My wife and I both have cell phones and both have computers. This means there are four places where we could potentially have a phone number or address and invariably the phone number I need is on my wife's cell phone or computer. We set up each of our cell phones to sync with our laptop, but we still had two separate address books. However, after playing around a bit with the .mac synchronization, I was able to set up our address books on the computer to sync with each other. This has been a much bigger benefit than I had imagined because now we are both looking at the same version of the address book. As our mutual friends change numbers or addresses, the first one of us to … [Read more...] about TIP: Synched Address Books
In the next part of our technology interview, we asked a number of people: Describe your computer system setup and tell what parts you feel are most important for your productivity. (679) I was surprised at how many Mac users we had. Obviously everyone's setup is based around their particular needs, but there are some great tips in here. OS X itself is great for my productivity. In the year and a half I've been using a Mac, I've had only a few trivial computer problems, all easily solved. The two programs that most add to my Mac productivity are Quicksilver and TextExpander. To my mind, Quicksilver's versatility alone is a good reason to use a Mac. TextExpander, like the … [Read more...] about Interview: Computer Setup
My .mac (now Mobile Me) email has be non functional since last Friday. I can't believe a company with the resources of Apple can't get an email server fixed in 4 to 6 hours much less a whole week. Walt Mosberg says the other services aren't very reliable either. I had been told that they were storing all incoming emails in a queue, but when I asked them if they could print out my emails and fax them to me (I know that is insane, but they weren't offering me anything useful and being down for a whole week is even more crazy than faxing emails) I found out that their servers are simply rejecting incoming connections so after four days they will be returned as undeliverable. At this point, … [Read more...] about Mobile Me Email Down for a week.
Sun has released a free virtulization tool that is similar to Parallels and VMWare Fusion. If you have a Mac and need to run another OS, this is worth looking into. The have a commercial and opensource version. I haven't tried it yet. If you have used it, drop me a line and let me know what you think. … [Read more...] about Virtual Box