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Recent Stack im Dock

18 04 2008

Heut habe ich eine tolle neue Funktion für die Stacks gefunden, welche nur über die Kommandozeile verfügbar ist, nämlich die Recent Stacks. Hier kann man sich die zuletzt benutzten Programme, Dokumente, Server etc. anzeigen lassen. Einfach

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'

im Terminal ausführen und dann

killall Dock

zum neustarten des Docks. Voilà

Mit der rechten Taste auf den neuen Stack kann man dann die verschiedenen Typen auswählen.
Zum anpassen des Stacks kann man noch

defaults write com.apple.recentitems ABC -dict MaxAmount nn

ausführen, wobei man ABC durch Application oder Documents ersetzten kann und nn durch eine beliebe Zahl.

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LINEA laptop support

14 04 2008
  • deutsch

A few days ago Dirk made me curios about a little wire thing he carried around in his laptop bag. It turned out to be a super smart laptop support. I had to get one of these for sure because it was so simple and beautiful in its function as the Apple products themselve.
I talk about the LINEA laptop support. This is a small, foldable wire cunstruction to put under your laptop and raise it a little so air can circulate under the bottom of your steaming MacBook or MacBook Pro (will also fit for any PC laptop). This will allow better cooling and thus prolonging the breath of your laptop batteries.
Another positive effect is the slightly raised and angled keyboard and the raised screen which is easier for me to type and to read.
The ends of the wires are covered with rubber so your laptop has a secure rest and will not slide on the desk.
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LINEA folded in its supporting bag.
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LINEA folded
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LINEA unfolded
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LINEA in action
So I’m totally satisfied by this little piece and the best thing is that it folds so small that you can even carry it in the SecondSkin of your Laptop.

You can order a LINEA on the website (http://www.gabok.net/) of Gabriel Kornreich who’s to be the designer of this nice little thing.

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Firefox 3 beta with password bug

11 04 2008
  • deutsch

I’m just testing the new Firefox 3 beta browser. It’s nice, fast and doesn’t have large memory footprint.

But unfortunately I trapped into a bug that prevented me from loggin in to several websites. There is a known bug in the international version of FF3 for MacOS which prevents special charactars in input fields of type “password”. So if you have accounts with a password containing special character you probably can’t log in.

Firefox3Beta

This is a MacOS-only bug. It doesn’t occur in the Linux or Windows version. It also only occurs when you enter the password by hand. You can paste it via the clipboard or use the character palette and it will work. But it wont work if you enter it manually.

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Leopard driven GTD workflow?

9 04 2008
  • deutsch

I found an interesting post at surfgarden about a GTD related posting at Dennis Best. He is talking about taming the GTD workflow with Leopards build-in tools like Mail.app and iCal instead of dedicated GTD applications like OmniFocus, Things, Midnight Inbox or iGTD.

A central point in his argumentation is the effort to setup and maintain the dedicated applications. He uses the new Data Detectors of Mail.app, the central ToDo lists, iCal, SmartFolders and saved searches for his GTD workflow instead.

But when I look to his setup efforts to customize Mail.app, the smartfolders, bending iCal to support contexts and simulating universal input by AppleScripts I can’t help myself to doubt that this is more easy than using OmniFocus for instance.

OmniFocus has all these features and even fetches certain things from my Mail.app inbox. I don’t had to setup much to get into it.

So what’d you think about this approach?

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a better sleep

8 04 2008
  • deutsch

The free add-in SmartSleep for your System Preferences Pane brings some smarter sleep mode than MacOS X has by default.

Your MacBook (Pro) knows two sleep modes

1.) Sleep – system state is safed in RAM and buffered by the Battery. Fast sleep and fast awake

2.) Hibernate – system state is written to a hibernate file on the disk. Depending on your RAM size this will take several seconds during hibernate and awake

by default MacOS does a mixture of Sleep & Hibernate. Your Mac will save the system state to the disk when you close the lid. But RAM is also buffered by the battery. So awake will use the RAM if still available and ignore the hibernate file on the disk. Waking up is fast though.

It can drive you nuts closing your mac and waiting several seconds for it to go to hibernate if your battery is full.

This is where SmartSleep comes in handy. It introduces some preferences on this and offers the new “smart sleep” state. You define a watermark for the battery. Below this charge level your mac will go to hibernate. Above this watermark your Mac will just use sleep to speed up sleeping and wake up.

But make sure you install the new PrefPane add-in for ALL users (aka /Library/PreferencesPanes). Otherwise it wont work. It will also not work if you install it for both, your local user and in the global directory. The use settings will have precedence and override/hide the global preference pane settings.

SmartSleep

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Wacom Bamboo Tutorial

7 04 2008
  • deutsch

There is a nice 3 5 part tutorial for the WACOM Bamboo pen tablet at Sam Subotic Blog. Check it out! The first 3 parts are already online.

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MacOS X Leopard on 15″ PowerBook G4

7 04 2008
  • deutsch

I just installed MacOS X 10.5 Leopard on an 15″ Powerbook G4 to test the overall performance.

The installation itself went on without problems. Only the time settings where not done automatically so the date and time was set to sometime back in octobre 2007. This prevented some programs from functioning normally. For instance Adobe AIR was not able to install applications due to network errors. And Google BrowserSync for Firefox was also not able to initialize due to network erros. After setting date and time correct everything went well.

After some evening of testing I have to admin that my 12″ Powerbook G4 feels faster then this 15″ Powerbook. Although the little one has only 1.25 GB RAM instead of 2 GB in the 15″ model.

But overall  it’s ok for normal work. I tested with Mail, Browser, Code, thwirl and the usual web stuff. iStatsMenu is showing that the CPU goes up to 100% several times. But one has to admin that the Intel MacBooks (Pro) have in fact two CPUs to drive.

