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I'm not even such a Firefox fan (I've loved... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I'm not even such a Firefox fan (I've loved Safari from day one, and Firefox on OS X is pretty clunky), but it's success is very noticeable, and Safari for Windows, by all accounts, was met with...
Posted by lookmark, on Sep 2, 2007 at 10:39 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, there's a balance that has to be struck... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Well, there's a balance that has to be struck between openness, flexibility, and security.

On OS X, Apple can do whatever they want. If they want Safari to be a popular cross-platform browser, on...
Posted by lookmark, on Aug 30, 2007 at 01:01 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm all for Apple removing InputManagers if it's... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I'm all for Apple removing InputManagers if it's proved too much of a security risk... but they need to offer a way for developers to add plug-ins for Safari. People want and need plug-ins for their...
Posted by lookmark, on Aug 30, 2007 at 12:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm sure most people have seen it by now, but... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I'm sure most people have seen it by now, but just for the record: a nice gallery from Think Secret here (http://thinksecret.com/news/0708leopard9a527.html).

Couple of Qs for 9A527 users:

- so...
Posted by lookmark, on Aug 29, 2007 at 03:39 PM, in Mac OS X
What I'm really curious about is the embedded... 4,132 Views / 6 Replies  
What I'm really curious about is the embedded version of OS X running on that thing. Just how pared down is it?
Posted by lookmark, on Mar 22, 2007 at 10:14 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nah, NAB is for FCP w/ CoreAnimation goodness,... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Nah, NAB is for FCP w/ CoreAnimation goodness, plus possibly some new Pro Macs.

For Leopard (unveiling/demo, not release): [very close to] March 24, the 6th anniversary of OS X. Bet on it.
Posted by lookmark, on Mar 1, 2007 at 06:01 PM, in Mac OS X
It's incredibly unlikely that Leopard is going to... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
It's incredibly unlikely that Leopard is going to ship in March. I'd wager we'll see a special event and public demo on March 24th though, along with a announced release date in May or June.

10.0...
Posted by lookmark, on Mar 1, 2007 at 03:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, it's all in the eye of the beholder. IME... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
Well, it's all in the eye of the beholder. IME UI changes are the thing that many Mac users are the most excited about. After all, it's the reason why many of us use the Mac at all.

I think...
Posted by lookmark, on Feb 28, 2007 at 07:30 PM, in Mac OS X
There's a number of indications here and there. ... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
There's a number of indications here and there. e.g. CoreUI, a new and private framework that apps in Leopard now use to draw their resources.

However, the most convincing reason to expect a...
Posted by lookmark, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:23 PM, in Mac OS X
I think it's fair to assume that a new UI in... 109,267 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I think it's fair to assume that a new UI in Leopard would be more a CoreAnimation-powered "refreshing" than a really radical change, and it will be less disruptive than the OS 9 --> OS X transition....
Posted by lookmark, on Feb 28, 2007 at 05:23 PM, in Mac OS X
The biggest question is whether a data plan will... 5,587 Views / 32 Replies  
The biggest question is whether a data plan will be *required* to use the iPhone.... and just how much the data plan will be.

That alone will decide whether many, many people buy the iPhone, or...
Posted by lookmark, on Feb 3, 2007 at 01:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Cool! I didn't know that, as I've used... 345 Views / 8 Replies  
Cool! I didn't know that, as I've used command-esc as my Quicksilver hot key for a little while now.

Thanks.
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 24, 2007 at 09:53 AM, in Mac OS X
In fairness to the OP, pulling up a contextual... 345 Views / 8 Replies  
In fairness to the OP, pulling up a contextual menu to get possible spelling corrections is a whole lot less clunky and a whole lot more enjoyable than pulling up the rather clunky spelling panel.
...
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 23, 2007 at 04:10 PM, in Mac OS X
AFAIK, there's no good way of doing this with... 345 Views / 8 Replies  
AFAIK, there's no good way of doing this with just the keyboard. You can assign keyboard shortcuts to specific contextual menu items, but not the contextual menu itself.

Here's a kind of mediocre...
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 22, 2007 at 03:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Here are your options: - get yourself... 345 Views / 8 Replies  
Here are your options:

- get yourself Apple's Mighty Mouse, or any two (or more) button mouse.

- if you have a recent Apple laptop, you can two-finger-click to bring up a contextual menu (make...
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 22, 2007 at 03:08 PM, in Mac OS X
No, it's not nearly as comprehensive as Spotlight... 1,043 Views / 20 Replies  
No, it's not nearly as comprehensive as Spotlight (though you can add a Spotlight plug-in if you wish).

