Category: Technology

iTunes Now DRM Free – Convert Your Songs Without the Cost

Apple (at Macworld this week) announced that iTunes will no longer “protect” their music with Digital Rights Management (DRM). Now they even give you an option to upgrade the songs that you’ve already purchased in the past to the new DRM Free version (it’s under the far right  side in iTunes under Quick Links, where […]

Google Picasa Released for Mac!

Ask any of my family or friends, and they’ll tell you that I always recommend Picasa to help manage pictures and Picasa Web Albums to help share them. Only problem was Picasa was only available on Windows and Linux. Well now it’s available on the Mac platform as well! Additional Info: http://googlemac.blogspot.com/2009/01/picasas-macworld-debut.html First Look Review: http://lifehacker.com/5123996/picasa-for-mac-beta-released-first-look Download here: http://picasa.google.com/mac/

How-To: Print to a Shared Vista (or XP) Printer from Mac

I found an awesome How-To for printing to a Vista (or XP) machine from my Mac (running Leopard). I’ve always wondered why I couldn’t get my printer on my XP machine at home to print from my Mac. After following these directions, it worked perfectly! http://forums.mactalk.com.au/20/64337-how-print-leopard-vista-printer.html

Using a Network Share for Apple Time Machine

I found these useful articles about using a network share with Apple Time Machine (Apples built-in backup feature). http://rajeev.name/blog/2007/11/03/time-machine-with-smb-and-nfs-shares/ http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5918065&#5918065 There appears to be some issues with using a network share once it runs out of space, as the backups are not pruned correctly from what I can tell from the posts. There is a […]

Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) for VMware

I have used the Lefthand Networks Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) in the past (which can be found here: http://www.lefthandnetworks.com/vsa.aspx) which presents an iSCSI target off of local disk through an appliance inside a VM. It’s a great way to use internal storage and make it “look” and act like a SAN. I ran across this […]

Entourage: Put Signature on Most Recent Reply Email

I’m still learning Microsoft Entourage for the Mac and I’m still liking it. The main thing is that it is a little different than Outlook and to keep that in mind while I find things that just aren’t “Outlookish”. But usually a quick Google search will find the answer to whatever question arises. One of […]

Nice Wallpaper Sites

I started looking for Mac Wallpapers, then got sidetracked on “Windows 7” (codename for new Windows version that will follow Vista) and wallpapers for it, and then found these sites which have some nice Mac wallpapers: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/60-most-beautiful-apple-mac-os-x-leopard-wallpapers/ http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/30-nicest-apple-macos-and-ipod-wallpapers/ I also saw on the same site so Dual Screen wallpapers, which are pretty nice too: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/70-beautiful-dual-monitors-desktop-wallpapers/ […]

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