Category Archives: Mac

Flying with the MacBook Air

Not that I’m going to buy a MacBook Air in the near future, but this might make some people think twice – Wide Awake Developers: Steve Jobs Made Me Miss My Flight.

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Mac users make the big screen

A new documentary about Mac users and their love affair with the Apple brand. See Doco puts Macheads under the microscope – Trailer available here and movie web site at MacHEADS. Related link: May the Force of the Operating … Continue reading

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When Apple got it wrong, we got it right later?

A list (with pictures) of some of the times Apple didn’t get it right. Of course, the definition of not getting something right is often in the eye of the beholder (or user), and items like the Newton, Apple IIc … Continue reading

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Word 2008 and pasting plain text

Useful article (with AppleScript snippet) for adding some helpful functionality to Word 2008 for Mac for pasting plain text into a document. Pasting plain text is something I do fairly frequently, so I’ve filed this link away for the possible … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Applications for Bloggers

Problogger, Darren Rowse, publishes his list of useful blogging tools for Mac OS X. I use (or have tried many of them) – Ecto (article editor which I have on both Mac and Windows), CyberDuck (FTP client), ImageWell (for quick … Continue reading

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MS Word’s native bibliography/citation handling?

Both MS Word 2007 (Windows) and MS Word 2008 (Mac) claim to have citation and bibliographic features for writers who need that support – though with a limited set of bibliographic styles. Does anyone have any experience working with them … Continue reading

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MS Office related links

A couple of links relating to the ubiquitous Microsoft Office. Firstly, a look at how the new versions of Office for Mac and Windows compare over at How Does MS Office for Mac Compare to Office for Windows? And secondly, … Continue reading

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NetNewsWire (Free now!)

I use NetNewsWire Lite to keep up with my blog feeds, though I’ve never felt the need to upgrade to the full version. Now, however, the full version of NetNewsWire is being released for free as its developer focuses upon … Continue reading

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I like databases, which means that when I see that there’s a new iTunes-style interface database, Bento, coming out for the Mac (by the same developers as FileMaker (Thanks, Matt)) I’ll sit up and pay attention. See Bento: Mac’s New … Continue reading

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The Cult of the Mac

As a Protestant Mac user working part-time at a Catholic theological college where everyone uses Windows PCs I found last Thursday’s technology section on Radio New Zealand National : Nine to Noon (Thu, 25 October) fairly amusing. You can find … Continue reading

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