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Thursday, December 20, 2007

iPod touch to iPod video UI hack attack

via Engadget by Ryan Block on 12/20/07

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Got a 5 or 5.5G iPod video that you don't want to give up, but you do want to make look a little more like your pal's iPod touch? Well, good news for you comes by way of iPodHacking's new iPod touch to iPod video interface, which will help you stave off a painful, costly upgrade that much longer -- especially since hear it even makes your old iPod touchscreen capable. Psych.

[Thanks, Aaron H]

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Mac OS X 10.5.2 is packing hefty fixes, due January-ish

via Engadget by Paul Miller on 12/19/07

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As much love as Apple's Mac OS X Leopard has received in the press and from users, there are still plenty of bugs that need ironing out. Lucky for those users and those not-easily-embarrassed members of the press, Apple seems to be addressing most of those remaining bugs with its 10.5.2 update, which it just seeded to developers. There are apparently 76 fixes listed in the release notes, ranging from fan-faves like MacBook AirPort funkiness to obscure gems like Rosetta PowerPC compatibility memory leaks. This is just the first distribution of the update, and a release to users is rumored to hit mid-January, coinciding with new hardware at Macworld.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Keep Windows Up to Date Quickly with Appupdater [Featured Windows Download]

via Lifehacker by Kevin Purdy on 12/19/07

Windows only: Install and remove programs, update all your applications at once and build your own Linux-style repository for Windows with AppUpdater, an unassuming but powerful free program for Windows. Similar to the Apt or Yum applications in Linux, AppUpdater saves you browsing time and guess work while installing from a big list of programs, including a number of Lifehacker favorites—but you can roll your own repository of programs as well. But Appupdater is more than just a low-tech installer—its real power lies in two simple commands.

Once you've got a good set of programs installed, you simply run (or schedule an automatic process to run) two lines from the Windows command prompt to make sure you've got the latest of everything:

appupdater --update
appupdater --upgrade
Like its Linux parents, Appupdater has a large number of switches for advanced functions, but its basic features are real time savers. Appupdater is a free download that works with Windows 98 and later systems.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Wireless Mighty Mouse

Apple released a new wireless mighty mouse almost a week ago. I know this is old news but what with my move to the Untied States and all I haven't been able to post very much or even keep up with the news. As old as this may be it is great news for me because I have been waiting for one. It seems to be the same as the old Mighty Mouse only it is bluetooth making it wireless of course. $69.99 seems a little steep but you should never go against the leader.

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Apple recalling some batteries for 15" MacBook Pro

Apple has initiated a worldwide battery exchange program for certain rechargeable batteries that were sold for use with 15-inch MacBook Pro computer systems from February 2006 through May 2006.

We recently discovered that some 15-inch MacBook Pro batteries supplied to Apple do not meet our high standards for battery performance. To give our users the best experience possible, we will replace these batteries for customers free of charge.

Note: The affected batteries do not pose a safety risk. You may continue to use your current battery until a replacement arrives.

As taken from an article on Apple's website

Saturday, July 22, 2006, a Google Calendar Client for Mac OSX Tiger

I have been using Google Calendar for a while now and absolutely love it. It is a great way for me and my wife to share what appointments we have and what not. Now there is a great program out the for Mac OSX that is basically just a very "minimalistic" web browser that only displays your Google Calendar. It is called and I recommend you grab it now.

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Give Your USB Flash Drives Their Own Icon

This is something I recently came across and I thought it would be an interesting tip to share with you, my reader. You can easily assign any picture you want to be the drive icon in your explorer window. All you need to do is save the picture as a .ico file and create a simple autorun. Save the .ico file as something familiar like driveicon.ico and then open up notepad and create a new text file with the contents:

and then rename it to "autorun.inf". Make sure both of these files are in the root drive of your USB stick and you should be good to go. As long as autorun is enabled for the drive the new icon should show up.

Autorun.inf files are also helpful if you want to automatically run programs at start up. All you need to do is add a line to the autorun.inf file. We'll assume you want to autolaunch Portable Firefox.
start portableapps\portablefirefox.exe

We leave off the drive at the beginning beacause if you use multiple computers each one may assign a different drive letter to your USB drive. We are also assuming that you have Portable Firefox installed in a directory called "portableapps" in the root of your USB drive. You can do this for any program you would like. Just change the location and the program executable and remember to put new entries on the next line in the inf file.

The Portable Apps site has a whole suite of apps you should check out. It is available on their Portable Apps Suite page.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Review: MacBook Invisible Shield reviews the Invisible Shield for the MacBook. The Invisible shield is a great product I use for my iPod. My almost one year old black 5G iPod looks practically new because I use the Invisible Shield on it. The Invisible Shield is also offered for many other products including cell phones, gaming systems, laptops, etc... The shield for the Macbook is a little pricey ($55) but for those of you that want to protect your MacBook investment this is the way to go.

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Mac OS X Widget Update Widget

Widget, widget, widget. Can I say it a few more times? I present for your widget pleasure a widget that updates your widgets. This is for all those people that have to be on the bleeding edge with all of their software. You can set this to check daily or weekly to see if there are any new versions of your installed widgets and then it will report to you what widgets need updating. Installing this for myself was a no brainer and I would suggest that you go and grab it yourself from the website.

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