MacJournal

I have just bought the latest MacHeist nanoBundle2 (after I found that there’s a $2 discount to existing MacHeist members) and MacJournal came as part of the bundle. I do use DevonThink for most of my information organisation, but MacJournal’s, well, journal feel could be quite interesting. And it, hopefully, can publish to my blog, […]

Skype on the Nokia E71

As regular readers know, I use Skype a lot. I have family and friends scattered across the world, and it’s an essential part of keeping in touch with them. When Tehmina stayed in Rome for a two month research trip in 2005 Skype was our lifeline. [Update] On 10th December 2009 Skype released the beta […]

Salling Clicker and the 3 Skypephone

If you have a 3 Skypephone and use the excellent Salling Clicker remote control software, you may be aware that your fancy Skypephone isn’t in the Clicker’s list of supported devices. Fear not. Simply tell Salling Clicker that you have a Nokia 6280, and to copy the installation files to your desktop. Copy the file SallingClicker.jar over […]

Video on the BBC website / Installing Real Player on OSX

Warning – this one is a bit of a rant. With pictures. I’ve just tried to watch a video on the BBC website on a new(ish) MacBook running the latest version of the Mac operating system (Leopard). But of course, I’d forgotten, you need Real Player or Windows Media Player to watch their video: Grrr. […]

iMovie ’08 on a 1.8GHz single processor G5

According to the system requirements for Apple’s newest incarnation of iLife (iLife ’08), iMovie ’08 shouldn’t work on my machine (an ‘original’ 2003 1.8GHz SP G5 with 1GB RAM). The installer runs a system check before it installs iLife (as it did on my G4 laptop) to see if your system meets the minimum requirements […]

On NewsFire an other feed readers

My feedreader of choice is, and has been for some 2 years, the excellent NetNewsWire Lite on a Mac. It handles my 244 feeds very well, and they’re all nicely categorised into groups. But I’ve had a bit of trouble recently in that NetNewsWire Lite has begun to randomly jumble up individual posts. Rather than […]

Google Metaverse?

GigaOM reports that more evidence is turning up that Google are developing their own metaverse, i.e. a virtual 3D world like Second Life. Google themselves have said nothing about it themselves, so this is pure rumour/wishful thinking. What with Google’s acquisition of SketchUp and Keyhole which demonstrates their keenness in 3D, it wouldn’t surprise me […]

Pzizz – software that helps you relax?

I received an email today from Pzizz, which reminded me that I was going to blog about it ages ago. I first heard of Pzizz back in July 2006, from Chris Messina‘s blog. The thought of software that helps you nap, relax or sleep sounded rather dubious to me. So I downloaded a demo to […]