Friday, December 18, 2009

TidBITS Opinion: Clicking the Right Button

This article from TidBITS suggests that Mac users need to move into the 21st century and learn to right-click. The Mac OS has had this capability since way back in System 8, Apple hasn't sold a one-button mouse for years, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

http://db.tidbits.com/article/10859

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

McDonald's Wi-Fi to be permanently free | Electronista

McDonald's tonight revealed that its Wi-Fi hotspots will soon be free. The fast food chain is dropping its previous $3, two-hour rate as of mid-January as an effort to turn its stores into "destinations" where customers are encouraged to stay for longer periods and use their notebooks or smartphones.

http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/12/15/restaurant.drops.wi.fi.fees/

namebench - Project Hosting on Google Code

Are you a power-user with 5 minutes to spare? Do you want a faster internet experience?

Try out namebench. It hunts down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use. namebench runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation. namebench is completely free and does not modify your system in any way. This project began as a 20% project at Google.

namebench runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX, and is available with a graphical user interface as well as a command-line interface.

http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

Monday, December 7, 2009

FREE Holiday Music from Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3 is offering 25 free holiday tracks, everything from the sacred to the profane. A new track gets revealed each day up through Christmas. Look HERE for those.

Also check iTunes each Tuesday this month. They also offer free holiday tracks this time of year.