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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 Of The Best Apple-related Roundups of 2010

I love reading roundups. You're sure to find something useful or interesting out of those that are well-thought of, where the author takes the time to carefully pick the items to add in the list. This year, I've certainly come across quite a few that have helped me in one way or another - whether it was through an insightful post, an informative how-to article or an inspiring design piece. So at the risk of sounding a bit redundant, here's a roundup of some of the best Apple-related roundups from 2010. Hopefully, you'll find a useful and interesting one from this list that you haven't read yet.

1. 100 Vibrant And Colorful iPhone Wallpapers

colorful iphone wallpapers
 Check out these really cool and awesome wallpapers for your iPhone.
[LINK]

2. 50 Inspirational Photos Taken with the iPhone

inspirational iphone photos
You don't really need a high-end camera in order to take inspirational photographs. This list shows you a few of those inspiring examples.
[LINK]

3. 20 Creative Apple Concept Designs

creative apple concept designs
Take a look at some of the most interesting Apple concept designs made by incredibly talented artists.
[LINK]

4. 10 Ridiculous iPhone Accessories

iphone tv hat
An iPhone TV hat? A toilet roll holder dock? What were they thinking? Here's a list of 10 of the most ridiculous iPhone accessories ever created.
[LINK]

5. 15+ Incredibly Useful iPhone Tips and Tricks

iphone tips and tricks
For all you iPhone users out there, check out this list of tips and tricks that will help you get the most out your device.
[LINK]

6. 12 Cool Terminal Commands for OSX

mac os x terminal commands
In this article, you'll find a few cool OS X Terminal commands. I like the one that lets you create a "recent items" stacks, and the one that lets you add a spacer between icons on your dock.
[LINK]

7. Best iPod Touch and iPhone Games: 2010 Buyer's Guide

best iPhone games 2010
For all you game addicts out there, here's a list of some of the best iPod Touch and iPhone games of 2010.
[LINK]

8. 20+ Stunning Free Apple Design Files & Icons

mac icons and design files
This is a great roundup of free design files for icons, GUIs, mock-ups, etc...
[LINK]

9. Most Popular Free Mac Downloads of 2010

best free mac downloads 2010
Here's a look at some of the most popular Mac downloads of 2010. And best of all, the apps on this list are FREE!
[LINK]

10. 80 Of The Most Useful Mac Tools and Utilities

mac os x tools utilities
You'll surely find some useful apps in this comprehensive list of Mac tools and utilities.
[LINK]

Monday, December 20, 2010

iOS 4 Development - Building Data-Driven Applications | Video Training Series

Lynda.com has just released a video training series on building data-driven applications for iOS 4. You'll find a topic summary on this page, as well as a few sample video tutorials from the course. If you want to sample more videos from this course, as well as other Lynda training titles, here is a 7-day FREE trial pass to lynda.com.

In this iOS 4 development training course, you will learn how to develop apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad with Internet connectivity, XML parsing, database storage (using SQLite), and data presentation. You will also learn about the process of distributing the application, including testing and preparing the app, preparing the assets, and submitting to the Apple App Store.

Here is an introduction (more video samples at the bottom of this article):

iOS 4: Building Data-Driven Applications - Welcome



For $25, you get 1-month unlimited access to not just this training course, but all of Lynda.com's 50,000+ video tutorials. No long-term commitment. You can cancel your membership at any time. As a special promotion, visitors of this site can get a 7-day FREE trial pass to lynda.com. This free pass gives you access to their entire library of training courses so that you can see for yourself what a great resource this website is.


Here is a topic outline of the course:

Title: iOS 4: Building Data-Driven Applications
Instructor: Bill Weinman
Topics:
  1. Building a Sandbox in iOS
  2. Building a Database Library
  3. Creating the Main Table View
  4. Parsing the XML Data Feed
  5. Getting Input with a Modal View
  6. Viewing Web Pages
  7. Adding a Preferences Pane
  8. Adding a Feature
  9. Converting to a Universal Application
  10. Preparing Your App and Submitting It to the App Store


Here are a few more video samples:

What are we building?



