Though I'm not personally terribly upset at Apple, I called to see about getting a small refund for my "bad luck" of having bought an iPhone three days before the cutoff. I talked to a woman and her manager, both of whom told me that August 22 (the day I received my iPhone) was the [...]
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Relayed to me by a friend, I've verified that this works pretty nicely… Visit the iTunes Music Store. Find a bunch of songs you like and drag them to an "iPhone" playlist. No need to purchase the songs - you're just adding the previews to the playlist. Select the playlist, then export it ("File" -> [...]
First off, I bought my iPhone something like 17 days ago, at $449. Now the 8 GB model is $399 without the discount. Wow. Bummer for me. Has Apple ever cut a product's price by 33% just over two months after its introduction? I mean, Wow! And a 160 GB iPod ("Classic") that holds 40,000 [...]
1) The Help Menu 2) Preview in Order Preview finally opens images in the proper order. No longer will "image04.jpg" be shown after "image21.jpg." 3) Screenshot Coordinates When you press shift-cmd-4, the crosshairs appear with screenshot coordinates. If you just want to quickly approximate the size of an image or take a properly sized screenshot, [...]
Remember a long time ago, in the early days of Mac OS X, when people went so far as to hold contests to see what people thought was written on the TextEdit icon? Well, I guess we will be guessing no longer: Now everyone will simply wonder: who's Kate?
So, I fire up Numbers, Apple's spreadsheet addition to iWork's suite of productivity apps, and my productivity falls through the floor. Where the hell is "Fill Down"? How can I copy a formula and paste it into a bunch of cells? Sure, I can drag the little circle down. That works… but why isn't this [...]
I told John Gruber last week that The Talk Show podcast should have chapters. I was told Dan Benjamin wanted to stick with MP3 over AAC. Thoughts?
My new "aluminum" Apple keyboard arrived today and, after installing the 1.1 update, I rebooted and put the keyboard to use. I've long used Apple's standard keyboards, from the Extended to the black and then the white USB keyboards. I've liked their feel and always felt I had to adjust somewhat to typing on my [...]
Aaron asks a good question in the comments of another post: .Mac Web Gallery is spiffy, but what if I wanted to publish the gallery to a private domain off of Apple's servers? I could maybe embed the gallery page into my own website (use a frame or something), but it would break the visual [...]
I'm sure I'll have more to say about iPhoto 7 (or iPhoto '08, whichever you prefer to call it) later, but my initial reaction was one of dismay. The "both at both ends""hidden" scroll bar setting doesn't work very well with iPhoto. iPhoto did, fortunately, import my old "film rolls" the way I would expect [...]
I've been gone all day, but I just found out that iLife '08 and iWork '08 are shipping, so I've already ordered my copies. I get more than enough use out of them to justify their fairly small pricing, and I'm glad to see Numbers is now included. Are you buying iWork and/or iLife '08? [...]
Is this the new Apple keyboard (story here)? A few questions arise from looking at the picture linked to in particular: Why would you replace the "help" key with a "fn" key on a full-size keyboard? Why would you interrupt the sequence of f-keys with an eject key in the middle? What purpose will the [...]
In the Finder, if I select all the items in a list view, how can I de-select all the items and select only the top or bottom item? I can type a few letters, and the "clear" button near my number pad seems to work, but why don't the up and down arrow keys? This [...]
This script will help me when/if I ever switch from Entourage to Mail. I think Entourage is the only non-native app I still run semi-regularly. In my Dock, I have Stickies, SpamSieve, Entourage, Adium, Safari, Transmit, Terminal, BBEdit, iTunes, Cyndicate, and ecto. Yep… Entourage is the only one left.
This discussion prompted this post… I've yet to make the switch to Mail. I still use Entourage, and I still like it. I've got some good AppleScripts, it works well, I like labels, and it supports different soundsets. The end. P.S. The show of the same name is really good.