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Blue in the Tooth

I’ve been getting a fair amount of questioning about Bluetooth lately, so I figured I’d post about why it’s so cool, how it’s not entirely geeky, and what I do with it.
The Good
The cool part about Bluetooth is that it’s just supposed to make peripherals easier. Phone, keyboard, mouse — all of [...]

More on AirPort goodies

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Macs now have a nice AirPort network manager. Here’s another good article from the AirPort Blog with more detail:
Using Tiger’s Preferred Network List

Apple means business

Following up on my previous post about Apple open-sourcing Safari, today I read that they have their first non-Apple committer to the code. Fantastic.

Mail.app plugins

Oh. My. Word. Mike and Jen just tipped me off this morning to two Mail plugins… just starting to check them out but they are amazing.
http://indev.ca/MailActOn.html
http://indev.ca/MailTags.html
If you’re on a Mac, do yourself a favor and check these out. They’re not just geek stuff!

Having relations?

Gotta love this on the Famous Mac Users page:

Um, yeah. Somehow I don’t think P-Funk has any relation to Bubba.

The new Windows

Two things really made me smile today.
First, Mac is making inroads in corporate use. Here’s a survey that shows upwards of 20% usage in some places. [via Slashdot]
Second, Microsoft announced Longhorn’s official name today: Microsoft Vista. I’m really trying not to shoot them down too much, but I really [...]

Mac OS X 10.4.2 Update and New Airport Options

Finally, a nice wireless network manager in OS X! Airport has always been good (and sure enough better than anything on Windows or Linux) but there was never a way to reset a known network so that you won’t connect to it in the future. This was particularly difficult if you joined someone’s [...]

Dinosaurs!

Is it me or was this menu item’s result in NetNewsWire less than satisfying?

C’mon, man, I want some triceratops!

WebKit is now open for business

Wow.
Apple has announced that they are open-sourcing WebKit, which is the software behind how Safari (and Dashboard) show web pages. That’s crazy and unprecedented (well, outside the fully open-source world, anyway). That means Safari can only get better, faster, and more secure with time.
This probably has something to do with how [...]

Questions

I get a lot of tech questions, both about technology issues but usually about practical, usable stuff. So much so that I thought a category for them would be good, so that I can answer them and post links to stuff.
With that, here’s where I get all my Dashboard widgets
http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/
http://www.dashboardwidgets.com
http://www.handywidgets.com
And [...]