I Say iPhoto, You Say Picasa
October 4, 2004
When I step up on my little soapbox to tout the greatness of the Mac, one thing I point to is how well it handles all your digital media. This used to be an argument that applied to only a small percentage of decidedly geeky users, but now every Joe Shmoe has a camera, or worse a camera in his phone (don't get me started). The mac is great at handling photos with it's built in iPhoto application, however recently I have been cleaning up my old PC laptop for Nora to use, and with her being accustomed to scrolling through our pictures on my Powerbook, she was immediately disappointed at the lack of such a program for the Dell's Windoze platform. So I went Googlin, and boy did Google have an answer for me.
DMB :: Music For the masses, as long as you use Windows...and IE
July 27, 2004
I wrote not long ago about my infatuation with the iTunes Music Store. Apple has now sold over 100 million songs through the service and upon opening the European version immediately became the market dominator throughout the continent. Everyone loves iTunes. Well almost. Who doesn't you ask? The Dave Matthews Band, my favorite act anywhere.
June 5, 2004
A busy weekend ahead, T-minus two weeks to the wedding day and there is plenty goin' on around here. I did want to post on something that has been on my mind the latter half of the week. But first, a story to set it all up....
When Will They Ever Learn...
May 25, 2004
In my work with the CCSB, I run into all kinds of people who use PowerPoint, some rather religiously (pardon the pun). Obviously I see the whole spectrum of quality in these presentations, depending on the user's ability and experience with the program. The rather shocking thing to me is how often I see old school clip art (circa 1992) creeping into today's presentations which, without such graphics, might look halfway decent design-wise.
Well, after taking the new Office 2004 for the Mac for a test drive, I know why these little buggers continue to plague us...
There's a New Sheriff in Town
January 22, 2004
For around a year now, my home/office has hovered in a state of PC/Mac equilibrium, with my Mac G4 tower in the office, and my Dell laptop floating about. Well, the eternal struggle (ok maybe not eternal) took an unexpected turn when I came upon a brand spankin' new 15" Macintosh Powerbook. In one word, beautiful (see pic ->).
So now my poor Dell cowers in the corner, afraid of the two chrome bullies now ruling the roost. After some gentle coaxing, the trio are now talking and playing nicely together, and I must say productivity is up, as is solid sack time (aka sleep). To learn more about the best computers on the planet, visit Apple's website.