TidBITs reports that Now Software has closed down. Now-Up-To-Date was once the ruling calendaring application for Macs.
Sadly in later years it got known as “Now-Up-Too-Late”, usually by support staff who were trying to fix what had gone wrong for their concierge level customers who were sharing their calendars with their personal assistants.
At least in our shop the transition was thence to PeopleCube’s Meeting Maker, and now to the evil Entourage (which still doesn’t sync shared events properly with iCal for some reason, no handle shared calendars properly, despite Snow Leopard’s claimed compatibility).
Xero is an accounting web app for Mac and iPhone.
Blackberry have announced they will release Blackberry Desktop for Mac in September for all the crackberry users still out there. It will apparently offer to upload tunes from iTunes.
The Paciello Group Blog has an article about how MAC (sic) browsers stack up with respect to WAI-ARIA role support. Safari 4 beta narrowly edges out the Opera 10 Alpha by exposing one more role than it, both for a paltry 14 and 15 out of 59 roles respectively.
Joy Of Tech has a Watchmen themed cartoon today.
If you happen to be watching the Watchmen, keep an eye out for the black Mac (Plus?) on Veidt’s desk. Running with an inverted white on black screen. And why does he have a folder called “Boys”? 🙂 I didn’t manage to catch any other folder names…
If you want to use your Nintendo Wii remote (Wiimote) with your Mac (via Bluetooth) (perhaps because you liked Tony Stark’s movie UI and a Wii is a cheaper way to get accelerometer gear 🙂 check out
For the more programmatically inclined there’s
It seems that it an effort to cash in on Mac fans there’s now a “Macheads” movie. Filming the extreme mac fans so that the Mac fans will comment about how extreme they are, and the non-Mac fans will comment about how all Mac users are obsessed nutters.
Some great folklore about Steve Jobs (and people telling him Apple’s doomed) and Adam Osborne over at folklore.org.
According to thisÂ Apple technoteÂ you may find the Finder continuously restarts if you’ve got an external Firewire drive connected under 10.5.2 and you have a blank computer name or one that contains non-alphanumeric characters.