Japanese case maker Extreme Limit has two new cases for the Sony U750. Crafted from black leather the two models are specially made for the Sony and both offer a flip up stand that props the U at an angle for working with the keyboard. One […] Read more »
Brad Isaac of Pocket PC Addict has written a nice article explaining how to configure your Windows Mobile Pocket PC to handle your email attachments for syncing with your desktop. Windows Mobile and ActiveSync is not intuitive at all for getting this configured correctly and Brad […] Read more »
While I was away there were some developments. For instance all the big players quickly denied that they were blocking Vonage. So it is still a big mystery. Broadband Reports has some sporadic reports. Talking about upstarts, Tom Markiewicz has a nice round-up of Skype News. […] Read more »
Folks pardon my tardiness, I have been amidst a move and there is no furniture in the new apartment. Sitting on the floor and typing is a bit of a problem, so I am going to do a few round-ups before I can get to a […] Read more »
As a student, I am always taking notes in class. Normally, I just use Word or Pages, but after a few weeks of school, my documents folder begins to look like it was hit by a massive hurricane. Recently, while surfing around version tracker, I came […] Read more »
Update 02/21/2004: Drudge Report says a lot of her star-friends are pissed off at Paris Hilton. FBI has started an investigation. Victoria Gotti told the New York Daily News, she was going mad because of all these calls she was getting. Look on the upside: you […] Read more »
ExplorerXP was a Freeware of the Moment selection last month and the free program has just gotten even better with the release of a new version. A complete list of new features from the ExplorerXP forum after the jump. (via The Office Weblog) Read more »
Every so often, folks discover South Korea as the broadband nirvana, and come back amazed, write long articles and praise the farsightedness of their government in pushing this infrastructure. It seems today it is PC World’s turn. Joel Strauch, who moved to South Korea to teach […] Read more »
Superdistribution might be making a come back. It is essentially a mobile P2P network where content is distributed by subscribers who become nodes in the network and forward content to one another. It became popular last year, but hasn’t really taken off due to no real […] Read more »
So some serious TiVo watchers have responded to the “How to Save TiVo” idea I floated a couple of days ago. The idea, is not as preposterous as it may seem, even though I admit I wrote it too fast. Matt over at PVRBlog has some […] Read more »
According to AppleInsider, Apple is on track to rename its Rendezvous technology to “Bonjour” as part of a settlement with Tibco Software of Palo Alto, CA over the Redezvous trademark. Apple’s Rendezvous technology, also known in the industry as Zero Configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of […] Read more »
Sharp has always been an innovator with the Zaurus line of PDAs and the newest member of that family is no exception. The Zaurus SL-C3000 takes the utility of previous generations and extends it even further. The C3000 is a clamshell device that resembles a miniature […] Read more »
Camera Phones have arrived … at the 2005 Photo Marketing Convention in Orlando, Florida. World’s largest handset makers like Nokia, Samsung and others are out in full force at one of the premier events for photography business. (Nokia is introducing its new 6682 Smart Phone with […] Read more »
Adina Levin and Chip Rosenthal have written about an omnibus telecom bill in Texas that proposes to not only prohibit the introduction of municipal wireless service but would also outlaw existing free WiFi networks that have already been established in various Texas locales. The wording of […] Read more »
Archos recently announced a new Pocket Video Recorder, the AV4100, that contains a 100 GB hard drive. The AV4100 will come with a cradle that connects to a video source, such as a television or set-top box, over a USB 2.0 cable. It will have an […] Read more »
A foldable, self-contained driver’s cockpit for 100 GBP. Nuff said. Read more »
Qwest is not rolling over and has taken the gloves off in its battle for MCI. Having gotten the support from many angry shareholders, the company revealed the details of its bid, which was a whopping billion dollars higher than Verizon deal. “A billion dollars is […] Read more »
Tablet PC Place has an article detailing a Tablet-based mobile desktop that includes an HP tc1100, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, GPRS connection and cellphone. There’s a good photo of his setup and some screenshots that show what he does with his mobile desktop. Good for anyone […] Read more »
Jeff Kirvin is like a lot of techno-geeks, he can’t settle on one PDA for very long. I have followed his Writing on your Palm blog for years and watched him go from Palm to Windows Mobile to Palm to Zodiac and back to Palm. He […] Read more »
Barefeats.com recently put several uber high-end PC’s up against a Powermac G5 to see which system was the king of desktops. As you would expect, the G5 comes out on top in every CPU test they ran. However, when it came time to test 3D graphics […] Read more »
When it comes to a laptop bag I opt to go as small and light as possible. My laptop already weighs over 6 pounds by itself and to add a lot of weight with a heavy case just doesn’t appeal to me. I may have to […] Read more »
MCI, after putting itself up for sale, finds itself in middle of a fierce battle between Verizon, Qwest and its shareholders. I am tracking the story on an ongoing basis – stay tuned here for the latest updates… * Battle for MCI, Gloves Come Off * […] Read more »
Leave it to the innovative bunch at The Podcast Network to bring their latest podcast "Claybourne". “Claybourne” was a sci-fi / supernatural thriller / soap opera radio drama, recorded and broadcast nationwide in New Zealand in the late 1990s. A total of 96 shows were produced […] Read more »
Robert Scoble is pissed as well he should be when confronted with a marketing team that doesn’t have RSS feeds on their web site, doesn’t allow reader interaction and includes no permalinks so others can link to their web content. And the marketing team in question […] Read more »
