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Archive for January 2009

January 30th, 2009

Cnet Reviews iWork09

Cnet reviews iWork09. Generally the review is very positive. A really good sign for iWork. In my personal opinion iWork is almost at the point wherein it’s really a good alternative to Office, at least for most consumers. Office buyers will probably be those people who are power users. For everyday tasks, iWork09 will certainly [...]

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January 27th, 2009

Is The Mac Not Invincible Anymore?

According to this story posted on Yahoo, a new trojan has found it’s way to the Mac OS. This trojan is embedded in some pirated/cracked software that can be found on BitTorrent sites. Specific software mentioned were iWork09 and Adobe CS4.
The iServices.A Trojan horse is found in pirated copies of the said software. Once [...]

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January 26th, 2009

iLife 09 to Ship On Jan 27th

Apple has announced that the eagerly awaited iLife 09 will begin shipping on January 27th. A quick excerpt from their press release states

CUPERTINO, California—January 26, 2009—Apple® today announced that iLife® ’09 will be available tomorrow, January 27, and features major upgrades to iPhoto®, iMovie® and GarageBand®, with breakthrough new ways to organize and manage photos, [...]

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January 25th, 2009

CharacterPal: Your Symbol Cheat Widget

[Image courtesy of Taco Widgets]
If you’re someone like me who’s memory isn’t all that great, you’d be pressed to remember all the keyboard shortcuts for the various menu items and keyboard symbols. If you wanted to insert an “•” in the document that you’re typing, how would you do it? The answer? Just press “Option [...]

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January 24th, 2009

From Macs To PC: A White House Transition

[via BuzzNewsRoom]
Obama’s team suddenly found themselves in the “dark ages” so to speak. The Obama team is known to be Mac users and as they transitioned from campaigning to become the President-Elect’s transition team to ultimately White House staff, their Mac days seem to be over.
Upon coming to work, they saw the reality that [...]

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January 22nd, 2009

Does Apple Really Need To Make A NetBook?

Over the course of the past few days I’ve spoken to two friends who are considering getting a Netbook. One of them is a Mac user. He’s thinking of getting a netbook having tried one of our friend’s HP Mini-Note.
The MacBook Air is the closest thing that Apple has to an ultraportable. The Air [...]

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January 21st, 2009

iWork 09 to Anti-Piracy Measure: Buh-bye!

[via AppleInsider]
Apple has decided to drop the anti-piracy measures on it’s iWork 09 productivity suite. Specifically the feature that asks you to input a serial number prior to using iWork 09 for the first time.
Previous versions of iWork needed a serial number to work past the 30 day trial period or when installing a fresh [...]

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January 21st, 2009

Apple Updates White MacBook

[image courtesy of Apple]
Apple quietly updates it’s entry level MacBook. The white polycarbonate model got it’s specs bumped up. While the older processor was a 2.1 Ghz the new specs now sports a 2.0 Ghz processor, however this is the newer Intel Core 2 model. Some upgrades include the new GeForce 9400M chipset similar to [...]

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January 19th, 2009

Safe Mobile Browsing

There’s a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will help protect your kids from browsing objectionable content on the internet. While internet filtering software is nothing new to the desktop environment, it’s still relatively new to the iPhone/iPod Touch platform.
InternetSafety.com introduces Safe Eyes Mobile, an internet filtering software for the iPhone [...]

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January 16th, 2009

App of the Week: Icoon - A Bunch of Drawings That Might Save The Day

If you travel a lot, this 99 cent application might just save your day. Icoon is offering an iPhone/iPod Touch version of their best selling global picture dictionary.
It’s basically a bunch of drawings classified into 12 categories. Line drawn icons that will address basic things that you need to communicate while traveling. An image [...]

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