7 Tips to keep your Apple notebook safe
Nobody likes to think about it, but it is a fact of life that theives like notebooks. Follow these 7 tips for traveling safely with your notebook and protecting the intellectual property contained within.
Nobody likes to think about it, but it is a fact of life that theives like notebooks. Follow these 7 tips for traveling safely with your notebook and protecting the intellectual property contained within.
Mac OS X includes many open source projects that contribute to the stability and robustness of the system. While Apple provides working versions of these for both PowerPC and Intel architectures, sometimes you want to build your own to tune performance or enable custom features. Plus, distributing a single binary is often preferable to keeping track of separate, architecture-specific binaries. These objectives can be accomplished by building the project as a Universal Binary, a file that contains code for both the PowerPC and Intel architectures.
Parallels has been creating a lot of buzz with their Workstation software that allows Intel Mac users to run almost any version of Windows, Linux and many other OSs right inside of Mac OS X, without the need for shutting down what you're doing in Mac OS X to reboot into the other OS.
Rumors of Aperture's death have been greatly exaggerated. Blake Seely, a blogging freelance Cocoa and Mac OS X programmer (not to mention the creator of the wonderful MugShot Flickr management tool), revealed yesterday that he was joining the Aperture team.
Daniel Jalkut writes: "I recently wrote about Easy Programming, my pseudo-methodology for âkeeping goingâ in the face of difficult or tedious tasks. Since then, Iâve observed an aspect of my workflow that, while seemingly among the easiest of tasks, can be the most limiting to my productivity. What is this devastating conundrum? The challenge of naming code."
Robert Daeley writes: "I had occasion recently to need to remotely delete a user â letâs call him âGeorgeâ â on a Mac OS X box that is running the Client version of Tiger. I have ssh access to that machine and, since I keep meaning to learn how to do it, I decided to take the time to make a few notes on the process for the next such occasion."
This chapter introduces Interface Builder, a tool no less important to Cocoa development than Xcode itself. IB is used as a straightforward tool for laying out windows and views. You'll see how to set the many options for automatic sizing of embedded views and how to use Interface Builder's own simulation mode to verify that your layout and sizing choices work.
Apple recently asked the engineering team behind its Aperture photo editing and management software to leave. The move, which resulted in the departure of several engineers while others were transferred to different projects inside Apple, raises questions about the future of Aperture, Apple's most heavily criticized and bug-ridden pro software release in recent years.
If youâre young enough that your first computer was a Mac or a Windows PC, you probably canât fathom just how big a deal Cut/Copy/Paste were when they were introduced as standard features of all applications. Pre-Macintosh, it was generally quite tricky to copy something from one program into another.
(S)FTP has a valuable place in the hearts of web builders and developers, and is still one of the most practical methods of getting files from one place to another in a secure manner. In this article, Giles Turnbull surveys six FTP clients for the Mac platform and shows you the major characteristics of each.
Apple on Monday introduced the 17-inch version of its Intel-powered MacBook Pro in Las Vegas. The new laptop computer will start shipping next week for $2,799. Philip Michaels tries to figure out what kind of audience Apple hopes to reach with its newest laptop.
Security researcher Tom Ferris has published details about seven security vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X operating system, including proof of concept code.
The most severe flaw affects the Safari browser, which could be targeted by attackers to execute code on a system or cause the browser to crash.
That's the question this special project attempts to answer. In this shoot out we'll put today's four major font management utilities through a series of head-to-head comparisons.
Allan Odgaard writes: "Mac OS X has a keychain which is intended for storing and retrieving passwords in a secure fashion, and this service can fortunately be accessed from shell, so that is what I use for my passwords. The command to access the keychain is security and it has a manual page. But let me save you some time and give you the gist of it."
Andrew Escobar writes: "A big eyesore for me is the âPodcastsâ list in Front Row. Hereâs a quick fix to make Front Row a little more aesthetically pleasing."
This article walks you through installing Subversion (also called âSVNâ) on Mac OS X. Subversion is a free/open-source version control system. It remembers every change ever made to the files and directories in your projects. This allows you to recover older versions of your data, or examine the history of how your data changed.
A California court in San Jose on Thursday is scheduled to hear a case brought by Apple Computer that eventually could answer an unsettled legal question: Should online journalists receive the same rights as traditional reporters? Apple claims they should not.