Onfolio recently released an updated preview version of the capable information manager and after seeing Marc Orchant’s good review of the utility I decided I had to try it for my own use. The current version of Onfolio has incorporated an RSS feed aggregator into the […] Read more »
A few days ago, I posted that VoIP’s honeymoon phase is over and now the companies like Skype need to deal with the nitty gritty. It was not a knock on Skype or Vonage, but a harsh reality of today’s business place. Stuart, one man who […] Read more »
CNN has reported that a French firm has perfected an optical zoom for camera phones. Varioptic has developed a liquid lens that can provide a 2.5 times zoom optically, which is much better than digital zooms. The lens should be available by the end of the […] Read more »
The Office Weblog has mentioned that StarOffice version 8 was unveiled by Sun recently at Linux World. StarOffice is a very full featured office suite and it sounds like version 8 will address the nagging migration problems that MS Office users face when trying to convert […] Read more »
TiVoted might not like this – there is more competition looming for their beloved personal video recorder. Despite inventing the market, and hitting the 3 million user mark, the company is going to have more competition on its hands. NDS Group, a division of News Corp, […] Read more »
The transition to IP from old technologies is coming in handy for Brooktrout Technology. The company has hot video-over-IP media server that is helping the company move away from its TDM roots. It is also moving into the video messaging over wireless networks, and VoIP business. […] Read more »
My story on Qualcomm, The Next Monopoly, has only just hit the stands and already I need to update the information. According to reports coming from 3GSM, Qualcomm’s MediaFLO mobile TV technology is all set to take on the European DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld) and T-DMB […] Read more »
Pocketnow had a good look at the latest version of Microsoft’s Voice Command for the Windows Mobile platform and have published a review on their site. Voice Command is a program that lets you control your Windows Mobile device strictly by voice and is particularly useful […] Read more »
I’ve noticed this post getting a lot of play lately. Glad to see it’s viewed as useful to so many! Look for a Quicksilver & Tiger piece with new and exciting Quicksilver goodness in the coming days, here on The Apple Blog.
Quicksilver is one of the most innovative applications to be found on OS X. That may be my opinion, but there hasn’t been a person I’ve introduced to it that hasn’t said [in some form], “It’s changed the way I use my computer!” That’s awfully telling I’d say.
To be fair, LaunchBar and Butler are two more popular alternatives to Quicksilver – LaunchBar is $30 for a 5 computer license and Butler is Donation-ware. In contrast, the founding developer of Quicksilver (known as Alcor on his forums – look for an interview with Alcor in the coming weeks) seems to spend more of his time working on QS than getting around to creating a donation section on blacktree.com.
Why is it better? Alcor is one of the most responsive developers I’ve come across. Beta updates seem to come – on average – about every couple weeks. He is constantly answering questions and listening to the multitude of fans on his forums. I’ve not seen a similar, consistent practice by a developer…in my memory. So not only is Quicksilver fully featured and powerful as all get-out, but it’s always evolving.
OK, what does it do?!
Short answer: It’s a launcher. It allows you to open files from a keystroke instead of clicking through the Finder for them.
Long answer: What doesn’t it do? QS indexes your hard drive into a Catalog. That Catalog is available at a single keystroke and then allows you access to everything on your computer. Not only can you open applications, but using QS, you can move files around, append text to files, locate a file and attach it to an email…The list goes on and on and on and…
But to really appreciate Quicksilver, you’ve got to dive in. Nothing I could write would explain it nearly well enough (you’re probably saying to yourself, “Yeah, that’s painfully obvious…”). Seeing absolutely is believing. And as it says on the Quicksilver Preview page:
In the end, Quicksilver has one very important effect. , The effort associated with frequent tasks fades into the background and you are able to act without thinking. After an adaptation period, Quicksilver becomes an extension of yourself; the process fades away leaving only the results.
So let’s get started! Read more »
Mobile PC Magazine has laid it all out there with their list of the top 100 gadgets of all time. I don’t agree with some of them (the Clapper?) but there are some very cool gadgets that made the list I had forgotten about, even though […] Read more »
Earlier this week, I wrote about analysts discussing with Juniper its Shopping List. As expected CEO Scott Kirens did not say anything except this. “No, we don’t have all that we will need — although I’m not sure I would use the word ‘need.’ We don’t […] Read more »
Diabetics will tell you anything, ANYTHING that makes dealing with the chronic disease easier is a very good thing. Glucon, a developer of glucose monitoring devices, has been granted a patent for a method of constant level monitoring using photoacoustic waves in blood vessels. The flagship […] Read more »
3WTel, an Irish-start-up started a call between US and Ireland early in the morning on Valentine’s Day. A call that lasted nearly 12 hours and 52 minutes. The call, the company claims is a a world record for the “Most Participated and Longest Free International VoIP […] Read more »
Some of you may be getting the opinion that I’m a bit of a moaner. I have gripes about things only when I know the company could do better, and I think, in many cases these companies know they could do better. Unfortunately a combination of […] Read more »
It’s all the rage! Great comic over at Joy Of Tech. Read more »
Circuit City is now selling the iPod Shuffle online, with both the 512MB and 1GB versions of the Shuffle marked as immediately available. Update: Spoke too soon. Both are now marked as “SOLD OUT”. Read more »