It is faster, though, an amazing launcher, is very deep, and has a much, much better UI. ...
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 19, 2007 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My advice: spend some time learning the OS,... 1,043 Views / 20 Replies  
My advice: spend some time learning the OS, trying things out, and using out the apps Apple included. Many great features and neat little touches await. Then come back and tell us what you'd like,...
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 19, 2007 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"See you soon." 6,801 Views / 107 Replies  
"See you soon."
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 13, 2007 at 07:19 AM, in Mac OS X
iStat Pro and iStat Nano both do a nice job. 431 Views / 7 Replies  
iStat Pro and iStat Nano both do a nice job.
Posted by lookmark, on Jan 5, 2007 at 07:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Very soon the next release of OS X, Leopard, will... 2,295 Views / 28 Replies  
Very soon the next release of OS X, Leopard, will be resolution independent, and almost certainly allow the user to globally scale the UI as large or small as he or she wishes... without suffering an...
Posted by lookmark, on Dec 20, 2006 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
++. Great post. This is the way to handle a... 6,540 Views / 98 Replies  
++. Great post. This is the way to handle a faulty machine.

Stay calm, be polite but persistent, and if the problem continues after several internal replacements, it's well within your right...
Posted by lookmark, on Dec 19, 2006 at 02:53 PM, in Mac OS X
That's what I was getting at, thanks. Apologies... 3,515 Views / 41 Replies  
That's what I was getting at, thanks. Apologies if I oversimplified. I'm sure 8 cores are great for people for who have concurrent tasks that can be spread over many cores (e.g. servers &...
Posted by lookmark, on Dec 7, 2006 at 10:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
^^ It's pretty simple. Download the podcasts... 476 Views / 7 Replies  
^^ It's pretty simple.

Download the podcasts via iTunes, then create a Smart Playlist on the iPod for everything with the genre "podcast". Voila!
Posted by lookmark, on Dec 1, 2006 at 07:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Quad-core is nothing to get excited about, folks.... 3,515 Views / 41 Replies  
Quad-core is nothing to get excited about, folks. It'll have a minimal effect on the vast majority of non-server tasks.
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 29, 2006 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Honestly, if you're going wait, you're most... 3,515 Views / 41 Replies  
Honestly, if you're going wait, you're most likely going to be waiting until early spring for a significant update.

If you can hold out, hold out. Otherwise, now is as good a time for a Mac Pro...
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 28, 2006 at 12:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
++ on David Pogue's books. Educational price... 724 Views / 20 Replies  
++ on David Pogue's books.

Educational price for major OS upgrades is $79, btw. And 18 mo at *least*. The early days is major OS updates every 12 mo from OS X's early days is definitely over.
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 24, 2006 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The primary decision will be whether a larger... 345 Views / 4 Replies  
The primary decision will be whether a larger screen, backlit keyboard, ExpressCard slot, and discrete video card is worth $500-900 to you.

The larger screen and discrete video card are the...
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 22, 2006 at 02:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just a note on iWork—if you can, hold out until... 724 Views / 20 Replies  
Just a note on iWork—if you can, hold out until January before purchasing iWork (if, of course, you're considering buying it). It's due for a significant update at MWSF (Jan 9th).
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 22, 2006 at 02:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
TextEdit isn't ideal for coding, really, esp HTML... 490 Views / 17 Replies  
TextEdit isn't ideal for coding, really, esp HTML (though doable, if you set the pref to ignore rich text).

For text editors, check out Bare Bones' TextWrangler (free) or TextMate ($50).
...
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 13, 2006 at 03:16 PM, in Applications
No problem at all. :) You're correct in... 6,182 Views / 106 Replies  
No problem at all. :)

You're correct in observing that MacOS is somewhat keyboard intensive -- it in fact requires a combination of both mouse *and* keyboard. If you just want to use just the...
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 11, 2006 at 01:47 AM, in Applications
Does Hotmail not work well with Safari? ... 6,182 Views / 106 Replies  
Does Hotmail not work well with Safari?



If you're browsing using a lot of windows, command-` (that's the key right above tab) will switch between open windows.

(This works in any...
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 10, 2006 at 07:00 PM, in Applications
Good lord, why on earth would you recommend a g3... 736 Views / 15 Replies  
Good lord, why on earth would you recommend a g3 imac and OS 9? Only for the incredibly budget-minded/masochistic.

Answer to OP: yes, the Mini is a good computer. It's not the best deal in the...
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 10, 2006 at 03:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
January 9th. I'd expect a quiet C2D update... 733 Views / 8 Replies  
January 9th.

