Daily Archives: Friday, November 21, 2008

Tutorial #2: Organizing your music library

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My music library began sometime in the late 90’s with hours spent waiting for MP3’s to download from the Internet or be ripped with my 4X CD-ROM and AMD K6-2 processor. Today, I mostly get my music from the Amazon MP3 store and the bargain shelf at Half-Price Books. When I was preparing to transfer […]

Using the new ClearType fonts on your Mac

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One of the nice touches of OS X is the use of the Helvetica typeface for rich-text editing in TextEdit and other programs. Microsoft’s version of Helvetica is Arial, which is basically a lower-quality rip-off of the original. (To understand my attraction to Helvetica, I recommend watching Helvetica, the documentary.) However, in Vista/Office 2007, Microsoft […]

Google Mobile for the iPhone – now with voice search

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The latest update for the Google Mobile iPhone app has a very cool feature:  voice search.  You just open Google Mobile, lift the phone to your head and say what you want to find.  That’s it.  When I said “What is the latest book by Neal Stephenson?” I got: Your iPhone knows where you are, […]