Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Furl it and forget it!

Furl.net is a nifty Internet tool that enables you to save a copy of any page on the Web. Even if the link goes dead, you can still access the full text of the page, from any computer. Once saved, find any page again instantly using Furl's powerful full-text search. It's like having your own Personal Web or memory tool. Furl it and forget it. You can find all those important websites you've saved and share the sites with anyone else. Visit: http://www.furl.net to subscribe.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

At last... Google Earth for the Mac!

It's almost as good as being there.
Google Earth was release for the Mac on January 10, 2006 -

What is it?
A place to virtually explore, search and discover... Google Earth combines satellite imagery and maps -- putting the world's geographic information at your fingertips. "Fly" from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and "zoom" right in. Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions. Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings. Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations.

Drawback? You need OS 10.4 (Tiger) -- coming soon to a desktop or laptop near you (next year's OS).

Download your copy today at: http://earth.google.com/

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Finally, WMV plays on Mac!

Thanks to the good folks at Flip4Mac,
Since Microsoft's Windows Media Player for Mac is going the way of IE for Mac, this great plug-in for QuickTime allows Macs to play WMV files with QuickTime. it works REALLY well, and even Microsoft is recommending it for Mac users. It actually works better than Microsoft's own product. It is available here for free at:

Also, for a very reasonable cost from Flip4Mac: a WMV to QT converter! Bring your WMV files into iMovie for editing!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

iSquint from Tyler Loch

Did you get a Video iPod for the holidays? Check out iSquint for converting movies for your iPod!

This easy to use and FREE app was written by Tyler Loch, who if the name sounds vaguely familiar, happens to be the son of Stevenson teacher Tom Loch. Tyler is brilliant, and was an Apple employee (Genius bar) but had to leave his job due to a conflict of interest as a result of his work on this application. Donations are encouraged!


You can download from the Apple page, Version Tracker, or from the iSquint website: