Great deal on Mac software

I wrote a Twitter about this earlier today, but I wanted to share this great deal if you use a Mac. MacUpdate Promo currently has a deal where for $49.99 you receive a bundle of software at 91% off the retail value. As certain sales milestones are reached, additional apps are added to the bundle. This morning, XMIND Pro was unlocked after 1000 of the bundles were sold. The deal expires in 4 days, but it looks like the milestone

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iPhone launch hype, the day after

I wasn’t planning on purchasing an iPhone (primarily because I’m on T-Mobile), but I’ve been watching the hype and subsequent launch with great interest. I love smartphones and tend to buy a new one every six months or so. Partly because of new features I *need* and the rest is I just love playing with the newest gadgets (much to my wife’s dismay). I’ve been waiting for years for mobile content development to really take off, but there has yet

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Apple's Safari to Windows is a brilliant move

I watched Paul Kedrosky on CNBC yesterday shrug off Apple’s release of Safari for Windows and was quite surprised by his reaction. This is a really big deal for a couple reasons. Yes, as Kedrosky says, the browser war is an old topic and not as sexy as the iPhone story or new Leopard features. But Apple is incredibly shrewd in this move to introduce its Safari web browser to the rest of the computing public. While most developers were

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New desktop applications for Getting Things Done

I’ve written before about the popular productivity concept, Getting Things Done (GTD). I’ve come across a few new tools that attempt to make GTD a bit easier. While productivity tools integrate with all types of web and desktop applications, I decided to take a look at a few new desktop applications dedicated specifically to the GTD methodology – Ghost Action and Actiontastic. Both applications attempt to solve the same goal of using the GTD approach to enhance productivity. Each are

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Using a Dell Printer on a Mac

After more searching than I thought would be needed, I found the steps for getting my Dell 1100 laser printer to work with Mac OS X. From a thread on MacRumors.com, I followed these steps: 1) download and install both drivers on this LinuxPrinting.org page: http://www.linuxprinting.org/macosx/samsung-gdi/ 2) setup the printer as a Samsung ML-1210 These steps worked great and I’m back in business! The Linux Foundation also has a good reference for many other printers. Technorati Tags: apple, mac, mac

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The Big Switch from Windows to Mac OS X

After spending most of my computing life exclusively on Windows, I’ve made the switch to a Mac. Why now? Over the years, I’ve become quite adept and comfortable in Windows. I’ve focused much of my career around Windows technologies. So why the switch now, especially with Microsoft’s Vista launching? Let me try to explain. But first, I know what you’re thinking. Why must every new switcher to a Mac, write about it in their blog? Why do they all start

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