A list of 10 necessary mac applications by Om Malik. [Link]
I think I figured out what I fucked up in Nats Powerbook yesterday. I think I damaged the DC-IN Board. I managed to find some second hand ones on eBay that cost between $15 to $45 which is pretty cheap. The problem is installing it is going to be a bitch. [Link]
I think I busted Nat’s PowerBook. My creative director got a new power adapter for his Powerbook since his adapter’s head was mangled up, I decided to take it off his hands and its been with me for like 2 weeks now. I don’t know what I was thinking but for some stupid reason today I decided to see if it still worked, and I just went ahead and plugged it into Nats Powerbook. It didn’t work but when I went back and plugged Nats power adapter it also didnt work! Now I think I might have damaged her Powerbooks power socket or maybe short cicuited something. So last month I broke our dogs leg and this month I broke her Powerbook.. I hope she doesn’t believe in the 3 strikes and you are out rule…
Note: Picture above is of the adapter I plugged into Nats Powerbook…
According to Apple, installing “their” Boot Camp software on your Mac will void your warranty. Yes you read right, if you install Boot Camp which is an Apple software, you will void your warranty. Apple thats STUPID! [Link]
The iPod Hi-Fi is available at Virgin and they are selling it for KD150. It’s a lot smaller then I imagined it to be, it looks a lot bigger in the pictures.
Yesterday Apple releasesd BootCamp which allows you to run Windows XP on the Mac and some friends of ours from GameChew managed to get the games Oblivion and Half Life 2 running on their Macs. The games are running with the settings great quality and medium resolution. You can watch Oblivion running on the Macs by watching the 2 videos they made, check it out. [Link]
I am gonna try running Red Alert Aftermath once I get my Intel Mac!!
I ordered the white version while my sister ordered the black one and they are honestly both great looking. I prefer the white since all my furniture in my computer room is white plus white is more Apple like. The phone works really great with the Mac, all you need to do is install this application which runs in the background and whenever you want to use Skype you just pick up the phone and click on the Skype button which will then launch the Skype application. You can then use the up and down controller on the phone to move up and down in your Skypes contact list, once you highlight a contact you just click the call button and you are suddenly calling your contact all without even touching your computer. Say you want to dial a number that isn’t on the contact list then you just input the numbers on the phone and press the call button. Very very easy to use just like a regular phone. The build quality of the phone is just superb and combined with its looks its hard to believe it costs only $30.
I couldn’t wait to try the phone so I quickly called my brother up in Lebanon and spoke to him a bit, even when we ran out of things to talk about I tried to stay on the phone as long as I could since it felt great using it. After I was done with my brother I tried to find someone else to call just so I could use the phone again. I really love it.
In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this phone. It looks great, the sound quality is great and the phone feels much more expensive then it actually costs. Its integration with the Mac and PC makes it really easy to work and use which makes it very user friendly. The only downside I could think of is that the USB cable is too long, 2.5 meters to be exact which I guess could be a good thing for some people but not if you are planning on using it with your laptop. Another downside is expect your Skype bill to go up because you really just want to call more because of it. I hated the headphone+mic combination, it just didn’t feel natural but since this looks like and feels like a phone I am more comfortable using it. The final score is a 4.5 out of 5.
As most of you know you can’t use Firefox with Watani online, so I called customer support and they gave me an email I should send my complaint to, email@example.com
This is the email I just sent:
Hi, I spoke with an IT person earlier and he advised me to email you my complaint.
I am a Mac user and I can’t access Watani Online. When I try to access Watani Online with Firefox or Safari it tells me to download Internet Explorer. But when I went to the Microsoft site to download Internet Explorer I got a message saying the following:
INTERNET EXPLORER FOR MAC NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
In June 2003, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced that Internet Explorer for Mac would undergo no further development, and support would cease in 2005. In accordance with published support lifecycle policies, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and is not providing any further security or performance updates.
Accordingly, as of January 31st, 2006, Internet Explorer for the Mac is no longer available for download from Microsoft. It is recommended that Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple’s Safari.
But when I use Safari I get an error and I can’t use IE because its not available anymore. Could you please allow Mac users to access Watani Online with FireFox or Safari. If not could NBK provide its customers with a CD that contains Internet Explorer for the Mac. But again, I am thinking that if Microsoft is recommending Safari it means IE on the Mac isn’t secure in the first place so I am not sure I would like to use IE anyway to access my bank records.
Awaiting your reply
If you are a mac user and have a complaint send it to the same email address.
I just found this cool software for the Mac that adds a cool feature to iPhoto where you could export pictures directly to your flickr or 23 account with one click. I think this new feature is enough to convince me to go back to using iPhoto. [Link]
If you are looking for a good deal on a Mac I will be posting two ibooks for sale in the next few days. One is a 12inch G3 600mhz the other a 14inch G4 1GHz. I am just waiting to get some pics of the ibooks and their finals specs and I will post everything online. The prices will be very good as usual like everything else I have previously posted for sale on this blog.