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-image-Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Cocoa Finder and 64-Bit Changes

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Cocoa Finder and 64-Bit Changes: “With the broad seeding of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, a few more details have been revealed about the direction Apple is going with Snow Leopard. According to the seed notes, Apple is migrating more towards Cocoa (rather than Carbon) and continues …”

(Via MacRumors.)

-image-PocketMac iCalScreenSaver – “Never Miss Another Appointment. Ever. Again.” | Call Toll Free 1-866-POCK-MAC

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PocketMac iCalScreenSaver - "Never Miss Another Appointment. Ever. Again.": "PocketMac Releases "The Original Screensaver for Busy People"... San Diego, CA--October 28, 2008--Information Appliance Associates, creators of unique Macintosh sync solutions, announces the release of PocketMac iCalScreenSaver, the first screensaver to attractively display iCal appointments. "The flying toasters are fine for folks who aren't that busy," said Terence Goggin, CTO of Information Appliance Associates. Read more [...]

-image-Manage Files On Any Machine With MuCommander [Featured Download]

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Manage Files On Any Machine With MuCommander [Featured Download]: "Windows/Mac/Linux: If you're not a fan of your system's tools for managing files on your computer, check out MuCommander. The free, open source download will run on nearly any operating system, including Windows, Mac OS X and your favorite flavor of Linux, and in 21 different languages. Drag and drop between two panes visually, or hack away in the command shell. It also supports most network file transfer protocols, such as FTP, and Read more [...]

-image-Boinx Software announces FotoMagico 2.6

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Boinx Software announces FotoMagico 2.6: " Munich, Germany - Boinx Software announced today FotoMagico 2.6, an update to its award-winning photo presentation software for professional photographers. The new 2.6 version of FotoMagico Pro now also supports Adobe Lightroom 2 libraries and comes with an plug-in for Aperture, enabling photographers to select their photos from within Aperture and to export them directly to FotoMagico. ‘FotoMagico always was the premier photo slideshow tool on the Read more [...]

-image-Replace MobileMe with an open source server

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Replace MobileMe with an open source server: "Instead of using Apple's MobileMe account and losing control over your data, you can instead use dotmac for data synchronization and iDisk-like storage space. It requires a machine running either Linux or OS X with Apache and some Perl modules installed. It works fine here with OS X 10.5.5. [robg adds: I hadn't heard of this project before, and it looks intriguing, claiming to support data sync for any app that uses .Mac (iCal, Address Book, etc.), iDisk-like Read more [...]

-image-Cocktail 4.2 (Leopard Edition) has been released

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Cocktail 4.2 (Leopard Edition) has been released: " Maintain has announced Cocktail 4.2 (Leopard Edition). Cocktail is an award winning general purpose utility for Mac OS X. This version adds ability to search and delete corrupted preference files, adds a searchable database of Mac OS system error codes, adds a list of commonly used network ports, improves the clear log files procedure, fixes a number of minor bugs discovered in the previous release, contains some interface improvements as well Read more [...]

-image-Mac Mini to be Discontinued?

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Mac Mini to be Discontinued?: “Gizmodo believes that the Mac mini may have already been discontinued by Apple. According to the site’s European retailer sources, Apple has stopped orders for the low end Mac and has reportedly told the retailers not to expect any more.

(Via MacRumors.)

-image-The new MacBook trackpad and Multi-Touch gestures

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The new MacBook trackpad and Multi-Touch gestures: “In this Macworld Video, Roman Loyola takes a close look at the new trackpad and the Multi-Touch gestures. Roman talks about the new four-finger gestures, as well as the previously released gestures.

(Via MacCentral.)

-image-New iMacs to launch in November

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New iMacs to launch in November: “Reports speculate that new iMacs will launch in November

Apple may be preparing to launch an updated range of iMacs before the end of the year, probably in mid November.

(Via Macworld UK.)

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New Mac ads criticize pricy Microsoft campaign: “Apple suggests that $300 million Microsoft ad campaign was a mistake

Apple is having a snipe at Microsoft with two new Apple commercials, one of which comments on Microsoft’s$300 million advertising campaign.

(Via Macworld UK.)

-image-Finder rewrite for Apple’s Snow Leopard

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Finder rewrite for Apple’s Snow Leopard: “Apple sets about rewriting Finder in Cocoa

A hint that Apple is rewriting the Carbon-based Finder and other Apple-authored applications in Cocoa, seems to be suggest that the company is doing its own housekeeping behind the scenes with the launch of Snow Leopard.

(Via Macworld UK.)

-image-Spore Creature Creator on Mac: Poor EA support

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"Here’s an exercise for you Mac gamers out there: try and buy the full version of the Spore Creature Creator. Having downloaded and played around with the free version a while ago, I immediately decided to buy the full version. It’s just too much fun assembling weird creatures. No, I’m not serious, don’t try it. It doesn’t work." I contacted the EA store support, didn’t get a reply. I posted on the EA forums, without any reply from EA representatives other than Read more [...]

-image-Roll Your Own Nike+ iPhone for Free [IPhone]

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Roll Your Own Nike+ iPhone for Free [IPhone]: "As an iPhone owner who runs for exercise, my biggest disappointment at Apple's recent iPod event was the lack of Nike+ support for the GPS-sporting 3G iPhone. Instead, the second generation iPod touch has Nike+ built-in, and the iPhone still has nothing. I would be disappointed, but the power of the iPhone App Store pulls out a big win on this front, as several free Nike+ alternatives are already leveraging your 3G iPhone's GPS capabilities to provide Read more [...]

-image-A Hands-on First Look at Google Android [Android]

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A Hands-on First Look at Google Android [Android]: " As an open source advocate and developer with a serious love/hate relationship with my iPhone, I couldn't wait to get my paws on a device running Google's brand spankin' new open-source mobile phone operating system, Android—and I haven't been disappointed. I've spent the last four days using an HTC G1 phone running the first release of Android, and while it is not an iPhone-killer, it is a killer device for heavy Google users (like you and Read more [...]

-image-New trailer for MacHEADS movie posted

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New trailer for MacHEADS movie posted: "MacHEADS is a feature-length documentary about people's unconditional devotion to Apple. Through a series of interviews (none of which with me, though I'm not hurt...much) with the Mac's most dedicated followers, the film takes an in-depth look at the cult of Mac and the people (excluding me) who charted the machine's rise to popularity, posing the ultimate question, 'Is Apple losing faith as a community and becoming just a brand? ...and where's Rick?' (Via Read more [...]