Mac apps

Box App for iPhone & iPad

        Here's that word, FREE, as Prez Art Gorski tells about an app named Box. "Box is an alternative to DropBox for storing files in the 'cloud.' They’ve just released new iPhone and iPad apps and, if you install one of these and sign up now, you’ll get 50GB of free on-line storage."  

Watch the Olympics

Watch the Olympics in London via a free app for your iPad, Jim Hamm tells us.  And you can watch streaming video from any computer on numerous websites.  Read about it here.Jim Hamm also found this article about various ways to watch the Olympics this year.  This describes the Alert Me feature that will email you about a half-hour before every event that you select will start.

The Lion is Coming

        The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will be released through Apple's Mac App Store, with more to be revealed at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, June 6-10 in San Francisco.  So relates an AppleInsider article forwarded by Jim Hamm.  The future without a physical disc and computer Super Drive is mentioned.  Looking forward to seeing that Lion.
        More on technology advances and how Apple has evolved in this article further inspires Jim to muse about changes he's seen,  "So, will CDs eventually die? And somewhat analogous to this, what with the internet and Sirius satellite, it's been a long time since I've even listened to a CD. When I want a song or album, I just download it, or listen on satellite radio, or listen to music from internet radio on my Mac. And books? Printed copies are becoming less and less each year. Lots of trees saved there. Change just keeps coming in technology."

Some Apps Need Rosetta

        Did you know some Mac PowerPC applications that are designed to work with Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier won't run in 10.6 or later, without setting one or two options related to the application with the Finder?
        This news comes from John Carter.  He adds, "You have to have Rosetta installed on your computer, as it may be required to run that application. Rosetta is an optional application that you can install from your Mac install DVD (see this).

Show 'Get Info' for the application with your Finder. I'll use Safari as an example here:

Notice at the bottom of the image to the left there is a box to open Safari in 32-bit mode.  Below that is a box to open using Rosetta  Both of those boxes may have to be checked to run some PowerPC applications on 10.6 or later."

Finding a Bargain

Today both De Prez Allen Laudenslager and David Passell sent us links to the same discount software for "10 Top Mac Apps." David found the same bargain at MacUpdate. Allen comments that one app in this software group is Parallels 5 that was demonstrated at this month's meeting. David remarks, "If something seems to be too good to be true, it usually is."   So, see what you think.