Displaying the view controller



Reading from the database



Coding the web view




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Monday, November 22, 2010

Mac Prices Philippines - Holidays 2010 - MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro and iMac Price Philippines

It's the Holiday 2010 season and some of you might be thinking of finally making that switch to a Mac. Or maybe you just got a big bonus and would like to upgrade your current MacBook, MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro to a newer model. Or maybe you'd like to give someone a pretty awesome gift. If you're canvassing for some prices, I've got the current price list here from the Power Mac Center - one the the leading Apple reseller stores here in the Philippines. So, for those of you looking to get a new Mac, I do hope that you find one that's right for your needs.

MacBook Price Philippines

13-inch Macbook: 2.4 GHz (MC516ZP/A) P 54,990
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive
2GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
Keyboard (English) & User's Guide (English)
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)


MacBook Pro Price Philippines

13-inch MacBook Pro: 2.4GHz (MC374ZP/A) P 64,990
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
250GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
NVDIA GeForce 320M graphics

13-inch Macbook Pro: 2.66GHz (MC375ZP/A) P 79,990
2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
320GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
NVDIA GeForce 320M graphics

15-inch Macbook Pro: 2.4GHz (MC371ZP/A) P 94,990
2.4GHz Intel Core i5
3MB shared L3 cache
320GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForceGT 330M with 256MB
of GDDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

15-inch Macbook Pro: 2.53GHz (MC372ZP/A) P 104,990
2.53GHz Intel Core i5
3MB shared L3 cache
500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 256MB
of GDDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

15-inch Macbook Pro: 2.53GHz (MC373ZP/A) P 114,990
2.66GHz Intel Core i7
4MB shared L3 cache
500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512MB
of GDDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

17-inch Macbook Pro: 2.53GHz (MC024ZP/A) P 119,990
2.53GHz Intel Core i5
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
500GB hard drive
ExpressCard/34 slot
Intel HD graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512MB


MacBook Air Price Philippines

11-inch MacBookAir: 1.4GHz (MC505ZP/A) P 54,990
1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 4GB
64GB of flash storage
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

11-inch MacBook Air: 1.4GHz (MC506ZP/A) P 64,990
1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 4GB
128GB of flash storage
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

11-inch MacBook Air: 1.6GHz (ZOJK) P 74,990
1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB SDRAM memory
128GB of flash storage
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

13-inch MacBook Air: 1.86GHz (MC503ZP/A) P 69,990
1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 4GB
128GB of flash storage
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

13-inch MacBook Air: 1.86GHz (MC504ZP/A) P85,990
1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 4GB
256GB of flash storage
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

13-inch MacBook Air: 2.13GHz (ZOJH) P 96,990
2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB SDRAM memory
256GB of flash storage
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics


iMac Price Philippines

21-inch iMac: 3.06GHz (MC508ZP/A) P 69,990
3.06GHz Intel Core i3
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
500GB Serial ATA Drive
ATI Radeon HD 4670 256MB GDDR3 memory

21.5-inch iMac: 3.20GHz (MC509ZP/A) P 84,990
3.20GHz Intel Core i3
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
1 TB Serial ATA Drive
ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR3 memory

27-inch iMac: 3.20GHz (MC510ZP/A) P 94,990
3.20GHz Intel Core i3
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 16GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive
ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR3 memory

27-inch iMac: 2.8GHz Quad Core (MC511ZP/A) P 109,990
2.8GHz Intel Core i5 (Quadcore)
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 16GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive
ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 1GB GDDR3 memory


Mac Mini Price Philipines

2.4GHz: 320GB (MC270ZP/A) P 39,990
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
320GB 5400-rpm
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

2.66GHz: Dual 500GB (MC438ZP/A) P 56,990
with Snow Leopard Server
2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 8GB
Dual 500GB 7200-rpm hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
with 256MB shared DDR3 SDRAM
Optical drive sold separately


