Safari and multiple tabs

I was reading Mac Format this morning and read about an application called Taboo that stops you from accidentally closing Safari windows with multiple tabs open, or even quitting Safari when there are multiple tabs open in a window.

Mac OSX 10.4.3 released

OSX 10.4.3 was released a few days ago (October 31st). There are quite a large number of fixes in there but an interesting one was “MS-DOS formatted volumes, including the iPod Shuffle, perform better and consistently mount (become available) in the Finder.”

VOIP, Voice Over IP

I’ve been playing around with a few voice over IP products for my powerbook just recently and it has to be said that some of them are pretty good. I tried iChat AV as that seemed like the obvious choice because it comes free with Tiger (Mac OSX 10.4) and since I tried it a… Continue reading VOIP, Voice Over IP

Graphics for OSX

Just recently I’ve been wanting to do some basic graphics stuff in OSX, copy & paste some bits of image, paint onto the canvas, average run of the mill actions that MS Paint would do easily enough. The problem I’ve found is that OSX seems to lack any kind of simple paint application, sure you… Continue reading Graphics for OSX

iTunes 4.9 update

It seems that lots of people were keen to try out iTunes 4.9 and the sheer volume of downloads was why a number of the podcasts were timing out. I tried them today and they all updated fine however there is an intermittent issue where iTunes complains that the podcast isn’t a valid URL, but… Continue reading iTunes 4.9 update

iTunes 4.9 released

The long awaited (well, since the world wide developers conference earlier this month) iTunes 4.9 release is out! The main new feature is support for podcasts through the iTunes music store. I subscribed through iTunes to a bunch of podcasts that I currently download using iPodder and it timed out fetching half of the files.

Tiger has arrived

Today’s the day that Tiger (Mac OSX 10.4) was released to the public. As promised by Apple, pre-orders have been despatched in time to arrive today. We weren’t in when the van from TNT came to deliver it so we decided to go and collect it after work. Lori phoned to find out when we… Continue reading Tiger has arrived

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iPod solution

Problem solved thanks to Canis. The trick is to install the iPod updater software in Windows. Reboot the PC (as requested by the installer). Run the iPod updater and plug the iPod in. Restore it (note that it will wipe everything on it) and plug into the mains charger as per the instructions in the… Continue reading iPod solution

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iPod problem

I was lucky this year – I got an iPod for my birthday so now I can listen to audiobooks and music on the go without the hassle of running out of unique tracks after 60 minutes of CD or the joy of tapes being chewed up by old cassette playing personal stereos. I had… Continue reading iPod problem

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