Sunday, 03 January 2010

ATPM 16.01

The January issue of About This Particular Macintosh is now available for your reading pleasure. The staff of ATPM is pleased to note with this issue we are entering our 16th year of publication!

Mark kicks off the new year having some fun with a GPS iPhone app, comparing it to its hardware-based brethren and how they work in the United Kingdom. He then notes some consternation with the ability of a XP-based Dell to not multi-task while his equivalently-equipped Mac strolls along chewing bubble gum.

Sylvester is kind enough to take us through building our own additions to the Services Menu. What’s that? You’ve never heard of the Services Menu? Crikey. Sylvester’s certainly got his work cut out for him then…

ATPM friend Delwin Finch loves macro photography, and was kind enough to share some shots of water drops under low light conditions in this month’s desktop pictures section. At Wieser Graphics, they’re feeling the economic crunch. Todd runs headlong into the digital vs analog wall, but proves adept at translating marketing speak for his boss.His greatest achievement, however, may be…well. You’ll see. If you haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, but would like to, Linus is ready with some suggestions.

Ed takes a look at a device I’m beginning to pine after: the Harmony 510 Universal Remote. Why, pray tell, might a publication dedicated to things Mac review such an item? Because Ed’s using it with an Apple TV, that’s why. And a Sony DVD player. And a Dish Network DVR/receiver. And an Onkyo 5.1 AV unit. And…well, you get the picture. Or maybe just Ed does…

Matthew drops his nets in the Craigslist ocean using Marketplace. It has a few limitations, sure, and some might find its price (there is a fully-featured trial period) off-putting. However, I recently used Marketplace to help my sister locate a used MacBook, and it was pure pleasure compared to searching Craigslist via its web site.

Linus claims he used Ortelius to make a map for his son, who wanted to use his green and tan plastic army soldiers in a game of world domination. But we really know who was playing with the green and tan plastic army soldiers, don’t we? Don’t we, Linus?

Chris gives Uniea’s U-Motion, a workout sleeve for the iPhone, a, well, workout. Then he goes after the U-Motion’s more formal sibling, the U-Suit Folio Premium.

As always, About This Particular Macintosh is available in a variety of formats for your enjoyment:

Thanks for reading ATPM!

posted on January 3, 2010 2:55 PM




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