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When I received my weekly "Matches" from Plenty of Fish, I discovered a way to hack someones Plenty of Fish account. Here is a tutorial on how to hack someones Plenty of Fish account and see what they are upto (if they are your partner, friend etc).
Yesterday Apple announced April 29 will mark the the fifth major release of Mac
OS X - Tiger (10.4). With a new OS comes steeper system requirements, which
means dropping support for older systems.
Here's a capsule look at how each of Apple's hardware lines will be affected by the new built-in FireWire requirement. The previous Mac OS X Panther update also posed a hardware barrier with the requirement of built-in USB.
MacWorld SF 2005 keynote was the first keynote broadcast in high definition, but Mac fanatics had to wait for the sharper picture. Tuesday's keynote was the first keynote provided over the Internet to not be streamed live - rather delayed until Tuesday afternoon.
But the wait was worth it, especially after the broken promises of last year's Expo. Now Apple has something to show for 12 months of relative release inactivity. Here's a rundown of what materialized. Commentary added for reading pleasure.
Keychain is a secure way to store all your logins and passwords for applications (such as Safari, Mail, Entourage, Quicken etc) and web sites, just to name some things that use this powerful tool. The catch is when you open up Keychain, you see this list of website URLs and odd names that don't make sense. With this tip, you will be able to turn all that clutter into stuff that makes sense to you and take control of your key chains.
Christmas came early last week for .Mac subscribers when Apple put on a Santa suit and slipped more storage space into their virtual stockings. The surprise increase was welcome news to many .Mac users, particularly those who had been envying the storage capacities of other online services and felt the increase was overdue. With Yahoo offering 2 GB of storage for $20 a year and a number of other services, like SpyMac and Gmail, giving away up to 1 GB for free, Apple's rate of $99 a year for 100 MB seemed woefully behind the times.
In a city already known for super-thin models, Apple unveiled a super-thin line of new iMacs last month at the Apple Expo in Paris. Better yet, Apple started shipping the elegantly redesigned iMacs last week. Although on schedule, the new iMacs are in somewhat short supply. For the next while, it's highly unlikely that one will be able to walk in to an Apple store and carry out a new iMac on the same day. So, be prepared to first spend some time on a waiting list before getting one. It will, however, be well worth your wait.
In the world of Mac these days, iMacs, PowerBooks and the Power Macs seem to get all the attention. Rightfully so, these Macs are elegant and sophisticated machines with cutting-edge design. However, there is another Mac-while often overlooked-that can be a robust workhorse for most small businesses. I'm talking about the eMac, Apple's most affordable Mac.
Having copies of your files safely stored away on an offsite server could be a real lifesaver should disaster strike your computer or office. It's also a promising back up solution for those who travel with laptops and need to back up or restore data while on the road. Unfortunately, if you want to back up large files online, the cost can quickly become prohibitive. There is also far too little choice for Mac users
So, you've got a Mac running OS X and use it to run your small business. Congratulations. You possess the most reliable, well designed, stable and secure computer system available to the mass consumer market. You laugh at viruses, trojans, spyware and blue screens of death that plague other systems. But as great as Macs are straight out of the box, there is a simple way to make them even more powerful: .Mac.
Repetitive and mundane computing tasks may be a thing of the past, if Apple has its way. When the company's next release of Mac OS X hits shelves early next year, consumers have a lot to look forward to when it comes to saving time. Many of the 150 new features boasted in Tiger promise to simplify routine tasks and further promote the Mac as an intuitive and streamlined way of computing.