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Check out xGPS via Cydia. It lets you download... 23,962 Views / 56 Replies  
Check out xGPS via Cydia. It lets you download Google maps for offline use (for if you're in the Nevada or Utah deserts for instance). Not only that but arguably it's UI is superior. (You can...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Aug 19, 2009 at 06:28 PM, in iPhone Apps
Not true. You lose some of SL Safari's... 39,351 Views / 962 Replies  
Not true. You lose some of SL Safari's sandbox/process capabilities such as running Flash in a separate process.

That said I'm confident 1Password will run in SL within a few days of release.
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Posted by clarkgoble, on Aug 19, 2009 at 06:27 PM, in Mac OS X
I agree. While the switch from iLife 06 was... 787 Views / 10 Replies  
I agree. While the switch from iLife 06 was painful because so many features were lost I found that iMovie HD did a great job of just getting data off my camcorder which had only light editing...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Aug 19, 2009 at 05:47 PM, in Applications
I actually think they'd be just as useful in... 2,396 Views / 13 Replies  
I actually think they'd be just as useful in Linux. Yes you can go to the Terminal in OSX and type some command. But the nice thing about Macros is that they can (a) manipulate GUI interfaces (b)...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:09 PM, in Applications
I should point out that while you only want this... 2,396 Views / 13 Replies  
I should point out that while you only want this one function, having a macro program (any of the above listed ones) to run various scripts is amazingly useful. Investing in a good macro program...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jul 16, 2009 at 03:22 PM, in Applications
If you have iKey or Quickeys they both let you... 2,396 Views / 13 Replies  
If you have iKey or Quickeys they both let you associate an Applescript with a key combination of your choosing. (Including the function keys)
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jul 16, 2009 at 01:30 PM, in Applications
You might try a macro toolkit like iKey or... 575 Views / 5 Replies  
You might try a macro toolkit like iKey or Quickeys. It's trivial to write a script to do this and map it to a custom key.  

I use iKey and have dozens of macros for Mail that I use.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:16 PM, in Applications
Are there bus powered firewire drives? 719 Views / 12 Replies  
Are there bus powered firewire drives?
Posted by clarkgoble, on Aug 20, 2007 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, that's wrong. Although as I said I find my... 719 Views / 12 Replies  
Yeah, that's wrong. Although as I said I find my MBP doesn't put out enough power to run the hard drive from a single USB port.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Aug 19, 2007 at 10:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently got a little Maxtor bus powered USB... 719 Views / 12 Replies  
I recently got a little Maxtor bus powered USB hard drive. I love it except for one problem. The MBP doesn't put out enough power in a single USB port to power it consistently. Sometimes it'll...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Aug 18, 2007 at 11:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There wasn't the significant UI improvement in... 782 Views / 8 Replies  
There wasn't the significant UI improvement in file management in 10.4 that there was say between 10.2 and 10.3 (or 10.2 over 10.1 for that matter). The biggest improvement was Spotlight although...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Aug 23, 2006 at 05:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Nope. Rosetta is actually fairly limited in what... 3,878 Views / 54 Replies  
Nope. Rosetta is actually fairly limited in what it can handle.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 29, 2006 at 11:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Games like Strategic Conquest... 3,878 Views / 54 Replies  
Games like Strategic Conquest...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 23, 2006 at 09:39 PM, in Mac OS X
iKey might do that, although it is shareware. I... 383 Views / 1 Replies  
iKey might do that, although it is shareware. I can't recall if it is recordable. But it's easy enough to make Macros though. I know Quickkeys was recordable, but it's somewhat expensive.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 23, 2006 at 01:07 AM, in Mac OS X
So no one knows if there will be a rebroadcast? 8,565 Views / 246 Replies  
So no one knows if there will be a rebroadcast?
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 16, 2006 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I missed it! I thought tomorrow was the 15th. ... 8,565 Views / 246 Replies  
I missed it! I thought tomorrow was the 15th. Aaarrrrrgghh.

Does anyone know if they are rebroadcasting it? I know Fox isn't associated with iTMS. Otherwise I could just download it. And my...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 15, 2006 at 10:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple reportedly stated today it won't be... 2,778 Views / 22 Replies  
Apple reportedly stated today it won't be available by itself. It's only for the new iMacs.

