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Articles posted in September, 2007

Mac OS X: Putting displays to sleep with Dockables

Friday, September 28th, 2007 • 3:31 pm

A simple utility that puts displays to sleep without putting the entire machine to sleep.

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Apple web site: Scope of search field unclear

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 • 5:24 pm

When marketing considerations supersede intuitiveness.

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Low-cost HP fax machines: Avoid

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 • 4:46 pm

Crappy electronics.

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Mac OS X’s Finder: Process of decompressing archives needs to be improved

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 • 2:45 pm

A Finder design flaw reveals a bug.

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iPhoto 7.0: Can generate a huge about of CPU activity while idle in background

Monday, September 24th, 2007 • 2:23 pm

A new bug in iPhoto 7.0 causes unexplained CPU activity.

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Prince live at the O2 Arena (London): Awesome

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 • 8:54 am

An awesome excerpt from Prince’s last concert at the O2 Arena in London available through his official web site.

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New aluminum keyboard: Problems with Mute and volume keys

Friday, September 21st, 2007 • 9:25 am

Unmute fails to unmute the port used for sound effects and alerts.

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Pages 3.0: Tab used as shortcut to change indent levels in automatic lists

Thursday, September 20th, 2007 • 2:21 pm

A change that will take some getting used to, for people who like to use tabs in their bullets or numbered lists.

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Pages 3.0: Now supports table borders thinner than 1 pt

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 • 2:15 pm

No more pseudo-thinness with grey borders.

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Pages 3.0: Colour for invisible markers can now be customized

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 • 2:01 pm

A fix to make text much easier to read when invisibles are shown.

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Pages 3.0: Automatic completion in tables

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 • 4:07 pm

A pretty dumb new feature in Pages 3.0.

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Safari: Unpredictable delay before rendering starts

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 • 2:50 pm

An on-going problem with Safari 2.0 (and 3.0) when it comes rendering pages in a timely and user-friendly fashion.

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Microsoft Office 2008: Will it have a truly multilingual installer?

Sunday, September 16th, 2007 • 11:27 am

Finally some progress on the Office installation front, but I doubt that bilingual Canadian users will enjoy similar relief.

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Pages 3.0: Flaky mouse pointer icon

Thursday, September 13th, 2007 • 10:37 am

The mouse pointer icon keeps changing to this vertical separator adjustment tool icon, for no apparent reason.

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Pages 3.0: Inappropriate behaviour and default settings when opening RTF documents

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 • 11:41 am

The way Pages 3.0 handles RTF documents could be better.

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