Friday, June 29, 2007

"Work Faster" with 1Passwd

The August edition of Macworld provides you with Software Treats, 63 "Great Mac Programs." 1Passwd is one of these 63 "Great Mac Programs" and is given a four and a half mouse rating!

iPhone: David Pogue's iPhone Review

As most of you are still probably waiting on line and are in need of some good reading material, I highly recommend David Pogue's review of the iPhone. David Pogue makes a very compelling point in his review about AT&T:

The bigger problem is the AT&T network. In a Consumer Reports study, AT&T’s signal ranked either last or second to last in 19 out of 20 major cities. My tests in five states bear this out. If Verizon’s slogan is, “Can you hear me now?” AT&T’s should be, “I’m losing you.”

This is the very reason why I have no plans on purchasing an iPhone, as I explained in a recent post.

For additional reading material (since you will be on line for quite some time, no doubt), you must check out David Pogue's "Often-Asked iPhone Questions."

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

iPhone: Walt Mossberg's iPhone Review

In case you didn't hear, Walt Mossberg gave the iPhone a good review.

Ed Baig of USA Today also had some nice words to say about Apple's newest gizmo.

I had my say last week.

Gotta love the hype!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

iPhone: Taking a Byte Out of Apple?

The iPhone will be available for purchase on June 29. Get in line now at your local Apple or At&T store, or have bookmarked; if not, be prepared to do without, as the iPhone may be sold out. While you won't find me in any of those lines next Friday, as I don't have any plans to purchase an iPhone (more on that later), you may still find me at reading about all of Leopard's great new features!

Apple delayed the release of Leopard by 4 months so they could ensure a smooth and successful release of the iPhone. Given Apple's track record with the Mac OS, a smooth and successful release is expected with Leopard as well.

The iPod's halo effect has been great for the Mac and, no doubt, so will the iPhone's. For Mac users, though, watching new users come over to the wonderful world of Aqua or make the switch away from Windows is getting to be old hat. It's kinda like "I told you so."

As for the iPhone: the jury's still out. I might be the only one NOT buying one, but I think the network your calls go through should actually count for something when you are making a long-term commitment.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

1Passwd Supports Safari 3.0

I originally intended this post to be about 1Passwd's latest release, 2.4.5 (2.4.6 was released today!), and its support for yet another browser, Netscape Navigator 9. However, Agile Web Solutions has proven once again why their product, 1Passwd, is a must-have application for the Mac, as they have, almost overnight, added support for Safari 3.0! Don't you love it when something great just keeps getting better.....and better.....and get the point!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

What is ARIN?

ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) is one of five (5) Regional Internet Registries in the world; the other four (4) RIRs are:

AfriNIC (African Network Information Center)

APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre)

LACNIC (Latin American and Caribbean IP Address Regional Registry)

RIPE NCC (RIPE Network Coordination Centre)

ARIN's WHOIS service is a great way to find contact and registration information for resources registered with ARIN.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

BEST Spam Program for the Mac

If you own a Mac, and if you have spam, then you need SpamSieve.

SpamSieve is Macworld's recommended Spam product - they call it "the gold standard of spam utilities."

David Pogue of the NY Times has also given SpamSieve a great review and it is what he uses on his Mac.