TidBITS Moves Up in Best of Mac Web Survey -- In the Low End Mac Web site's third Best of the Mac Web survey, TidBITS moved up from 5th to 3rd in user ratings. As with the last time, we came in behind VersionTracker and As the Apple Turns, but in this installment of the survey, we managed to move past MacSurfer's Headline News and MacFixIt, which fell to 10th place (Low End Mac speculated the drop may be due to MacFixIt's new subscription model). Other notable changes include the rise of the Mac Minute news site from 11th to 6th place, and the drop of The Mac Show from 15th to 50th after the loss of Shawn King, whose new Your Mac Life radio show ranked 18th. Although the Best of the Mac Web survey is an unabashed popularity contest, the more times it occurs, the more the changes from one survey to another prove interesting. Thanks to all of you who voted in this installment of the survey! [ACE]
iCal Alerts You Can't Miss
Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.
First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.
Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.
Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!