David Weiss gives us an interesting tour of Microsoft's Mac lab. I'm sure many of you are very interested in seeing what this place looks like. After all, we're talking about Microsoft :)
Apple is planning to build a new, 50-acre campus near its present headquarters in Cupertino, California. Steve Jobs said it would likely take three to four years to design and build the campus that could accommodate 3,000 to 3,500 employees.
I usually disregard news and articles dealing with running Windows on Mac hardware, but I came across a rather interesting benchmark related to Windows XP running on MacBook Pro. Dave Nagel writes: "So what kind of performance can you expect to see when you're running Windows on the high-end MacBook? In a word: impressive." Read on for the full benchmark results.
Whether you want to find out how to do that cool CSS effect or you need to debug a gnarly specificity issue, diving into (X)HTML and CSS doesnât have to be an unpleasant experience. At least thatâs what the people who built Xyle Scope believe.
Through no fault of your own, your Mac may one day decide not to work, displaying anything from odd behaviour to a truculent refusal to do pretty much anything. Don't be tempted to reach straight for the phone and book it in for a spot of expensive repair; try these two simple steps first. They solve most problems with Mac OS X.
Apple Security Update (APPLE-SA-2006-04-18) includes the following information: J2SE 5.0 Release 4 is now available for Mac OS X v10.4.5 and provides fixes for a couple of security issues that can cause the untrusted Java applications to obtain elevated privileges. J2SE 5.0 Release 4 may be obtained from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site.
Gammawork gives Mac OS X users the ability to adjust the colors on their monitors to correspond to other device such as a printer. It will adjust up to four connected displays, independently varying red, green and blue color channels, giving total control over color settings. Gammawork can also save and quickly load configurations tailored to specific needs.
Peter Cohen writes: "You can turn to shareware or free programs to burn backups of DVDs or transcode DVD videos to other formats. So why would anyone want to pay $50 for a commercial package that does many of the same things? Because the commercial package in question happens to be easy to use and reliableâthatâs certainly the case with Roxioâs Popcorn 2."
SKB Introduced the Drypod family of protective waterproof, interactive hardshell cases for the Gen 4 iPod, Nano and Gen 5 Video iPod models. It includes a flexible neoprene arm band, comfort-adjust lanyard and stainless steel belt clip. The seamless 'flex-pad' technology allows for the manipulation of the iPod's control wheel right through the case.
With Apple's Macintosh market share creeping up slowly and the iPod being an astounding consumer success, you would think U.S.-based Macintosh magazines like Macworld and MacAddict would be popular coffee table additions. Not so.
Dan Frakes writes: "For the most part, Mac OS X doesn't need a lot of day to day maintenance -- it crashes less than the "classic" Mac OS, and individual application problems are less likely to affect other applications and the operating system itself, so most users will find that serious file, drive, and directory damage are fairly rare. That being said, don't forget Murphy's law - eventually something will go wrong. When it does, you may as well be prepared, so it's a good idea to have the right tools handy and to polish up on your troubleshooting skills. You can kill a number of these birds with a single stone using the handy utility AppleJack."
Mark Evans writes: "Not to suggest commercial radio is heading down the tubes but when it comes to audio in the car, the most exciting battle is being waged between the iPod and satellite radio. While the iPod has tremendous buzz and million of loyal followers, Apple isn't taking complete advantage of the opportunity to take control of the in-car experience. Why?" Read on.
On machines with more than 4GB of RAM, the Disable VM Buffering plug-in can eliminate pauses during painting operations at some cost in performance with very large documents. It will have no effect on machines with 4GB or less of RAM.
On Macintosh computers, Photoshop can directly access up to about 3.5GB. When there is more than 3.5GB of document data, Photoshop writes data to its scratch files as necessary. On a computer with 4GB or less of RAM, the data is transferred directly between the scratch files on disk and the Photoshop RAM. On a computer with more than 4GB of RAM, Photoshop tells the operating system to use the extra RAM as a buffer for the Photoshop scratch file. In this case, when document data no longer fits in the 3.5GB of Photoshop RAM and is written to the scratch file, the operating system stores it in the extra RAM and can retrieve it from there much faster than it could be read from disk. This lets Photoshop take advantage of more than 4GB of RAM to significantly increase performance with very large documents.
When this scratch file buffering is turned on with Mac OS X v.10.3 or 10.4, the operating system periodically pauses execution of Photoshop for up to several seconds at a time. This can cause problems when painting. Installing the plug-in causes Photoshop to disable the buffering so the pauses do not occur. It also means that Photoshop only takes advantage of the 3.5GB of RAM it can directly access, so performance with very large documents will decrease.
