Ranchero Software’s Brent Simmons has announced the public betas of NetNewsWire and MarsEdit on his blog.
NetNewsWire?s new features including searching, flagged items, persistence, per-feed refresh settings, new icons by Bryan Bell and Jon Hicks, embedded browser, smart lists, search engine subscriptions, script subscriptions?and more. The weblog editor was removed completely.
MarsEdit was more of a from-scratch application. We kept (but revised) some of the under-the-hood plumbing that was in NetNewsWire?s weblog editor, but then we completely re-designed the user interface to make it work more like email. There?s a main window that lists your weblog and recent posts, and you create and edit posts in separate windows?just like using an email program.
If you download the NetNewsWire 2.0 public beta you can subscribe to the PowerPage RSS feed by clicking on the Sites drawer (upper right) and we’re listed under Macintosh and Technology. Props to Jimi Robinson, chief pixel pusher, for the new PowerPage favicon!
What options are out there for Mac Users who need to access smart cards for access to secure networks?
I’ve been looking at some of the different options for Mac users who need to use smart cards for secure network access or other security uses. What do PowerPage users recommend? What are the portable solutions – is there a good USB reader out there, and what about the software and other drivers?
I’m looking for one I can use with a PowerBook in order to connect to a VPN for accessing a secure network. What do you use?
Imagine a G5 iMac with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and AirPort Express. If you have a printer connected to the Airport Express, the one and only cable you have running is for power. So I suggest that someone come up with a battery pack that can power the new iMac. That would basically give you a two-inch thick 20″ screen portable. While it may be tough, I would buy one in a heartbeat. All I want to do is create some conversation online about whether people would like this. Maybe someone would see this article and create it. What do you think, is it possible?
Concord Camera has announced a nifty little device that turns the USB port on your digital camera into a WiFi adapter. The WIT (Wireless Image Transfer) transmits photos over 802.11b and will be demonstrated at Photokina next week in Cologne, Germany.
It is about 1500 times faster than traditional GSM (GPRS) networks today, and will be 20 times faster than mobile 3G networks. WIT™ enables users to transmit a high quality 4 Megapixel image at 1/10th of a second, and video clips at up to 54MB per second. WIT™ transmits images by e-mail or FTP with the help of a WI-FI access point or Hotspot.
The adapter is not yet shipping and the company offers no date, only saying “Concord is presently evaluating WIT™ technology as both a standalone device, as well as an integrated module in select digital cameras.”
If Concord sounds familiar, you’re probably remembering their US$200 Bluetooth digital camera, the Concord Go Wireless, which was announced last year.
MACOSX.COM, the online community and Mac services site introduces a new .Mac type service which allows Mac users to upload photos via iPhoto to a personal gallery, store file backups via online storage and post standard web documents for public display, including both HTML and PHP pages. Read on…
Small Town Software today released a free upgrade to Time and Budgets, its web-based time tracking and budget monitoring software. Along with new features, speed increases and the usual bug fixes, this upgrade introduces new stand-alone software “widgets” that pull real-time data from the Time and Budgets network — and display that information in unobtrusive translucent windows, some as small as 1 by 2 inches. Read on…
Griffin Technology has announced a couple of cool new accessories for the iPod:
Griffin EarJams are US$14.95 clip-on adapters for the iPod’s white earbuds that turn them into better-sounding “in-ear” models (similar to the Sony Fontopia earbuds). The adapters definitely make a noticeable difference in the low end of the spectrum adding deep bass not heard with Apple’s stock headphones. EarJams ship with three sizes of earpads to fit all size ears and come with a carrying case. They feel a little unusual when you first put them on and take them off because you are used to the Apple ‘buds, but once you listen to the sound you’ll be convinced. Shipping at the end of September.
Griffin PodPod is a US$9.99 cradle for your iPod or iPod mini that sits in your car’s built-in cup holder. PodPod holds your iPod at a comfortable viewing angle and leaves room for a docking cable to be plugged in. The PodPod is made of a molded foam-rubber material that won’t scratch your iPod and keeps it secure. Shipping in October.