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Safari, so good: browser and Bluetooth boost OS X -
Safari cures the biggest drawback to OS X which we noted in our Jagwyre review : the utterly miserable browsing experience. So bad was this that I hesitated to recommend the Mac to first-time computer buying friends although in other respects, Apple's careful attention to design in both hardware and software, made it well worth considering.
Safari isn't quite the finished article yet - it struggles with some websites (I'm in rural France now and it couldn't handle the timetable enquiry for my return journey to Paris on the TGV, for example) - but the quality of the engineering is evident in many small details.
A Bioinformatics Web Service with Mac OS X - Using Objective-C and Mac OS X's Core Web Services to Construct an OmniGene Analysis Engine Client
Waking A Dead Jaguar - Here's a tip for getting Jaguar back up and running. It's not very sophisticated, but it worked for me
TiVo Video Extraction with Mac OS X - Arf4 writes "I recently published an article that describes extracting video from a TiVo Series 1 digital video recorder. I have been searching the boards for info on a Mac OS X solution, but came up blank. After experimenting with my iBook I figured out a way to do it. Using nothing more than a TiVo and Mac OS X (plus a few other free goodies), you can start backing up the latest Alias or Simpsons."
The Missing Piece: Microsoft Exchange for OS X -
There is, however, one very key product missing from Microsoft - an OS X native client for Outlook Exchange. An email client may seem like a trivial piece of software. There is, after all, a plethora of email clients for OS X. However, Outlook Exchange is a proprietary emessaging platform. And while clients can connect through iMAP to the Outlook Exchange email stream, they cannot use the powerful calendaring and address book features that makes Exchange the darling of corporations
OS X Odyssey 255 - DragonDrop Brings Back Pop Up Folders And More - Miss the Classic Mac OS Pop Up folders in OS X? David Adamson's DragonDrop, which he says is "first and foremost a vehicle for my exploration of Mac OS X development, is intended to reintroduce some of the functionality lost with the death of tabbed windows -- aka pop up folders
Slow Printing, Safari, Mail, and Faster Classic Mode Launches - It's been a month since I upgraded from 10.1.5 to Jaguar and tried to make OS X my primary operating system. It worked, and now that I've done it, I don't like going back to OS 9
Mac OS X System Maintenance - Everybody's Mac needs regular system maintenance to keep it running smoothly, or to fix it when it is not. Read on to find out about some cool tips and tricks to troubleshooting and maintaining your Mac
Seven essential keyboard shortcuts for Mac OS X Jaguar - In no particular order, here are seven keyboard shortcuts for Mac OS X 10.2 that everyone running Jaguar should know
An Easy Way To Securely Delete Files - For those (of us) not too keen on mucking about in Terminal and still desire to securely delete, and have Stuffit Deluxe
Tangerine Jaguar: Reader Tells How - One of the benefits of this medium of communication is that posting one question often gives you the answer to another. In an earlier report about overly-warm 12.1-inch PowerBooks, we mentioned how much we like our original iBook but didn't think it could really handle OS X. Not so, grasshopper!
Keynote fixes expected in OS X update - The next update to Mac OS X is expected to contain fixes for the various problems that have beset Apple's new presentation software, Keynote
How to Emulate Tabbed Browsing in Safari - To create your very own Safari tabs you need 3 Applescripts and 1 REALbasic project. This will be a crude implementation and will have all the windows in a list, displaying them from front to back, and refreshing as the order is changed
Apple's iLife Bundle Now For Sale, Downloads Also Available - As part of the iLife package, Apple also announced that iMovie 3, iPhoto 2 would continue to be available as free downloads. iTunes, too, would also continue to be available as a free download
Taming Mac OS X - As the deadline looms for the transition to the new operating system, here are some helpful hints for making the switch as effortless as possible
Another rave review for Safari browser - I downloaded Safari and installed it as soon as I heard about it. I've updated it a couple of times since then. Normally, I'm glad to return to my regular software after trying out beta versions, but my experience with Safari wasn't normal
Post subject: Programming (OSX) - where to start? - For the past year, I've been buying books on programming in Cocoa (Cocoa Programming for OSX by Hilleglass, Building Cocoa Applications by Garfinkel and Mahoney). I've never been able to finish any of them, because of the previous programming experience that they presume
Double-quick browser beating - This Safari is, of course, Apple's latest piece of Mac OS X software, a Web browser that, even in its early public beta form, is showing a clean set of heels to the established pair.
It still needs work and clearly will get more features before it is released in its finished form later this year, but even now and despite a number of "unexpected quits" it has shown itself stable enough and well-furnished enough to be made the default browser on our workaday flat-panel iMac
Apple's X11 has library name bug - While Apple's X11 works just fine with existing binaries, it has a bug in the install name of the libraries that can cause some software to build incorrectly
So What's The Big Idea Behind X11 And Keynote? - These are interesting times. Not too long ago Apple products were thought of as an eccentric collection of software and hardware that only the equally eccentric of us could truly appreciate. The Apple brand did not come to mind when one thought of doing anything serious, be it work or play
Top tech-mag gong for Mac - InfoWorld magazine has named Apple as the winner in its 2002 Technology of the Year Awards
Fulfilling the Promise of Aqua and the Quartz Rendering Engine - A lot of things changed with Mac OS X. The Aqua interface is visually attractive, processor intensive, and is sometimes more space efficient than the classic Mac OS -- and often less so
The evolving browser ecosystem - Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla/Netscape/Chimera, Opera, OmniWeb, iCab. That's eight browsers for Mac OS X users to choose from and six rendering engines for Mac-oriented Web authors to worry about. More, if text browsers like Lynx and W3M are included
Software Strategies for Emerging Developers - Software is big business. Every year, consumers spend over a hundred billion dollars purchasing shrink-wrap software. For you as a developer, shareware is a cheap, effective means of marketing and distributing your software
Has OS X Joined the Band? - So here we are, more than a year and a half later [after OSX's release], and only a handful of audio applications have placed both feet firmly on the good ship OS X. Hardware drivers and plug-ins also remain a crapshoot. While the rest of the Mac world has been moving to OS X with only minor hiccups, most audio-related companies have lagged far behind. What's the holdup?
Mac OS X Sessions at LinuxExpo - h0tblack writes "The latest ADC Newsletter has details of a few sessions Apple are hosting at LinuxExpo in Paris in a couple of weeks. The sessions are: Mac OS X for the Linux Community, Mac OS X in Heterogeneous Environments and Mac OS X and Developer Tools
2002 Technology of the Year: Apple platform - With its platform, Apple tried to balance three seemingly conflicting goals: Keep existing Mac users happy, make OS X's GUI and application support as rich and accessible as Windows', and be regarded as the best Unix client platform on the market. The Mac platform is taking shape as one that users and developers outside Apple's established niche markets can embrace
Surfin' With Apple's Safari - Eat your heart out, Windows surfers. Apple's Safari browser is fast and feature-packed with functions that Netscape and Internet Explorer users can only long for
OS X Odyssey 249 - Jaguar's Cool Icon View Functions - I haven't seen much discussion on the Mac Web about the enhanced Icon View options introduced in OS 10.2 Jaguar, which is a bit surprising, because they represent some of the biggest revolutions in Mac GUI presentation and flexibility ever