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1Password Adds Support for Safari 3.1: Over 40 Other Improvements

3 04 2008

Toronto (Ontario, Canada) – The recent official Safari 3.1 release caused the premiere password manager 1Password to stop functioning. Just one day later, Agile Web Solutions is releasing 1Password version 2.5.12 to fix this issue, as well as improved support for iPhone/iPod touch and Palm applications. This update is free to all 1Password customers.

What is 1Password?

* The most widely used password manager for Mac OS X (according to MacUpdate, VersionTracker and iusethis).
* A Macworld magazine “Mac Gem” rated 4.5 out of 5 in August, 2007, and nominated for a Macworld Readers’ Choice Award.
* The only password manager with integrated anti-phishing technology.
* An automatic form filler with support for credit cards and multiple identities.
* A highly secure database to keep track of web site logins, secure notes, identities, credit cards, bank accounts, and software registration information.

What is new in Version 2.5.12?

* Enabled support for the newly released Safari 3.1 –
Safari 3.1 was recently released by Apple as a Software Update and this new version of 1Password adds support for it.

* Many major improvements to 1Password Reader for Palm –
This release makes numerous improvements to the 1Password Reader for Palm application. The Palm application is now packaged directly within 1Password for easier setup. The new Sync to Palm window greatly simplifies the synching and setup processes. In addition, Wallet items are now synced to Palm, items are listed in alphabetical order, and users can use the new search function to find items quickly.

* Go & Fill accessible from the 1Password dock icon –
Go & Fill functionality is now accessible directly from the 1Password Dock icon, providing the ability to go to a web site, fill the login form, and submit it, all in a single click.

* Integrated Help –
By popular demand the online 1Password Help has been moved from being Online into a standard Apple Help menu item. This makes it easier to search the documentation as well as allowing review while offline.

* New Assistant for first-time users –
A new Assistant will help first-time users install their Browser Extensions, signup to the Agile newsletter, as well as configure automatic updates.

* Latest Camino nightly build support –
The Camino nightly builds are constantly evolving. This release of 1Password once again enables support for the latest Camino nightly build.

For full details about the new release, including the change log and screenshots, please visit the official company blog.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5 (Leopard)

Pricing and Availability:
1Password may be downloaded as a fully functional 30-day trial version, along with a free version limited to 20 items. Special media licenses are available for members of the press and the blogging community upon request. A single-user license costs $29.95 USD and a family license is available for $39.95 USD.

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Founded in the fall of 2002, Agile Web Solutions, Inc., began as a partnership between two experienced consulting firms, Teare Software Solutions Inc and Software Trenches Inc. Agile Web Solutions has a long history of innovation and business excellence. Agile Web Solutions is a privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information about the company or any of its products, visit the Agile Web Solutions web site.

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New Antenna Extends the Wireless Range of Apple Time Capsule

3 04 2008

Wichita, Kansas – QuickerTek, the leader in wireless Apple products, has developed an antenna upgrade for both models of the Apple Time Capsule wireless backup system. This upgrade offers up to 50% greater wireless coverage than the stock. The increased RF power allows backups from more distant wireless signals and though more walls and floors.

The QuickerTek Time Capsule Antenna Array repositions three much stronger 3dBi antennas outside the Time Capsule case, enabling better signal range and speed during backups – penetrating walls and floors. The antenna array are matched to extend the 802.11n signal through multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) to deliver highest speed “n” wireless networking.

The included 2.4-foot coax cable allows customers the ability to position the antenna for the best wireless performance in each specific application. Placing the Antenna Upgrade up away from common office clutter at desktop level produces the best wireless signals. Once placed, the antennas can be articulatged into the optimal position for maximum wireless performance.

Many wireless users are not aware that a single wall cuts wireless signal by 25% – so you can see how just a couple of walls and a floor can seriously slash the stock wireless speed and range.

The Time Capsule Antenna Upgrade works with all IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n devices and performs to it’s full speed (near 300 mbps) potential with 802.11n rated hardware.

The Antenna Upgrade kit includes the antenna array, coax cable and detailed instruction manual. The upgrade should not be attempted by someone without any prior upgrade experience.

QuickerTek can upgrade a customer’s Time Capsule when the customer ships it to QuickerTek, we perform the upgrade and then return ship it back to the customer using the customer’s shipping preference, the same day it was received. QuickerTek also offers an already upgraded 500GB or 1TB Time Capsule.

This Time Capsule Upgrade is ideal where signal strength and speed are hampered by distance and common office and home wireless obstacles – anything that blocks a straight line-of-sight wireless path.

500GB Time Capsule:
* Installation Kit $129.95
* QuickerTek Installation $200
* TC already upgraded $500

1TB Time Capsule:
* Installation Kit $129.95
* QuickerTek Installation $200
* TC already upgraded $700

Like most QuickerTek products, the Time Capsule Upgrade is supported by a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Additional product information is found at their website.

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QuickerTek has been a recognized leading innovator of antennas and RF products for Apple Power Macintosh, Mac Pro, iMac PPC and Intel, PowerBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro computers. QuickerTek products can be purchased online and from authorized dealers. QuickerTek, Inc. 7777 E. Osie Street, Suite 304a, Wichita, Kansas 67207 USA. 1-316-691-1585 phone. 1-866-691-1585 toll free in US. QuickerTek and Dualy are trademarks of QuickerTek, Inc. Apple and Time Capsule are trademarks of Apple, Inc.

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about:prMac.com Postings

2 04 2008
  • deutsch

I just registered this blog with prmac.com services. From time to time I’ll post press releases related to Mac stuff and possibly interesting to our audience to this blog.
You can tell these postings by it’s author: via prMac.com

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