Apple intros new MacBook, slashes pricing

This week’s announcement of the iBook’s replacement the MacBook completes the line-up of Apple’s Intel-powered laptops. It also gave Apple the chance to make MacBook Pros significantly cheaper for Australian users. The MacBooks in classic white and new premium-priced black straddle the gap between the old iBooks and the now-defunct 12″ PowerBook. They introduce two…

Gmail tricks for Firefox users

Four extensions Greasemonkey scripts and bookmarklets offer Firefox users clever ways to work faster and smarter with Gmail. dragdropupload 1.5.11 is an extension that allows you to drag a file onto the “Attach a file” link in Gmail Compose window to attach it. This is much simpler and quicker than the default action of browsing…

Guide to running Windows on a Mac

Apple’s Bootcamp and Intel Macs have produced an avalanche of information and excitement about running Windows on a Mac. Confused about whether to use Parallels Workstation or Bootcamp? Curious about how Q the open source emulator stacks up? Just want to know a bit more before taking the plunge? Take Control Books who produces a…

Vista’s network sync capabilities

Access to a shared common location on PCs helps but other than setting up network shares on the local machine and using third party software there’s no easy way of achieving the desired result. (Of course one solution is a dedicated file server but it’s not always practical from a cost or administration perspective.). The…