FastIcon releases ''Halloween Emoticons" freeware... →
The Fast Icon Studio has released a new icon set: “Halloween Emoticons”, which contains 5 freeware icons. This icon collection is available for download for Mac OS X, Windows Vista as well… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
MacTech Magazine Releases Dtrace Introduction to... →
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., October 31, 2007 — MacTech Magazine today announced that not only is its November issue dedicated to Leopard with articles that have been months in the making, but that… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Bare Bones Software Ships BBEdit 8.7.1 →
BEDFORD, Mass. - Oct. 31, 2007 - Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit 8.7.1, an update to its professional strength text editor. read more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse Changes Local DNS... →
Exploit: OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse Discovered: October 30, 2007 Risk: Critical read more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Mireth Technology adds support for Leopard to... →
Mireth Technology Corp. has released version 5.8 of ShredIt X, its simple to use file shredder and hard drive cleaner software for Mac OS X. Version 5.8 adds support for Leopard as well as… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
First Look: Delicious Library 2.0 Burns With... →
Mac OS X Leopard is here, and it brings with it the new Core Animation engine developers can use to create immersive, animated application interfaces. To see what’s in store for application design on the Mac, Wired News has an exclusive sneak peek at the next version of Delicious Library.
Joel and Original Cast of MST3K Riding the... →
AugstWest writes “Unfortunately it’s in separate projects, but just after Jim Mallon (the man who owns all things MST3K) announced that he would be bringing back Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy in animated Flash shorts on the web along with Paul Chaplin (a writer from the original MST3K), Joel Hodgson, the series creator, has announced that he will be launching a new venture called Cinematic...
The founding article for this blog — indeed, the very reason for TASB’s existence — was a little post called “Tiger Beefs” in which I ranted for a few thousand words about everything I disliked about Tiger. It’s been over two years since that faithful first post, and Apple has just released the follow-up to Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5, codenamed Leopard. Please note the absence of...
Apple to Allow Virtualization of Leopard →
In a notable about-face, Apple has changed its stance with regard to allowing Mac OS X Server to be run inside a virtual machine (VM), much as Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion make it possible to run Windows and other PC-based operating systems on a Mac. Until the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Server, Apple’s software license agreement explicitly forbade running multiple copies of Mac...
Top Places To Get Free and Legal Music →
Music is nice, but free music is even better. With all the talk of DRM, lawsuits and the RIAA we tend to forget that there’s still a lot of completely free, legal music out there that just awaits to be taken. Today we bring you 12 top destinations for free and legal music on the net. (more…) Share This
Intel Mobile Chips in Short Supply? Update on... →
IDG News reports on comments by Taiwan’s Asustek Computer that Intel was unable to keep up with the high demand on mobile CPUs. Laptop sales are expected to hit record highs this year, and so is… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
It should be relatively efficient to determine the difference between two Time Machine incremental backups by traversing the backups and comparing inode numbers. These differences could be converted into an SCM changeset. (Your SCM supports resource forks and extended attributes, right?) Assuming binary deltas and compression, the resulting repository would be substantially smaller than the...
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Pownce Community Wiki / API Documentation Documentation for Pownce’s new public API (tags: pownce api development) Share This
2 Million copies of Leopard sold in the first... →
CUPERTINO, California—October 30, 2007—Apple® today announced that it sold (or delivered in the case of maintenance agreements) over two million copies of Mac OS® X Leopard since its release on… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Pownce Releases Public API →
Staying true to their announcement back in July, the Pownce team released a public API, which means that developers will now be able to create third party plugins and applications for Pownce. When Pownce initially appeared, we were quite pleased with its unique combination of microblogging and instant messaging. We’ve had two major complaints: lack of SMS gateway (less important), and lack of...
New Release of Syncro SVN Client, a... →
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Automattic Spurns $200 Million Acquisition Offer →
Blogging giant Automattic turned down a $200 Million offer! What will happen next with Matt and Co.?
