Thursday, June 26, 2008

Today for iCal

Today is an event and to-do management tool for iCal. Appearing as a small window on the Mac desktop, Today allows management of multiple iCal calendars and events without the necessity of having the large iCal application window open.

Keep Today open in one corner of your Mac desktop while using other applications.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The End is Near: PowerPC

Apple has announced the next generation of computer operating system: Snow Leopard. Next year, Mac OS 10.6, code named Snow Leopard will follow the current Leopard operating system by offering compatibility with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and an emphasis on system speed.

All well enough, but PowerPC Mac owners are also on notice. Snow Leopard will not be offered for non-Intel Macintosh computers. This spells the end of the line for the many G5's and G4 Macs still in use.

Of course, the PowerPC Macs will continue functioning using Tiger or Leopard. Occasionally, I receive inquires about installing Leopard on G4 Macs. Although this can be done, I don't recommend it. For most users, Leopard on a G4 is money not well spent due to the sluggishness of the combination. Leopard is optimized for G5's and Intel Macs. Snow Leopard will only install on Intel Macs.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Two for Your Mac

Functions once found only on the desktop computer continue to move to the Web. Remember the Milk is an online To-Do and Task Management tool.

Firefox 3, long awaited, is out for pubic consumption. Many changes in Web security and user convenience are incorporated into my favorite browser.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Hill in Lafayette

... and counting.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

News, Democracy, and the New Media

Bill Moyers:
Media Monopoly and the Death of Democracy

Communitainment: the latest Newspeak

Monday, June 09, 2008

Apple Announces 3G iPhone, iPhone 2.0, and MobileMe

Steve Jobs announced the availability of the long-anticipated 3G iPhone today. The new models will be available on July 11th through AT&T wireless service with a price tag of $199 for the 8GB version. Details here.

iPhone 2.0 software will also be available, free, next month to existing iPhone owners. Several new features define the new software package.

"Available soon" --out with the clunky DotMac and in with MobileMe. Apple is replacing the online DotMac service with much improved online personal information management software that is tuned to support the iPhone and multiple Macintosh computers.

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