The Sharp PC-UM10 laptop has claimed the title as the World’s Thinnest Laptop computer – and at a paltry 0.65-inches it blows Apple’s TiBook out of the water in this category.
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[Updated] uControl effectively disables the CAPS LOCK key in Mac OS X.
uControl maps your control key to it’s rightfully intended place on your laptops keyboard; the place thats currently occupied by the oft-unused caps lock key. No more finger acrobatics are required for using control-intensive Unix applications. Caps lock functionality is still available by pressing the Apple modifier key in conjunction with the caps lock key.
ShadowCulture writes: “Been using this tidy little thing with OSX for some weeks now, it remaps the caps lock key to a harmless control key and it’s easy to remove if you don’t like it.”
We had read in a number of places that the Apple Store in the Walden Galleria, in Buffalo NY, would be opening on Friday Nov. 23. So being the geek that I am, I mentioned to my daughters, (21 & 17) that I was thinking of going to it, even though it was at 8:00 am and Buffalo is about 2 hours and a border from our home in Toronto, Canada. My kids have grown up with Macs, we got our first, a Plus, in 1985. When they heard that I was going, they demanded that I take them with me.
Not all the news for `Book toting air travelers is bad: airport security checkpoints are now more commonly equipped with bins for your computer so that it doesn’t have to travel “naked”, security personnel are often friendly and helpful, and this reader report from Patrick Murphy suggests that the experience may even be a positive one.