We’re sliding into the holiday season, leading off with our 2007 TidBITS Gift Guide to help you with your shopping. Neale Monks joins us with an overview of the world of open source Mac games that comes just in time for vacation downtime if your presents don’t include the top game picks from our gift guide. With the new year approaching, Adam looks at Hazel, a utility that will help you with a New Year’s resolution to keep your Mac clean, and Joe Kissell explains exactly what Apple means when they say the Boot Camp beta will “expire” at the end of the year. Glenn Fleishman passes on the news that even Apple agrees that Back to My Mac doesn’t work for everyone, and he also looks at the releases of LogMeIn for Mac and Yojimbo 1.5. In Take Control news, we have three new ebooks about digital photography and a free update to “Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard.” Lastly, bonus stories this week largely look at solutions to common Leopard annoyances.
A new release of Yojimbo, free to registered users, adds image storage and works better under Leopard.
Is Back to My Mac not working among your Leopard systems? Apple advises patience, please, as they work to improve the service.
If you're still using the beta version of Boot Camp under Tiger, you'd better upgrade to Leopard (or uninstall Windows) before the end of the year.
The remote control software LogMeIn Free for Mac has been released. It allows remote viewing and control of Macs and Windows systems, even those behind private network gateways.
This assortment of handy iPhoto tips will help you organize photos quickly and easily, while learning old and new features. I can't promise that these tips will help you whip out your holiday cards from iPhoto while you bake cookies and realize that Chanukah is way before Christmas this year, but they certainly won't hurt.
If you find yourself with folders whose contents need to be sorted, deleted, renamed, or otherwise wrangled, Noodlesoft's Hazel can do the job quickly and quietly, in the background, day in and day out.
It's not too late to buy holiday gifts for your favorite Mac-using friends and family members! Based on last week's gift guide survey, we've compiled a best-of collection of gift ideas.
The Mac is becoming more of a player in the game world all the time, so after an overview of the Macintosh gaming market, Neale Monks takes a look at a selection of Mac games from the open source community.
If you want to make this holiday season one to remember, check out our latest ebooks about digital photography, since there's nothing like a great photo to help bring back fond memories. These books help you pick the right digital camera for your needs, get the most out of iPhoto '08, and protect your photos against mishap, among much else.
If you've been shy of upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the 1.1 version of Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard" now has even more detail to help ensure a smooth upgrade.
Our bonus stories this week focus largely on fixing some of the irritations with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard's transparent menu bar and Stacks feature.
Readers continue to poke at Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, posting questions about Spaces, Back to My Mac, the installation process, and the firewall. In other discussions, we talk about viewing office documents on the iPhone, serving a music library from an iPod photo, and the resolution of eyeglass-style video devices like the Myvu Personal Media Viewer.