For this reason, we recommend that if you use very large documents and have no problems with pauses during painting, you should not install this plug-in.
If you're one of the lucky ones that has more than 4 GB of RAM, get this plug-in over at Adobe.
Melvin Rivera writes: "The default interface for Mail signatures allows you to do rich text signatures using the fonts and colors palette. You can even drag an image into the compose signature window and it will be included in every email as an attachment. This is fine for most people, but attachments should be just that, an attachment of a file I am sending, not an image in my signature. So hereâs an easy guide on how to do CSS signatures referencing images on an outside server and not as an attachment."
Youâve taken the leap and bought a new Mac with an Intel processor. But does Intel inside mean brand-new troubleshooting issues, too? Yup. Here are five you should know about.
Unixgeek writes: "A complaint I've frequently encountered on some Mac OS X Server related forums and mailing lists is that there is no documentation on how to enable VNC access in the Terminal. A good number of former Windows-only businesses have purchased an Xserve G5 without a video card because they needed to use both PCI slots for other components or they naturally assumed that a computer would come with a video card. Some people familar with Mac OS X Server might read this and say, "Hey, just run the server administration tools on your Mac desktop or laptop. Er, you don't have another Mac?""
Mozilla released a new version of its Firefox browser that adds native support for Mac OS X running on Intel processors, and contains a number of important security fixes for all Firefox users. This should speed up Web browsing on these new systems, which had previously relied on Apple's Rosetta translation technology to run Firefox.
Scot Finnie writes: "After putting Apple's Boot Camp Beta through its paces, I have to applaud the company's decision to release this functionality. The work Apple has done so far is excellent. With some additional hardware support and a few tweaks, Boot Camp will be all that it can be. And nothing will put a smile on your face faster than watching how fast Windows XP runs natively on a 2-GHz dual-core MacBook Pro. Boot Camp is a boon for both Mac and Windows aficionados â not an easy thing to achieve."
Apple is famous for managing to keep the vast majority of their announcements completely secret. How many people are in the loop during the development process? A lengthy article at Mac Geekery discusses Apple secrecy from the perspective of an Apple Store employee. A very interesting read.
You wouldn't think a letter from a third-grader could change a company's corporate practices. But that's apparently exactly what happened after CBS 5 became interested in an unusual complaint from a viewer. A South Bay mom told CBS 5 that her young daughter's letter offering suggestions on how to improve the Apple iPod prompted a harsh response from the company.
Do you wish your Campfire chats were contained in a dedicated application? Would you like to see the number of unread messages on the Dock icon? Would you like the Dock icon to bounce when new messages appear?
Pyro does all that. Whatâs more, Pyro keeps a connection open to all the rooms you are in, making switching between rooms instantaneus. Finally, why clutter your screen with a browserâs tab bar full of Campfire rooms when Campfire itself has a perfectly good tab bar of its own?
What strikes the most fear into the hearts of Mac users? When the computer fails to start up at all. Itâs hard not to wonder whether youâll ever see the contents of your hard drive again - especially if youâve failed to back up your drive!
I don't know what people are thinking when they say that running Windows via Boot Camp can expose your Mac OS X to Windows malware. Obviously some took these insinuations seriously and Gartner reacted. In an advisory published on Gartner's website, research VP Michael Silver said administrators should ignore any suggestions that Apple's move to Intel processors will expose the system to security vulnerabilities.
Silver said in the advisory: "All users should ignore any hype about the possibility of exposing the Mac OS to more viruses or worms. The Mac software will be located on another partition within a different file system; thus, running Windows on a Mac will not expose the Mac software to more malware."
Andrew Escobar writes: "I dread the days when Mail decides it doesnât want to work properly. This particular bug drives me insane. Mail keeps rejecting my email password, even though its correct, to the pint of utter insanity. Every couple of weeks, Mail will actually interrupt everything with a dialog box telling you that your e-mail password is incorrect or has been rejected, and asks that you re-enter the password âeven though the existing password is perfectly correct, of course!"
Continuing its campaign to push into the enterprise market, Apple has updated its desktop management software operating system to provide systems administrators with greater control over software distribution, asset management and remote assistance activities. Remote Desktop 3 has also been optimized to run on Intel-based Macs. New features or enhancements include speedier searches across multiple Macs; automation of more than 30 repetitive system administration tasks; a dashboard that allows administrators to observe remote systems; and autoInstall for installing software automatically on mobile systems when they return online.
