Push notifications on the iPhone and iPad were a great idea, but the implementation stinks. All too often, I have to dismiss multiple notifications before I can actually use the device, and it's difficult to customize which notifications show or beep me. That's why I'm enjoying B0xcar, a push notification service for iOS devices (and soon for Mac desktops, too!) But I just … [Read more...] about Boxcar Growl Plugin Not Working?
Last week, I posted a piece about How To Automate “Get/Send Clipboard” in Mac OS X Screen Sharing. In that article, I advocated using the Mac's Speech Recognition to launch the AppleScript commands from any application (except Screen Sharing itself). But what if you don't want to talk to your computer? Here's a method of launching AppleScript or any other Automator action using … [Read more...] about How To Assign Keyboard Shortcuts To AppleScript and Automator Actions
I'm a heavy user of Screen Sharing in Mac OS X. When I'm in the office, I sit at a workstation with my trusty IBM Model M keyboard, 27" iMac, Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical and Apple Magic Trackpad. Off to the side is my mobile environment, the MacBook Pro, open and running, with its display mirrored in a Screen Sharing window on the iMac. At the desk, I do most of my work on … [Read more...] about How To Automate “Get/Send Clipboard” in Mac OS X Screen Sharing
Over the last year I've really jumped into recording podcasts, from InfoSmack to the VMware Communities Roundtable. Since I work out of my home office, I'm also an avid audio and video conference user. I've long suffered listening to the inaudible and miserable microphones used by so many others, but my own gear wasn't much better. Wanting better sound, I upgraded my Logitech … [Read more...] about Review: Blue Snowball USB Microphone