April 17, 2007

The simple way to switch from Mail to Gmail

Posted in: Internet, Mac OS X, Software, Tips & Tricks

One nice thing about Mail is the Redirect feature, which lets you forward mail to a particular address so that it does not appear to have been forwarded from you. The final recipient sees the message just as you did when it arrived in your inbox.

One annoying thing about Mail’s Redirect feature is that it cannot be used on more than one message at a time. You can’t select, say, the entire contents of one mailbox and tell Mail to redirect all those messages to your Gmail account. If you select more than one message, the Redirect menu item is unusable. Here's the solution.

April 16, 2007

Should Apple secure its iPods?

Posted in: Security, iPod

Few corporations are likely to ban iPods in the workplace, but whether Apple and other manufacturers of MP3 players shoulder some responsibility to add security to their devices - and how effective that security would be – is a growing debate.

Final Cut Server provides workflow automation for professionals

Posted in: Software

Apple introduced Final Cut Server, a powerful new server application that works seamlessly with Final Cut Studio 2 to provide media asset management and workflow automation for post production and broadcast professionals.

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April 15, 2007

Leopard 9A410 screenshot gallery

Posted in: Mac OS X

Apple's release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A410 to third-party developers late last week arrived on the heals of the company's announcement that Leopard's release would be delayed until October. While many changes are contained in this build, many bugs remain. Here are some visuals.

April 13, 2007

Mac OS X Leopard officially delayed until October

Posted in: Mac OS X

Apple issued the following statement: "The iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned.

While Leopard's features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October."

I am not that unhappy since this means they are really taking their time and they won't deliver a semi-product like Vista.

New Leopard build released

Posted in: Mac OS X

Work on Apple's next major operating system continues to plod along with the release of a new build of Leopard to developers this week.

According to various rumor sites, build 9A410 doesn't offer that many changes in its official release notes (a revised Terminal application and changes to .Mac sync settings are the highlights), but does include a lengthy list of known glitches that remain in the current build, ranging from QuickTime playback problems to mild graphics corruption on certain models to unspecified issues with FileVault (now there's a reassuring thought). Oh, and those "secret features" everybody's been wondering about? Still not there.

April 12, 2007

Skype 2.6 beta for Mac is here

Posted in: Software

The new version brings improved audio quality, the ability for the user to transfer calls to his Skype contacts – effortlessly. Please note that it is recommended for experienced Skype users only.

Automate your BitTorrent TV downloads on OS X

Posted in: Internet, Software, Tips & Tricks

Downloading your favorite TV show is much easier than it was a few years ago with the help of torrent indexing sites and great software. With the arrival of the open source TVShows application, the whole thing just got even easier.

April 11, 2007

Clock is ticking on Apple's Boot Camp beta

Posted in: Software

Those considering setting up a Windows partition on a Mac using the test version of Apple's Boot Camp might want to pay close attention to the licensing terms that accompany the beta software. According to the terms, which are posted on Apple's Web site, the software is only licensed until Apple comes out with a commercial release of Boot Camp, or until September 30, whichever comes first.