You've got a bunch of photos, some images from the web, a few scanned documents and you want to share them. Enter InstantGallery, your one stop, drag and drop solution to instantly creating web galleries of your images. Even add an RSS photocast so other people can view your pictures in iPhoto '06 or their prefered RSS reader.
Ted Landau writes: "Just as unwelcome as the application freeze is the application crash. In this case, youâre not trying to force a program to quit; youâre trying to prevent it from quitting on its own. When an application crashes, you typically see a dialog box informing you that it has âunexpectedly quitâ. As with application freezes, the good news is that these crashes rarely bring down an entire Macâthey usually affect just one application. But youâll still want to end this ailment. Try these methods, one by one, until the problem disappears."
James Duncan Davidson writes: "While sitting in the back of the room at the Portland Rails Studio, I poked up my hand during Getting Started section of the day. Dave was discussing setting up your database for a Rails application and here were two little configuration tricks I've started using of late that I wanted to share. And of course I was reminded that I should probably get them up on my web site."
Mondo Dock is a widget that lets you access your common applications and documents via the Dashboard. Just drag from the Finder, bring up Dashboard, and drop onto it to add it. You can even launch documents by dropping them on apps - just like the Dock.
In this interview Woz gives us some insight his life and his relationship today with Steve Jobs. His autobiography - "I, Woz" - is coming out this fall. Here's an excerpt where he discusses his "celebrity" status: "I was in Boston once. I needed two AC adapters. I ran into this new Apple store. I went up to the counter, "I'd like two 65-watt AC adapters." I didn't say anything about who I was. And they bring them out. I say, "How much?" They say, "We are expensing it." I said, "Yeah, but how do I pay for it?" They said, "No, no, no â we are allowed to give gifts to special people."
Aircraft in-flight entertainment system providers have held talks with Apple on the possibility of licensing its iTunes media download software for airlines' own systems, enabling passengers to use frequent-flyer miles to download music and videos on to iPod MP3 players in-flight. Downloads are one of a range of concepts being explored by suppliers such as Thales and Panasonic in response to airline requests to expand the range of on-board applications.
While software developers love to talk about their work, sometimes this is impossible until a product ships. Other times the company that hired them doesn't want to release information on who worked on the software so the possible praise from the developer community doesn't arrive for the author even after the product has shipped. The Read Sweater Blog has a very good entry on this topic that discusses just how much we all want our work to be acknowledged and what the reality is.
One of the best ways to keep your Mac working smoothly is to make sure all of your software is up to date. Developers routinely issue updates to their programs to fix bugs, add features, and ensure compatibility with the latest Mac OS and hardware. If you ever wished that Software Update feature worked not only on Appleâs software, but rather on all the software installed on your computer, then VersionTracker Pro may be of interest to you. This program attempts to take over where Software Update leaves off by letting you know when your third-party programs are out of date.
From the O'Reilly announcement: With the countless tutorials, shortcuts, stunts, and undocumented tricks in "iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual," shutterbugs will be able to exercise all the power, flexibility, and creativity of the stunning new iPhoto 6 to turn everyday snapshots into brilliant photos.
Dramatically faster than previous versions, iPhoto 6 can handle 250,000 photos and boasts dozens of new features for storing, searching, editing, publishing, and sharing digital pictures. In full color, this authoritative, witty guide delivers the technical expertise to take advantage of each and every iPhoto detail, as well as the artistic know-how to shoot consistently great photos--including professional tips for composition, lighting, and manual exposure. The book includes:
- Essentials of Photography: Find a complete course on digital photography, from buying to using and exploiting a digital camera, advice on choosing the proper image resolution settings, getting the most out of batteries and memory cards, and more
- Editing Basics: Learn editing techniques using iPhoto 6's beefed-up editing suite, including its new full-screen editing mode, and take advantage of a new editing palette that turns a photo into a sepia-toned, monochromatic, desaturated, or saturation-enhanced version
- Finding an Audience: Tutorials include incorporating pictures into screen savers, desktop backgrounds, internet "photocasts," web pages, Kodak prints, self-playing DVD slideshows (with music), gift books, calendars, greeting cards, and postcards
- Beyond the Basics: Learn how to export photos in various formats, use plug-ins and accessory programs, manage Photo Libraries, and even get photos to and from cameraphones and Palm organizers
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and samples, check this link.
