A German Blogger has "found some images of the purported iTunes 9 on a Chinese forum". Yeah, right? Here they are for your polite critiques. For the record, we’re smelling something with a male bovine fecal bouquet aroma. Via BGR.
On Friday, Mozilla announced the availability of the first Firefox 3.6 alpha release. It introduces several new features and brings a number of performance improvements to the popular open source Web browser.
Firefox 3.5 was officially launched in June, roughly one year after the release of Firefox 3.0. Version 3.6, which is codenamed Namoroka, is tentatively expected to arrive in 2010. Performance and customization improvements are a major part of the roadmap for Namoroka. Mozilla is also exploring some new user interface concepts that could be used to augment the tabbed browsing model.
In iChat 3, we had the ability to set spoken text alerts for certain actions, i.e. when someone logs in. However, this was removed in iChat 4, though it’s possible with AppleScript. For lack of a clear explanation of how to do this already on macosxhints.com, I submit the following code:
using terms from application "iChat" on buddy became available bud say "whatever you want to say" end buddy became available end using terms from
Save this as an AppleScript in your user’s Library » Scripts » iChat folder. Select a buddy in your list. Hit Command-I to open the Show Info dialog. In the Alerts tab, pick Run AppleScript from the pop-up menu, then select the file you just created. This is just a modification of a script I found here.
There have been several hints in the past, including these two of mine, with regards to using push email on the iPhone, or using MobileMe with custom reply-to entries, etc. A new application called PushMail ($5; App Store link) seems to me to be the ideal way of using push email (or any mail) on the iPhone. (I am not affiliated with this app at all; I’ve just been looking for an ideal iPhone push solution for a while, and this seems like it.)
Hooray for all us big-window dwelling Mac users! If you’re craving something other than Apple’s standard glossy screen, the anti-glare matte finish is an option again on the Apple Store for 15″ MacBook Pros. Except it’ll cost you $50 extra and replaces the black border with a silver one. Small price to pay for reducing eye strain, says I.
TUAWApple allows matte screens on 15-inch MacBook Pros again originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Today’s deals include iMacs starting at $399, refurbished MacBook Pro laptops at $999 and wake up to your favorite iPhone/iPod tunes with the iHome Clock Radio. Details of these and plenty more can be found on the CoM Daily Deals page.
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RPGMapMaker is a tool for drawing maps with polygonal grids. In addition to having most of the capabilities of a real painting program (multi-documents, lines, rectangles, …, drawing with color and pattern, text, rubber, etc.), RPGMapMaker has also unique features that greatly simplify the building of RPG maps:
Here’s a game that 3D Realms has actually shipped. Duke Nukem 3D, the classic first-person-shooter from the mid ’90s, is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
3D Realms is famous of course for not shipping games. It’s follow-up to Duke Nukem — Duke Nukem Forever – has been promised for more than a decade, earning […]
Listen to all 59 of the BBC’s national, regional and local radio streams, right on your Dashboard. Includes comprehensive live schedule information, Flash streaming option (option-click the “i” button) and even a RealPlayer workaround so you only lose a couple of seconds audio when leaving Dashboard.
This widget is completely free, but donations are gratefully accepted on the author’s website.
Control iTunes – Anywhere, Anytime
TuneBar is a easy to use application that allows you to access iTunes through any application on your computer. It is designed around the idea that it will take up only the minimal amount of screen space by sliding underneath the menu bar when not in use. This controller gives you access to the most fundamental features of iTunes such as Play/Pause, Back Track, Next Track, Volume and more from with in any running application on your computer.
Skip The Interface
Don’t want to stop working on your keyboard to control iTunes? No problem. Simply use one of TuneBar’s many customizable keystrokes to play, pause, switch tracks, set ratings, and even show and hide the TuneBar controller – no mouse required. If controlling iTunes was any more convenient, it would be telepathic.
TuneBar provides full integration of Sparkle, a popular component to many freeware and shareware applications for finding, downloading and installing updates to applications. With Sparkle now integrated into TuneBar, you can be sure that your copy of TuneBar will always be upto date.