I suspect this is a temporary step for something bigger once the x86 Macs are out. They may also make...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Oct 13, 2005 at 06:56 PM, in Applications
The biggest issues with 10.4 are with Safari,... 1,408 Views / 40 Replies  
The biggest issues with 10.4 are with Safari, which still occasionally has inexplicable (and long) spinning wheels. It also has lots of Javascript bugs. But it's definitely progressing and you can...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Oct 9, 2005 at 01:09 AM, in Mac OS X
There's a commercial one for Linux where they... 926 Views / 4 Replies  
There's a commercial one for Linux where they licensed things from Microsoft. I don't recall the cost - but it was somewhat expensive as I recall. I honestly can't remember if they had a Mac...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Oct 9, 2005 at 01:07 AM, in Mac OS X
The people I video iChat with aren't available... 5,072 Views / 101 Replies  
The people I video iChat with aren't available this week. Has anyone noticed if it fixes all the connection problems with iChat?
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jul 12, 2005 at 07:51 PM, in Mac OS X
If you have a fixed IP address on both machines... 452 Views / 4 Replies  
If you have a fixed IP address on both machines then you can just use RSync. I use it to keep my home Mac and Work mac synced up in terms of my MP3's.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jul 12, 2005 at 07:32 PM, in Applications
Linux and easy to use was funny. I should... 1,771 Views / 43 Replies  
Linux and easy to use was funny.

I should add that the Dictionary is something else I really love. Not quite as great as the built-in spell checking in Cocoa edit panes. But close. Of course...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 29, 2005 at 02:30 AM, in Mac OS X
I think Spotlight still has some big UI problems.... 1,420 Views / 40 Replies  
I think Spotlight still has some big UI problems. It really shouldn't start searching until I pause my typing, for instance. Advanced searching with boolean queries really ought be easier. Hell,...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 28, 2005 at 03:12 PM, in Mac OS X
1. Live updating 2. Safari speed and RSS (I... 1,771 Views / 43 Replies  
1. Live updating
2. Safari speed and RSS (I know the speed was added to 10.3.9 as well, but still...)
3. Dashboard for weather
4. Updated mail (minus those ugly buttons)
5. XCode 2
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 28, 2005 at 03:05 PM, in Mac OS X
One reason is Safari. Sometimes it springs a... 2,237 Views / 23 Replies  
One reason is Safari. Sometimes it springs a memory leak. Not as bad as the version under 10.3.8, but still problematic at times. Quit Safari and chances are you'll notice a speed increase. ...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 22, 2005 at 09:14 PM, in Mac OS X
It is *really* slow loading. (i.e. in minutes,... 1,575 Views / 34 Replies  
It is *really* slow loading. (i.e. in minutes, not seconds) There are also a lot of annoying pauses and so forth. It's interesting. But will anyone be using it as their prime system?
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 22, 2005 at 08:21 PM, in Applications
1. People wouldn't run many Windows apps on... 2,193 Views / 31 Replies  
1. People wouldn't run many Windows apps on OSX/x86 for the same reason people don't run many Linux apps on OSX/PPC with X11 or many Classic apps on OSX/PPC. The interfaces are sufficiently...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 18, 2005 at 03:21 PM, in Applications
Pop is all you have to do. Go to the options on... 584 Views / 5 Replies  
Pop is all you have to do. Go to the options on your main gmail page and it'll have directions. I do this and it works great.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 17, 2005 at 05:47 PM, in Mac OS X
I've not been able to use video chat since I... 3,226 Views / 22 Replies  
I've not been able to use video chat since I installed Tiger. It always says that the connection is refused.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 16, 2005 at 08:32 PM, in Applications
The problem is always some essential app for... 16,135 Views / 102 Replies  
The problem is always some essential app for Sys9. It'll affect only a few people, but I'm not sure we can neglect those people.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 15, 2005 at 05:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, it was too slow to actually be the OSX for... 16,135 Views / 102 Replies  
Yeah, it was too slow to actually be the OSX for Intel build. From the way the updates were going I'd say VNC as well.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 13, 2005 at 04:05 PM, in Mac OS X
A second vote for MacLink Plus. Lots of old... 947 Views / 6 Replies  
A second vote for MacLink Plus. Lots of old obsolete formats. Unfortunately I had a bunch compressed with disk doubler from the Sys7 days and couldn't figure out a way to recover them.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 12, 2005 at 02:17 AM, in Applications
Although let's be honest. Writing an Obj-C... 15,400 Views / 120 Replies  
Although let's be honest. Writing an Obj-C wrapper for Cocoa (or for Carbon, a C++) around these calls would be fairly trivial.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 12, 2005 at 02:14 AM, in Mac OS X
If you are somewhat adventurous and have wxPython... 821 Views / 7 Replies  
If you are somewhat adventurous and have wxPython installed with pyogg and pyvorbis and Fink then you can install mbox (http://www.mbox.wz.cz/install.html). (Yeah, not ideal)

