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Snow Leopard comes with the brand new QuickTime called X (Ten). This version add a few ‘previously pro-only’ features such as trimming and exporting, and also ‘brand new’ pro features like screencasting and sharing. Trying to create a screencast has been one of my to-do-later items. I never get around to do it since there were always things that get in the way. But with the arrival of this QuickTime X, I thought now might be the perfect time to try and offer readers a QuickTime X review.
The first impression I got upon hearing that Apple would be releasing Snow Leopard was that its price was unbelievably affordable. Personally, I wouldn’t hesitate upgrading if it only costed me $25 for a brand new operating system that would not only speed up my Mac but free up some hard disk space, as well as letting me at some really cool new features. While I was in London, I visited the Apple Regent Street Store to grab a copy of the latest OS to upgrade my Mac. Is it actually as simple as that? Quick answer – no. There happens to be some fine print that everyone should be aware of.
An operating system update like this Friday's release of Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a perfect time to clean up your computer and start fresh. Let's prepare your Mac for this weekend's 10.6 upgrade. Before You Upgrade, Part 1: Clean Up Your Mac
Apple's happily admitted from day one that Snow Leopard was to be a better Leopard, building on the foundations of Mac OS X 10.5. The thinking was to make things better, faster, easier - an upgrade about refinement rather than revolution. This approach, coupled with Snow Leopard's rock-bottom £25 price-point, has led many to yell 'service pack', but that's pretty ignorant when you consider what Snow Leopard claims to offer. Sure, there's no Time Machine or Spotlight this time round, but there are still dozens of new features, big and small.
Hey As part of a new series that will be making an appearance over the next couple of months is Mac 101 . This series will focus on basic tips and tricks for the new user to the Mac system. Since Macs are growing in popularity I thought it was a good idea to do some sort of series to anyone in this category. This first post will be a big list of useful shortcuts for the Mac. This list was actually recommended by a reader from the contact form.
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Mac OS X Leopard (version 10.5) is the sixth major release of Mac OS X , Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. Leopard was released on 26 October 2007 as the successor of Tiger (version 10.4), and is available in two variants: a desktop version suitable for personal computers , and a server version, Mac OS X Server . Leopard was superseded by Snow Leopard (version 10.6).
Qu'il est difficile de se faire comprendre... Je n'ai jamais voulu dire qu'AppCleaner était une bouse et qu'il ne fallait pas s'en servir. J'utilise régulièrement ce logiciel depuis presque deux ans et il ne m'a "presque" piégé qu'une fois ou deux.
Mac OS X only: Freeware application AutoRate analyzes your iTunes metadata and automatically rates songs based on play frequency and skip count . If you're too indecisive to rate your tunes yourself, AutoRate is the perfect tool: cold and calculating, rating music on just the facts. You can run AutoRate any time you want to update your current ratings, and you can limit ratings to playlists, so if you don't want AutoRate to mess with ratings you've made yourself, you can set up a smart playlist of non-rated songs and let AutoRate get you started with them. On the other hand, if you want it to constantly update your ratings, the download also comes with an Applescript that you can run regularly (see the Readme for how to set up daily, automatic rating). — Adam Pash <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Windows/Mac only: Tag your iTunes music by mood with the freeware, color-based tagging utility Moody. While your music is playing, just pick a color for the song with Moody's 16-color scale (sad to happy, calm to intense). Once tagged, Moody writes the mood to the comments of your song's metadata (it'll look something like MoodyC3). You can either use that metadata to create mood-based smart playlists or just use Moody to fire up a playlist based on your mood. It may sound a bit tedious, but if you put Moody in quick tag mode, you can tag a lot of music pretty quickly. Moody is freeware, Windows (with .NET) and Mac OS X only.
On the surface, searching with Spotlight is pretty straightforward. In our previous installment, we covered the basics of using and customizing the Spotlight menu. But if your search involves multiple terms, or if you need to narrow down your results to dig up a particularly elusive file, knowing how to put together a good search query will pay off.
Mac OS X only: So you erased your hard drive to install Leopard , and now you've got to load your Mac up with all your essential software. I kept a detailed inventory of the downloads I hunted down all over the internet to load on my Mac this weekend, so I thought I'd save you a few clicks. Here's a list of 20 (mostly) free apps with direct links to their download pages. All downloads are free except when otherwise noted. In alphabetical order: