Going to Paris for Apple Expo 2005? Check out MapMemo

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Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2005, 22:23
Category: Software

MapMemo Maps Files to LocationsMapMemo is a software application we originally covered in October 2004 that allows you to load a map file and plot various points on it. The fun part is that you can drag files from the OS X finder to spots on the map and they become linked. It’s great for mapping customers, prospects or even your favorite destinations when traveling. More customer use cases are posted on the MapMemo Web site.
MapMemo if offering a free download just in time for Apple Expo Paris next month. The Paris MapMemo archive is a high-resolution city map (2.9MB) that displays all the Apple-related locations in Paris. It’s especially useful if you’re traveling to Paris to see the Apple Expo in a few weeks.
If you don’t know where to go for a drink, a chat or a french dinner MapMemo is for you.

Two weeks ago MapMemo has started collecting places and info concerning Paris from Apple users around the world. The first collection of tips is now available as free archive in the download section at the MapMemo website.
The places are all linked and marked on a very detailed map of Paris, which – thanks to the generous licensing by Kunth publishers – can be used and redistributed with new material by anyone as long as it is bound in a MapMemo file and as long as it is free of charge.
“We have been geo-tagging lots of web links, photos from Flickr, and text-Memos”, says Alexander Stengel the founder and head of MapMemo. “That was work, but not a problem. But it took us months and it needed a lot of luck to get a detailed map that anybody – and only this makes sense for a MapMemo file – can redistribute with its very own places and info. None of the major map providers could manage this kind of use, they simply had no acceptable licensing model for it. Maps are the number one problem if you deal with digital geo-solutions.”

MapMemo can be used as a free reader with no limits. Users can also alter files – like the MapMemo Paris archive – save, archive and send it out without ever paying a license fee. If you want to save a specific map file more than five times you’ll have to pay a license fee of 18?/US$18.


More OS X on Intel Videos

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Date: Friday, August 12th, 2005, 15:59
Category: Software

OS Running on IntelIn case you haven’t seen enough OS X-on-Intel hacks… this guy‘s got video of OS X running on his Sony Vaio laptop.


New SETI@home Client and Data Format

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Date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2005, 12:05
Category: Software

SETI@homeSETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. SETI recently updated their client software (BOINC) and data format, so you may want to login and update your software.
Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a software platform for distributed computing using volunteered computer resources. If you own a Windows, Mac, Linux or Unix computer you can participate in scientific research in many areas:
* Climateprediction.net: study climate change
* Einstein@home: search for gravitational signals coming from pulsars
* LHC@home: improve the design of the CERN LHC particle accelerator
* Predictor@home: investigate protein-related diseases
* SETI@home: Look for radio evidence of extraterrestrial life
* Cell Computing biomedical research
To participate in a project visit the BOINC Web site and create an account, then download and run the BOINC client software.
If you’re a member of SETI@home please consider joining the PowerPage SETI@homeboys team.
Recent Stats:

Team name: PowerPage SETI@homeboys
Team website: www.powerpage.org
Team DB ID: 30252
Created on: SETI@Home Classic team
Total credit: 230,258.00
Recent Average Credit: 760.52
Last Result Returned on August 8th, 2005
Number of Registered Users: 1,109
Number of Active Users (credit>0) 14
Team Position (by total credit) 832


Podcast Tuner

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Date: Monday, August 1st, 2005, 08:03
Category: Software

Pariahware, Inc’s Podcast Tuner provides a different approach to listening to podcasts. Instead of making the user look for the content, Podcast Tuner brings the content to the user.


One Finger Snap Makes Trackpads Tolerable

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Date: Saturday, July 30th, 2005, 02:26
Category: Software

Old Jewel Software has released One Finger Snap, a utility for Mac OS X that lets you bring up the contextual menu by simply clicking and holding the mouse button down…


Panic Unison Usenet Client (Updated)

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Date: Friday, July 29th, 2005, 11:46
Category: Software

Panic Unison Usenet ClientRemember the early days of Usenet? Using your ISP’s awful news server and crawling through mountains of alt.whatever? What a pain. Usenet has taken a new direction these days and most ISPs only offer a fraction of the newsgroups that are available and they store very little, making archives weak. Don’t even get me started on the censored newsgroups.
Anyway, if you want to return to the glory days of 1981 (!) you’ll need a decent Usenet client…


FileSalvage to the Rescue

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Date: Friday, July 29th, 2005, 10:03
Category: Software

File Salvage 4.1 Drive Recovery SoftwareSubRosaSoft.com LLC has announced FileSalvage version 4.1. The latest generation of their data recovery software for Mac OS X software adds detailed logging and the ability to process disk images. Defense attorney’s, law enforcement and corporate agencies can now access EnCase, Unix DDM, CopyCatX, etc. image file systems without purchasing expensive computer forensics software…


CueType 1.0.3 Improves Typing Skills

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Date: Friday, July 29th, 2005, 10:52
Category: Software

A friend once told me that the single best way to learn how to type was to practice on Instant Messenger. I’ll be damned if my horrible “hunt and peck” style hasn’t turned into a respectable 25-30 words per minute because of my inline chatting. The problem is that my speed probably won’t get much higher than that without professional help. That’s when I cam across a Mac OS X application that bills itself as a “keyboarding driller featuring innovative typing cues.” Read More…


Griffin radioSHARK Software Update and Dashboard Widget

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Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2005, 00:17
Category: Software

Griffin Technology radioSHARKGriffin Technology has announced beta 2.0 of its radioSHARK software for Mac OS X. We first reviewed radioSHARK on 17 September 2004:

The radioSHARK is a US$70 USB radio that comes with software that allows you to record any AM or FM radio broadcast in real time. What makes it cool is that the software allows you to schedule recordings and even pause live recordings – think of it as TiVo for broadcast radio.

New features and enhancements include:
- New compact, redesigned interface
- Improved scheduling
- Improved 10 band equalizer
- Expanded record/playback, tuning and appearance preferences
- Spectrum visualizer
- Selectable display color
- Dock icon displays station and record status
- AppleScript support
- Supports G3, G4 & G5 processors running 10.3 and higher
radioSHARK 2.0 beta includes a radioSHARK Widget, for use with Apple’s Dashboard technology in Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger). The radioSHARK widget lets you control tuning, volume, mute and station presets in one convenient dashboard. Beta 23 also provides support for Macintosh G3 computers and adds 64kbps recording.


Burning Man Countdown Widget

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Date: Monday, July 25th, 2005, 23:52
Category: Software

Burning Man Countdown WidgetAttention Burners: Burning Man Countdown (mirror) is a Mac OS 10.4 Dashboard widget that counts down until the exact moment the Burning Man is ignited. Although the default is set to this years event, you can change the date and time to accommodate the coming years. When the time is up, a message regarding the theme of 2005 and a Timothy Leary audio sample is played.
Your editor will be taking off for Burning Man year five. If you’re attending this year be sure to look me up!