Safari Web Browser on Windows and Font Rendering.

Using Apple's latest version of its web browser, Safari 4.0 beta in Microsoft Windows, one cannot help but notice the differences in font rendering philosophies (and algorithms) between Apple's OS X and Windows. With the latest version of Safari for Windows one can switch font rendering methods on the fly–from the Mac OS X style to Window's font rendering style

He hand-codes postscript files, but he is not better than you or me.

As I continue to hack my way through an attempt to blend my website with a new WordPress-Powered "True" Blog (as opposed to my current non-Blog, or false-Blog,  which is really an Articles section only calling itself a blog because 'blog' is currently more trendy of a term than 'articles'), I find it necessary to throw up a few very quick blog posts for testing purposes. As usual for me, I am once again backing my way into the code from the design... 13Read more …

I Will Take One iPhone, Minus The Phone. Or, Introducing The iPad Mini.

Repost of a blog written in April of 2009. New-found relevancy with the launch of the iPad just days away... Cannot afford Apple's new iPad? Well, Apple also has a lower-powered, pocketable, iPad Mini available for less than $200. If you thought an iPod Touch was just for music, its time you take another look at this wonderful little gadget who's success in the marketplace most likely had a large role in the advent and production of Apple's much-hyped iPad. Here is the secret: The iPad is being hugely-hyped, the iPhone was massively-hyped,…Read more …
IBM’s Lotus Symphony proves it has what it takes to compete in the dog-eat-dog world of productivity application software.

IBM’s Lotus Symphony proves it has what it takes to compete in the dog-eat-dog world of productivity application software.

While most folks want to have a debate between Microsoft's Office and Apple's iWork, I have fallen in love with the new kid on the block in the Mac-world, IBM's Lotus Symphony. Unlike Office and iWork, Symphony is free, which is a huge plus in the new economic scenario that companies and individual users find themselves in right now. I like the clean, lightweight and straightforward interface of Lotus Symphony. While this suite of productivity applications was released for Microsoft's Windows and Linux a bit more than 2 years ago, I believe that…Read more …

Does your Apple notebook hard drive (HDD) ever sound like little mice are playing table tennis inside of it? Or, why your HDD might be pre-programmed for quick failure.

This past article is being re-posted and continuously updated on this Wordpress-powered blog so people can post comments and questions. This article was originally published in December of 2008. My most recent and fresh complaint with Apple has to do with an annoying clicking sound coming from the hard drive (HDD) of my early 2008 Macbook. This is not to be confused with a much louder and constant clicking sound of a soon-to-fail HDD. This is a more subtile, yet annoying click that is most obvious when the computer is not under heavy…Read more …

New Apple Magic Mouse software fixes issues with older Bluetooth devices?

If you are having issues with your Bluetooth mouse, keyboard or BT in general on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I recommend downloading and installing the just-released software for the new Apple Magic Mouse. Yesterday, when I saw that piece of software posted on the internet, its size perked my interest—checking in at 64mb compressed and 149mb uncompressed for the Snow Leopard version. At that size, this software update must contain more than a mouse driver. 127Read more …

There are thousands of free iPhone/iPod Touch apps, these are the 9 (non-game) Best.

There are thousands of free iPhone/iPod Touch apps, these are the 9 (non-game) Best. Also included in this “top 10” list is one app so good it is worth the near $10 price and the inclusion in this listing. Also included in this article, ten other free apps worth an honorable mention, for a total of 20 iPhone / iPod Touch must-have apps. The twenty apps mentioned here are not listed in any order of greatness—except that the first 10 are better than the “honorable-mention” listing. For this listing, we are not counting…Read more …