Codepoet writes: "You can use the groff tool to convert manual pages into PostScript, PDF, or HTML form for pretty viewing, printing, posting to a webpage, easy searching with Spotlight, or any other purpose, if you like. Manpages are stored in a simple mandoc format for which the groff formatting tool has an understanding (indeed, groff is used by man to display the page in the first place). groff also has an understanding of a wide variety of other formats to display things in, however man only uses the normal display format so only the few that look into such things would notice the fun to be had."
James Eagan writes: "In the course of writing my email un-attachment plugin for Mail.app, I found that Apple has a capable, but entirely undocumented, plugin API. Iâm providing this tutorial in the hopes that it may be useful to anyone else considering implementing a plugin for Apple Mail."
Enzo Sparacino writes: "I leave my PowerBook G4 (running OS X 10.4.5) mainly unattended, and I want to be able to access it remotely; to do that, it has to be always online. From time to time, my Internet connection drops and I've come up with an AppleScript which reconnects to the Internet by performing all the necessary tasks. The script is launched automatically every half an hour by iCal."
Jacqui Cheng writes: "Several weeks after I observed in the MacBook Pro review that previously-owned bags and sleeves made for previous 15-inch Apple notebooks were a poor fit for the MacBook Pro, I bit the bullet and managed to acquire a whole new slew of Waterfield products made specifically with the MacBook Pro in mind. I ended up going all the way with the Cargo Mambo Combo, which came with the Cargo Mambo bag, a "sleevecase" (size of my choice, but of course I chose the MBP size number 25), a gear pouch, and a shoulder strap."
The Mac OS X platform utilizes the RSS format in many ways. Read this article to learn how to provide content through RSS in your application or on your website, and the tools that can help you manage RSS delivery.
Michael Spindler was supposed to be the savior of Apple. After four years at Apple, he was an executive vice president and had built Apple Europe to the point where it was providing 25% of Apple's revenues. Just the same, at the end of the day Spindler couldn't handle the stress or control the Apple organization. Low End Mac has an extensive biography of this figure in Apple's History.
If youâve recently updated Mac OS X to 10.4.6 and youâre having an issue with Adobe Photoshop CS2 saving files over a network (to a server), an interim fix has been found until Apple releases and official fix.
Joe Barr writes: "The software for the Nano and most fourth- and fifth-generation versions of the iPod is experimental - but, well, you know me - Linux on my desktop, workstation, laptop, Tivo, and router. I had to have it on the Nano, too. Here's my report how I converted my stock iPod Nano into a dual-booting, sweet MP3-singing, iDoom-playing monster. "
EntourageABMenu is a convenient and intuitive way to utilize your Microsoft Entourage address book data through a system-wide menu. The application provides quick access to your contactsâ phone numbers, email, and postal addresses. Selecting a menu item will trigger an action such as displaying the content in large type, copying it to the clipboard, creating a new email, dialing the phone (accomplished by running a customizable AppleScript), or showing an address on a map using the Google Maps service.
37Signals, the company behind ingenious products such as Backpack and Basecamp, today announced the availability of the Basecamp API. The API allows programmers to access/read/write Basecamp data from third-party systems like Mac OS X Dashboard widgets. For more infomation point your browser here and don't be shy to let us know if you come up with something cool.
Tim Gaden writes: "Scott Morrison has released an update to the latest version of MailTags. MailTags 1.2.1 offers a number of small tweaks to the initial release. Mail.app preferences now close correctly when MailTags is installed and the default Calendar preference now sticks persistently."
Apple today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS X or Windows XP. Boot Camp will be a feature in âLeopard,â Appleâs next major release of Mac OS X, that will be previewed at Appleâs Worldwide Developer Conference in August.
âApple has no desire or plan to sell or support Windows, but many customers have expressed their interest to run Windows on Appleâs superior hardware now that we use Intel processors,â said Philip Schiller, Appleâs senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. âWe think Boot Camp makes the Mac even more appealing to Windows users considering making the switch.â
Boot Camp simplifies Windows installation on an Intel-based Mac by providing a simple graphical step-by-step assistant application to dynamically create a second partition on the hard drive for Windows, to burn a CD with all the necessary Windows drivers, and to install Windows from a Windows XP installation CD. After installation is complete, users can choose to run either Mac OS X or Windows when they restart their computer.
