Category: "Macintosh"

Oh, darnit!

02/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
My preferred Macintosh multi-system IM client, Fire, has just been discontinued. On the upside a number of the developers for it have moved over to Adium which is pretty similar and quite good too. (Via Daring Fireball) more »
 

Another reason I'm not moving to Vista

02/22/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Macintosh
I don't get Microsoft. Most companies would be looking for a way to persuade more people to use their product. Not Microsoft though who are busily giving people reasons not to use their latest and greatest. I guess the only real explanation is that… more »
 

Behind Apple's pay-to-play pre-N driver

01/18/07 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Apple recently released their new version of the Airport base station with 802.11 pre-N support. There's nothing particularly special but what has got a lot of people annoyed is that Apple has also been including 802.11 pre-N hardware in their revised… more »
 

Glaring Furball

12/11/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Over at Daring Fireball, John Gruber lays into a recent Macintosh switcher saying: What I take away from stories like this is not “Hey, it’s great to see another PC user switch to the Mac.” What I take away is that he ought to feel like a jerk for… more »
 

Consistent look-and-feel for the user interface

12/04/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
I'm well aware that having a consistent user interface makes for a more attractive system (so long as you actually like that interface.) The site linked to above is this the first time I've ever heard of someone refusing to use good software because it… more »
 

The best Vista box is a... MacPro??

11/17/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Ok, lots of bias here, but there's an interesting article by a Microsofty about running Vista. The machine of choice is the quad-core MacPro and he's very impressed. I can't say I approve of a) Vista; or b) Desecrating a Mac with it; but it runs, and it… more »
 

MacBook Core2Duo Out

11/09/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Looks as if Apple's moving towards a more PCClone release schedule; I wasn't expecting this to be out until February. If reviews of the Core2Duo version of the MacBook Pro are correct, this'll give you about a 10% speed increase over the earlier version… more »
 

Computer maintenance ergonomics

10/31/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Apple's industrial design has always impressed me. A few years ago, probably in 1997 or so, when I was fiddling around with a PPC desktop Mac, I was stunned at the way they'd designed the case so that mounting backets were balanced and would swivel;… more »
 

Remote Desktop on the Mac

10/30/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Having used VNC extensively at work in the past, we've mostly migrated to using Microsoft's Remote Desktop where possible due to better performance and a far more reliable screen refresh. There's also the bit that all versions of Windows from 2000… more »
 

The Cognoscenti Attack

10/17/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Having recently moved to the Macintosh from a long sojurn on Windows after the Amiga imploded, I've been following Mac-related weblogs. Generally I find personal computer blogs a good way of tracking down tip and tricks to make the systems more… more »
 

Recovering from a bad demo

10/02/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
One of the things that stands out about Steve Jobs' ability to sell his product is his ability to recover well when things screw up during a demo. The link above is to a compilation of keynote screwups where Job's ability to roll with the flow is made… more »
 

Great sentences to start a post with

09/28/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Bugs, how I love them ... I love hunting them down and killing them. Hunting down and killing the developer who caused the bug would be just as much fun if it weren’t illegal in every country in the world, that and programmers would probably be an… more »
 

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