New Features in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6

21 09 2008

As many people know, the new version of Ubuntu, 8.10, is being released in October. Some have probably tried the Alphas of it, but my guess is that a lot of people haven’t. I tried the 4th alpha of Intrepid Ibex along with the 5th – both which crashed my computer. This is definitly not the case for most people, I’m just…”special”, I guess. This evening I found a nice article showing the updates coming to the oerating system.

The most notable changes being the option to automatically create a private, encrypted directory within each user’s home directory, screen notifications for changing resolutions for multiple monitors, a limited-permission guest account, a new theme, and the logout panel applet has been completely replaced by the new user-switching agent (see picture above). It offers switching to the new, limited-permission guest account. When Pidgin or Empathy are running, you can also use it to change online status.

If you feel compelled to update to the latest and greatest, simply make sure you have Ubuntu 8.04 and press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘8.10’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

[I’ Been to Ubuntu]

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Error 13213 with iPod Touch? [Fix]

10 09 2008

Yesterday, I downloaded the new version of iTunes along with the update for my iPod touch. In doing so, I got the error message “The iPod “Jahfers iPod” cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (13213).

My first guess was that something went wrong in the iPod firmware update so I restored it to factory settings. If you have gotten this error too, don’t bother – it doesn’t help. As of yesterday there was nothing on the web but today I found a discussion on Apple’s site that seems to have fixed the issue. Follow the steps below and your ipod should work fine.
1. Unplug your iPod Touch and turn it off. Hold the power button at the top until the red slider appears and power it down completely.
2. Quit iTunes 8
3. Relaunch iTunes 8
4. Plug in Touch – DO NOT TURN IT ON FIRST. Make sure it’s still off completely from step 1.
5. Should sync normally

[Apple Discussions]





Pixelmator 1.2 Draftsman

30 04 2008

The Pixelmator team just posted a new article today on their blog talking about the future of Pixelmator. In summary, they’re going to be working all summer on 1.3 codenamed Tempo. Their goal with Tempo is all around performance. “Our task with Tempo is to stun every single user of Pixelmator by speed (think large images) of the app as much as we did with the UI and other never-before-seen things.” They also posted a screenshot on Flickr of 1.2 – most notably, you can see the Polygonal Lasso Tool (finally), Cuves and Guides. Visually, 1.2 looks the same as the current version and the team made no reference to the UI in 1.3 – which will presumably reman the same as well. You can read the entire post on the Pixelmator web site here.

Update: Pixelmator 1.2 Draftsman has been released and includes rulers, guides, grids, snapping, curves, color balance, auto enhance, a polygonal lasso tool and a completley reworked transform tool (allows you to use it as in Photoshop Elements with the box around each layer and isn’t glitchy like the prior version).





Sound Studio Unlocked!

22 04 2008

Just to let everyone know, Sound Studio v.3.5.5 has just been unlocked iI the MacUpdate Parallels Bundle. Make sure you grab it before it ends in 7 days!

p.s. BannerZest is unlocked after 780 more sales.





MacUpdate Parallels Bundle!

16 04 2008

The MacUpdate Parallels bundle is finally here! The bundle retails for $64.99 and includes the following:

DVDRemaster Pro – recompress large DVDs to fit on standard DVD5 disc, or for use on the iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV
StoryMill – creative writing tool to outline, write and publish a novel
Hazel – create rules to automatically sort and organize your files
Art Text – create high quality headings, logos, banners, buttons
MenuCalendarClock – iCal compatible menu-bar calendar.
Leap – advanced file browsing and tagging
Typinator – type common phrases and pictures
Sound Studio* – record and edit audio
BannerZest* – create animated Flash banners
Parallels 3.0* – PC virtualization software for Intel Macs. Run Windows in Mac OS X.

– MacRumors.com

*After 5,000 units sold – Sound Studio unlocked

*Announced after Sound Studio unlocked – BannerZest unlocked

*Announced after BannerZest unlocked – Parallels unlocked

Grab it while it lasts…the final day is April 29th at 11pm – 13 days! Also, to give some perspective, last time around they sold 27,000 units and they expect to sell more this time around.








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