Apple has released 10.8.3. Fixes a lot of issues, especially the one in which you could make a browswer crash by inputting a file address. You can download it from the Mac App Store, or if you want the combo link (updates any version of mountain lion) you can download it from Apple’s Website. I always like to grab the combo update and put it on my USB flash drive so I can update any family member or friends mac, without having to download additional updates.
After you format a computer, you need to reinstall if not also re download all the installation files, that can take a lot of time, and be annoying to sit through all those installation menus. However thanks to a daneault over at reddit I was able to find a program that makes life so much easier! Ninite is a great program that allows you to pick some of the most popular software to be installed on your machine with simplicity. You simply go to the site and select your favorite programs (you can recommend a program if it is not on the site) and then download a small installation file. Once you open that file, it downloads and installs all the programs you selected previously. So this means you will still have to be connected to the internet, however in this day and age, broadband is everywhere. The types of programs are nicely organized in the following categories: Web Browsers, Messaging, Media, Imaging, Documents, Security, Runtimes, File Sharing, Other, Utilities, Compression, and Developer Tools. As you can see there is an extensive list of categories, and the list of software is too long to list in this short blog post. Seriously I use to waste so much time installing software, but now this automated tool makes it so much easier and it actually makes formatting a pc fun again! This software should work on Win Xp and up and supports 32 and 64bit installations.
So next time you format a pc, head on over to Ninite.com to make it a better experience!
The nice people at WinX have let me know that they are having a giveaway for their newest software for the Mac OS X Platform. WinX DVD Ripper promises to rip all DVDs (including all the latest copy protections) to any output you could possibly think of. I only launched the software and quickly played around, but did not rip a DVD yet. I found it nice that they tried to keep it simple (Mac philosophy), yet gave the user full control, trust me that is hard to do since I come from an MIS major. Another really cool thing I liked was the ability to control the amount of CPUs to use for an operation. Since I have a four core Xeon processor, that might help out in the ripping speed. Only constructive critisisim I have at this point is to try and make the interface look more Mac like, while some people don’t care about this I think it would look nicer. Since it is still new, maybe they can incorporate that thought later down the line.
Now about the Giveaway. They are giving away the software free of charge to launch the software. This giveaway expires on May 1st, 2010 at 12:00GMT so grab it while you can.
I know I have not posted in a while, I will hopefully post a lot after the semester is over. However this is a quick post of a great song that my friend Hassan found. Hassan always finds great songs and I thought this one was worth sharing!
So I’ve been listening to the band Temple of Life. They are a young band from Canada, that brings good music back to today’s terribly saturated industry. A couple of weeks ago they prereleased two singles from their album. One song is very upbeat and the other is darker. I really enjoy these songs, and look forward to buying the full album. You can purchase this prerelease on iTunes. If you would like to preview the songs before purchasing them, I have included a widget that lets you preview the songs.
To figure out which version of Leopard you are running. Click on the apple logo in the top left of the screen and click about this mac. (Below is an Example)
Improves reliability of Address Book syncing with iPhone and other devices and applications.
Improves the reliability of AirPort connections, including improvements when roaming in large wireless networks with an Intel-based Mac.
Improves reliability of synchronizing files on a portable home directory.
Fixes an issue in Mac OS X 10.5.4 and 10.5.5 in which managed users may not see printers that use the Generic PPD.
Client computers that use UUID-based ByHost preferences now respect managed Screen Saver settings.
Addresses an issue that could cause an encryption alert to appear in the chat window.
Setting your iChat status to “invisible” via AppleScript no longer logs you out of iChat.
Resolves an issue in which pasting text from a Microsoft Office document could insert an image rather than text.
Includes general improvements to gaming performance.
Includes graphics improvements for iChat, Cover Flow, Aperture, and iTunes.
Includes fixes for possible graphics distortion issues with certain ATI graphics cards.
Includes overall performance and reliability fixes.
Improves Connection Doctor accuracy.
Fixes an issue that could cause messages identified as junk to remain in the inbox.
Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to append a character to the file extension of an attachment.
Addresses an issue that could prevent Mail from quitting.
Improves reliability when printing PDF attachments.
Contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac automatically sync within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at me.com.
Improves Apple File Service performance, especially when using a home directory hosted on an AFP server. Important: If you are using Mac OS X 10.5.6 (client) to connect to a Mac OS X Server 10.4-based server, it is strongly recommended that you update the server to Mac OS X Server version 10.4.11.
Improves the performance and reliability of TCP connections.
Improves reliability and performance for AT&T 3G cards.
Updates the ssh Terminal command for compatibility with more ssh servers.
Improves printing for the Adobe CS3 application suite.
Improves printing for USB-based Brother and Canon printers.
Addresses an issue in which a parentally-controlled account could be unable to access the iTunes Store.
Includes general fixes for time limits.
Resolves an issue that prevented adding allowed websites from Safari via drag and drop.
Fixes issues that could cause Time Machine to state the backup volume could not be found.
Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.
Improves compatibility with web proxy servers.
Includes Mac OS X security improvements. See this website for more information.
Addresses inaccuracies with Calculator when the Mac OS X language is set to German or Swiss German.
Improves the performance and reliability of Chess.
Improves DVD Player performance and reliability.
Performance improvements for iCal are included.
Fixes an issue when running the New iCal Events Automator action as an applet.
Adds a Trackpad System Preference pane for portable Macs.
Improves compatibility with smart cards such as the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card.
Updates time zone data and Daylight Saving Time rules for several countries.
So I heard this song in the end of Episode 18 (Off the Rails) of 90210 and spent two days trying to find the name of the song. Finally I found it on this website. It’s not too popular yet, and so I thought I would share it with everyone. It’s not even on iTunes yet. You can download it (LEGALLY) for free from here (for a limited time). Just scroll down and right click save as on download the single CLICK HERE.
Hey guys just messing around in my friends studio. Made a stupid song if you are in the mood to laugh at stupidity go ahead give it a listen or download. HD Video coming soon! The Video is now Available! (Click on HD to watch it in HD, I reccomend though that you watch it at youtube so you can maintain the aspect ratio!) YOUTUBE LINK
Well my fingerprint recognition software was making my computer very slow because of some memory leaks. I found the fix with an update to version 5.8.2. I’m posting it because its hard to find the link to the download, so here it is. PS this says that it is 5.8 in the read me file, however it’s suppose to be 5.8.2. I have made the link a direct link so you can download it from my site. The previous link on Upek’s site would just confuse you!