Mr Macintosh Update July 10
Hello There Macintosh User!
If you are getting this email you have sometime been a client of mine — Thank you for your past custom!
1. The New iPhone 4: Still waiting! It is due any week now. Just as soon as they can catch up with demand which is running at half a million units a week already, the new iPhone will be here in early August. Its worth the wait. Arguably the most mature smart phone so far it hits the spot as an all-in-one device. Good pictures, good high definition video, a very sharp screen and all the usual iPhone stuff that we are getting used to. Now you don’t need to carry a camera or a movie camera to get pretty good shots anywhere. Using WiFi wireless hot spots you can also video conference easily, a bit like Skype but easier and much better quality, but only to other iPhone 4s… The much complained about drop out ‘problems’ seem to be very isolated according to what I read online, despite the attempts to ‘tall poppy’ Apple. Raven at Lightforce hasn’t been able to replicate the problem, as haven’t heaps of commentators online. Can’t wait for it! Walt Mossberg http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100622/apple-iphone4-review/ David Pogue http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/23/technology/personaltech/23pogue.html?_r=1&ref=technology Stephen Fry http://www.stephenfry.com/2010/06/23/iphone-4-a-welcome-and-a-warning/ The press conference explaining the drop out http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/100716iab73asc/event/index.html
2. Online Tuition With Lynda: An extensive, long established online tuition site is at Lynda where you can pay and complete courses in your own time. There are 2 main differences in payment, either with or without exercise files and paid either monthly or annually. For US$25 you get unlimited access to over 40,000 courses. If you have the self discipline and like working on your own then this might be for you. http://www.lynda.com/
3. Collabarative Video Editing with Stroome: Rather than just putting clips up on YouTube, Stroome accentuates the collaborative nature of video. As well as a clip-pool with heaps of rights-free clips that anyone can use in their project Stroome is all about working with friends and colleagues to make that clip perfect. It has in-browser editing so anyone anywhere can work on a project. This could get big… http://stroome.com/
4. Boxxee: Online video has taken off in the last few years — all we need is a decent broadband network to take advantage of it! Boxxee are throwing their hat in the ring with this free offering of TV and video. Download and install the Boxxee application after registering with them and off you go. http://www.boxee.tv/
5. Now a Mac Online Dating Site!: As online dating gets huge as a way to find a compatible partner, someone has realised that Mac users have a lot in common….maybe! http://cupidtino.com/home
6. Add PDFs to the iBooks App: The free iBooks app lets you buy books and view PDfs of anything on the iPad or iPhone. This article explains how to add PDFs to your iBookcase. http://www.macworld.com/article/152519/2010/07/addpdftoitunes.html?lsrc=nl_mwhints_h_crawl
7. Pixelmator, a Cheap Alternative to Photoshop: If you balk at the huge price of Adobe Photoshop and you don’t use all of the features then you are like most of us! Pixelmator is a much cheaper application that does most of what Photoshop does but only costs $76. It has similar tools and palettes so you can get stuck right in. http://www.pixelmator.com/weblog/2010/07/13/pixelmator-team-releases-pixelmator-1-6-nucleus/
8. Solve Rubik’s Cube!: Cube Twister makes it possible. I never could solve that pesky cube thing but now this free little download lets you fix it! http://www.randelshofer.ch/cubetwister/
9. The UnArchiver: This free utility opens a heap of files that the built-in Mac unzipper can’t cope with. http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html
10. Pastebot: Sends the contents of your iPhone/iPad clipboard over WiFi to your Mac or simply archives them on the iPhone/iPad for use later. $5 http://tapbots.com/software/pastebot/
11. A Reminder of My Rates: I charge $88 per hour including GST. No call-out fee or travel charge in the Byron Shire. Half hour minimum. Telephone support costs the same in 15 minute increments. Email support is still free! Please include plenty of detail in your email inquiries. Serving the Byron Macintosh community for over 10 years.
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Mr Macintosh Tom Hain http://www.mrmacintosh.com.au PO Box 1040 Byron Bay NSW 2481 6685 5504 041 840 8869