Friday, July 20, 2007

Google, the iPhone and you

I know, I know, enough about the iPhone already. But, it still never ceases to amaze me that the rest of the computing, manufacturing and now cell phone industries just don't get it.

There is a super tip from David Pogue this week in his Pogue's Posts blog, part of the New York Times Circuits Column, about getting your regular email account on your iPhone filtered through Gmail. Google and Apple get it. They really are engineering things that make sense & provide a good user experience.

So much of what we are forced to work with on a daily basis is not thought out well or is implemented badly. It's nice to have the chance to choose something that enhances productivity or at least is easy enough to use that we'll use it!

I'm really looking forward to the day I can afford to replace my current phone!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

theAmazon Version 2 Launched!

theAmazon has just launched theAmazon v2! Users on theAmazon will receive free Mac software for completing missions, online treasure-hunts. Right now, it's invite only, but you can get an invite by visiting the IRC at irc:// and asking nicely!

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MacUpdate and MacHeist

Best Mac bundle deal yet!

TechTool Pro is unlocked and they've added PhotoPresenter!

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Intaglio Unlocked in MacUpdate/Macheist Promo, TechTool Pro Within Reach!

The unlock limits for Intaglio and TTP were each reduced. The goal for Intaglio was just reached, and TTP is now set at 5,999. Buy though Macheist to get WriteRoom, Linkinus, Browseback, and Execs, as well as Beta Invites to Pixelmator and Flow. Go to to see the current number of sales and unlocked apps, since MH is behind.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Macintosh Application Uninstallers

After a few really hectic weeks I've finally managed to post the next application comparison.

I came across a number of applications that seemed to fit the bill for what I wanted — uninstall unused/unwanted apps from my Mac system. Those that "made the cut" are in the uninstallers comparison chart. There are nine apps compared.

Keep in mind, the intent of these comparisons is to put apps side-by-side to see what features they offer. I'm not touting these as a review of recommendations and I'm not singling out one above the rest. I find it useful to compare software side-by-side and figure it might just be useful to someone else too.

Give it a look. The best way to figure out which app is right for you is to download, install and test it. Having an uninstaller handy is a good thing for clearing up hard drive space when accumulating a bunch of demos, etc. Amusingly, most of these apps will uninstall each other (but not themselves, of course. ;-)

Information about what I included is in my post on jennsBLOG and there's also a post about what I left out and why. It's my intent that this will be the standard formula for the app comparisons — the table and 2 blog posts for each.

As always, if I've left out that one spectacular app in this category that you couldn't do without, drop me a comment. I'll check out your recommendation and add it if it fits the bill.

jennsBLOG :: Uninstaller Comparison Chart

Thursday, July 12, 2007

theAmazon rises once more

Hubert is sleepy, however theAmazon rises once more.When the 500 have arrived... Hubert will return...Users on theAmazon will receive free software for completing missions, but only when the 500 have come, and Hubert is woken......

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Macheist gives out free Linkinus IRC program!

"For anyone interested, up to 20,000 limited licenses for Linkinus through versions 1.1.X will be distributed for free on this page over the next few days. Just put in your name and email, and they'll email you back within about an hour with your license code."

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Still time to get that Drobo Discount... 21 days left!

So, if you've taken the time to check out the advantages of having a Drobo of your very own, you still have a few days left to grab an instant $25 discount on your purchase at the drobostore.

Just use the code REFJENL and start storing and protecting all that cool video, the photos and the docs that you are accummulating daily. (-:

The discount is good until July 31st.

Check out current news, questions about the Drobo at It's a great place to get a feel for how other folks are using it and to help you decide if it's the right choice for you.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Another Bundle Deal, Some Useful Apps... MacHeist & MacUpdate

MacUpdate Promo and MacHeist have a "deal" going that might be of use to folks who don't already have a majority of the apps. It could be pretty nice deal for $49.99 for 7 apps if you have use for them, or not, that's for you to decide once you check it out.

The line up looks like this from MacUpdate:

SRS iWow 1.1.8
GarageSale 3.2.2
Cocktail 3.8.1
ProfCast 2.1.3
Amadeus Pro 1.0.3
Fetch 5.2.1
GraphicConverter X 5.9.5.

Three more apps will be unlocked when the appropriate bundle sales have been achieved (2,500, 4,000, 9,999) and they are:
Little Snitch 1.2.4
Intaglio 2.9.5
TechTool Pro 4.5.2.

MacHeist has sweetened the deal by adding BrowseBack & Exces, an additional unamed app, as well as private beta access to Pixelmator & Flow .

Check it out to see if it's a deal for you. Inevitably there is a swirl of controversy. My take on the whole thing is this: Decide if the apps (most or all) will be useful to you. Decide whether you can afford the $50 bucks. Decide whether getting the additional group of things from MacHeist adds value and jump on it — or don't.

Really, truly, no-one is forcing anyone purchase this. But, enjoy some nifty apps if you decide this bundle is for you.