October is here, and Mac users are scoping out the landscape for the arrival of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Adam looks at past releases to come up with an appearance date for the next big cat. What else is cooking this week? Andy Affleck takes 10 recipe management programs into the kitchen – which program will reign supreme? Also, Adam reviews Rogue Amoeba’s Radioshift, which simplifies the task of recording radio shows from Internet radio streams; Joe takes a quick look at the latest virtualization updates from Parallels and VMware; Apple releases Battery Update 1.3 for 15-inch MacBook Pro models; and we note the release of three Take Control ebooks covering all you need to know about wireless network security, wireless networking with Apple’s 802.11n-capable AirPort Extreme base stations, and the latest iPods.
So when is Apple going to ship Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard? Adam delves back into the TidBITS archives and Apple's press release library to determine exactly when previous versions of Mac OS X were announced and released, and then he puts it all together to declare that the most likely date is...
Battery Update 1.3 improves performance of batteries for 15-inch MacBook Pro portables by updating their firmware.
Recent updates to both Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion failed to excite me, but only because they've become so routine.
Did podcasting kill the radio star? No, it has merely been resting, and thanks to Rogue Amoeba's new Radioshift, which brings TiVo-like capabilities to Internet radio (and even AM/FM stations when coupled with a RadioShark), radio's star is once again rising.
The first thing computers were supposed to do in the home was help keep recipe databases. Although putting a Mac in a messy kitchen may not be the smartest thing for the health of the Mac, numerous recipe tracking programs have appeared over the years. In this overview, Andy Affleck compares 10 contenders. Read on to find out which tool will work for your gourmet or nutritional needs!
We're pleased to announce a free update to "Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music" 2.0.1, just a month after Apple released the new iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod touch.
Glenn Fleishman has forgotten more about Wi-Fi than most people know, but luckily he wrote it all down in a pair of Take Control ebooks first. Both "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network" and "Take Control of Your Wi-Fi Security" have now been updated with the very latest information from the wireless world, and even better, both are free updates for our loyal readers. Can we grab a nap now?
Readers this week are talking about reviving bricked iPhones, troubleshooting Internet connections and Radioshift, and learning a short history of the Web hosting business, among other topics. Join the discussions!