May 09, 2005

Multiple Party Video Chat with iChat and Tiger!

Testing 3 Way Video Chat with Meikel & Dino

Finally! I met some fellows who were able to test Tiger's new multiple person video chat feature. Meikel (Michael) is in Germany and Dino is in London! Note that the video is not as crisp as one to one chats and the reflections of participants on the smooth surface of the virtual conference table.

We will test again and hope to soon use an application such as this for virtual meetings with my LIS colleagues from all over the world! (So everyone buy a Mac!)

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April 29, 2005

ATTN: Tiger iChat AV Users

Anyone around to test three way video chat? I'm aching to try it!

my iChat name: mstephens7mac

IM me!

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April 28, 2005

RSS Screensaver in Apple's New TIGER

TIGER RSS Screen Saver displaying TTW

Displaying entries from today's TTW posts....

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There's a TIGER in my Tank

iTunes Saver HOT

WOW! I just installed Tiger for Mac and it is cool... more to come...

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April 19, 2005

Keep that Mac Healthy!

While we await Tiger, this is most cool for system upkeep:

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March 25, 2005

Apple Flip Mini Books from iPhoto Rule!

Flip Book from iPhoto

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February 16, 2005

Apple iPhoto Book - Made on a Mac

Apple iPhoto Book: London 2004

I made a book in the new version of Apple's iLife 05 iPhoto app of our October 2004 trip to England for Internet Librarian International. The page pictured above opens the book with a photo by my chum Rob Coers of me and my laptop at the keynote.

Take a look... it's incredible what this software and Apple's printers/binders can do!

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December 25, 2004

My Cinema Display!

Christmas Eve, my 2 year old Apple Cinema Display gave up the ghost! :-(

I'm off for repairs with it and the G5 on Monday! :-(

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December 13, 2004

The power of design software and a iPod

Take a look at this post over at my iPod page:

George Masters has made a homegrown commercial that could be right up there with Apple's stuff. I hope Apple approves! Goodness, how many products get this kind of promotion?

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November 09, 2004


Attention Mac users:

Firefox 1.0 is out!

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July 20, 2004

AirTunes Screenshot


Hot Darn! This is the coolest AND this is the future folks....

Ponder this: how will the fact that I can stream MP3 and AAC to my stereo from my Mac impact libraries and their collections?

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Airtunes in My House


I got back from Traverse City today because of a family reunion this weekend. Waiting for me was the new Apple Airport Express with AirTunes cables! It took about 10 minutes to install the little transmitter/receiver, load software and plug a digital cable into my Sony receiver. PRESTO. Streaming tunes from my G5 to the entertainment center! EXCELLENT sound as well with an Apple/Monster Cable digital optical input!

Thanks Apple!

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June 21, 2004

Dallas Apple Store

A much much much better retail environment than the Seattle store!

Oh, heck, here's what I wrote then:
During my stay in Seattle for the Public Library Association Conference I planned to visit the Apple store and buy two more iSights and an iPod mini. I was outside the store with the Sony camera shooting the silvery Apple logo and two employees came out and stood on either side of me. The female said: "Excuse me what are you photographing...we have a policy... what are the pictures for?" I said "For my blog of Apple Stores I have visited..." She explained they had strict rules about photography... I understand that the policy is no interior photography which I respect, but the outside of the freakin store?????? I was pretty dumbstruck at this low in customer service. The female spoke so quickly and anxiously I was horrified that I had agitated her so much.

I cooled off for a bit...went in and told the Store Manager that I had planned to purchase but would take my business back to Apple North Michigan!

Apple - I understand no photography inside but tell those Seattle Apple store people to get a grip... why put up such a beautiful facade if you aren't allowed to photograph it!?

Oh..and look at this from 2003!

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April 30, 2004

It's Here!!!

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April 29, 2004

Shipping from Shanghai

My new PB 17" is on its way! It left Shanghai this morning....

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