Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wiretap studio

What a nice product. Don't know a lot about audio, but this program is so intuitive and useful. I just downloaded Daryl Hall off of Safari web browser and it couldn't have been easier. Loaded it up in itunes and on my nano ipod in seconds.
Wiretap studio can record anything! There is a free demo to try; I got mine and within the 30 day trial-I bought it. 10% discount till end of Jan 08.
I found out that snapz pro x does the video-yes it's the same company Ambrosia. Ishowu is an alternative for a third of the price; but not as easy to use.
Macworld has a review of Wiretap Studio. JonL
Review

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Leopard external boot disc

Here again, are a number of ways to make a bootable external disc. Here is how I did mine. I loaded up my Leopard disc and rebooted. Then started disc utility and Making sure what Mac you have and using the right partition map.
I use Guid for my intel imac.
Then Partitioned into two volumes; the first I called leopard and the second I called time machine-for my backups. Works great. I used 50mb for 1st and 247mb for 2nd. Now I have a bootable drive and backup on the same external hard drive.
Here are some links to other ways. First from Macfixit. If your not a subscriber, better save to a pdf-while it's free.
clone of leopard
Here is another two items I got from a google search. I'm sure there are more. JonL
booting an intel imac from an external drive
creating a bootable firewire disk

Monday, November 05, 2007

Leopard Security

Hi, like most of you; we want to know what's under the hood of the new operating system from Mac. I read a couple of articles on Leopard's new security options and improvements and decided to post them here.
How Leopard will improve your security
Leopard Firewall Takes One Step Forward, Three Steps Back
A Roundup Of Leopard Security Features
Next is an article on what to look for; where to find it on your mac and how to get rid of it. From Macworld.
How to: Discover malware before installing
Also of note: The only book I could find, was at the Apple store. Leopard by Robin Williams. So far a good book. I found a number of important things about security. Most in the system preferences. Accounts; network; security and sharing. To much to go into detail; but things I wouldn't have found without Williams book.
One thing everyone who uses Safari should know; under preferences-general tab. Uncheck the open safe files after downloading.
Also of use is knowledge about your wireless router if you use one. I found a good article on the basics in security.
10 Tips for Wireless Home Network Security
And to keep up to date on the security issues for mac's. JonL
Internet Security for Your Macintosh
New from Macworld: Understanding & using Leopard's firewall.
Leopards firewall
A new pdf from Apple, on security:
Apple security