Daily Archives: April 12, 2008

force quit quicker! (say that 3 times fast)

A quicker force quit!Picture 1.png
Holding “Shift” changes another shortcut in the Apple menu. It is the “Force Quit” feature. The standard shortcut is “Option – Command – Esc” and loads the Force Quit window. Adding “Shift” will modify the shortcut and let you directly Force Quit the application that you are currently in. It bypasses the Force Quit window.

(Via tips4mac.)


Leave a comment

Filed under Apple, interesting, tip

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts


I was looking for a short cut today and realized this might be helpful to others. So here ya go! MAC KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

1 Comment

Filed under Apple, interesting, OS X, Tips

Wired’s Geekster Handbook

Wired‘s Geekster Handbook, a Field Guide to the Nerd Underground

From comics-crazed fanboys to fetishist otakus, here’s our guide to spotting each species of geek out there in the wild. See which one you fall under!

(Via Wired News.)

Leave a comment

Filed under fun, interesting

Steve Jobs turned failure into success : FOX Business

FOX Business: Steve Jobs turned failure into success

D3473845-F75F-4077-937F-C2A384C605CC.jpg“Steve Jobs could have been a failure,” David Asman writes for FOX Business. “He dropped out of college, even though his parents struggled to get him there. And, ten years after starting one of the most innovative computer companies in the world, he was fired by the board. Imagine getting fired from a multi-billion dollar company that you started in your own garage.”

Asman writes, “What stopped Steve Jobs from being a failure was one simple thing: Attitude. Here’s what he told a graduating class at Stanford University in 2005: I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

“We can’t all go on to lead the kind of life that Steve Jobs did after he was fired. But we can duplicate the attitude that he brought to his getting fired. He turned what could have been a humiliating job loss into an incredible period of growth. He turned failure into success,” Asman writes. “All by attitude. It won’t buy you dinner, but it can help turn your life around.”

(Via MacDailyNews.)

Leave a comment

Filed under Apple, daily news, interesting

Free OS X Flash Movie Player

SWF & FLV Player – Free OS X Flash Movie PlayerBEE3859E-5C62-4703-9A23-F6AEDCC42502.jpg

SWF and FLV Player 3.7.15 is a free FLV and SWF movie player for OS X. It provides control of playback quality to save resources and can restrict SWF access to Web content. It also supports Mac and Windows Flash Projector files. This version includes support for Leopard.

(Via Cool OSX Apps.)

Leave a comment

Filed under Apple, apple apps, cool stuff, OS X

Mac business use doubles in a year!

Mac business use doubles in a year – WebEx – Mac software – Macworld UK

DA013264-0202-4BCC-A547-DDF8D1699EE9.jpgMac business use doubles in a year – WebEx”

Market-leading provider of online collaboration, meeting and conferencing tools, Cisco WebEx, has today introduced support for Mac OS X Leopard and Safari 3 across its product range.

The company says the move “demonstrates WebEx’s continued focus on Apple users”. The expanded Mac support is available across all its key applications: Meeting Center, WebOffice, Event Center, Training Center, Sales Center and Support Center. All these products now offer cross platform support for Mac OS X Leopard and Safari 3.

Read more…

(Via MacWold UK)

Leave a comment

Filed under Apple, daily news, interesting

Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.5.3 (9d19) to Developers

Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.5.3 (9d19) to Developers
AA2BF82D-43D2-4A65-82E0-F895949B8A25.jpgApple waited a full week before seeding the latest version of Mac OS X 10.5.3 (9d19) to developers on Friday. The latest version of Mac OS X Leopard adds 31 bug fixes to the growing list of issues addressed in the upcoming release. Features that are specifically targeted for focused testing include AirPort, Back To My Mac, Spaces, Time Machine and many others.

Apple first seeded Mac OS 10.5.3 9d10 in late-March and has been issuing regular releases to developers.

Once complete, the final Mac OS X 10.5.3 update will become available as a free update to existing Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) users via Software Update. No target date is set, but testing for a new version can extend over several months.

(Via MacRumors.)

Leave a comment

Filed under Apple, daily news, interesting, OS X

Top Nine iPhone 2.0 Rumors

Want to know all about the next generation iPhone? Apple’s lips are sealed. But why should that stop iPhone prognosticators from spilling what they think are the beans.

