Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Safari 5.0.1 Update

Today I found this update: Safari 5.0.1. This update requires a reboot. The following is the snap-shot of the update information.

and the following is the comparison of the used space difference between before and after:

Command: df -lakUsed(Kilobytes in 1024-blocks)
Before ...98,608
Difference (A-B)34,120

Monday, July 19, 2010

iTunes Update 9.2.1

iTunes has a new update version 9.2.1 today. The following is the space difference between before and after the update in my iMac 27.

Command: df -lakUsed(Kilobytes in 1024-blocks)
Before ...0,508
Difference (A-B)2,764

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Podcast Capture 2 and Producer 2

In past weeks, I have been watching WWDC10 videos. At the end of each show, I see the end with "Made with Podcast Producer":

I did not understand what it is. Then I google it. Hah hah!, I found it. It is a Mac application, actually a server application. Apple web page has detail information about the new version of Podcast Producer 2, and YouTube has show on this one as well, several videos by MacBookPirate.

However, Podcast Producer 2 is a Server application. I don't have Mac Server yet. Mac Mini Sever is a very attractive box I want. That may be my excuse to get one. Just I don't have time to get it yet. Interesting finding is that I also found there is a counter part application for client. It is called as Podcast Capture 2. It is available in my Mac as I found it from my spotlight:

And here are some screenshots I have about it, first is the launch:

and the next for log in:

since I don't have a Mac Server, so I am stuck here. Here is the help information:

When I get my Mac Mini server, I'll give it a try for sure. It looks like that this tool is an end-to-end application to make, process and distribute podcast. Not only you may host podcast server, you can also submit podcasts to iTunes. That will be great.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Epson Printer Update 2.4

It has been for quite while not seeing any new updates. Today's update is only for the printer I have: Epson printer update 2.4.

The following is the summary of space difference between before and after the update:

Command: df -lakUsed(Kilobytes in 1024-blocks)
Before ...5,268
Difference (A-B)3,212

Monday, July 5, 2010

iPad Tips

I found two very useful tips. Actually they also apply to iPhone and iPod Touch. First one is to take a snap-shot of the current screen. Press the power button first, and then tap the home button. Then you will see a camera splash sound. The screen snap shot is right into your iPhoto.

Then you can sync your iPad and all the snapshots will be in your iPhoto devices. The following is one of my locked screen:

note: the original photo is 1024x768, 1.2MB. I saved it as 50% smaller.

The second tip is to play sound only for videos. I have a lots of video podcasts. When I play a video, the sound will be cut off if I press power button to close my screen. However, for audio podcasts, the sound will keep on with screen off. The tip is to quickly tab the home button twice, then you will see audio controller. You can continue to play, or skip to previous or next one. This is very nice tip if you only want to listen to the audio sound:

The above is a WWDC 2010 video playing in screen off mode. This tip also works if you only want to quickly access the audio control, for example, to stop audio or to skip to the next.