Something New

iPhone,iPod touch,small screens Thanks to a post on Terry White’s Tech Blog, we have something new here at the Edge: a better view on your handheld device. The WordPress plugin, called WPtouch by the folks at, does all the heavy lifting. Configure the options (and there are lots to play with) and get just […]

Welcome to an Old Friend

iphone,ipod,apple,magazines If you have been a fan hand-held computing for any length of time, then you have probably read one of Hal Goldstein’s ( magazines. He and his team (most of the content comes from the readers themselves) have published several over the years: The Portable Paper, Pocket PC, and Windows Mobile and Smartphone. There […]

iTunes Gets a Disk Upgrade

apple,osx,mac,snow leopard,RAID,disk drives,storage Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while is to put redundancy back in our iTunes server. Originally, I had two LaCie 500 GB drives that were mirrored (RAID 1). (See (a) in the figure below.) The iTunes library grew as we bought more seasons of TV shows, movies, and music, […]

iTunes 9.0.1 Update

iTunes 9 update,iPhone,iPod,os x,snow leopard Apple released an update (mainly bug fixes) to iTunes. This one, 9.0.1, doesn’t appear to add any new features, just clean up some odd behaviors. One issue I am interested in seeing the improvements for is syncing between iTunes, and iPhone and iPod touch. Maybe it’s a perception problem on […]

iTunes 9 Feature: Home Sharing

iTunes 9,iPhone,iPod,macs Much as I love Apple and Steve Jobs (good to have you back, Steve), I must confess that I take what Apple’s Marketing says with a grain of salt. Reality sometimes fails to live up to the hype. I know, some of you are thinking "he speaks heresy!" Think back to the whole […]

Why I Love macmedia!

macmedia,customer service Everyone I know knows I’m a rabid Apple fan. I have used their systems off-and-on since the original Apple ][‘s. Since 2005, they have been my platform-of-choice for everything I do. The latest Macs and OS X Snow Leopard are a work of art. I love Apple – don’t always agree with them […]

Scanning is Back!

Way back when we still had OS X Tiger 10.4, I bought an hp 3310 multifunction printer. In addition to printing, it scanned, faxed, copied and, with the optional attachment, get you coffee from your local Starbucks! hp had a software suite that worked well and everyone loved it. (Ok, "loved it" is a bit […]

More on Parallels 4.0.3846

parallels,mac,software,osx,snow leopard Parallels seems to be liking my Windows VMs again. Some how the OS got the permissions to the VMs directory confused as read-only. A quick restart and we were back in business.

Snow Leopard and Parallels 4.0.3846, NeatWorks 2.1.8

parallels,mac,software,os x snow leopard,neatworks Like many of you, I was at my favorite mac store, macmedia in peoria, to pick up my copy of OS X Snow Leopard. Tighter, faster, more stable, better security, 64-bits – in short all words that are music to my ears. But into every life a little rain must fall. […]

Snow Leopard to Release 28 August 2009!

mac os x,snow leopard,10.6 “It’s Here!” From Apple: Apple today announced that Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard will go on sale Friday, August 28 at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple’s online store is now accepting pre-orders. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with […]

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