When you open a contact's vCard in Address Book and click the "Edit" button, you should be able to edit the user's photo by double-clicking on it and either use the computer's webcam to snap a shot or choose a picture file and then perform some simple zooming and cropping on the photo. Some people are having problems where this behavior will not work, either on some or all of their cards.… Read more
Google, which is still trying to figure out how to crack the TV business, has invested in a tech firm trying to do the same thing.
The search giant is leading a $23 million series D round in Invidi Technologies, a New York City company that works on "addressable" TV ads. Addressable ads are supposed to target specific viewers, using data from set-top boxes, in the same way that Internet ads sniff out specific Web surfers.
The fastest are getting faster.
Eight of the top 10 countries or regions in terms of Internet speed saw a boost in the final quarter of 2009, according to Akamai's "State of the Internet Report" released Tuesday.
Among those top areas, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan grabbed the best Internet performance globally, averaging connection speeds higher than 7.5 megabits per second (Mbps) in the fourth quarter. Although South Korea actually was hit by a 29 percent decline in performance year over year, it still snagged the No. 1 spot at 11.7 Mbps.
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MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by readers. This week, we have questions about powering off versus unplugging peripherals when upgrading, entry fields not working in Address Book, and how to tackle a stubborn iWork demo installation that keeps asking for the serial number after installing a retail copy.… Read more
E-mail is the business world's lifeblood. The downside of instantaneous, 24-7 contact is an impersonality and distance that doesn't foster relationships. EfficientSoftware's Address Book Free is a contact and customer information management utility that anyone can use to keep their address books and contact information up to date and in sync, but where it shines is in its business-oriented customer contact features. It will remind you when birthdays, anniversaries, and other important events approach so you're ready with the personal touch that can make all the difference in business and personal relationships. You can also prioritize … Read more
If you work in any kind of environment that requires the regular use of a computer, more than likely you find yourself typing the same things over and over again. Quotes, invoices, reports, letters, e-mails can all get pretty repetitive, not to mention time-consuming. If your computer tasks have you feeling like a broken record, try Perfect Keyboard Professional. This simple program allows users to record text and macros in a variety of ways, saving you the time and effort of typing the same stuff out yet again.
The program's interface is plain but well-designed and intuitive. The first … Read more
Nirsoft's PingInfoView2 is a small and handy utility that network managers, Web site administrators, developers, and even regular folks can use to ping multiple host names and IP addresses and display all the results in one table. You can specify the time interval between pings in increments down to seconds. PingInfoView displays each successful and failed ping as well as the average ping time. Results can be saved as text, HTML, or XML files, or pasted to the clipboard for use in other apps.
This is a compact piece of software that downloads as a ZIP file but requires … Read more
The iPhone and iPod Touch keyboard is very versatile, and many of its keys offer access to lists of special symbols or more, while tapping and holding one of the following keys for at least one second:.com when entering Web addresses in Mobile Safari to bring up options for .net, .edu and .org. . (period) when entering e-mail addresses in Mobile Mail to bring up the options for .net, .edu, .org and .com. " (double) or ' (single) quotes in the number and symbol keyboard to access alternative quotation characters. $ in the number and symbol keyboard to display alternative currency symbols. … Read more
Several users are reporting an issue with Address Book where the application opens with no data and they are unable to add new contact entries. This happens despite the fact that they have their contact information on MobileMe and have syncing enabled.… Read more