Apple to Roar on Oct. 20 and sink it’s teeth in new version of Mac OS X 10.7

13 10 2010

 

Apple to Roar on Oct. 20 and sink it's teeth in new version of Mac OS X 10.7

Apple to Roar on Oct. 20 and sink it's teeth in new version of Mac OS X 10.7

 

Apple announced a special media event for Oct. 20 which states “Come see what’s new for the Mac on October 20, including and sneak peek of the next major version of Mac OS X. More details to come on Oct. 20 at www. apple.com

There are also rumors of new iLife updates and product announcements too. I am looking forward to bring some needed focus back to the ‘ol Mac OS for a bit and hopefully other related news, check back for more updates, news and views on this event 😉

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Mini-Review: WindowShade X

26 09 2010

Unsanity.com has updated WindowShade X to 5.0.6, grab it here: http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/wsx, and I thought this would be a good time to give a mini-review. WindowShade X is a simple system utility app. which if my memory serves me correct was a feature introduced by Apple way back in Classic Mac OS 7 or 8 where you could collapse windows to their titlebar.

Essentially when you double-click on the title bar of a window, instead of the window moving into the dock, which you can leave that feature on if you like, it will collapse the window to the title bar in its place. I love this feature as it seems to increase my productivity when I have my desktop infested with a copious amounts of windows to deal with dragging and dropping files from one window to the next. WindowShade X has many other features like making the window transparent which can be dialed in to your exact liking among others.

Sidenote: Some people have said the Application Enhancer, aka APE, WindowShade uses tends to cause issues with their system. Personally I have used Windowshade close to a decade since Mac OS 10.1 on dozens of Mac systems with various flavors of Mac OS X from web production to gaming systems and haven’t had any issues related to APE or WindowShade.

I’m currently using WindowShade X 5.0.6 on a iMac i5 using Snow Leopard 10.6.4. Personally I find WindowShade X a utility application I would hate to be without.

Mini-Review: WindowShade X


Mini-Review: WindowShade X 5 out of 5 stars
Product: Unsanity, WindowShade X
Version:
5.0.6

Cost: Upgrade is $10, $15 otherwise
My take: "I would hate to be without it." -RiscX
WindowShade X

WindowShade X in action








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