Articles posted on January 1st, 2004

LaunchBar: The beauty of user-centric design

Thursday, January 1st, 2004 • 6:47 am

LaunchBar is the kind of utility that can be hard to describe. It’s deceptively simple, and is in fact quite powerful. At its core, however, the fundamental beauty of the application is that it promotes user-centric computing rather than application-centric computing. When you are sitting in front of your computer and decide that you want […]

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Mac OS X’s Backup application: It can’t be trusted

Thursday, January 1st, 2004 • 1:54 am

It’s not like I’m being hard on Apple. I keep trying to rationalize my purchase of a $100 .Mac subscription. I try to use the iDisk space for storage purposes — but it’s not exactly easy with a modem connection and iDisk’s ultra-sluggish, Finder-impairing behaviour. It really is much easier to transfer things to a […]

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