Mac Pro Price Philippines

Quad-Core: 2.8GHz (MC560ZP/A) P 136,990
2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Nehalem processor
3GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 16GB
ATI Radeon HD5770 with 1 GB GDDR5 memory
1TB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
18x double-layer SuperDrive

8 Core: 2.4GHz (MC561ZP/A) P 189,990
Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Westmere processor
6GB SDRAM memory, supports up to 16GB
ATI Radeon HD5770 with 1GB GDDR5 memory
1TB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
18x double-layer SuperDrive

The Power Mac Center has branches in Greenbelt 3, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, SM City Marikina, SM Megamall, Power Plant Mall, SM Mall of Asia and Festival Supermall.

Here is the contact info for their store in Greenbelt 3:
2/L Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center
Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Makati City, Philippines

Tel / fax no: (632) 729-7128
Tel no for Solutions desk: 729 - 7088
Text line: (+63917) 580-6852

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Favorite iPhone Apps Video Review By Jon Quach

In this YouTube video, Jon Quach talks about 5 of his favorite iPhone Apps:

     1. Netflix
     2. Remember The Milk
     3. Echofon
     4. aNote
     5. Skype



What are some of the best iPhone apps that have become your favorites?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mac Bluetooth Transfer - Enabling Your Mac To Accept File Transfers Via Bluetooth

Sending files via Bluetooth from one device to your Mac (and vice versa) is a pretty convenient and quick way of sharing files. It should be a fairly easy task, but if you are having trouble with your Mac Bluetooth transfers, let's say for example you want to send a picture file from your cellphone to your Mac using Bluetooth and are unable to connect, here are a few things you might want to check on your Mac's end:

  1. Make sure that your Mac's Bluetooth device is on and that it is set to be discoverable. You can do this by going to the menu bar at the top of your screen. On the right side of the menu bar, you'll find the Bluetooth icon.
  2. Launch System Preferences and go to Sharing (under Internet and Network), and make sure that Bluetooth Sharing is checked.
Hopefully after checking these things and making any of the necessary changes, you'll be able to complete your Mac Bluetooth file transfers without any problems.

Friday, October 29, 2010

7-day FREE Trial | MS Office 2011 for Mac - Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook and Word Tutorial Videos from Lynda.com Online Training

Lynda.com, one of the best online training sites in the web, has just released new video training tutorials for Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. The new training titles include PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and Word 2011 for Mac tutorials. You'll find a detailed topic outline for each course as well as some sample video tutorials on this page.


Aside from these MS Office training titles, Lynda.com has got many more training videos on a wide array of subjects, authored by the best experts. For $25, you get 1-month unlimited access to not just this training course, but all of Lynda.com's 50,000+ video tutorials. No long-term commitment. You can cancel your membership at any time.

As a special promotion, visitors of this site can avail of a 7-day FREE trial pass to lynda.com. This will give you access to their entire library of training titles so you can see for yourself what a great resource this website is.

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Here are the topic outlines for the new MS Office 2011 for Mac training titles as well as some sample video tutorials from the training courses:

Title: PowerPoint 2011 for Mac Essential Training
Author: David Rivers
Topics:
  1. Navigating the User Interface
  2. Getting Started with PowerPoint
  3. Formatting a Presentation
  4. Working with Text
  5. Working with Tables and Charts
  6. Working with Pictures and Multimedia
  7. Animating Your Presentation
  8. Proofing Your Content
  9. Showing Your Presentation
  10. Sharing Your Presentation
  11. Customizing Your Work Environment

MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac | Introduction



MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac | Creating a PDF Presentation



MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac | Using Slide Transition Effects



MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac | Adding Video to a Slide



MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac | Pasting a Table from Excel



MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac | Creating Your Own Themes



MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac | Saving Time with Outline Mode



