New Mac mini users may be in for a slight shock when playing with their new machines: iLife ’04 is installed. Don’t panic though, Apple just didn’t have the release candidate for iLife ’05 complete when the Mac mini went into production. The CD-ROM for iLife ’05 is included in the box, just pop it in and update.
Seems we won’t be getting iPhoto printing and books down under according to a report from an Apple reseller who has spoken with Apple Australia.
Straight from the horses mouth (by way of an authorised reseller contact of ours), it seems that Australia will NOT be getting iPhoto photo and book printing in the near future, despite Steve Jobs saying that Apple was making it available worldwide.
No reason was given for the decision, we’re trying to get more details, but needless to say we sure are disappointed. I guess we are but a tiny percentage of Apple’s market. The sooner we decide to live with that the less we’ll get depressed I suppose.
Apple’s new iWork productivity suite strikes me as a curious beast. Pages and Keynote 2.0 make beautiful documents and presentations yet it seems that Apple recommends you have iLife on your system too. From Apple’s initial marketing pages (oh what a word to choose) it seems that integration is the word of the day – using movies, pictures and pages to make your Keynote presentation fly. Read on…
I recently ran into problems with one of the batteries in my 400MHz TiBook. The machine dropped into sleep mode without warning with about 40% remaining charge showing in the menu bar while running on its original 3600 mAh battery, so I downloaded Capacity Meter. This nifty utility reports not only the state of charge, but the working capacity of the battery.
Looking for a way to complete the migration from Safari? Look no further than Safari Bookmarks Exporter. If you find yourself using Firefox 1.0 and mumbling about bugs or other weirdness, try updating your version. Reinhold Penner’s excellent FireFix automatically updates Firefox to the latest nightly version. No user intervention is required, everything is fully automated.
Looking for an easy-to-use mobile DJ software solution that will play songs you’ve purchased from iTunes? MegaSeg 3 was announced a month ago, but it’s shipping now. The biggest new feature is a redesigned dual-deck interface which makes this already-friendly interface even easier to approach: it looks just like a dual-CD DJ rig. There’s insane playlist-management features including HTML logging and printing, plus new direct playlist opening/saving from iTunes.
Check out our report at createdigitalmusic and stay tuned for a review.
What are your interests for mobile DJing? Hard-core vinyl-style scratching? Occasional playlist playing to upgrade iTunes? Let us know by hitting comments; PowerPage and createdigitalmusic are planning ongoing mobile DJ features and would love to know what you want to read!
The final 1.0 release of Firefox, Mozilla’s powerful cross-platform browser, is here — and, at least at press time, the mozilla.org server is gasping under the strain of hungry downloaders. You know what this means: it’s Browser Wars time again. This author was surprised to see Safari the overwhelming unanimous browser of choice at the O’Reilly OS X Conference, even despite mature versions of OmniWeb, Firefox, and Camino. I’ve been storing bookmarks online via spurl and switching back and forth and I certainly can’t decide. What’s your browser of choice? Sound off. Maybe by the time your comment is done the Mozilla server will be back in action.
Just drag your files on whatever graphic (a map, a photo, a scan, a screenshot, any graphic…) and create a visual, a location-based relation. MapMemo uses only aliases of your files, so called “Memos,” and all files will still open in their original applications. Read on for more info and a link…