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10
Aug
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Rebuilding Spotlight’s Index on OS X

After using the Alfred App for sometime I found it not indexing and searching properly. Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web.

Solution: rebuild the spotlight index. Downside: I turned it off. What’s going on behind the scenes is actually fairly trivial, and it’s possible to simply do everything via the command line in terminal. Read more »

5
May
apple-sweetness

Apple to Release Mac OS X Lion Through App Store

Apple is taking the best thinking from iPad and bringing it all to the Mac with Mac OS X Lion, available in summer 2011. Apple will make the switch to a new kind of digital distribution for its operating system upgrades by releasing the software first through its new Mac App Store, AppleInsider has learned. Read more »

18
Nov
bliss

Only Thing Cool Microsoft has Done

A valiant and creative video effort for another lackadaisical Microsoft product. Never been a fan but the video is cool. The video was most likely created on a Mac. Read more »

4
Nov
mac-vs-pc

Macs and Windows Computers are Incompatible?

An interesting Myth about Apple & Windows – With all the “Mac versus PC” debates raging on many blogs, message boards and even TV commercials, it’s easy to assume that Macs and Windows PCs are so different as to be utterly incompatible or even friends.

It’s true that Macs and Windows PCs run on different operating systems. Macs use the UNIX-based OS X, while Windows machines use, well, Windows. But that doesn’t mean that the two operating systems speak completely different languages. Read more »

25
Aug

One of Apple’s Worst Products, Ever | via Wired.com

iTunes

iTunes

It started so well back in 2001. Apple’s jukebox software was built on the third-party SoundJam which it bought the year before, and was a slick, quick and easy-to-use music player for a long time.

Then Apple decided that iTunes should be the conduit for the iPhone, and kept piling on bloated features. What had started as a pared-down, single-minded and simple application started to sync with Outlook, gained the useless cover flow view and, on the Mac at least, appeared to have a monopoly on the spinning beach-ball of death.

Worse, the iTunes Store, a fantastically user-friendly music store, gained weight in the form of the awful, hard to navigate App Store.

Of course, these days we have a new, simple and fast music app. It’s called Spotify. Apple, though, has shafted itself. The problem with selling a revolutionary device which is an iPod, a cellphone and an internet device, all in one, is that the software to support it needs to be similarly multitasking.

Anything we missed? While these failures are big, we have restricted them to the modern-day Apple, and ignored the Jobs-less wilderness years of beige boxes and overpriced printers.

– OK. My thoughts are as follows. iTunes has become a cumbersome product that is becoming more and more confusing. This is coming from a guy that takes pride in knowing his technology and keeping up with all the latest trends. Would it hurt my mac dock to have additional application lingering? No! A dedicated team for a piece of dedicated software would also be nice. I find iTunes sometimes clunky and a little over bearing.

At the end of the day, I do not have too much to complain about. I love Apple!

Feel free to add more in the comments.

via iSuck: Apple’s Five Worst Products, Ever | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.