In NetNewsWire 3.0, you can undo closing a tab. ⌘Z will open the tab again, in the very same place on the tab panel. Something that, if I had to guess, I would have said wouldn’t work. Very cool….
The following entries were written in the Apple category:
I’m not pleased at how .Mac handled the recent disk size increase. My locally-mirrored disk increased to 10GB, causing my laptop’s drive to fill up. This was followed very shortly by Mail, Aperture and iTunes all freaking out at a completely full disk and crashing (or automatically quitting in a not-too-clean way). Boo .Mac!
The iPhone came out yesterday, and I’m liking what I’m hearing about it.
Basically, my brand new Nokia N93 that was cutting edge as of yesterday seems like a weak imitation of the iPhone today.
In my recent work on PhotoStuff, I’ve been working in Java on the Mac. PhotoStuff is full of features, but I often find the interface frustrating and confusing. This is especially true on the Mac where many of the UI elements end up being in the wrong place and looking very un-Mac-like. It’s worth spending some time to make some (mostly simple) changes to PhotoStuff to make it act a bit more Mac-like.
In preparation for Aperture, I’m in the process of upgrading my memory and disk setup on my two computers, trying to increase efficiency and make room for more photos and applications. The upgrades involve a gig of RAM for my PowerBook and two new 400GB disks for my PowerMac.
I’m drooling over the announcement of Aperture. The demo videos (and quite frankly everything I’ve read about it) make Aperture look like a near-perfect post processing application for photos. It’s clear that Apple took all the serious issues photographers deal with when working in digital, and thought long and hard about how to solve them. From the stacking of rapid-fire shots, to the backup vaults, the pervasive metadata support to the beautiful user interface, Aperture looks like a winner.
You can now “Gift” any iTMS album or song to someone. It doesn’t look like you can do this with full iMixes yet, and iMixes are still always public, but I like where things are headed. We’re getting close to being able to send people full mix tapes via iTunes.
I really liked the idea of this meme from Om Mali about listing your ten favorite “small freeware and shareware applications that have helped you get the most out of your Mac.” Here’s my list.
Well, that was shocking. Apple did announce plans to move to Intel processors within two years.
Installed Tiger tonight, and things went surprisingly smoothly. GPGMail freaked out, and some of my extionsions were missing after the upgrade (Synergy, SSHKeychain), but mostly things are working. Haven’t tried MySQL or Redland, yet, though.
OSNews recently ran the piece “The Problem with Global Menu Bars” in which the author criticizes the usability of global menu bars (“ala Mac”). I would disagree with almost the entire article, and find most of the criticisms to be based on a Windows-centric mindset notably lacking an understanding (or basic knowledge) of the Mac HIG.
I’ve got a new computer.
Of all companies, why must Apple have issue with my entering Zip+4 information in a registration form? Pity.
Does iChat AV order the chat participants in a coherent fashion such that each participant sees the other participants in the same relative place?
So how long will it be before we get an AirTunes equivalent for Quicktime?
I’m bitter that I just bought an Airport Extreme base station a week before Apple announced the new Airport Express.
Apple’s new bluetooth update doesn’t work with my bluetooth adapter. Foiled again!
Bluetooth support gets better with version 1.5.
Hello? Apple? Yes, I’d like to inquire as to why my Bluetooth headset does not show up as a choice of external speaker and microphone.
The current iChat can save chat transcripts, one chat per file, to an archive folder. I think the same feature needs to be applied to the AV features.
Last night the power adapter for my Revision A Titanium laptop (the yoyo) died.
I’d just like to make perfectly clear my intense hatred of the default MacOS X behaviour of un-minimizing a window upon application focus when all windows are minimized.
So Apple is pulling the plug on their Safari seed program.
Apple rocks. IP over FireWire is a really great, obvious, and unfortunately not-yet-fully-implemented idea. Unfortunately the preview release Apple is parading on their developer site caused my machine to core dump on startup.
I was thinking today about interface design and specifically the work of the Mac OS (X) Human Interface Guidelines. I have grown to love the Mac OS immensely over the years, and value all the effort that goes into creating…