Safari Doesn't Auto-Complete www.ebay.com

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 20:29
Category: Software

I think there is a bug in Safari when typing in www.ebay.com
Really. It is not a joke, I tried it on two machines. Try it out for yourself.
Usually Safari will auto-complete (finish typing) an address for you if you have been there before or if is in a bookmark. Except www.ebay.com
I know the originator of eBay was an Apple employee at one time. (Correct: eBay chairman Pierre Omidyar was a developer for Claris, a subsidiary of Apple.)
Its just odd that Safari won’t work with that particular address.

What’s weird:
It will auto-complete ebay.com (without the “www.”)
It will also auto-complete *any* other “www.” domain name…
Does anyone have a sound explanation for this? Register and comment below.

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Synergy: The Missing Piece Of iTunes

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Date: Thursday, August 28th, 2003, 13:21
Category: Software

SynergyAs each application that is developed for the Macintosh grows in popularity, so do the number of add-ons, and extensions that supposedly enhance the program in some way, shape or form. Apple?s iTunes, music playing software allows for the playing and encoding of audio in a variety of different formats ? mainly mp3. But third-party developers never seem to be content with the program as is, and have added many additions to iTunes, including alternative visualizers, playlist plug-ins or controllers. Many of these additions seem to be flunks, except for Synergy, which should be awarded the first place trophy of iTunes extras.

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Free Soundtrack Tutorial Online at kenstone.net

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Date: Tuesday, August 26th, 2003, 16:47
Category: Software

Dan Brockett has written a free tutorial on Apple Soundtrack, the loop-based composition tool included with Final Cut Pro 4 and available now as standalone software. Dan’s tutorial goes over instructions for beginners who are new to music-making and digital audio, but there’s intermediate and advanced information, too, plus tips and downloadable finished projects and media. Brockett is a writer/director/producer.

Veta Universal ? Bluetooth Remote for Mac OS X

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Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2003, 08:55
Category: Software

Veta Universal is a US$8 Bluetooth universal remote controller for your Nokia 3650 that runs on Mac OS X. Now you can remotely operate all of your favorite Mac applications – including iTunes, DVD Player and even the mouse. Veta Universal is a Series 60 application for your phone. It is designed to work seamlessly with Romeo 0.9.1.

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Romeo 0.9.1 Adds Nokia 3650 Support

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Date: Monday, August 18th, 2003, 18:48
Category: Software

Romeo, a popular program to control your Mac via Bluetooth, has now added with version 0.9.1 support for the Nokia 3650. Read More…

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More to the Mac OS X GPS Story

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Date: Monday, August 11th, 2003, 15:41
Category: Software

This is a tie in to the Mac OS X GPS petition mentioned on Monday. There is a on going effort to get Delorme to make street atlas USA for Mac OS X…

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Using MPEG4/AAC Files with Peak: Edit Music from the iTunes Music Store

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Date: Wednesday, August 6th, 2003, 15:42
Category: Software

If you thought all you could do with iTunes Music Store songs you?ve purchased was play them in iTunes, you?re in for a pleasant surprise. As we?ve previously reported, in Native Instruments Traktor 2.1 DJ, you can DJ with your iTunes library. But you can even open up files directly and edit them. All you need is audio editor BIAS Peak. Finally, you can edit your iTunes music to remove unwanted portions of the audio files, and convert your music for programs like Live that don?t yet support MPEG4 audio files.
Read more on musiconmac.com . . .

Movie Scoring: Is it Soundtrack or is it Live?

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Date: Monday, July 28th, 2003, 23:21
Category: Software

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about Apple’s new movie scoring, loop-based music product, Soundtrack. So far, though, most of the buzz has been in video circles. That’s because musicians depend on synth tools like those in Reason and the interactive, live looping capabilities of Live. Soundtrack is cool, but it lacks ReWire for interoperability with other apps. Enter ReVision, a video app that works with Live and Reason which I covered today on musiconmac.com (music geeks, check that story out for the details). My guess: some musicians might use Soundtrack for light work, but most of us will stick with our preferred tools.

Free AppleScripts for iTunes

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 10:43
Category: Software

Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes Posts New and Updated Scripts

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Menu Bar Faves: MultiDockX

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Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2003, 09:54
Category: Software

Sometimes one shareware download can change the way you work with your Mac so you never go back. All week this week I’ll be looking at my favorite shareware additions to the OS X menu bar. MultiDockX is the best dock switcher available now, period, thanks to its simplicity.

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