You might also try...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 9, 2005 at 02:08 AM, in Mac OS X
With vMac or Mini vMac you still need to locate... 965 Views / 12 Replies  
With vMac or Mini vMac you still need to locate ROMS and system software. Not always an easy thing to do.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 3, 2005 at 06:46 PM, in Applications
A lot of people have been griping about BT on... 1,398 Views / 23 Replies  
A lot of people have been griping about BT on Tiger - especially BT keyboards. Alas my upgrade of my phone lost my bluetooth. So that $50 adaptor I bought a few years ago is going to waste.
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Posted by clarkgoble, on Jun 2, 2005 at 12:49 PM, in Mac OS X
I do development on Visual Studio using VNC. ... 505 Views / 5 Replies  
I do development on Visual Studio using VNC. (Although most people prefer RDC) It works really well. Even better, compiles don't slow down your system!
Posted by clarkgoble, on May 27, 2005 at 04:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Didn't the old email client do pretty speedy... 12,500 Views / 109 Replies  
Didn't the old email client do pretty speedy finds? I don't see why everyone is making a big deal of Spotlight for email. At best you now can search it outside of your email client. But if...
Posted by clarkgoble, on May 20, 2005 at 06:12 PM, in Mac OS X
I have to agree that for the average consumer the... 12,500 Views / 109 Replies  
I have to agree that for the average consumer the shift from 10.3 - 10.4 is underwhelming. Even 10.3.9 gave the rather significant Safari speed increases. (Apple could have made those 10.4 only)
...
Posted by clarkgoble, on May 20, 2005 at 01:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Changing Icons in Acrobat 416 Views / 0 Replies  
I remember about a year ago everyone was looking at changing the icons in Acrobat, especially the more XPish ones. I never heard if anyone managed to find where they were stored. I looked, and...
Posted by clarkgoble, on May 6, 2005 at 11:00 PM, in GUI Customization
Changing Icons in Acrobat 344 Views / 0 Replies  
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Posted by clarkgoble, on May 6, 2005 at 10:59 PM, in Applications
Actually I think the improvements to the Finder... 819 Views / 10 Replies  
Actually I think the improvements to the Finder in Panther with the sidebar were huge. That was what made Panther so exciting for me. There were far less of those "obvious" productivity gains with...
Posted by clarkgoble, on May 4, 2005 at 01:07 PM, in Applications
To be fair though the way to delete them is... 561 Views / 3 Replies  
To be fair though the way to delete them is unnecessarily complex to the typical lay user. Apple ought to make it easier UI wise. If you have to go poking about in /Library or ~/Library then it is...
Posted by clarkgoble, on May 2, 2005 at 11:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Do they finally have a rooted sidebar, or at... 819 Views / 10 Replies  
Do they finally have a rooted sidebar, or at least the option for it? How's the speed?
Posted by clarkgoble, on May 2, 2005 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
I tried most of the links on Firefox and couldn't... 2,307 Views / 50 Replies  
I tried most of the links on Firefox and couldn't get any popups either.
Posted by clarkgoble, on Feb 16, 2005 at 04:27 PM, in Applications
To be fair, as others pointed out, he did... 13,376 Views / 412 Replies  
To be fair, as others pointed out, he did apparently try 10.0. In my opinion OSX wasn't ready for prime time until 10.2. Even then I found 10.3 a breath of fresh air.

What's amazing to me is...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Feb 9, 2005 at 05:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Wow - dead thread brought back to life. ... 5,079 Views / 98 Replies  
Wow - dead thread brought back to life.

Here's what I'd like to know about the Tiger Finder.

1. Do we have more than seven overly bright colors to choose from in labels? (i.e. can we pick the...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Feb 9, 2005 at 05:03 PM, in Mac OS X
You miss the point I was making. I want to skip... 5,079 Views / 98 Replies  
You miss the point I was making. I want to skip the second hit F9 step (or equivalent with a multibutton mouse). The reason is that the second F9 moves the window so that it is no longer under the...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 18, 2005 at 06:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually I'll tell you what would improve the... 5,079 Views / 98 Replies  
Actually I'll tell you what would improve the Finder and most other applications in Tiger - being able to drag and drop within Expose. i.e. drop while all windows are reduced and have it work!
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 18, 2005 at 03:49 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't quite see the spatial Finder as useful... 5,079 Views / 98 Replies  
I don't quite see the spatial Finder as useful for dealing with folders within folders. For dealing with an organized Folder yes. To me though the biggest flaw with the existing Finder is less the...
Posted by clarkgoble, on Jan 18, 2005 at 03:42 PM, in Mac OS X
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