PowerBook Linux First Impressions

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Date: Monday, April 11th, 2005, 08:33
Category: Software

Sven Kissner wrote an article about his experiences with his new PowerBook, Mac OS X and Linux.

First impressions
I’m playing with my PowerBook for about two days now and even though not being too tolerant when it comes to operating systems, I have to admit that OS X itself is pretty appealing. It has that Just Works-touch I sometimes miss with GNU/Linux. I’m afraid there’s probably not too much to write about, it?s nearly too simple and I found my way around pretty fast.

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More Google Maps Goodness

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Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 17:01
Category: Software

Google’s satellite photos aren’t just of the United States. They span the entire earth (although they’re lower resolution outside North America). Read More…

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Google Elmer Fudd Interface

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Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2005, 00:55
Category: Software

Google Lava LampWell those crazy kids at Google are at it again. You probably already knew that you can set Google‘s homepage, messages, and buttons to display in your selected language via the Preferences page. But did you know that you can set Google’s interface language to Elmer Fudd, Pig Latin and Swedish Chef? (Bork, bork, bork!)
“I’m Feewing Wucky”

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Keep an eye on Your Neighbor With Google Maps (Updated 3x)

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Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2005, 00:04
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Google Maps Satellite ImageBack in February we mentioned Google Maps an excellent new mapping site from the search engine giant. I am happy to report that one of my suggestions has been added to the new mapping service – satellite images. GMaps now allows you to view satellite images for almost any US address down to about 500 yards visibility. Read More…

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PocketMac for Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)

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Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2005, 12:43
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PocketMac has just released the US$9.95 PocketMac for Playstation Portable (PSP), which is the first tool to automatically sync Mac users digital music, photos and contacts to their PSPs. What’s more, the feature of contacts synchronization is unique to Mac users with PocketMac for PSP includes patent-pending technology to add the ability of PSPs to process contacts.
Updated – A reader mentions that PocketMac PSP is not the first tool to sync music/photos – iPSP does this, and and also converts video. PocketMac PSP is the only app to convert contacts though.

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Sherlock Changing?

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Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2005, 11:11
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More than one of Apple’s Sherlock channels has gone offline, replaced with the simple message “This channel is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon.” Both default channels Pictures and Movies have been affected. Any word on what sparked the shutdown?
Pictures is still offline, but Movies are back. Our guess as to the cause: the impending launch of Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) which is anticipated on April 1, 2005.

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Mac Application Launcher for Your Car

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Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005, 06:01
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Ever wished you could have a Mac in your car? We did, so we got to work and installed a Mac in the car. We soon found out that the beautiful interface of Mac OS X was not the ideal solution for the car environment. Dragging a mouse about was simply too time consuming and extremely dangerous if done while driving. “Wouldn’t it be great if we had an interface to get things working instead of having to double click all over the place?” we asked ourselves. Well, we got to work again and i3 was born. The intelligent integrated interface. Basically it’s an application launcher, but it’s so much more than that when you start to use it. Read More…

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PocketMac Safari Scrapbook

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Date: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005, 03:04
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PocketMac Safari Scrapbook is the first tool to automatically collect Safari Web browser users’ history into a searchable database. Every night, PocketMac Safari Scrapbook will save the text and content from the day’s history into a form the user can search later.

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Google Montage

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Date: Monday, March 21st, 2005, 22:16
Category: Software

It’s not directly from Google, but it’s cool nonetheless. Check out Grant Robinson’s Google Montage.

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Keynote and Pages Updated

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Date: Friday, March 18th, 2005, 01:02
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Apple has released updates for the applications in their new iWork suite. Keynote has been updated to version 2.0.1 and Pages is up to 1.0.1. According to Software Update:
Keynote 2.0.1 addresses isolated issues that may have affected reliability for some customers.
Pages 1.0.1 addresses isolated issues that may have affected reliability for some customers and resolves an issue related to deleting complete pages.

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