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[personal profile] foxfirefey
These are a couple recommended utility apps that I might want to try out at some point, but haven't yet, and am going to share them here so I will have a reference in case I need them later:

HUSH -- silences the notification center for a given amount of time, free
Bartender -- helpful for managing the awkward proliferation of menu bar apps, trial + buy at $15
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[personal profile] kareila
I saw mention this week of a new version of Microsoft Office that is available for Mac, PC, and Surface, but not iPad, despite last year's rumors that a version for the iPad would debut in early 2013. Of course, there are third-party solutions and alternatives, but if you're like me and refuse to edit your spreadsheets in anything other than Excel, this article may be of interest: Run Office on your iPad.

It covers three similar iPad apps that connect to a Windows server In The Cloud(tm) to run Office remotely: CloudOn, Nivio, and OnLive Desktop. The latter two sound like VNC services, but CloudOn seems to have a native Office interface, and is also available for Android.

Anyway, just putting this here to file it under "Things That Look Cool, That I'm Not Going To Try Right Now, But Might Be Really Useful For Someone Else."
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[personal profile] kareila
I am amused - but in retrospect, not surprised - that a hot topic on Macintouch right now is migrating email from Eudora to something that will run under 10.7.

Does anyone here feel locked into any Rosetta apps? Any other thoughts on the new OS?

I am lazy and only have 10.6 running on my newest Mac which came with it preinstalled. My laptop is still running 10.5. I am interested in other people's experiences with upgrades, though!
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[personal profile] kareila
Available to anyone with a previous version of VMware or any version of Parallels Desktop.

http://www.macworld.com/article/153276/2010/09/vmware_upgrade_program.html
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[personal profile] bucko
but Steve Jobs wants so much money I more than likely couldn't pay it off in a year. (I do graphic design/web dev.) I want to be portable so its a laptop for me. Have any of you done hackintoshes? I have an empty credit card so I *could* bite the bullet and purchase a MBP, but in the interest of having less debt, I'm considering a hackintosh with retail snow leopard. Opinions? How have your favorite apps worked on those?

:: confuzzled ::
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[personal profile] foxfirefey
So, I'm considering making the plunge and upgrading to Snow Leopard as soon as I upgrade my laptop's hard drive, and in order to make sure that the rest of my apps will work with the upgrade, I've relied on this compatability chart, and I thought it might be useful to spread around in case anybody else is considering whether they currently want to upgrade.