Mac Guild Article Archives: 2008 - 2009

Featured here are the articles contributed by Mac Guild members in 2008 and 2009. Click on the links below to read the full articles.

WWDC 2009 Conference

Yet another wonderful WWDC summary from Mac Guild Staff Writer Larry Peng on the 2009 World Wide Developer's Conference. With Snow Leopard at the heart of this year's WWDC, this write-up includes details from the conference, ranging from the Keynote, State of the Union for Core OS, OS Server and Developers, iPhone integration, and much more. This write-up is 45 pages long, an excellent summary! The WWDC articles are now only presented in PDF format. To save the PDF to your desktop, right-click on the link below, or view the PDF on your browser and use the Adobe toolbar to save the document. The Mac Guild webmaster apologizes for the delay in getting this posted!

Read the full article: WWDC 2008 Trip Report (12-17-09)

Google Chrome

For those wondering about Google's new web browser, Google Chrome, Mac Guild member Alex Levinson gives his first impressions of the browser. He takes a look at both the Mac version as well as the Windows version.

Read the full article: A First Look at Google Chrome (12-26-09)

WWDC 2009 Conference

Yet another wonderful WWDC summary from Mac Guild Staff Writer Larry Peng on the 2009 World Wide Developer's Conference. With Snow Leopard at the heart of this year's WWDC, this write-up includes details from the conference, ranging from the Keynote, State of the Union for Core OS, OS Server and Developers, iPhone integration, and much more. This write-up is 45 pages long, an excellent summary! The WWDC articles are now only presented in PDF format. To save the PDF to your desktop, right-click on the link below, or view the PDF on your browser and use the Adobe toolbar to save the document. The Mac Guild webmaster apologizes for the delay in getting this posted!

Read the full article: WWDC 2008 Trip Report (12-17-09)

OS X Web Browsers

Like many others, I consider myself a typical Mac OS X web surfer, usually switching off between Apple's Safari and Mozilla Firefox. Claire J Rottenberg has put together an interesting article about a few other browsers that I have not visited in awhile, or never even heard of. It makes for an interesting read for all Mac OS X web surfers.

Read the full article: Special Features of Mac OS X Web Browsers (12-20-08)

Garmin RoadTrip

For those of you that have been using Garmin products for a number years and lamented the fact that Garmin only supported the Windows interface, the freeware RoadTrip for Mac OS X will be a welcome relief. Check out this detailed review of the software by Mac Guild member John Gebhardt.

Read the full article: Review of Garmin's RoadTrip (12-15-08)

iTunes Tips

Although iTunes is an excellent application for organizing music and video files, it is really much more than that. iTunes, in combination with the iTunes store, can be a great tool for learning. Using podcasts, iTunes U and audiobooks, you can broaden your knowledge on a vast array of topics, including politics, business and the arts. In this article, Claire J Rottenberg describes some of the options available for using iTunes to extend your learning.

Read the full article: Learning with iTunes (10-11-08)

WWDC 2008 Conference

Another great write-up from Mac Guild Staff Writer Larry Peng on this year's World Wide Developer's Conference. As usual, the article includes details from the conference, ranging from the Keynote, Mac OS X State of the Union, Graphics and Media, iPhone Integration, and much more. The WWDC articles are now only presented in PDF format. To safe the format to your desktop, either use right-click on the link below, or view the PDF on your browser, and use the Adobe toolbar to save the document.

Read the full article: WWDC 2008 Trip Report (10-9-08)

Applescript

Did you ever want to write your own Applescripts? How about an Applescript to examine your printer, or list the contents of a folder? There are now a number of Applescript examples provided on the Mac Guild scripts page for performing a variety of different functions. This is an excellent resource for exploring more about Applescript by way of example (current examples are courtesy of Mac Guild member Joe Szedula).

Read the full article: Applescript Examples (9-26-08)

Leopard Update - Reactions & Tips

Now that Apple has released its fourth update to Mac OS X 10.5, Claire Rottenberg shares her early reactions to the update and some tips for successfully installing it. Apple's information sheet on the update is slim on details. Except for mentioning a few bug fixes, mostly to iCal, the sheet states that the 10.5.4 update plugs some security leaks in the operating system. This might be reason enough to upgrade, but I found a few bug fixes that may also make upgrading worthwhile.

Read the full article: Mac O X 10.5.4 Update - Reactions and Tips (7-7-08)

The RecipeManager 2.2

Mac Guild member Mike Lloyd says "dump those old notebooks and get a copy of The Recipe Manager". In his review summary, he writes "The Recipe Manager (TRM) is a full-featured recipe manager, which also supports sophisticated meal planning. It simplifies the management of your recipes, while maintaining sufficient information to easily find the information that you need to prepare nutritious meals. It provides support during the preparation process by offering a special large size display of the recipe's ingredients and instructions. It offers the capability to easily input recipes from a variety of sources. Unfortunately like many other tools of this nature, it still requires discipline and time to modify your process."

Read the full article: The Recipe Managaer Review (6-24-08)

Online Communication with Your Mac

A popular use of the Macintosh is for online communications. Over the past few years, Claire Rottenberg, author of Easy Guides for Mac OS X software, made some new, life-long friends with her Mac and its online interaction options. In this article, she describes several of the ways you can use your Mac for online communication, including chat programs, online forums and mailings lists, and social communities.

Read the full article: Online Communication with Your Mac (3-7-08)