Organizing and Refining Your Photos
From "Apple Training Series: iLife 06"
MacWireless Releases AirPort Radar 1.1
This update improves the display of high number of wireless networks by allowing the user to set a maximum display height. When the list exceeds the maximum height a scrollbar appears to accommodate the extra base stations.
AirPort Radar is a free and convenient tool for quickly scanning the area for AirPort and other wireless networks. It will work with AirPort cards, MacWireless 11g PC Cards, and 11g PCI cards. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required.
Parallels Desktop for the Mac
"Let's get this out of the way first. The short version of this discussion of Parallels Desktop for the Mac can be summed up in a single word: amazing. Nothing is perfect, of course, and there is room for improvement as Parallels moves this product beyond version 1.0. However, if you have an Intel-based Mac and need to or want to run Microsoft Windows, some version of Linux, or some other supported operating system, read on."
iLife Basics: Shooting Good Digital Snapshots and Putting Them in Your Mac
"This lesson will demystify the way a computer can talk to (and control) a digital camera. It will give you some basic guidelines for handling your camera and creating impressive snapshots, as well as dealing with less-than-ideal lighting and subject orientation. It will also introduce you to iPhoto, the iLife tool for moving those photographs from camera to Mac, and ultimately organizing and sharing them."
TextWrangler 2.1.3 now available
"TextWrangler is freeware and does not require activation with a product serial number."
Wireless Security on the Road Without a VPN
"A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure way to connect to web sites and email while using wireless networks. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to a VPN, so what do you do? In this article you'll learn how to secure your online activities without a VPN."
Read more at MacDevCenter.com
What do each of those background processes I see when I run Activity Monitor actually do?
"As you all know, you can identify all of your currently running applications simply by glancing at the Dock. However, if you've ever run the Activity Monitor utility (Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor), you'll notice there are a lot of other application/processes that are also running transparently in the background. The vast majority of these background applications/processes take care of behind the scenes tasks but have names that sound like something out of DOS. So what do all of these applications/processes do?"
Go to The MacPlumber's Journal to learn more.
Another GarageBand Article
Editing and Recording Software Instruments
from "Apple Training Series: GarageBand 3"
Tiger File Management Article
From "Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide"
The New Face of Podcasting: Creating Video Podcasts Using iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb in iLife '06
"The ease of podcast creating in iLife '06 can turn any Mac owner into the online equivalent of a radio star. But what if you want to star in your own online TV series? The answer is video podcasting, and Ryan Faas says it isn't much harder to put together than a traditional audio podcast."
Apple vs. the Bloggers: How It Unfolded and Where It Stands Now
"When AppleInsider and PowerPage -- blog-driven websites that report relentlessly on Apple -- published apparently purloined confidential documents from Cupertino, Apple sued their ISPs to find out who inside the company was leaking. A California trial court said that was appropriate; the documents, after all, were nothing less than trade secrets. With the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as counsel, the sites appealed."
Read more at macdevcenter.com
THE eBAY PRICE GUIDE
June 13, 2006, San Francisco--Every eBayer knows that setting prices and deciding how much to bid is a delicate art. While there are many pricing guides for specific collectibles, "The eBay Price Guide: What Sells for What (in Every Category!)" (No Starch Press, June 2006, http://www.nostarch.com/ebaypg.htm) is the first reference to help you determine how much to bid or how much to pay on eBay for a truly vast array of items. This new book is filled with exhaustive lists of selling prices for items ranging from rare books and sports memorabilia to computer parts and video games, covering nearly every eBay niche and the most popular subcategories. With its companion CD full of additional reference material and software for accessing real eBay auction statistics, "The eBay Price Guide" is the first and only book to contain comprehensive pricing and bidding information.
Table of contents: http://www.nostarch.com/ebaypg_toc.htm
Sample chapter: http://www.nostarch.com/download/ebaypg_ch1.pdf
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Inside Application Bundles Chapter 11 from Wiley Publishing's "Hacking Mac OS X Tiger".
Recoding iWeb Sites Part 2: Manipulating Code for iWeb-Created Page Elements
"You like iWeb's overall ease of use, right? But what if you need to do something extra with a few of your pages? You designed a site in iWeb and now want to expand the site with other technologies and using a different Web design tool? In part two of Ryan Faas' series, find out about the type of code iWeb creates and how you can rework it for your own use"
Picking a bone with QuickTime
"Yesterday, just about everybody in the industry received a press release from the very nice people of Bare Bones Software regarding a new AppleScript of theirs. Yes, an AppleScript, you read well. What does this script do? Attempt to solve one of the largest pains for web developers related to embedding rich content to a page."
Read More at this O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog
Controlling Both Ends of the Communications Channel: From Cocoa to Servlets
"Objective-C/Cocoa is the dominant language/API for Apple's OS X. Java is the dominant language for Web portals and other Internet services. So wouldn't it make sense for these two technologies to talk to each other? Marcus Zarra walks you through a simple solution to get these two technologies communicating."
Cloning Terminal to Ease Window Management
By using multiple copies of an app, you can hide and display each copy's windows separately. For example, you can have multiple copies of the Terminal available: one for generic tasks, a few for specific projects, and one reserved as idle. Rich Morin shows you how