Don’t Waste Space
Designed entirely around the principle that an application should use only a minimal amount of screen space, TuneBar uses a very small window when you want it – and reduces to a convenient menu bar icon when you don’t. Providing instant access to the basic iTunes controls and then some through an easy-to-reach window beneath the menu bar or a menu bar item, you can control iTunes and forget that it’s even open.
Try, Then Buy
TuneBar can be used for free in its entirety for a maximum of 10 days before requiring you to register, giving you ample time to decide whether it is worth the cost. At a mere $12, however, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason not to buy it. The registration will last forever, even with later and/or higher-priced versions of TuneBar.
Good news for those of you who were holding out for a matte screen option from Apple on something other than the most expensive, 17-inch MacBook Pro, and bad news for image and video professionals who already bit the bullet and picked up a 15-incher recently. Apple now offers a matte screen option on the 15-inch model.
The new customization option appeared sometime early this morning in Apple’s online store, and allows you to choose an “Antiglare Widescreen Display,” instead of the usual “Glossy” option, for an additional $50. For those unaware, the modification also rids your computer of the pretty black bezel that frames the notebook’s screen, and instead introduces a silver bezel that looks decidedly old school. Aesthetics aside, though, the antiglare option is reportedly a thousand times better for professional usage, and if you find the new glossy optical glass displays distracting.
This is a good sign that despite the a recent rash of anti-Apple sentiment even from normally vocal supporters, myself included, over App Store disappointments, Cupertino is still very much committed to giving its users what they want, at least on the hardware side of things. People clamored for the option, and Apple clearly heard the complaints and delivered. I suspect it’s willing to broaden the availability of that option to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, too, if demand appears strong enough and the introduction of the 15-inch option proves beneficial to its bottom line.
Even though Apple’s willing to grant you the antiglare option, it seems like it would rather you didn’t, as is clear from their wonderful little piece of subtle copywriting: “Choose a standard glossy display that lets you view graphics, photos, and videos with richer colors and deeper blacks, or an optional antiglare display.” Wow, they sure do make that antiglare display sound…optional.
The MLB Schedule widget is a simple dashboard widget which provides a small glimpse at the course of any Major League Baseball team’s schedule. You can choose your favorite baseball team and the widget will display a five day range of both completed and upcoming games, providing information such as opponent, projected starters, TV channel, start time, game result, game score, winning pitcher and losing pitcher. You can even choose your time zone, to adjust the game start times.
VoiceQ ADR is a fully digital ADR and Foley cueing solution. Scrolling text over video offers actors and technicians a frame-accurate cue for every word, every line, every time. VoiceQ works with Pro Tools to provide a truly unique ADR experience that enhances performance levels and reduces recording times. VoiceQ provides an abundance of simple easy-to-use features for all production and studio professionals freeing them to capitalize on their creative energies.
VoiceQ DUB is a translation and cueing software solution for dubbing film and TV projects for international markets. Synchronized scrolling text over video offers talent and technicians a frame-accurate cue making the dubbing experience efficient, economical and effortless.
Clear on-screen display and cueing of lines facilitates continuous, speedy, and enhanced delivery by the voice talent. Working with ProTools, VoiceQ DUB harnesses the power of Apple Macintosh platforms and OSX providing an abundance of simple easy-to-use features for all dubbing and studio professionals.
VoiceQ DUB handles scripts in multiple languages and exports/prints a wide range of final reports.
I am a sad panda today. As you may or may not have noticed, three quarters of my big post on Apple vanished when I fixed a typo.
Why? Because I was using Blogpress, an iPhone blogging app that I had been enjoying. Here’s the thing: Blogpress has a show-stopping bug. It doesn’t correctly interpret […]
Vintage Radio Shows
Receive the latest show from Vintage Radio Shows.com in your Dashboard without using a browser. Activate this widget and get back to your other tasks while enjoying the adventure, suspense, mystery, comedy and romance of radio days-gone-by.
New episodes from a catalog of 36,000+ shows are rotated on a regular basis.