Title: Excel 2011 for Mac Essential Training
Author: Curt Frye
Topics:
  1. Getting Started with Excel
  2. Managing Workbooks
  3. Managing Worksheets, Cells, and Cell Data
  4. Summarizing Data Using Formulas and Functions
  5. Formatting Worksheet Elements
  6. Working with Charts
  7. Working with External Data
  8. Working with Objects
  9. Exploring Pivot Table Reports
  10. Reviewing and Sharing Your Spreadsheets
  11. Automating Workbooks Using Macros

MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Introduction



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Running an Existing Macro



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Setting AutoCorrect and AutoReplace



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Introducing PivotTable Reports



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Aligning and Layering Objects



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Using Hyperlinks



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Creating Line Charts



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Managing Office Themes



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Creating Formulas to Count Cells



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Creating an AutoSum Formula



MS Excel 2011 for Mac | Splitting and Freezing Rows and Columns



Title: Outlook 2011 for Mac Essential Training
Author: Alicia Katz Pollock
Topics:
  1. Setting Up Outlook
  2. Reading Email
  3. Writing and Sending Email
  4. Organizing Email
  5. Managing Spam
  6. Working with Contacts
  7. Working with the Calendar
  8. Working with Tasks
  9. Working with Notes
  10. Getting Organized
  11. Using Outlook's Tools

MS Outlook 2011 for Mac | Introduction



MS Outlook 2011 for Mac | Exploring the User Interface



MS Outlook 2011 for Mac | Replying and Forwarding



MS Outlook 2011 for Mac | Using Categories



MS Outlook 2011 for Mac | Printing Your Calendar



MS Outlook 2011 for Mac | Syncing Contacts



MS Outlook 2011 for Mac | Previewing and Saving Attachments



Title: Word 2011 for Mac Essential Training
Author: Maria Langer
Topics:
  1. Understanding the Word Interface
  2. Working with Files
  3. Learning the Basics of Text Entry
  4. Learning the Basics of Text Editing
  5. Formatting Text Characters
  6. Formatting Paragraphs
  7. Working with Tab Tables
  8. Using Styles
  9. Using Other Text Formatting Techniques
  10. Formatting Documents and Sections
  11. Adding Headers and Footers
  12. Working with Cell Tables
  13. Using Borders and Shading
  14. Working with Multimedia Elements
  15. Using Automatic Text Features
  16. Working with Outlines
  17. Using Word's Writing Tools
  18. Working with Other Users in Word
  19. Creating Letters, Envelopes, and Labels
  20. Controlling Privacy and Security
  21. Printing Documents
  22. Using Macros
  23. Customizing Word

MS Word 2011 for Mac | Introduction



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Reformatting with Quick Style Sets



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Using the Scrapbook



MS Word 2011 for Mac | The Ribbon



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Adding comments to documents



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Viewing Outlines



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Understanding Macro Security



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Printing to a PDF



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Inserting and Formatting a TextBox



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Setting Page Borders



MS Word 2011 for Mac | Using Table Styles



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Monday, October 25, 2010

How To Type The Apple Symbol On A Mac

If you want to type the Apple symbol or logo on a mac, the keyboard shortcut for that is:

shift + alt/option + k



Thursday, August 19, 2010

P100,000 Worth Of Prizes In Manila's First Ever iPad App Challenge

In September 2010, Pixatology will be sponsoring an iPad app development contest.

The 2010 Pixatology iPad Challenge is an amazing opportunity for students to experience the iPad, the next big platform and magical Apple tablet that is making waves worldwide. This competition is open to Apple developers and students with majors in game design and development, multimedia, IT, computer technology and other related courses.

Participants will also have the chance to:
  • Win up to P100,000 in cash prizes
  • Participate in free, breakthrough sessions to learn how to code powerful iPad applications
  • Gain invaluable exposure to the revolutionary iPad
  • Secure an internship or career opportunities with IT companies
  • Earn a share of profits for successfully marketed iPad applications on Apple's iTunes

About Pixatology
Pixatology is the first iPad development group in the Philippines. Its founder, Tiger Bitanga, is the CEO of another technology firm called The Design People Inc. -- a California-based web design and internet marketing company. Founded in 1999 and with over 120 designers, developers and web strategists, we are also the largest web design studio in Manila. The firm has also been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500.

