Plentycom Systems' SteerMouse 2.0 is a Better MouseTrap

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Date: Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 18:19
Category: Software

Steer MousePlentycom Systems’ SteerMouse 2.0 is an alternate mouse driver for the Apple Mighty Mouse that allows you to customize buttons, wheels and cursor speed. SteerMouse has convenient and unique functions that Apple’s driver doesn’t:
- You can assign various functions, such as a shortcut key input, a cursor movement for the default button, etc…
- You can customize the scroll ball.
- You can adjust the cursor speed and the cursor acceleration. (Apple’s driver allows you to adjust only the cursor acceleration)
- You can customize the Mighty Mouse in each application.

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Review: Salling Clicker Makes a Great Home Theatre Remote

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Date: Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 15:28
Category: Software

Salling ClickerI have a Mac mini set up as a small media center connected to a plasma screen and also serving iTunes out to two areas of the house via a M-Audio Sonica Theater USB sound out device (also used for Dolby 5.1 for DVD playback) and via Airtunes/Airport Express (trivia: you can watch DVD’s in one room, and listen to iTunes in another off the same computer). I also have a PowerBook I use on the road – sometimes connected to a projector for either presentations or DVDs. What was lacking in both cases was a good remote control that I could use close to, as well as away from, the computers to control different aspects of what I was doing. I had long been interested in Salling Clicker – a US$20 application that can turn a mobile phone into a remote control, but didn’t have a suitable phone model to use. I recently upgraded to a Nokia 6680 3G phone and one of the first things I did was to download this application and start to play around with it.
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HOW TO: Replace Lost PowerBook G4 Feet on the Cheap

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Date: Thursday, August 18th, 2005, 09:06
Category: Archive

PowerBook FeetMAKE Blog: has a tip for you if your PowerBook suffers from podiatry issues.

One of the complaints about the first-generation PowerBook G4 is that the rubber feet easily wear down/tear off leaving the owner with a very hot machine that sits directly on the table. Not good for the table, not good for the machine. Here’s a HOW TO on replacing them, cheaply…

Jump over to MAKE Blog for the link.

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