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-image-‘Once you go Mac, you don’t go back’ – REM’s Michael Stipe

in the wee hours

‘Once you go Mac, you don’t go back’ – REM’s Michael Stipe: “REM deliver storming set to mark third year of Apple’s Live From London
series

REM played a storming set at Apple’s Regent Street store last night, mixing
new tracks taken from current album, Accelerate with a selection of classic
songs.

(Via Macworld UK.)

-image-Photoshop Express: Not the Full PS Package, but Good Web-Based Editing [Photoshop]

in the wee hours
Photoshop Express: Not the Full PS Package, but Good Web-Based Editing [Photoshop]: " More than a year after web-based photo editors began swarming the scene, Adobe this morning unveiled its free, long-anticipated Photoshop Express web app. It doesn't have nearly a quarter of the options, tools, and tricks of its desktop-based namesake, but it seems like a good platform for anyone who likes to spend a little time refining, and then sharing, their digital photos. The Flash-based app has just 17 basic Read more [...]

-image-Automatically Quick Look Your Downloads [Mac Tip]

in the wee hours
Automatically Quick Look Your Downloads [Mac Tip]: "All-things-Mac web site Mac OS X Hints discusses how to automatically Quick Look certain files as soon as they're downloaded to your Downloads folder. The best approach from the thread involves setting your browser to automatically open certain file types (like your PDF or Word documents) with the Quick Look Droplet, a simple application that launches a Quick Look preview of whatever file it opens. Of course you could just set your browser to automatically Read more [...]

-image-Apple prepping a new Mac mini

in the wee hours

Apple prepping a new Mac mini: “Apple is preparing an updated model of Mac mini, report
claims

Debate as to the fate of the Mac mini has circulated for months, but now it
appears the product is to get a well-deserved revamp as Apple sees the sense in
offering a lower cost computer.

(Via Macworld UK.)

-image-Force ‘new window’ links to open in new tabs in Safari

in the wee hours
Force 'new window' links to open in new tabs in Safari: "After browsing for a few hours in Safari, it's possible to end up with a dozen windows or so because of links that open a new window (links with target='_blank'). I've always wished there was a way to have these links open in a new tab instead of a new window (sometimes referred to as single window mode). In the latest Safari 3.1, Apple finally added a (hidden) preference to do just this! To enable single window mode, which forces all links Read more [...]

-image-Review: Time Capsule

in the wee hours

Review: Time Capsule: “Thanks to a timely software update, Apple’s Time Capsule is an easy-to-use backup appliance that provides speedy wireless network access while keeping your data safe.

(Via MacCentral.)

-image-The Great Beta Roundup [Beta Beat]

in the wee hours
The Great Beta Roundup [Beta Beat]: " An explosion of public beta releases of our favorite web browsers, operating systems, and webapps recently have made brave testers and curious early adopters very happy. Many of these betas appear fit for full-time use, but they all come with that obligatory disclaimer that things may break. Whether or not you're willing to test unstable software, here's a quick roundup of what's hot on the beta beat. Firefox 3 Beta 4 (direct link) Leaner, meaner, and much Read more [...]

-image-Get the Most from Your Rechargeable Batteries [Saving Money]

in the wee hours
Get the Most from Your Rechargeable Batteries [Saving Money]: "Blogger Jeff Atwood has been rolling with rechargable batteries since the late 90s, and after a bit of research he delves into the finer points of making the most of your rechargeable batteries, from choosing the longest lasting batteries to finding the best types of chargers. In both cases, Atwood highlights the tools that will give you the most bang for your buck. Whether you're keen on rechargeable batteries but quickly draining batteries Read more [...]

-image-Apple Updates Time Machine and Airport

in the wee hours
Apple Updates Time Machine and Airport: "Apple has released a Time Machine and Airport update today. The 10.4 MB download for Mac OS X Leopard provides 'compatibility improvements for using Time Machine with Time Capsule, as well as AirPort driver fixes.' Time Machine is App..." (Via MacRumors.) Read more [...]

-image-Download Music from Your Friends’ iTunes Libraries Over the Internet with Mojo [Featured Download] 3/19/2008

in the wee hours
  Windows/Mac only: Share any song in your iTunes library and download any song from your friends' iTunes libraries over the internet with freeware application Mojo. Essentially, Mojo makes sharing music with your friends through iTunes wildly simple, from its simple interface to its brilliant...   LifeHacker Read more [...]

-image-Top 10 DIY Laptop Stands [Lifehacker Top 10]

in the wee hours
When your hot laptop needs ventilation and your wrists need a break from a flat keyboard, you can drop 50 bucks on a fancy commercial laptop stand—or you can build one of your own. Do-it-yourself laptop users have built several creations from common household materials to keep their notebooks elevated while they work . Made of everything from wine corks to door stops to paper (and paper towel) holders, check out our favorite top 10 do-it-yourself laptop stands for your lap and workspace pleasure. Read more [...]

-image-Windows Live Writer Test Post

in the wee hours
Well, er, um,... I sold my ibook G4 933 that had 1.5 Gb ram for $700 bucks and bought a new 17 inch core 2 duo Compaq with a 250 GB hard drive and a DVD burner. I paid $699.00 for this laptop at FutureShop Yes, it runs Vista.   And, I am writing this post using "Windows Live Writer" blogging software.   My intentions were to run Linux (Ubuntu 7.1) has worked the best so far. I thought I would get the Vista side configured and then abandon it to run mainly in Linux. I am still in Vista. Read more [...]

-image-iJailBreak 0.6 supports iPod Touches and iPhones on 1.1.4

in the wee hours
iJailBreak 0.6 supports iPod Touches and iPhones on 1.1.4: "AriX and Ben have announced the immediate availability of iJailBreak 0.6, the latest version of their open source Mac OS X jailbreaking and unlocking utility. iJailBreak 0.6 brings support for all iPod Touch and iPhone models running firmware 1.1.4. iJailBreak's 0.6.x branch is an automated iPhone and iPod Touch unlock and jailbreaker for Mac OS X, taking advantage of ZiPhone as its core. Those... (Via MacMerc.) Read more [...]

-image-Time Capsule at long range

in the wee hours

Time Capsule at long range: “Company ships external antenna to extend, boost Time Capsule wireless
range

Time Capsule owners can wrest 50 per cent better wireless range from their
device, thanks to a new antenna upgrade from QuickerTek.

(Via Macworld UK.)

-image-Tweak Leopard’s Hidden Features with Secrets [Featured Mac Download]

in the wee hours
Tweak Leopard's Hidden Features with Secrets [Featured Mac Download]: " Mac OS X Leopard only: Free, open source application Secrets rolls every hidden feature of Leopard into an easy-to-use preference pane in your System Preferences. Developed by the author of the much-beloved Quicksilver, you can browse Secrets by application to see what tweaks are available for the apps you have installed. There's a ton to look into with Secrets, but the one secret that blew my mind off the bat was the 'Arrows Read more [...]