Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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!

Visit MacTips.com

Submitted by
Miraz Jordan

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/17-Mar-08

Send Article to a Friend


Victoria voice for text to speech -- A reader correctly points out that the voice of an Apple video mentioned in a recent article is not Victoria. That leads to pointers to other text-to-speech voices available for the Mac. (4 messages)


Grooming a Jobs replacement? During the recent Apple event to unveil the iPhone development roadmap, Steve Jobs shared the stage with other Apple employees. Does this signal an effort to find someone to step into the CEO's shoes at some point? (And really, is Jobs actually a good presenter?) (11 messages)


Cox.net Will Not Send from iPhone -- Sending email from a reader's iPhone abruptly stopped working. Does the problem lie with his provider, or a technical glitch? (23 messages)


Forcing wireless to connect on 802.11a -- The AirPort Extreme base station supports the 802.11a variation of wireless networking, but how do you actually take advantage of it? (2 messages)


Anyone has experience with Cisco VPN? A reader asks for help in configuring a Cisco virtual private network, and of course the TidBITS Talk community is able to provide suggestions. (7 messages)


iPod Touch as Palm Replacement -- Not so long ago the idea of replacing a Palm organizer with an iPod would have been ridiculous. Now, the iPod touch may be a viable stand-in. (8 messages)


My "loaded" Mac Pro Intel Tower overheats -- How hot is too hot? A Mac Pro with all of its expansion ports occupied starts to behave erratically, leading a reader to ask about cooling options. (1 message)


Can't verify disk from boot volume -- Early versions of Mac OS X 10.4 did not allow Disk Utility to perform a Verify Disk operation on the boot volume, but versions 10.4.5 and later do. (4 messages)

 

CrashPlan is easy, secure backup that works everywhere. Back up
to your own drives, friends, and online with unlimited storage.
With 30 days free, backing up is one resolution you can keep.
Your life is digital; back it up! <http://tid.bl.it/code42-tb>