Browsing through Flickr earlier today, I discovered a lot of photos of the Leopard launch from around the world. The images really made me wish I could have been in line myself today, but then again from the look of the size of some of the queues, maybe it’s more fun just gandering at them from my desk.
Without further ado, here is the Leopard launch, from six different locations. Special thanks to the Flickr users for providing these great images.
Leopard was released yesterday, with a few minor flaws which we reported earlier. However, on a day in which Apple has successfully managed to roll out a huge OS upgrade with so few flaws, a nice story appered via Digg.
On Thursday, not wanting to be outdone by Apple, Microsoft rolled out a nice, small update to the built in search tool, Windows Desktop Search 3.0.1. This has, apparently, caused many a Windows network to grind to a halt, when the small piece of software installed itself and started to index the PCs.
Adobe is one of the most important third-party software developers that Apple has. Building software that caters to the Pro market, they represent an essential piece of the pie.
The software company has outlined its plan for Leopard compatibility, and I must say it’s looking good because they’re “proud to support this impressive new operating system”.
First of all, if you’re using one or some combination of the following products:
- Adobe Photoshop CS3
- Adobe Flash CS3 Professional and Flash Player 9
- Adobe Contribute CS3
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
- Adobe Fireworks CS3
- Adobe GoLive 9
Finally, after two years of waiting, Apple’s next cat is loose amongst us eager fanboys. While the upgrade path has been smooth-sailing for most, it hasn’t been all sweet for others.
Instead of just writing yet another review, which every single Apple blog out there seems to be doing, MacApper has decided to compile a list of potential pitfalls and problems echoing around the blogosphere. Here we go.
1. Older Computers
How old a computer can you use with Leopard? Turns out, you can even use an 8-year-old machine, at least according to Engadget. There were a lot of graphics issues, which led them to recommend a G4 running Leopard as a “kid’s computer”.
Ever loved an application, but wished it never appeared in the dock, like spotlight? It’s always there, but has no dock item. I’ve wanted such functionality a surprising number of times, particularly with application launchers such as LaunchBar and Quicksilver.
They’re great, but I never use their dock icon; I use their keyboard shortcut instead. So, why have them sitting there taking up space in your dock? There is a relatively simple hack that fixes it, so that when launched, the application still runs but does not appear in the dock (or when command – tabbing).
A week ago, I reviewed Domainer, the new Domain information manager app from Rage Software. I thought maybe a tool of this nature would only appeal to a small group of users but there was some lively discussion. As I mentioned in that article Rage kindly offered to give away 5 licenses to lucky MacApper readers that could suggest killer features to be added to Domainer.
I have to say there were some very good suggestions (in the case of any duplicates, credit was given to the first commenter); it was tough to pick but here we go.
Two days ago, we reviewed TaskPaper, a simple GTD app. Being one of the most innovative GTD apps out there, we simply had to have a talk with the developer. So we tracked Jesse Grosjean down to his home in Bangor, Maine, and had a little chat with him.
He talks about OS X development and how he started Hog Bay Software. Jesse also shares his thoughts on the iPhone SDK. Plus, if you stick around, you’ll also find out about the two copies of TaskPaper we have to give away.
I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with Little Snitch: it’s a popular network filter from Objective Development, who, incidentally, are the people behind LaunchBar. For those who don’t know: Little Snitch lets you know whenever an application or process wants to connect to the Internet and what server and port they want to connect to.
Once it catches these sneaky little programs, you can then apply rules to these connections to decide which applications can connect to what. So, I’m sure some of you are saying at this point: “It’s called a firewall mate, and Mac OS X comes with one built in. Well actually, it isn't a firewall in the truest sense. Firewalls block incoming traffic by blocking specific ports.
TaskPaper is a GTD app that we’ve been keeping tabs on. It’s not just another GTD app; it’s getting things done at its simplest level.
What makes this app so unique is that your entire to-do list is stored as a plain text file. Think about the possibilities this gives! In August, we brought you a preview of TaskPaper, but boy has it evolved.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane; before the iPod Touch announcement… before the aluminum iMacs were unveiled… Little bit more, and ah hah! Here we are, it’s June 2007 and we’re standing at the Moscone center.
You might’ve guessed it, we’re at WWDC2007, where EA (and ID Software, for that matter) announced a slew of games for the Mac. At the time, it seemed promising; both Bing Gordon and the legendary John Carmack were enthusiastic about their support for the Mac.