Tag Archives | Leopard

…The MacMod Mod of the Year is a first?

MacMod Challenge

The 2008 MacMod Mod of the Year has been announced, and a Pre-AGP Mac running Leopard has been declared the winner.

While not quite as visually impressive as the other entries, which included a TiN’ed iPhone, a Cube with liquid cooling, a Mac made of Legos, and even a Mac shoved inside of an Xbox 360, the judges felt that James Little’s (aka jimjamyahauk’s) milestone of being the first person to get Leopard to run (or even boot!) on any pre-AGP Mac was definitely worthy of the prize.

Be sure to check out the site for more details on each of the entries, including build photos and detailed specs and info.

[MacMod – Mod Of The Year]

…Times turns your RSS into a newspaper?

Times

Times is “a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard”.

    By rethinking the way you read news, we’ve created the best possible news experience straight from the ground up.

Instead of treating your RSS feeds like emails, Times is designed to present them like a newspaper, with headlines and photos from a variety of sources to guide your way.

Times LogoLike a newspaper, Times allows you to separate feeds into their own areas, create pages for different subjects, and more.

Times also shows the entire article within the program, and formats them all the same for easy reading.

Ready to give RSS a try, but aren’t quite ready to give up your newspaper just yet?

Then Times just might be the perfect solution.

[Times]

…You can go back to your Mac for free?

Back To My Mac

Leopard’s Back to My Mac tool is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to access their Mac from anywhere around the world without bringing it with them.

The program is designed to let you “Access and control your Mac running Mac OS X Leopard from any other Leopard-based Mac over the Internet — right in the new Finder”.

It’s a great program, but unfortunately, it requires a .Mac account if you want to use it.

However, if getting back to your Mac sounds like something that you’d like to do, but a .Mac account doesn’t sound like something you need, then check out Lifehacker’s guide to Get Back to Your Mac Without Paying for It, as it will guide you through the process of setting up Back to My Mac on your Leopard computer with tools that are available for free, right out of the box.

[Lifehacker – Get Back To Your Mac Without Paying For It]

…SuperDuper makes backups bulletproof?

Bulletproof Backups

With any computer, backups are a must, but for most, it’s a ‘one day’ sort of thing.

Thankfully, with the release of Leopard and the introduction/inclusion of Time Machine, Apple has made it easy to keep a backup of your files in case the inevitable happens.

However, Time Machine is not the end all program for backing up your computer, and Shawn Blanc has written an excellent post about why you may want to use SuperDuper in conjunction with Time Machine for bulletproof backups.

[SuperDuper]

[Shawn Blanc – SuperDuper, Time Machine And Bulletproof Backups]

…Bingo is being played at MacWorld again?

MacWorld Keynote BingoSpeaking of MacWorld, John Siracusa from Ars Technica has once again created the Keynote Bingo card to end all Keynote Bingo cards, and it’s the perfect way to get interactive with Jobs’ Fanboy-gasm of an event.

Featuring some gimmies (New Mac Pros, Leopard vs. Vista, Mac Market Share Touted) it also has some dream based risky squares (MacBook Thin, Dockable Mac, New Apple TV) so it’s sure to be fun for everyone.

Just make sure to keep an ear out during the conference for a few “Bingos” if Steve manages to play his cards right.

[Ars Technica – MWSF 2008 Keynote Bingo]

[Via: TUAW]