Archive | 2007

RIP Netscape Navigator

Netscape Navigator will die on February 1, 2008. AOL, which acquired Netscape in November 1998 for $4.2 billion, has announced today that they will discontinue development of the browser.

Actually this is not a surprise for us, since the Netscape browser is now based in Firefox. So one has to really wonder why AOL did not in the first place ell heir customers to use Firefox instead.

Must have been one of those smart business moves. RIP Netscape. You have been our first web browser.

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An easy way to sync files on your Mac and your BlackBerry

Yes, I got a BlackBerry 8310 Curve and I use a Apple MacBook Pro as my main machine. In the past this combo was not always the best since Mac users were somehow left in the woods with their needs. Actually, I always wondered if software companies did not know about the shiny Apple or simply just ignored it.

Anyhow, with the Curve I have seen that RIM has indeed an Apple application called PocketMac on the CD included which allows for synching and certain settings. Since we use a Exchange Server this was of no use to us, but it is good to know that manufacturers like RIM think about their Apple customers. But still, even with that application installed, I was not able to access my files on the Curve (and I don't mean sync).

But the other day, I plugged the cable into my Mac and the Curve and the Curve asked me to "enable Mass storage…". This I usually answered with "No", but this time I hit "Yes". To my amazement I saw that the Curve was mounted on the desktop and I could access all my files like video, ringtones, images, etc. trough the Finder.

So, here you go, Access your BlackBerry on your Mac. Simple, easy and fast.

 

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Update on the Uptodate program for MacOS X 10.5

Looks to me that US/Canadian customers are more in luck for the uptodate program then European ones. Here in Europe that uptodate program ends tomorrow (December 29th) and for US/Canadian customers it has been extended up to January 26, 2008.

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Don’t forget to order your MacOS X 10.5 if you got a Mac in October or after

We were just notified by our friendly Mac retailer that we will have to order our MacOS X 10.5 NOW, since Apple will close the up-to-date program, that lets you purchase MacOS X 10.5 for “almost nothing” when you purchased a Mac on or after the 1st of October 2007, on December 29th 2007.

So, hurry up to get your MacOS X 10.5 now if you have not done so.

On a side note I have to say that Apple made it very easy to purchase the update. Simply enter your serial number and your update is in your basket ready to be purchased.

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