Practicality reigns this week, as Will Porter explains how to upgrade elderly iMacs to run modern Mac OS X software, Matt Neuburg looks at using DEVONagent to extract relevant content from the list of links delivered by Internet search engines, and Jeff Carlson points at a pair of utilities that help locate your cursor when you’re using a big screen or giving a presentation. In the news, iPhoto 5.0.1 fixes bugs and we look at a neat info-graphic that gives a visual overview of Apple’s product line.
iPhoto 5.0.1 Fixes Annoying Bugs -- Apple last week released iPhoto 5.0.1 via Software Update to address a variety of bugs in the company's photo management software
Apple Product Line Info-Graphic -- With the Mac mini, Apple further expanded the old Macintosh model matrix that had once cleanly separated desktop from laptop, consumer from professional
DealBITS Drawing: photoprinto Winners -- Congratulations to Delia Lamb of gcsf.com, Dale of comcast.net, and Norbert C. Ballauer of cox.net, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of SmileOnMyMac's photoprinto, worth $29.95
At Macworld Expo last month, Peachpit Press included a presentation area as part of their booth. In addition to letting authors like me demonstrate techniques found in our books, the area was used by Apple and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals for hands-on training sessions
As I keep telling my mother when she doesn't know or can't remember a fact: "No problem, this is why heaven gave you the Internet!" Isn't it great? You don't need a memory; the Internet is a giant encyclopedia
Just before Christmas, with a little help from my friends in the TidBITS community, I upgraded two old iMacs to Mac OS X. When Jaguar was first released, I purchased the Mac OS X Family Pack (5 installations) with these machines in mind, but I had put off upgrading the iMacs for a couple of reasons
The Take Control updates keep coming, and this week's installment, the 1.1 version of "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups" is a particularly useful update that's well worth the free download for existing customers and makes the $10 price even more worthwhile for those who still need to establish a solid backup strategy.
"Take Control of Mac OS X Backups" Updated to 1.1 -- The 1.1 update to Joe Kissell's ebook about Mac OS X Backups makes it even easier than before to figure out how to set up a personalized, sensible backup system that works
The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster.
Networked hard drives -- Got spare hard drives laying around? Some new products help you put them onto your network without requiring a computer as a host