I’ve caved, time for an iPad

Okay, no, I lied. But it appears, after Steve Jobs keynote yesterday (or last night Australian time), that Mac OS X Lion is going to be very iPad-esque. From the “sneak peak” posted on Apple’s website (here – http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/), all I can say is wow! I think this is really exciting. I’ve been a Mac-supporter for …

Mac OS X Mouse Acceleration

I previously posted a while back that I had issues with the Mac OS X mouse acceleration with a Microsoft optical mouse, which I fixed by installing the IntelliPoint software. Well, recently I started using a Logitech bluetooth mouse, and the problem popped up again. This time, it wasn’t so easy to fix by just …

twistori – a live Twitter feed with a difference

twistori is something really special… After rebuilding my OS, I went searching for a new Twitter client to manage my 3 or 4 accounts. I came across this page at MacLife listing “8 Essential Twitter Apps”, which pointed me to twistori which promised to be a little bit of fun. twistori displays a life feed directly from …

gfxCardStatus – Mac OS X GPU Switcher

Mac OS X, on the right MacBook Pro, has the ability to change the current GPU in use to maximise battery life, or maximise performance. To change this, you have to open the Energy Saver pane in the System Settings, and change it between performance or battery life modes. Once you change it here, you …

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

I like to think I’m pretty good with the MacOS now, but let’s face it, there’s still a whole bunch of little things I’m still learning… Take for example, how to boot up a CDROM or USB drive… Turns out, a guy named Dan Rodney has compiled a list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts for …

Mousey mousey!

I’m a Mac convert. I have been working with Windows since 2003, and was always the Windows guy blah blah blah. Until I started using Linux more and more for my previous job and reluctantly signing up for an iPhone, that is. So I bought a MacBook Pro about 3 months ago, and now I’m …