I'd expect a quiet C2D update to the Mini before then, though. Probably in the next few weeks.
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 9, 2006 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Reports are coming in that the 2G shuffle comes... 2,614 Views / 31 Replies  
Reports are coming in that the 2G shuffle comes packaged with the old earphones. Can you confirm?
Posted by lookmark, on Nov 1, 2006 at 01:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Right-o. Thx. I manually update using... 784 Views / 10 Replies  
Right-o. Thx.



I manually update using the free Fugu. But if I did web design more often, I'd upgrade to Transmit, which is just a pleasure to use and I believe offers synchronization.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 31, 2006 at 02:19 PM, in Applications
^^ ++. Waiting until MWSF in January is... 1,472 Views / 24 Replies  
^^ ++. Waiting until MWSF in January is definitely a smart idea if you can hang on for a little while.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: If you're going to install Windows, just be smart... 459 Views / 6 Replies  
If you're going to install Windows, just be smart about it. Use Firefox or IE7 and get an AV program running ASAP.

AVG Anti-Virus (Free Edition) is a decent, free choice.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:14 PM, in Mac OS X
After you've sent your feedback, and while you're... 1,132 Views / 31 Replies  
After you've sent your feedback, and while you're waiting... If you're using an Intel Mac, another solution is try out Crossover (http://www.codeweavers.com/beta/cxmac/).
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 31, 2006 at 07:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
1. Absolutely. The biggest pleasure of using a... 1,472 Views / 24 Replies  
1. Absolutely. The biggest pleasure of using a Mac is using OS X, and both Safari and Camino (a Mac version of Firefox, basically) are hands-down terrific browsers.

2. You'd be wise to wait for...
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 31, 2006 at 06:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just curious: what do you need Classic for? 663 Views / 10 Replies  
Just curious: what do you need Classic for?
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 31, 2006 at 05:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
++ on TextMate or BBedit, btw. Personally, I've... 784 Views / 10 Replies  
++ on TextMate or BBedit, btw. Personally, I've grown to really dislike Dreamweaver, and even as novice web designer, rely on TextWeaver (free "lite" version of BBEdit") + the excellent CSSEdit. So...
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 29, 2006 at 10:27 AM, in Applications
I use Safeware (http://www.safeware.com/), myself. 864 Views / 17 Replies  
I use Safeware (http://www.safeware.com/), myself.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 29, 2006 at 02:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe Adobe offers cross-platform upgrades... 784 Views / 10 Replies  
I believe Adobe offers cross-platform upgrades (i.e. crossgrades) for a nominal fee. It's hard to find online, so your best bet is to call Adobe Support and inquire directly.

The complication...
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 29, 2006 at 02:36 AM, in Applications
Maybe, maybe not. We don't really know until... 1,416 Views / 35 Replies  
Maybe, maybe not.

We don't really know until we've seen the final version.

I have a little suspicion that Leopard is going to be very different, and a bit more demanding, than any previous...
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 29, 2006 at 01:39 AM, in Mac OS X
$550... 520 Views / 4 Replies  
$550 (http://dealnews.com/memory/prices/systems/Apple-Mac-Book-Pro-PC2-5300-DDR2-SO-DIMMS/41495/2GB.html) and up for 1x2gb.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 24, 2006 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I quite agree. I don't know about a... 1,696 Views / 30 Replies  
I quite agree.

I don't know about a radically new UI, but certainly a seriously refreshed UI.

We'll see what Apple has up its sleeve in January.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 24, 2006 at 01:20 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm afraid you're right. Just read that myself. 2,127 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm afraid you're right. Just read that myself.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 19, 2006 at 06:01 PM, in Gaming
Methinks he exaggerates for dramatic effect. ... 2,127 Views / 10 Replies  
Methinks he exaggerates for dramatic effect.

An iBook G4 w/ Mobility Radeon 9550 + a good amount of RAM would run better than 5fps.
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 19, 2006 at 01:30 PM, in Gaming
Yeah, unfortunately the MacBook uses the GMA950. ... 2,127 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah, unfortunately the MacBook uses the GMA950. Fine for most stuff, but mediocre (at best) for 3D games.

If he's using the stock config of 512MB RAM, it's going to be really bad, because the...
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 18, 2006 at 08:16 PM, in Gaming
Both the Taskbar and the Dock have their pros and... 11,201 Views / 170 Replies  
Both the Taskbar and the Dock have their pros and cons, honestly.

The Dock is easy to grasp, excellent for launching, lovely for drag-and-drop, looks great, and is terrific for notification...
Posted by lookmark, on Oct 16, 2006 at 03:37 PM, in Mac OS X
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