All you OS X users out there, it’s time once again to fire up Software Update if you are on Leopard, because Mac OS X 10.5.7 is now available for download. This update focuses on bug fixes, stability, and security, with changes to iCal, Mail, parental controls, printing, and more.
Word on the street is that this may be the last update for Leopard, as Snow Leopard is right around the corner, seeing seed updates about once every two weeks. We’ve got the full list of changes for 10.5.7 for you, after the jump.
Polaroid’s new Pogo Instant Digital Camera is about to make its debut. The 5.0 megapixel Two cam takes a picture and spits out a 2 x 3-inch print about 40 seconds later. Check your image on the 3-inch LCD screen and crop, add border and print date, and dispose of red eye. Record to a memory card and send them by USB to your PC. Add to that a timer, movie mode with sound, a 4x digital zoom and a rechargeable battery that is good for 15 prints on a full charge. Pre-order now for £229.95 ($343.30) and expect a May 12 delivery.
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While perusing del.icio.us bookmarks over the holiday, I came across technology and productivity blog Codswallop’s fantastic Freelancer’s Toolset. Yoav Ezer posted this list of 100 tools for freelancers back in May, and barring a few recent developments in the web app universe, it’s exhaustive and incredibly helpful. With apps covering organization, calendaring and to-do’s, money, storage, project management and productivity, writing and design, security and privacy, mobility and contact, marketing and networking, business and legal, contact and feedback, website tools, printing and packaging, revenue building and giving, and more - just about anything that a freelancer can use on the web to further their business can be found on this list.
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Hewlett-Packard has decided to bow out of digital cam territory. They will stop making them and instead use $30 million to fine tune their Print 2.0 service, which makes Web reproduction easier. They are hoping that this move will result in users jumping on the DIY bandwagon. HP apparently could not keep up with its competitors, as its market share in the U.S. dropped from 15% during 2001 and ranking 3rd in the market, to a mere 4% this past June and dropping to 8th place. What does this move tell us? If you see any HP cameras on sale this holiday season at Big Lots, quietly walk away.
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There are some things that even the most advanced cell phone or laptop can’t replace. Tops on that list is the business card - it’s one of the easiest ways to represent yourself or your company while meeting someone new. Trying to find a card that will represent yourself or your company can be a huge challenge - the clip art and fonts available at your neighborhood office supply store or print shop don’t necessarily have the best reputation for being contemporary.
Enter BeLightSoft’s Business Card Composer. The software publishing house that brought the Mac community publication-driven titles like Art Text, Swift Publisher and Printfolio has supplied a fantastic alternative to chain store business cards.
Look closely at the new $100.00 bills that will soon be issued (Oh sure, like we see a lot of those.) A new security thread, similar to those found on 1,000 Swedish kroners, sounds pretty eerie to us. Move the bill side to side and the micro-printing with tiny lenses allows you to see the image of Ben Franklin moving. Although holograms such as those on credit cards were considered for part of the design, the government felt they were not strong enough visual signals. Other features, such as pastel colors found on the recently released $10.00, $20.00, and $50.00 bills, will also be incorporated. For more information about the designs, visit The Bureau of Engraving and Printing online.
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