OK, it’s time for my annual diatribe against icicle lights. The new neighbor across the road put his up Thanksgiving weekend. They are theRead More
What was the biggest Mac stories of 2006? Tim, Chad, and Guy look at the Mac world in review. Also, David Cohen’s Fenestration, and Nemo interviews author Sharon Aker.
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Many people will be getting a new, or their first, digital camera this holiday season. With that in mind, I thought it was a good time for a list of digital photography and digital imagery tech terms. Keep in mind, these are not dictionary definitions. These are terms explained in a way that your grandmother (at least my grandmother) can understand.
The most obvious appeal of a MacBook/MacBook Pro (aside from warming one’s lap in cold weather) is the ability to run from a battery, untethered from AC power sockets. Compared to PC laptops, Apple laptops have long suffered from relatively short battery life.Read More
How I wound up as a professional technogeek is a long and semi-interesting tale. It involves multiple computing platforms, multiple job shifts, and a whole lotta dumb luck.Read More
Holiday time is a time for reflection. For thinking about the things you are thankful for. Some recent experiences I’ve had with my own computers have reminded me of how grateful I am to be a Mac user. Problems this month include no start-up chime, problems with Mail, and AppleWorks / TextEdit.
The MagStay Pro is tiny plastic fitting plug that increases the force required to unplug the MagSafe plug. Is it worth it, or should you avoid it?Read More
For years the standard in word processing and spreadsheet programs has been a program housed on your computer’s hard drive. You run the program off the computer, and save everything on your computer or an external device. Recently, online applications have started popping up and they are starting to become a nice, viable, and free option.Read More
With a plethora of digital cameras appearing in the marketplace, purchases of these cameras has exceeded even the most ambitious sales predictions. If you have one, perhaps this is the book you need to get the most from your digital photography.Read More
This week, Nemo interviews Photoshop CS2 RAW book author Mikkel Aaland. Also, what to do with an old Mac? The latest from David Cohen in the Fenestration series. And just in time, the Speedy Gift Guild for all you procrastinating holiday shoppers.Read More
People buy used Macs for all sorts of reasons. Often the prime motive to passing over the latest model out of Cupertino is the need to save money. After all, a G3 or G4 iMac might not be the fastest thing on the block, but it will certainly prove to be a rock-solid word processing and web-surfing machine. Students in particular are always like to find bargains, and a used iBook or one of the older G4 PowerBooks may only cost a few hundred dollars but will still provide all the horsepower you need to write a dissertation, carry out research on the Internet, and keep up your coursework.
When America Online (AOL) became a free-subscription service recently, members no longer need to pay for its features, except tech support. Tens of millions of people worldwide continue to use AOL. Among them are clever Macintoshers who join only for an AOL Instant Message (AIM) identity that is compatible with Apple’s excellent iChat, and that provides a second-rate webmail service that is finally straightforward and stable.Read More
Children in the kindergarten through third grade can be rough on toys. If one of these toys for your child in that age group is an iPod, you want to make sure it is protected. The Tadpole iPod case for the 30GB, 60GB, and 80GB iPod with video by iFrogz is a case you might want to consider.Read More
A friend (John Welch) and I were talking about pen centric computing, and we were in fierce agreement that it is not the revolution that some people pretend. Coincidentally, or because of the renewed interest, I saw an excellent speech on the state of the art in pen computing; what Microsoft and other researchers around the country are doing with the technology and where they expect it to go.Read More
What is the favorite house call for the computer tech? Find out!Read More
Six New iPod/iTunes Books Are Here – Which One Is Best for You?Read More
Do you have a library full of books, a collection of DVDs, CDs and/or games? Do your friends drop by to borrow any of these items and can it be hard to remember who got what item at what time? Or is it even hard to remember what precisely you have? Then you may want to give Delicious Library a try.Read More
Do you have files that you want to open in one program, but they always open in another when you double click them? If so, there is an easy fix for this which I will discuss in this Macspiration.Read More