Apple posted on its .Mac website to inform .Mac subscribers that web access to bookmarks stored on .Mac account will be taken offline on July 06. Web access allows subscribers to access to their bookmarks stored in .Mac from a web browser, similar to Google Bookmarks service. Without web access, subscribers will need to sync their .Mac bookmarks to local computers or iPhone to access them.
This is part of Apple .Mac online service’s transition to MobileMe. Beside web access to bookmarks, other .Mac features dropping from MobileMe include .Mac slides, iCards, and .Mac Sync if you use OS X 10.3.
MobileMe will let you easily access your bookmarks from anywhere by syncing them across all your computers, and pushing them over the air to your iPhone and iPod touch. However, the existing .Mac Bookmarks application will be taken offline and will no longer provide web access to your bookmarks.
Apple advice .Mac subscribers to sync their .Mac bookmarks by July 06 this Sunday. Apple posted a knowledge base article with instructions on how to sync .Mac bookmarks with Safari on the Mac.
If you are still in the habit of yanking out important documents (birth certificates, driving license, marriage certificate, income tax statements, education certificate etc) from your drawer and make photocopies each time it is required, consider digitize them for some convenience.
Most of the time, original document is not required when you apply for a job, credit card or a bank loan. If you have digital copies, you can simply print out the relevant documents instead of photocopying, and easily email the documents as attachments when required.
We recommend you to scan the documents at 600dpi resolution and save them in PDF format. This high resolution is good enough for print out copies. Keep a version of the documents at a lower 150 dpi resolution, use this smaller-size version when you need to email the documents to save some bandwidth.
Microsoft today finally releases Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2, after one year being in public beta. With a new Mac-like interface, Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 allows you to securely connect to Windows-based PCs to access Windows-based files, applications, devices, and network from your Mac. Remote Desktop Connection for Mac 2 is a free Universal Binary download.
Beside a more Mac like interface, new features in this version of Remote Desktop Connection for Mac include multiple session support, new authentication method to enhance security, and the ability to print from your Windows session to printer configured on your Mac.
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Ahead of iPhone 3G’s launch on July 11, Apple publishes new video walkthrough of iPhone 3G Guided Tour that shows how to use the phone as well as new software features.
Apple provides two video walkthrough: a 38-minute complete guide for beginners, or a 12-minute version that highlights the new features and changes with iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 firmware. iPhone 2.0 firmware will be available to existing first generation iPhone hardware.
We are sure studios have ways to get you to keep buying the same movie again and again, especially for a movie such as ‘Godfather’. Paramount has announced the “The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration” for DVD and Blu-ray on September 23. The collection includes the three original movies completely restored, the process in which is overseen by Francis Ford Coppola himself.
Video is 1080p with audio in Dolby TrueHD, the four-disc set features new bonus material in additional to all materials from the original DVD box set. Each movie comes with Coppola commentary.
Apple on Monday evening posted the update 10.5.4 for its Mac OS X Leopard operating system. This release “includes general operating system improvements that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.”, Apple said. This release is believed to contain codes that support the upcoming MobileMe online service that will debut on July 11. The 88MB download is available via OS X’s Software Update mechanism or from Apple Downloads website.
Apple Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4 update includes all recent security updates and resolves issues with several system and third-party applications, such as saving and re-opening Adobe Creative Suite 3 ﬁles on a remote server. It adds RAW image support for additional digital camera, improves L2TP VPN client reliability and solves AirPort reliability issues. The update also delivers fixes to improve the stability of iCal calendaring application. Read Apple’s support document for details of Mac OS X 10.5.4 update.
This update is widely believed to support Apple’s new MobilMe online services that will replace the .Mac service coming July 11. MobileMe costs $99 per year and comes with 20GB of storage, an email account with a @me.com domain, contacts, calendar, photos and file sharing services. You can synchronizes these information between Macs, PCs and iPhones so that everything is up to date.
Besides Mac OS X 10.5.4 Leopard update, Apple also released security updates for Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS X Tiger Server as well as Safari 3.1.2 for Mac OS X Tiger. These updates replicate the security fixes featured in 10.5.4 Leopard update.
Apple will open its first directly-operated retail store on China in Beijing on July 19 just in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The three-storey store will open at popular SanLiTun area of the capital, and Apple is planning to open a second outlet during the Beijing Olympics in August.
Apple will sell its products and services at its recommended retail price in the store. This is a change from current practice where Apple China’s licensed resellers often charge higher than retail price. There is no further details from Apple China on the store’s opening.
The Apple branded stores will help Apple penetrate the China market, which has the No. 1 phone market and the No. 2 PC market worldwide. iPhone is expected to launch in mainland China later in 2008, based on comments by Steve Jobs. Apple will launch the 3G iPhone in Hong Kong on July 11, which is listed as the first 24 countries to get the 3G iPhone.
Happy Birthday iPhone! Yes hard to believe but iPhone is one year old today. With all the hype and buzz around next generation 3G iPhone, let’s look back at some iPhone milestones for the past one year or so:
- Apple announced iPhone on January 9, 2007
- iPhone is released on June 29, 2007 in United States with retail price of $599 for the 8GB and $499 for the 4GB model.
- On September 5, 2007, 68 days after the product launch, Apple dropped the 8GB model to $399 and discontinued the 4GB model.
- iPhone launched in UK and German on November 9, 2007
- Time Magazine named iPhone the Invention of the Year in 2007
- Apple on June 9, 2008 unveiled details of next generation 3G iPhone, which will include 3G mobile technology and Assisted GPS function.
Apple is set to release the second generation 3G iPhone on July 11, we guess many of you already have plan to join the queue on day one.