I’m in the midst of a huge round-up of iPhone golf-specific GPS (range finder) and/or scorecard apps for Macworld. As of now, I’ve identified 32 of them, but I’m wondering if I’ve missed any. If you have a second, please check out this list and let me know (via a comment here or via Twitter) if you’re aware of any other apps.
Read on for the list (note that some of these may be mis-categorized as I haven’t tested all of them yet)… (more…)
It was my turn on the Macworld video blog-go-round again this week. The topic I chose is “working with multiple Macs in one home.” The end result is a 10-minute clip covering a number of third-party tools that make the process easier, and a couple of general usage hints.
Due to the huge number of downloads, the size of the macworld.com video is 320×240. But if you want, you can see grab the original 640×480 version right here. Warning, it’s 185MB in size (I didn’t work very hard to compress it, so the quality is good, but it’s huge).
As you might guess, I get a lot of email from readers of Macworld and macosxhints.com. For the most part, I love hearing from readers — even if it’s negative feedback, believe it or not. In the case of negative feedback, however, it’s nice if the writer provides enough detail so I know (a) what they’re upset about, and (b) what I might be able to do about it. I’ve actually had many useful and productive exchanges with folks who wrote to flame me for one reason or another.
However, on the opposite side of the fence, as an example of the kind of useless feedback I hate receiving, I offer up this email that arrived this morning:
Do you proof read these articles before you publish them?
That was the entire email. I have no idea which typos the author may be referring to, nor for that matter, which one of the 20 to 30 things I wrote last week that those typos may be in. It’s also somewhat ironic to note that proofread is one word, not two — if you’re going to chastise me for typos, it’s best not to make any of your own!
I really do enjoy hearing from and corresponding with readers. But if you’re going to take the time and effort to write to me, at least include enough information for me to understand what it is that’s gotten your attention, so that I have some context for your comments and can respond in a meaningful manner.
As you may (or may not) know, Macworld editors each take a turn in front of the video camera on a rotating cycle; my number came up again last week, and this is the result – an OS X productivity tips video (the link is to a page of info about the video). The only problem with that video is that it’s 320×240, which makes the detail somewhat tough to see, especially in some of the larger screen captures. So I’ve decided to post (with Macworld’s permission) the larger version of the video here for download:
I’ll do this with my future videos, too, at least until/unless my monthly bandwidth is used up. I don’t foresee that becoming a problem, though, unless there are over 10,000 of you out there downloading this thing :).
Once again, I’ve fallen behind in posting summaries of my Macworld articles here. I’ve now rectified that, and you’ll find them all in the archives here on the proper date (i.e. the date that matches their appearance on Macworld.com). I’ve included both blog entries (rants, usually) as well as a couple of reviews and such that I’ve worked on. (more…)