While watching videos on the Internet or reading a document, it’s very annoying to have your Mac automatically dim the screen. Of course we can change that in the preferences but it’s such a hassle turning it back on or off.
Caffeine is a tiny application (240 KB) that puts an icon in the menu bar which can be clicked to prevent your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Clicking it again turns it off. It’s that simple!
Since the rollout of Leopard update 10.5.6 it is now possible to enable the four finger gestures that the new ‘unibody MacBook Pro’ has built in. It is a very simple process and should work for everybody if you follow the instructions correctly. I myself did it and it worked perfectly well.
This flaw allows hackers to seize control of the user’s computer and steal sensitive data stored. Read more here.
Microsoft hasn’t yet released a patch to cure this vulnerability yet and as for now it will be a very good idea to switch to Firefox or Google Chrome.
The AnandTech staff compared the 2.4GHz and 2.5GHz models of MacBook Pro back in February which are the same processors offered in the recent releases as well. The MacBook Pro has 2.4GHz or 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors with 3MB or 6MB L2 cache respectively.
WordPress 2.7 has been released and after downloading and upgrading it, I am in love with it, again. The interface has been given a complete overhaul and it is pure elegance as well as much more functional than the old versions.
I really like this application (for Mac) Keycue; it helps you to use the Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.
This one is an article by Stan Veit, former editor-in-chief of Computer Shopper magazine who were one of the first retailers to deal with the ‘new in the business’ Apple Computer in the late 1970s. In their own words by the magazine:
Stan Veit, Editor in Chief Emeritus of Computer Shopper, was the Editor in Chief of Computer Shopper magazine from 1983 to 1988, and Editor in Chief/Publisher from 1988 to 1990. Well before that, he was intimately connected to the personal computer revolution, a pioneer in the computer retail business who dealt with many of the industry’s movers and shakers (as well as many now-forgotten luminaries). Here, in the first in a series, he relates his experiences with two Steves, founders of a certain well-known computer behemoth…
Read it here.
The 10 best books of 2008 – from the editors of Book Review.