In October, Apple released it’s newest mouse offering, the Magic Mouse. I wrote a review of it in November, here. At first, I was worried that it was a little too low profile, but after about a week or so, my hand got used to it and I’ve loved it ever since. The momentum scrolling is phenomenal, and the multi-touch gestures are fantastic. They make navigating the web extremely easy while the momentum scrolling makes scrolling through large documents a breeze. The only problem with it, however, is that Apple sort of crippled it when they shipped it. It only supports a single two-finger gesture out of the box, and very basic, regular one-finger gestures. The tracking is also incredibly slow. (more…)
After seeing this post online about plexiglass iPhone app icon ornaments, I knew I wanted a set. But, I didn’t want to buy them online from Belgium. Not to mention, those ones were incredibly small; they were less than 1″ by 1″. Working at Fox Chapel Area School District gives me access to a lot of incredible technology, including a laser saw. So I figured, why not try and make a set myself? I figured it couldn’t really be that hard… I just needed to find a high-res photo of an iPhone (thanks, Apple press images), and cut out each icon. (more…)
GigaOM is reporting today that Firefox 3.5 has finally surpassed Microsoft Internet Explorer to become the world’s most popular browser. All I have to say is: FINALLY! And congratulations to Mozilla! Although I’m a Safari user on my Mac, Firefox is my primary browser on all of my PCs. It’s simply phenomenal, and this is well deserved. Kudos, Mozilla – my hat’s off to you.
A snippet from my comment I posted here.
I’ve been using Cha-Ching since the initial beta giveaway through MacHeist 1.0 years ago. I love the app, both on the iPhone and the Mac, but unfortunately, I have to say I agree with you. I’ve never been impressed with this “company” in terms of release dates or customer support. They never communicate with their customers, ever. That blog post almost caused me to have a heart attack. Cha-Ching 2.0 golden master was supposed to be ready months ago. Yet, we’re still stuck with a beta that won’t even open. I did exactly what you did – I rolled back my clock, added yesterday’s transactions, and exported the file. I’m off to a company who actually cares about its customers and doesn’t give lame ass excused out all the time about how this or that happened. Midnight Apps has been, and continues to be, a shit magnet. Sorry, Juan. I love your app, but you have some serious work to do as a company. Maybe I’ll come back someday, but for now, see you later!
So on Monday, 4/20, the internet was abuzz (I don’t do it, but notice the pun there) about a new Twitter client for the Mac called Tweetie. Tweetie was developed by developer Loren Brichter under his company name, atebits. What was all the buzz about? Isn’t a Twitter client a Twitter client? What sets one apart from the other? Why on earth would anyone pay 20 dollars (15 as an introductory price) for a Twitter client? Well, when using Tweetie, all of these questions are very easy to answer.