I use all the tools that Panic Software produces and each and every one is well work the money. Even more so now they have a 3 day 50% sale on get over to www.panic.com now for the following
CandyBar – Ultimate Mac Icon manaagement application.
Transit – The defacto Mac FTP application.
Coda – One window web development (this is a MUST if you do web work)
Unison – News reading and posting software.
I use them all, love them all and recommend them all.
Tweak OS-X a little using some simple command line instructions.
- Transparent dock icons for running applications
- Tame the help window
- Change the dock between 2D & 3D
- Turn off dashboard and stop that annoying Time Machine drive dialog box every time you connect.
Find them here.
SpamSieve my favorite spam filter software for the Mac (it’s never got it wrong for me so far) with it’s amazing learning system has been updated Visit c-command here to find out more and get the update
Full unlock has been reached go and grab the bundle, it’s the last day and you know you want all those apps! LittleSnapper has impressed me, worth the price alone and now we get Espresso by MacRabbit who also make my favorite CSSEdit application.
The Things application by Cultured Code for the Mac and iPhone/iPod Touch has reached 1.0RC (release candidate) status. Personally I’m more than happy with my OmniFocus set-up but I would recommend it to anyone interested in GTD software for the Mac or on the move to try it out.
Find more information and download here.
Finally a solution has appeared that so far has worked well for me and at least one other, I point you to this comment on one of my posts by Eric detailing the way to solve the problem that Epson could not be bothered to help us with.
Huge thanks to Eric for posting the solution!
I still will not buy an Epson next time after the way they handled this problem for me and many others. Epson, get ya act together or loose market share, you’re choice.
I was working thru the Apple support discussion forums today, they are excellent by the way!
I came across a thread on yup…Epson R1800 problems, and found this post, now take from it what you will and I’ve included a link to the entire thread, but at this point I go along with what appears to be the standard Epson response, the post is as follows
“I spoke to Epson tech support. He agent said Epson has no intention to resolve Leopard driver issues for printers other than Epson’s current models. When I rejected this position he said I need to “buy a new printer”. I agreed. And told him it would not be an Epson.”
The thread is here
I am not at all surprised if this is Epson’s stance, their support and customer treatment as been amazingly bad to everyone I have encountered with problems under Leopard.
Thanks Epson, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, I’m done with ya. Time to talk to Canon and HP, they have always been reliable for me.
I have come across an application called MarcoPolo for OS-X (thanks to Mac Geek Gab podcast) that allows your machine to reconfigure various settings based on certain context rules you set up. This gets me a step closer to my dream of context computing that I wrote about in this post.
You can create actions that are triggered based on the rules below
* Current Audio Output device (headphones/internal speakers)
* Discoverable Bluetooth devices
* Advertised Bonjour (Zeroconf) services
* Attached FireWire devices
* Assigned IP addresses
* Ambient Light level
* Attached Monitors
* Active Network Links
* Power source (power adapter/battery)
* Running Applications
* Current Time Of Day
* Attached USB devices
* Visible WiFi networks
And work with the following to create the setup you want.
* Setting your default printer
* Changing your desktop background
* Enable or disable particular firewall rules
* Setting iChat status message
* Setting the default IMAP or SMTP server for Mail.app
* Mounting network shares (smb://, afp://, etc.)
* Muting or Unmuting system audio
* Changing OS X network location
* Opening a file (an application, a document, etc.)
* Quit an application
* Enabling or disabling screen saver password
* Start/stop screen saver
* Changing screen saver idle timeout
* Running a shell script (or any other kind of script, via Platypus)
* Turning on or off Bluetooth
* Turning on or off WiFi (AirPort)
* Establish or disconnect VPN
I will be playing with this application and see how it works out for me.
Apple has updated RAW support for some of the latest cameras.
From the update…
This update extends RAW file compatibility for Aperture 2 and iPhoto ’08 for the following cameras:
Canon EOS 50D
Nikon Coolpix P6000
It also addresses issues related to specific cameras and overall stability.
Find it in Software update or at this link.