Monthly Archives: November 2006

Slideshare

“Everybody” knows about YouTube but now there is Slideshare for presentations too. With the proliferation of Internet media sites a post of the ones that are the most worthwhile is due but these two are a good start. [ cialis vs levitra | viagra information | viagra sale buy | generic viagra canada | sildenafil…

MacBook Firmware Fix

I was following pretty closely all the reports and speculation on the random shutdown problems with MacBooks especially since my daughter Jenna was experiencing the problem. After all the speculation about what repairs would be necessary it was a relief that it could be fixed with a firmware update. http://db.tidbits.com/article/8723 My daughter hasn’t experienced any…

Checking Gmail on the move

Checking Gmail on the move: Google recently released a FANTASTIC Java app which allows you to easily check your Gmail from a mobile phone. It is very fast, simple and easy to use. To get it, just point your phone’s web browser to http://gmail.com/app . It will then ask permission to download and install a…

Mac Free text area selection

Tip for selecting non-contiguous text on Mac OSX. Free text area selection There are certain occassions when you want to make a special non-linear selection in your text editor. You may for example want to select a column of all first characters in a long list. You can select each letter manually by pressing the…

Spotlight for Data Recovery

This is old news but I was amazed at a hidden or at least little advertised capability of Apple’s technology. Did you know that Spotlight could be used for data recovery? It is something that just might save the day for you when all else fails. My daughter who is starting to become quite the…

Windows Virus Protection

Just heard from one of my IT support customers (aka Pa) that AVG will soon start charging $30/year for its entry level virus protection and no longer offer the free version. For those wanting to remain with free antivirus, AntiVir becomes the new recommendation. AVG is a good choice to reward for previously providing their…

Unyte to see what is happening on that Windows machine

Unyte is an application viewing tool for Windows hosts that works with Skype v2.0. It allows you to share your screen with someone you select who can be running Windows, Linux, or Mac browsers (IE, Firefox, Safari). Sounds like it is worth checking out in order to help people with Windows or for Windows users…

Guy Kawasaki Interviews Steve Wozniak

Check out this Wozniak interview where among other things Steve talks about what it means to be an engineer. Sounds like iWoz should be a great book. On Guy’s blog he also lists the top ten things he loves about Steve Wozniak. Steve liked the way he was portrayed on Pirates of Silicon Valley. […

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Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat 8 Software to Rave Reviews from Customers

Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat 8 Software to Rave Reviews from Customers: Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Acrobat 8 software amid an enthusiastic early reception from knowledge workers worldwide who for months have tested and provided feedback to help the company fine tune the product line. I want to…