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6 January 2009 @ 6pm


Macworld 2009 – Keynote Recap

For those of you that didn’t– or couldn’t– tune in, here’s a recap of the high points from the Apple Keynote presentation at Macworld 2009 in San Francisco: New iLife $79, available end of January iPhoto ’09 automatic face recognition Flickr/Facebook integration automatic video stabilization to existing video clips Places: geotagging from cameras, and manually [...]

Disable Data Usage on iPhone 3G

Traveling abroad with you iPhone, and wanting to avoid exorbitant roaming charges? I live in Canada, so anytime I go to the US, I’m subject to Rogers less than– Oh, I don’t know– “equitable” cross-border roaming agreements. A few quick calls and tweets can quickly add up to an unearthly sum– believe me, I know [...]

Mac OS X: (Finally,) An Easy Way to Copy the Full Pathname of a File or Folder

Every so often, I need to get the full pathname to a file or folder in Finder– usually to explain the location of a file about 17-levels-deep on a network drive somewhere. Each time this happens, I cast about aimlessly on Google for several minutes, trying to find a quick solution. There are a few [...]

iPhone 2.1 Firmware

As promised in Apple’s press even this past Tuesday, the iPhone 2.1 firmware appeared this morning. A bunch of new features, mostly related to reliability and speed, but the two I was most interested in were: significantly improve battery life for most users dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes How can a firmware update [...]