Website: pixatology.com.
Email: challenge@pixatology.com

Contest Files:
Entry Form
Mechanics
Offical Rules

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mac Data Recovery - Recovering Accidentally Deleted Files On A Mac

I'm one of those people who tend to dump everything on the desktop. To make things look a little cleaner, I put folders on the desktop and dump things in those folders. One day, seeing how messy my desktop was, I decided to create one folder (which I named Under_The_Bed), and just dumped everything there. EVERYTHING.

Imagine my shock when, a couple of days ago, I accidentally deleted that folder. I was supposed to delete this other file, but I must have accidentally dragged the EVERYTHING folder along with it. And then I emptied the trash. And then when I looked at the screen while the trash was being emptied, I wondered a bit why it was taking so long to empty the trash. I even saw the message window display that it was emptying 1000+ files.

Stupid... I know...

It was only a few minutes later when it hit me. Holy @#$%! I deleted EVERYTHING! 2 years worth of files, only a small percentage of which was backed up.

Upon realizing the monumental mistake that I made, I literally felt like I was going to faint. I was walking around the office in a daze for a couple of minutes not knowing what to do. This had never happened to me before. I've had hard drives crash but I've never been in a situation where I had to find a way to get back files that I actually accidentally removed myself. Files that could now be gone forever.

But I did remember a friend telling me one time that deleted files aren't actually deleted even if you empty your trash. Some, if not all or most of them, stay there like ghosts or whatever until the hard drive writes some new data over the space that those previous files used to occupy. So the most important thing to do once you realize that you've accidentally deleted your files is to...

STOP USING YOUR COMPUTER!


The more you use it, the amount of files that you can potentially recover becomes less and less. So the success of your data recovery relies heavily on this: STOP USING YOUR COMPUTER!

So how do you recover those files then?
You'll need special data recovery software. I searched for some Mac data recovery options, and Data Rescue by Prosoft Engineering came up a lot. So I decided to try it out. As of this post, the latest version is Data Rescue 3. They have a demo version which allows you to use the application to scan your disc. After scanning, it will show you a list of the files it was able to recover, but you will only be allowed to recover 1 file that is not over 5MB. So I suggest you try the demo first to see if the application can find anything. If it is able to recover a lot of the files that you need, then you might want to buy the license so that you can recover all your files. The personal use license, as of this post, is $99.

So how do you use Data Rescue 3 for your Mac data recovery?

  1. Once installed and ready to be run, you'll need an external hard drive, preferably one that is bigger than the size of the hard drive that you want to recover. Data Rescue will use this external hard drive to recover the files.
  2. Next, launch the Data Rescue 3 application and choose which drive you'd like to recover files from. You'll have a few scanning options to choose from: Quick Scan, Deep Scan, Deleted Files Scan, Clone, Analyze and File IQ.

    • I tried the Quick Scan first and it only came up with just the files that were actually left in the hard drive. I think this one took about less than an hour. I had a 250GB hard drive with only about 50GB left after the accidental deletion.
    • So next I tried the Deleted Files Scan option. This one was able to find some of the lost files - around 30+ GB worth of files. It took about 2 hours.
    • Lastly, I decided to try the Deep Scan. This one took about 4 hours, but found a larger amount of files - around 50+ GB.
  3. After the scan, you can choose which files or folders you'd like to copy, and then click on the Recover button to begin recovering the found files. The recovery process after the scan takes a while as well.

So in the end, I decided to purchase the license and recovered what could be recovered. And I was fortunate enough to find most of the files that I needed.

