Tag Archives | Vista

…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]

…Leopard is coming?

Apple Leopard

The date has finally been finalized; On Friday, October 26, 2007, Apple will release Leopard, its latest operating system, to hoards of screaming Apple fanboys.

Ok, so it might not be that dramatic, but considering how long it’s been since their last release, a new OS is kind of a big deal. Plus, as Vista continues to flounder, it’s time once again for Apple to one up the ‘Soft boys.

Looking to get in on the action? Amazon has a pre-order deal going on right now, and you can save $20 if you’re willing to wait a few days for shipping.

Check out Apple’s site for a list of the over 300 new features that Leopard is bringing, and prepare to be upgraded.

[Apple – Mac OS X Leopard – 300+ New Features]

…It’s Things Thursday: CallWave Visual Voicemail?

CallWave Visual Voicemail

CallWave Visual Voicemail is a free service that lets you manage your mobile phone messages on your computer. It’s designed to work with virtually any cell phone, and on virtually any network, and sends copies of your messages to your email inbox, where they can be played, paused, replayed, saved, and deleted. If you’ve ever lost a message after the 14 day period that your phone company gives you, this service is for you.

If a widget is more your style, then check out the Visual Voicemail Widget for Apple, Yahoo, and Vista. Each one alerts you to incoming calls, and gives you call details like the length, and when it was received. Give CallWave Visual Voicemail a shot, and think outside the Phone (or iPhone in this case).

[CallWave Visual Voicemail]

…Vista likes versions?

Upgrade Chart

Trying to decide between upgrading to Vista and OSX? I hope this chart helped.

[Via: UNEASYsilence]

…Microsoft and T-Mobile are giving away free HotSpot access?

T-Mobile HotSpot

With the launch of Vista, T-Mobile and the ‘Soft have partnered up to give away three months of free HotSpot service to anyone who upgrades. The free service relies on a pretty weak verification scheme to check for the upgrade though, so with a little easy hacking, you too can enjoy free wireless, courtesy of T-Mobile. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Download Firefox (You should be using this anyways)
  • Download the Firefox entension User Agent Switcher
  • Restart Firefox and go to: Tools > User Agent Switcher > Options > Options…
  • Click “User Agents” and then “Add”
  • Fill out the window with following info:
      Description: Internet Explorer 7 (Windows Vista)
      User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)
      App Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer
      App Version: 4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)
      Platform: Win32
  • Save, go to Tools > User Agent Switcher > Then click the newly added one.
  • Browse over to http://hotspot.t-mobile.com/vista/ and you should be redirected to a trial sign-up page.

Note: This isn’t guaranteed to work (You may need to be using a Mac), but if it does, hooray for you!

[Via: UNEASYsilence]