akin to Adobe Photoshop but doesn’t require you to install any software.
Even if it’s been a few decades since you wore a towel as a cape and
declared the family dachshund to be your loyal sidekick, who doesn’t
want to be a superhero? Four years after its initial release on the
Windows platform, the superhero MMORPG City of Heroes has landed on
The chances of your desk being thrown off course and landing in the
ocean are slim. But, if by chance your desk is tossed out to sea, and
you need immediate rescue from the Coast Guard, the 1TB LaCie Rugged XL
is the external hard drive you’ll want, to be more easily spotted by
the helicopter (although despite what its name might imply, its
ruggedness doesn’t extend to water-resistance, so your data might
suffer a bit).
The biggest complaint we hear about headphones is the lack of bass. And
it makes sense. Asking tiny speakers that go in your ears to recreate
the boom of 12-inch woofers is a tall order. Now that Apple’s iPhone
comes in a 32GB version, more users can forgo the iPod/cell phone combo
in favor of a single device that can make calls, run apps, and hold a
sizable chunk of your music collection. And bass-heads take note: The
Atomic Bass Earphones are as apt a name as we can think of, although
there are some drawbacks.
As the Apple fanboy elite, our favorite product to mock is the
Microsoft Zune, but with the introduction of the Zune HD, they who must
not be named may have a one-up over the current line of iPod touches,
bragging that they can plug one into their TVs and playback 720p HD
While including your Twitter and Facebook friends' contact information would be a pretty cool add-on to Mac's Address Book, recently released "screenshots" appear less than completely accurate looking.
Unless there's a supreme head-fake in the works, don't count on any major Tablet announcements on 09/09/09. Despite that, though, the rumors persist and in this case, multiply to the point that at least one person is claiming that there's not just one iPad in the works, but two models of different sizes.
I sometimes get Time Machine errors that say something like “Backup
failed” or “Unable to complete backup” or “An error occurred while
copying files to the backup volume.” How am I supposed to interpret
what these error messages mean?