Posts Tagged ‘MAC’

Android File Transfer

Android TransferNeed to transfer a file from your MAC to an Android device? I did.

No extra software is needed to connect an Android device with a Windows computer. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for a MAC running OS X 10.5 or later. You’ll need to download Android File Transfer from Google to¬†view and transfer files between your Mac and your Android device (running Android 3.0 or later).

I needed to transfer a large APK (Android application package) from my MacBook Pro to my Galaxy Nexus yesterday and Android File Transfer worked perfectly. It took a little sleuthing to figure this out, so I thought I’d share.

Yahoo! IM for MAC

I just noticed that Yahoo! IM for the MAC (v. 3.0 BETA) has a built-in active spell checker. Awesome. I don’t think this is available in the PC version.

MAC = not all that great

I’m with Joel – MACs aren’t all that great. "I have a few complaints …" Vista rocks!

Delicious Library

Delicious Library – Catalog, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library.

Delicious Library

MAC developers build beautiful software. Delicious Library is another MAC App that proves this point. Use Delicious Library to organize your CD collection, DVD collection, books, games, and more. The feature that caught my attention – you can use the built in camera that comes with most of the new MACs to scan bar codes to simplify the cataloging process – pretty slick. Delicious Library, and beautiful MAC software like it, make me think (occasionally) about buying my 1st MAC. 

The Lost MAC Ads

Mac mini in a PC Case

AppleTalk – Mac mini in a PC Case

MobyDock – MAC Envy Relief

MobyDock U.I.

I’ll admit it; I’m a Windows guy with MAC envy. The last Apple I owned (actually my parents owned it) was an Apple IIe. I learned BASIC on that Apple, battled fiercely in Droll, and huffed-it through the mines of Lode Runner; but I haven’t had an Apple anything in my possession since.
Why? I think I’m just too practical. I however, unlike a lot of Windows users, am not afraid to admit that I have the occasional bout with MAC envy. For example, I was terribly jealous about not getting to take part in the release of Panther this week. Bloggers everywhere are talking about it and it looks cool. Apple knows how to put a nice looking U.I. together and that’s at the root of my MAC envy condition.
For those of you, that like me, experience MAC envy from time to time; try sprucing up your Windows U.I. with a little product I found called MobyDock. MobyDock is a freeware application that puts a launchbar similar to the one introduced with MAC OSX on your Windows Desktop.
I haven’t actually tried MobyDock for myself yet but you can read a full review on the Lockerknome site. I’ll post a review after I’ve had a chance to use it. So, for now, deal with your MAC envy by putting MobyDock on your Window desktop. Or, make that Switch Apple is always talking about.

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