The Mac OS X Finder has some nifty features, one of which is an exceptionally useful contextual menu item to create ZIP archives of folders. Unfortunately, the Finder also has some really, really annoying habits, one of which is to create a file named .DS_Store in each folder a user opens (when not in Column […]
If you’re a Mac user who often uses VPN connections, you’ll notice one very disappointing thing about connecting to your corporate or personal network over such tunneled connections: typically, Bonjour-style addresses (such as “computer-name.local”) don’t work. This is because multicast DNS (or mDNS) doesn’t work over a tunnel. Though there are ways to get it […]
In some situations, like the odd one I now find myself in, the only way to get Internet connectivity is to use a solution that requires a fair bit of maneuvering. In my situation, I have temporarily obtained a Vodafone 3G mobile card. Unfortunately, the Vodafone Mobile Connect software for Mac OS X as of […]
This is already horribly old news, and by old I mean several days ago since that’s about as fast as it takes technology news to grow old, but Apple is releasing Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” at the end of this month. Apple is calling this release a “major upgrade,” and indeed Apple has rarely […]
For those not yet familiar with it, TED is an invitation-only annual conference of some of the brightest and most talented individuals in all fields of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. For the first time (in February 2006), the presentations were recorded and broadcast to the world once per week at the TED.com web site. I’ve […]
No one in the room could help but crack a smile when my Windows HP Pavillion ze4800 laptop crashed the moment I booted it up at Wednesday’s Mac Meetup group. I had brought it in to demo the capability of network remote access technologies such as VNC and SSH to be interoperable between operating systems. […]
When I first saw this video showing Windows XP booting off an Intel iMac, I was really excited. Of course, Sara’s reaction was far more realistic: I don’t see why it’s cool that an annoying program works on a good machine.
As if there weren’t enough reasons not to use Internet Explorer for Windows, this week alone two new threats were discovered: a Trojan horse and—even worse—a major design flaw.
I’m afraid that all the pictures Sara and I have taken on our road trip might be gone.
Liz sees the light.