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Adam Engst No comments

Freecycle: Disposing of Good Old Stuff

Get rid of elderly but still functional hardware by posting a note to your local Freecycle list.

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Take Control News/30-Jul-07

If you've ever felt uncertain about what a technical term actually means, help is here in the latest Take Control ebook: "Take Control: The Mac OS X Lexicon," a mad romp through over 500 Macintosh- and Internet-related terms. Also released this week: our iPhone and Apple TV update to "Take Control of Syncing in Tiger."

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Webjimbo Makes Yojimbo Data Web-Accessible

Webjimbo extends the usefulness of data organizer Yojimbo by giving it a Web interface for viewing, searching, and updating stored items.

Adam Engst No comments

MyFirstMac: Help For Mac Newbies

Long-standing publications like TidBITS face the problem of an ever-evolving audience. After all, most of you have been using Macs (and reading TidBITS) for years, and we use that fact when writing to tailor our choice of articles and our assumptions of what you already know

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Prepaid: Cell Phone Plans for the Rest of Us

In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh, touting it as "the computer for the rest of us." It was revolutionary in bringing ease-of-use to personal computing

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FileMaker Pro 9.0 Released

Filemaker Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 9.0, a major update to its line of database applications. Among numerous new features are a Quick Start screen, which gives less-experienced users an easy way to open or create databases; Conditional Formatting, which dynamically alters the formatting of fields based on user-defined rules; and the capability to connect to external SQL databases such as MySQL, Oracle SQL, and Microsoft SQL Server

Brian Tanaka No comments

Track Project Time with OfficeTime

I'm forever juggling multiple projects. Naturally, I must track the hours I spend on each project so I can bill my clients, and over the years I've tried a variety of time tracking applications

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Trading In-Home Wi-Fi for Powerline Networking

After my PowerBook G4's CPU destroyed itself, I replaced it with a much cheaper, but less portable, Mac mini in my living room. When I made this change my wireless network became just a way to bridge the computers in my home office with the computers in the living room

Joe Kissell No comments

VMware Posts Fusion Release Candidate, Announces Final Pricing

VMware last week posted the first release candidate for Fusion, their software for running Windows on Intel-based Macs. This version includes improvements to Unity, a mode in which Windows applications can run side-by-side with Mac applications, rather than in a separate Windows window

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Nisus Writer Pro Restores Classic Features

Nisus Software has released Nisus Writer Pro, a new word processor based on their earlier product, Nisus Writer Express (which remains available). Nisus Writer Pro adds numerous features that appeared in Nisus Writer Classic but hadn't yet been seen in a native Mac OS X version of the program

Adam Engst No comments

PDFpen 3.2 Adds Editing Marks

For many of us, editing on paper seems like something that went out with the arrival of the word processor. And it's true - the need to edit on paper has been drastically reduced by the ease of creating and sharing digital documents

Joe Kissell No comments

VM2Go Manages Parallels Virtual Machines

As I've been using, and recommending, Parallels Desktop more frequently as a way to run Windows on Intel-based Macs, the question of how to back up, move, delete, and otherwise manage Parallels virtual machines has come up regularly

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News/11-Jun-07

Solve Mac Problems with Our Latest Ebook -- It's always frustrating when your Mac fails to start up, kernel panics repeatedly, or starts acting strangely for no apparent reason

Joe Kissell No comments

A Trio of Windows-on-Mac Announcements

For almost a year, we've covered the ongoing rivalry between Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion, the two leading ways to run Windows on an Intel-based Mac without rebooting

Matt Neuburg No comments

Typinator Turns Two

I'm a pretty good typist, but my thoughts still race ahead of my fingers, so it's nice to have a utility for entering frequently used words and phrases by typing just an abbreviation