As pent up excitement for the next-generation iPhone builds rumors are popping up everywhere. However, not until Steve Jobs pulls out the next-gen iPhone from his pocket at his keynote at Apple’s June World Wide Developers Conference will we really know what’s new for the Apple’s next iPhone.

Here is a rumor roundup of what is expected so far:


3G iPhone

Apple will release a faster iPhone capable of connecting to “3G” mobile networks. Sources for this rumor are varied. Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney Apple has placed an order of 10 million 3G iPhones from an undisclosed Asian manufacturer. Dulaney told the Web site iPodObserver he knows this because he was told by an “Asian source.”

3G iPhone rumors seem a bit more credible that come from those who have dissected Apple’s iPhone 2.0 software released to developers. Buried deep inside are “SGOLD3” references that indicate the use of a chipset made by Infineon that supports 3.5G – doubling current iPhone mobile data rates of to 7.2MBps.


How much will the next generation iPhone cost? Plan to fork over $599 for a new 32GB iPhone, according to speculators at TG Daily. The report continues stating an 8GB iPhone will run you $399 and a 16GB will be $499. Following the release of the 32GB iPhone will be the release of a 64GB iPod Touch.

Thinner, More Styling

Larger capacities won’t equal more heft. In fact the iPhone will be slimmed down 2.5 millimeters, according to IntoMobile. The slim down makes the iPhone new casing as thick as the current iPod Touch.

The slimmer body of the iPhone will also accompany a more upscale look according IntroMobile. Without explaining how, IntroMobile says, the next iPhone will have a “less ‘plasticy’ feel.”

Design Tweak

A report from iPodObserver contradicts IntroMobile claiming the next iPhone will have more plastic. iPod Observer says Apple will replace the satin nickel finish on the iPhone’s back with a glossy black plastic back.

Better Built-In Camera

Don’t like iPhone’s limited 2-megapixel camera? Well there is good news according to iPhone speculation found at Wired. According to Wired, thanks to the rumored introduction of the Infineon chipset, the iPhone will be able to handle a 5-megapixel iPhone camera.

Push E-Mail

Not only does the hardware reportedly get an update, but so do iPhone features, according to a variety of sources.

One addition found in the beta iPhone 2.0 firmware are business friendly features that support secure “push” email similar to BlackBerry, according to AppleInsider. AppleInsider reports that the next generation iPhone will support Microsoft’s business e-mail server software Microsoft Exchange.

Contact Search, Meeting Invitations

Support for Exchange increase the likelihood of rumors coming from Engadget that say Apple will introduce iPhone contacts search and meeting invites. The advanced contact and calendar management would make the iPhone more attractive to business users.

Nike iPhone

StuffTV is reporting that Apple’s standing relationship with Nike will be expanded to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Currently Nike sells a sneaker accessory that can communicate with an iPod Nano allowing you to keep a training schedule for running at the same time keep records of the pace and duration of your workouts. According to StuffTV the software required to display training information will be extended from the Nano to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

GPS iPhone

Thanks to O’Grady’s PowerPage, which translated a report from Greek technology site iPhone Hellas, we can now get the latest iPhone rumors in Greece. iPhone Hellas says “secret” documents reveal the next iPhone will have built in support for Bluetooth headsets and possibly even GPS navigation.

(Via PCworld)

We will just what and see…..

Leave a comment

Filed under Apple, gadget, interesting, iPhone

Black Asterisk Clock

Black Asterisk Clock

8C00F5F7-8A94-43D3-B9C9-943659EB9AF9.jpgCool clock with a big price tag!

It may have double the number of endpoints that your usual asterisk does, but it tells time a whole lot better. Beside the asterisk face and pointer minute hand you get an interesting shadow effect behind. It could be a geeky gift, it could be an artistic gift. I think the recipient will know which reason it was purchased for.

Product Page ($265)

(Via Nerd Approved.)

Leave a comment

Filed under cool stuff, fun, gadget

What is Rick Rolling? CNN takes a look at this Viral hit!

CNN tries to explain how an ’80s hearthrob has found new life online with a viral hit phenomenon. ITN’s Stephanie West reports.

Picture 6.png

Leave a comment

Filed under cool stuff, fun, funny, interesting