Installing Leopard From DMG →
My good friend Gerald Buckley posted a really cool article on how to install Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard From a DMG. Here is the article: read more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
T-Mobile and Apple Announce Rate Plans for iPhone... →
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Parallels Improves Leopard Compatibility &... →
RENTON, Wash. - October 29th, 2007 — Parallels, Inc., has released a new beta version of its award-winning Parallels Desktop for Mac, the world’s leading desktop virtualization product, that is… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
GamePark's GP2X F-200 handheld ships →
Filed under: Gaming, Handhelds We’ve drooled all over GamePark’s GP2X F-200 handheld in the past, and it looks like the company is finally ready to let us have one of our very own — the touchscreen Linux-based handheld emulation monster is shipping right on time for $169. Features include SDHC support, improved 8-way D-pad, the 320 x 240 QVGA touchscreen, and all the other...
Breaking: Google Set to Announce gPhone Plans →
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal tomorrow, it would appear that Google is ready to announce their plans regarding the so-called “gPhone” within the next two weeks. The search company plans to announce that it will produce handsets along with Taiwan’s HTC Corp and LG Electronics, according to the Journal’s “well placed insiders.” The Journal reports that the release date on the...
MST3K is back on the air! Kinda, sorta. →
Satellite News passes on the news that Best Brains, Inc. is back in active business, with new ‘Bot content appearing online. Beginning November 5th, BBI will be launching its very own website at MST3K.com. The site will feature brand-new animated adventures of Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy. We’re told the goal is to have one new adventure each week (though “some settling may occur...
Time Machine & AirDisk →
As you’ve probably heard, Leopard’s Time Machine won’t work with a disk connected to an Airport Extreme base station. However, there’s a very simple work around. Connect the drive directly to your Mac and tell Time Machine to use that drive. Disconnect the drive and connect it to your Airport Extreme Base Station. Connect to the […]
New Music by Richard Galliano →
Beautiful live music by Richard Galliano with special appearances by Hamilton de Holanda and Alexis Cardenas out now. Check out the website for more info. www.milanrecords.com/richardgalliano Advertisement:
Florida Delegate Stripping May Harm Dems →
The Hill reports that at the Florida Democratic Convention this weekend, several prominent state Dems took the stage to criticize the national party’s decision to strip the state of its delegates for violating party rules when choosing a primary date. Sen. Ben Nelson lamented that it may severely hurt the Democrats during the 2008 election season, and may ultimately cause them to loose the state....
Florida Delegate Stripping May Harm Dems →
Via Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire: The Hill reports that at the Florida Democratic Convention this weekend, several prominent state Dems took the stage to criticize the national party’s decision to strip the state of its delegates for violating party rules when choosing a primary date. Sen. Ben Nelson lamented that it may severely hurt the […]
Bonus Quote of the Day →
“I want to see if John Edwards will say to Hillary Clinton in front of everyone: ‘You’re not electable, and you know it, and you’re going to hurt people down the ballot.’ It’s time to stop whispering. It’s getting to be midnight.” — Democratic strategist Donna Brazille, quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Easy way to install iPhone 1.1.1 apps →
Until now, installing third party apps on an iPhone with 1.1.1 firmware or iPod Touch involved downgrading the firmware and multiple restarts, but no more. You can open your iPhone with a single… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Your Desktop Is Not a Destination →
I’m of two minds on the desktop. If you’re really using your computer, your desktop should almost never be visible. Your screen should be covered with information, with whatever data you’re working on. I can’t imagine why you’d willingly stare at a static background image— or even a background image covered with a sea of icons. Unless you consider your...
One-step method for adding third-party apps to... →
A new process for jailbreaking and allowing the installation of non-sanctioned third-party applications to the iPhone has debuted. It’s called AppSnapp, and is unique in two respects: it automates the process on iPhones running software/firmware 1.1.1 (previous methods were multi-step), and it can be completed purely using the iPhone; no interaction with a Mac or Windows computer (as with...