The public beta of Boot Camp is available immediately as a download, and is preview software licensed for use on a trial basis for a limited time. The final version of Boot Camp will be available as a feature in the upcoming Mac OS X version 10.5 âLeopard.â Apple does not provide support for installing or running Boot Camp and does not sell or support Microsoft Windows software.
Boot Camp requires an Intel-based Mac with a USB keyboard and mouse, or a built-in keyboard and TrackPad; Mac OS X version 10.4.6 or later; the latest firmware update; at least 10GB of free space on the startup disk; a blank recordable CD or DVD; and single-disc version of Windows XP Home Edition or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later.
In this article you'll learn how to use a few simple home automation techniques to have your Mac send you a message when your mail is delivered, your kids come home, or your dog uses the pet door to go into the backyard.
Pierre Igot writes: "As a general rule, I like my e-mail messages to be grouped in threads, in spite of the occasional shortcomings of Mailâs threading algorithm. But what I definitely do not like very much is the user interface for expanding/collapsing threads in Mail."
Derrick Story writes: "Producing good prints that even come close to what you see on your computer monitor is still the most frustrating aspect of digital photography. It doesnât have to be, however. Just remember these three steps: calibrate your screen, image edit your photo, and configure your printer."
While browsing in search of an interesting application I stumbled upon something out of the ordinary - Onlife. It's an application that observes your every interaction with apps such as Safari, Mail and iChat and then creates a personal shoebox of all the web pages you visit, emails you read, documents you write and much more. Onlife then indexes the contents of your shoebox, makes it searchable and displays all the interactions between you and your favorite apps over time.
You've heard that Apple's iWeb is easy to use, and you've seen some great examples of iWeb sites. But can you really create those great sites in half an hour, even if you don't know anything about HTML and have never tried designed a Web page? Yes, you can. Ryan Faas takes you through the process step by step.
Apple said that the new revision D MacBook Pros have many issues addressed and improvements made, including fixes to the issues that have been making news lately - flickering scree, hissing noise, etc. The people at DailyTech were able to get a hold of a MacBook Pro that just arrived during the week with a serial number starting with W8612, which did not exhibit any of the above issues.
To make a cake that looks like an iBook takes some serious skill. As you can see from the photo above, it can be done and I think it looks amazing. The entire set can be seen on Flickr and it's about a cake competition. It contains also a few more shots related to Apple hardware. Mac lovers are everywhere :)
Adam Scheinberg writes: "In my house today, all of the computers are Macs. We're chugging along happily running Tiger, just as productive as before, and enjoying every bit of eye candy. But OS X isn't always cherry pie, it's got its own set of faults, and some can be downright annoying."
Apple just released the he 10.4.6 update that is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:
Delicious Library is an award winning application that allows you to catalog, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games.
Changes in this version include:
MacTracker provides detailed information on every Apple, Motorola, PowerComputing, and UMAX Mac OS computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, AirPort Base Stations, Newtons, and Mac OS versions.
Thirty years after it was founded on 1 April 1976, Apple Computer has grown from a tiny start-up to a household name and cultural icon. But how much do you really know about Apple? Take this test and find out.
PureFTPd Manager is a simple Cocoa frontend to PureFTPd, "a free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server based upon Troll-FTPd", for Mac OS X. PureFTPd Manager's goal is to integrate nicely PureFTPd on Mac OS X client and server. A startup item that loads PureFTPd while booting your system is provided as well as Rendezvous support so your server is instantly visible to everyone in your local network. To help you set up your server, an assistant will be pop up first time you launch PureFTPd Manager. All in all, if you need to access remote machines - give it a spin!
When troubleshooting, performing maintenance, or otherwise starting up your Mac OSX computer in an abnormal fashion, there are a few keyboard shortcuts that you may or may not know about that can help you. Here is a list of them with an explanation of what they do.
iPods, Power Mac quads, the venerable Newton, and the list goes on. This excerpt from Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the Worldâs Most Colorful Company reflects on Appleâs origins and the chain of events that helped launch todayâs cutting-edge computer and media company.
"Wozniak was comfortable pulling down $24,000 annually from his job in the calculator division at Hewlett-Packard, and with a new wife at home he wasnât about to quit to sell a bare circuit board to hobbyists. He didnât share Jobsâ vision of a huge personal computer marketplace, nor did he have the ambition to build his own company to exploit it."
Luckily for us, what happened was completely different :)