Some other things you might want to know:

  1. I was not able to recover all the files. I had lost about 100GB and was only able to recover 50+ GB.
  2. After the scan, the files that I accidentally deleted were placed inside a folder called Reconstructed. In this folder, they were further grouped according to type. For example, there was a folder for Movies, and in this folder, they were further grouped into file types - there was a folder for AVI files, MOV files, DV files, etc... So it does not list them in the same file organization structure that you had before you deleted the files. This makes it quite difficult to look for the files that you want.
  3. Most of the deleted files that were reconstructed will not retain their original file names. They will be renamed, and appended with numbers - ex. Movie01, Movie02, Movie03 and so on. This also makes it even more difficult to look for the files that you need. You'll have to open them one by one in order to know which file is which.
  4. Many reconstructed files were duplicates, and some files couldn't be opened. As I sifted through the files, I found a lot of the same files over and over, while there where some that could not be opened at all. This means that in reality, I recovered even less than 50+ GB since many of the files were just duplicates or could not even be opened at all.

But despite these things, I'd still recommend Data Rescue 3 as a Mac data recovery tool. Some reviews say that they were able to recover a larger percentage of files. I suppose it depends on what you do in that time in between accidentally deleting the files and realizing that you've deleted them. In my case, I had downloaded and saved a couple of files before I realized the accidental deletion. And as I've mentioned earlier, the more you use your computer before the data recovery, then the less the recovery software would potentially be able to recover. It's a great thing that the demo feature enables full scans so you'll know if files have actually been recovered, which makes the decision to buy or not to buy easier. Also, I've learned that I should back up my files more often, and I should stop dumping things on the desktop. :/

Got any Mac data recovery stories and recommendations? Share them in the comments section below.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

How To Rename A File In Mac OS X

If you right-click or control+click on a file in Mac OS X, you won't see a Rename option from the context menu that comes out. In order to rename a file, you can choose the Get Info menu item instead. This will bring up the File Info window, which is where you can rename the file. Simply go to the part that says Name & Extension, and type in a new name in the input field. Then hit the Return/Enter key on your keyboard to apply the new name.

Another method you could use to rename a file would be to click on it in order to select it, then wait about 1 second, then click on the file's name. After that, the name should appear within an editable input text field. Then you'll be able to type in a new name, and then hit Enter or Return on your keyboard to apply the changes.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

iPhone 4 Can Make Video Calls! Yey!

I've been holding out on buying an iPhone ever since it came out. But I think FaceTime, the iPhone's new video chat app, is finally going to convince me to get one.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

123RF.com's Apple iPad Giveaway

Get a chance to win an Apple iPad from 123RF.com - 48 iPads will be given away! There are three ways to join this contest:

1. Register and purchase any credit or subscription package
2. Follow them on Twitter
3. Join 123RF's Facebook Fan Page

Contest period is from March 1, 2010 until May 31, 2010.

Visit 123RF.com for more details.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Thoughts On The iPad

I read quite often (mostly doing research) and I'm still one of those people that like printing out my reading material. I like being able to pick them up easily, flip through the pages, read them while sitting on a couch or lying in bed. These are things that feel a bit awkward to me when I read things from my computer (it's a little difficult to flip a desktop or read it on my bed... lol). But with an iPad, I'd imagine doing those things would feel a lot more natural. So for me, this device may definitely be the one that will make me go the way of eBooks. It's simple, easy to use, I can easily carry it around and the touchscreen flipping makes for a more natural reading experience. I know it's not just what the iPad is for, but the book related features are something that I really appreciate.

But then the question is... will I get an iPad?

Hmmm... probably not right away. There are still a few features that I'm hoping they would add (or hoping they already added in the first place... I'm just too lazy to google right now):

1. I'm pretty sure it will be able to read PDF documents, but I'm not sure if the PDF reader will have the simulated page flip functionality as well.
2. FLASH, please!
3. I like that it can run Keynote and that I can connect it to a projector. As an educator, that would be quite useful in my line of work. Also, I'm not sure if it does, but it would be awesome if it could work with a wireless projector. That way, I can easily walk around the classroom while giving my lectures (it'll look a lot cooler than using a clicker, too!).

So those are just some of my thoughts. A lot's obviously been said about this product, both good and bad, so it would be really interesting to see how things turn out when the iPad starts shipping.

So what about you? Are you getting one?
 

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Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on PinoyMacLovers.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information". It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

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