GRIMT3CH Technology, Geekery, & General Nerdiness

5Jan/120

If you own an iPad two must have Apps – Reeder and Evernote

If you use Google Reader to follow your feeds Reeder is an absolute must. I cannot say enough good things about this app, especially on the iPad. If you have an iPad you owe it to yourself to get this app. And if you want to keep track of all the cool things you find from the feeds, download Evernote right now!!! You can grab sites, clippings, make audio and video notes, or just about anything and organize it away for later.  Best of all they all sync between your devices; make a note on your iPhone and it's on your Mac, SWEET!!!

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30Mar/100

Apple versus Google???

With the iPad just days away, I just read and interesting post over at engadget.  It looks like the Apple/Google break may be closer then we think.  If you haven't been following Apple's mobile platform you might have missed the lack of flash on the iPhone and the upcoming iPad.  I believe in part flash is a pig of a plugin and Apple is in the business of selling content on a closed platform.  Google on the other hand is an open platform selling an experience and a different gateway to the web.  Google has announced that it will build in the Flash platform as a component of its Chrome OS.  There are a lot of similarities between the two companies.  They are both innovators and have built their market share by making the best product.

The conflict that will divide the two will be the overlap into the same sectors of technology.  As Google has branched out into the hardware sector it has begun stepping on Apple's toes.  Apple has been an end-to-end company from its inception, building the hardware and writing the software to run on it.  Google has always been up in the cloud.  Providing a service via software running on off the shelf hardware.  Now that Google has stepped out of the box it will get more interesting as more components of there hardware platform emerge.  Lets hope this won't turn into another Apple/Microsoft implosion.

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27Jan/100

iPad, well it’s here now do I need one…

[Via engadget]

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28Oct/090

Free turn by turn GPS from Google possibly coming to the iPhone? Hold the phone!

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27Oct/090

How do I uninstall an Application in OS X? Enter AppZapper.

appzapperThat's a good question.  For the most part you would just simply drag the app to the trash, empty, and voila.  But did you know that app might have left behind support files, caches, and preference files.  Now if you want ubergeek points you can remove these by hand, but there must be a better way right?  Enter AppZapper the uninstaller Apple forgot.  Catchy, but I can't take credit for their slogan.  :-)  And it couldn't be simpler.  Just drop your app into the AppZapper window, press zap, and your done.  Simple, the way it should be on a Mac.  Give it a try.  They give you five free zaps and its only $12.95 with free upgrades for life.  It doesn't get any better then that.

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27Oct/090

Apple Tablet… Vaporware?

mac_tabletWell there have been a lot of rumblings on the net about an Apple tablet. From Australian news outlets saying they've been contacted about such a device, to photos of actual components. Does it exist. Like all things will see when Steve wants us to, but here's hoping. I have never used a tablet but if my iPhone is any indication, we're in for a cool device. Being a little anal about my Mac. Writing and using multitouch gestures directly on the screen would take some getting use to, but things do and always change. There was a time when I said OS X, no way 9 for life! Now I can't even imagine going back.

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23Oct/090

Expandrive! What Apple left out…

expanddriveHave you ever wanted direct access to your online files?  Are you tired of the constant download and upload cycle of your FTP client.  Then look no further.  Expandrive is the answer just add your FTP, SSH, or Amazon S3 connection, and like magic a drive is mounted locally just like it was plugged directly into your Mac. I use it all the time for web development. It is great. Using BBEdit I can do a multiple file search and throw in the find and replace option and update all my pages at once.

If only the Finder would do this.  You can connect to a server using the Connect to Server option from the Go Menu, but unfortunately your left with a read only drive.  Maybe this is something Apple might change in the future, but for now Expandrive fits the bill.

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22Oct/090

Apple rolls out some new hardware.

new_imacApple introduced a redesigned iMac, entry level MacBook, and Mini; and they all look pretty impressive.  I was a little disappointed to see the MacBook lose the FireWire port, but this seems to be the direction Apple has been heading for some time.

It's great to see the Mini entering the home or small business server market.  It could definitely fill the niche where an Xserve or Mac Pro would be overkill.

The new 27" iMac looks awesome and with the ability to connect a display port equipment Mac and use it as second display is great.  Here's hoping Apple keeps up the trend with great new hardware and software.

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20Oct/090

Mac Tips & Tricks

I had the pleasure of leading a session earlier this month covering my favorite subject Macs.  I hope everyone that joined me took something away from the session.  It was my first time at Bullock Creek and everyone was great!

If you missed anything here are the session files:

Mac Tips & Tricks Session Screencast

Mac Tips & Tricks Keynote

Mac Tips & Tricks Useful Apps

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