Printer fix for Leopard →
The only major problem I had with Leopard is that it won’t see my Brother HL-1440 laser printer, which is connected to my Linux box and shared via CUPS (which I had reported as a bug). It turns out that Leopard only uses Bonjour to discover shared printers by default. However, CUPS browsing can be easily […]
Mac Hack: Install Leopard on a PC →
Filed under: OS Updates, Macintosh, Apple Once upon a time trying to install OS X on a PC was like trying to squeeze blood from a turnip. The operating system just wasn’t designed to run on Intel processors. But now that Apple is releasing Intel-based Macs, you can install Windows on a Mac, and with a little bit of hard work and license-breaking, you can install OS X 10.5 on a PC with an...
Leopard Early Fixes and Warnings →
Leopard may be the sixth release of Mac OS X, but it’s also important to remember that it’s also a dot-zero release, the first version of a major update of the operating system. There are bound to be some incompatibilities and fixes that Apple is aware of but didn’t get a chance to fix before the discs had to be pressed, or that have come up since hundreds of thousands of people...
Leopard on my MacBook Pro →
I’m now running the final version of Leopard on my MacBook Pro. I had been running various developer builds on my iMac since WWDC, but I never installed it on my MacBook Pro since this is my main personal and work system. After doing a full backup to an external drive and verifying that I could […]
Leopard hacked for Intel PC consumption →
Filed under: Desktops, Laptops We’ve come to expect our Apple-related hacks early and user friendly these days, but we’ve still got mad respect for the folks at OSx86 Scene who’ve managed to get Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard up and running on Intel PCs on launch day — the day before if you felt like being a bit less upright about it. The hack requires a minimum of trickery on your...
Streetkid-run bank in New Delhi →
Street-kids in New Delhi have created their own successful bank: A related and less carefree spotting came in from New Delhi, India, where more than 1,000 street children have joined together to create a bank that helps them manage the small sums they earn each day. Launched in 2001 by a volunteer aid group called Butterflies, the Children’s Development Bank aims to...
Delicious Library & Leopard →
Delicious Library 1.6.6 (the current version) is compatible with Leopard, but it can expose a bug in Leopard for some users (apparently only on PowerPC machines). After upgrading a machine from Tiger to Leopard, Delicious Library (and, for that matter, other applications) may crash on start up because of a Leopard bug in reading your favorite Bluetooth devices. Fortunately, the fix is simple,
Oh Geesh, So You Think You’ll Win TLA? →
The other day when I posted my hypothesis on why websites’ pagerank dropped, I left TLA an email asking will they ever put the nofollow tag in their ads so I can continue to use them. Surprisingly they replied like a man under a rock, here’s the transcript of our emails: ME: “Will you ever consider putting the “nofollow” attribute in your text links so I can continue using TLA? I am worried...
Take Control Books Releases Five Leopard Ebooks →
Ithaca, NY USA (October 26, 2007) — In conjunction with the launch of Leopard, Take Control Books has announced that Leopard editions of five of their most popular electronic books are now… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The Omni Group Announces OmniWeb 5.6 →
SEATTLE, Washington — October 25, 2007 — The Omni Group has announced a new release of their power-user web browser: OmniWeb 5.6. With features like visual tabs, workspaces for rapidly saving a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Kitchen Day 10 →
A lot happened today. The floors are finished, all of the cabinets are mounted, most of the appliances are in, and the ceiling light is up. The guys had someone come over and measure for the granite or quartz countertops. The kitchen is now mostly usable (except for the lack of a sink). Besides the […]
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Apple - Education - Bel Aire Elementary School For Ailing Student iChat Means ‘iCan’ (tags: Apple technology) MacJournals News : The despicable MacFixIt The more afraid MacFixIt makes you of installing new software, the more often you’ll check the site—and either view the ads or upgrade to a paid subscription—to see if it’s “safe” to install yet. If you […]
Leopard on an 8 year old G4 Power Mac -- can it be... →
It’s no surprise to hear that Leopard smokes on the latest Intel box, right? That’s all fine and dandy for new Mac owners but what about the rest of us (the majority) who are still pumping that legacy PowerPC architecture beneath Cupertino’s OS? How does Apple’s OS of tomorrow run onm say, an 8 year old Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)?