Archive for the 'Software' Category

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Screenshots

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Trinity Rubicon has what it claims to be screenshots of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. There’s no captions or commentary provided, but they look pretty real to me.
Among the things worth noting are the fact that in the first shot, there is an Internet Explorer for Windows window on the same desktop as the Mac […]

SketchUp now free for Mac

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Google has launched the free version of SketchUp for Mac, available now. It has also updated the Mac version of Google Earth to R4 beta
“With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects - even space ships.” says Google.
As with the Windows version launched a […]

Al Gore uses Keynote NOT Powerpoint!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Apple has posted a case study on its site about how Al Gore used Keynote to run the presentation with which which he has spent the last few years travelling the world and scaring the bejeesus out of anyone willing to listen to him.
The case study tells how Gore started out out with a carousel […]

How to Choose the Perfect Mac

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

So, the transition to Intel is almost complete. Unless you’re dead set on a Pro Mac, you’re probably sifting through the Apple Store looking at the iMac, Mac mini and MacBooks longingly, trying to decide which to buy. Which is the right Mac for you?
Well, this neat little tool can help. It’s based on a […]

Windows Vista in Trouble Again as Symantec Sues Microsoft

Friday, May 19th, 2006

As if it didn’t have enough problems getting Vista out the door already, Symantec has added to Microsoft’s woes by asking a judge to halt development of the operating system.
Symantec claims that Microsoft has no right to use the Veritas storage technology which formas part of Vista. Symantec has previously asked
Microsoft to remove the Veritas […]

Apple Launches Final Cut Express HD 3.5

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Apple has announced the latest version of its pro-sumer video editing package, Final Cut Express HD. The new version is Universal Binary and adds the ability to playback multi-stream effects in real-time, known as Dynamic RT.
Dynamic RT allows users to view multi-layered HDV video in real-time, which, according to Apple, dramatically speeds up the editing […]

Review: Popcorn 2

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Rating: 4/5
Price: $49.99
Plus Great way to encode movies for iPod, PSP, or mobile phone * easy to use
Minus DVD copying not very useful
Popcorn version 1 was distinctly underwhelming: a piece of software which allowed you to copy DVD discs and compress dual-layer source discs onto single-layer writeable discs, but was limited to non-encrypted discs, […]

Google releases free SketchUp

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Google, which bought @Last Software’s 3D modeller SketchUp earlier this year, has released a free version. The download is available now for WIndows, but Mac users will have to wait a little longer, as the Mac version is labelled as ‘coming soon’ on Google’s site.
Given Google’s habit of releasing freesoftware, that’s not exactly a surprise, […]