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Archive for August, 2007
Surf securely while enjoying a cup of Joe at Starbucks. Starbucks uses T-Mobile’s HotSpot service to provide internet access for their customers. The Mac OS X Hints weblog shows how you can ensure that your privacy doesn’t get compromised by perusing the web on their unsecured network. Windows users have it easy, since T-Mobile provides a free connection manager application. However, Mac users must manually connect using TTLS. How do you browse the web securely when using an unsecured wireless network? Share in the comments.
The new Mac OS X Leopard is getting the final touches, including new gigantic icons to fit Apple’s own 512 x 512 pixel guidelines. It’s a requirement for their new resolution independent model and one excuse to have some fun: the TextEdit icon contains almost the full copy of the first Think Different campaign advertising, the first under Jobs’ comeback to the company, made by TBWA\Chiat\Day and narrated by Richard Dreyfuss. Compare the two after the jump.
Screenshot by Think Secret.
AirMoose is a native network stumbling application for OS X.
Current features are:
- Built-In Network Joining (WEP and Non-WEP).
- Auto Joining For Non-WEP Networks.
- WEP Compatibility For:
- Apple Password
- 40 Bit HEX
- 64 Bit HEX
- 104 Bit HEX
- 128 Bit HEX
- Immediate Dropping Of Current Wireless Connection.
- Logging Of All Encountered Access Points.
- Awesome Moose-y goodness.
- Current status indication.
- Universal Binary.
- Stats About Currently Connected Wireless Network.
- Audio Notification of Network Discovery.
- Easy To Use Interface.
- Growl Support.
(Via MacUpdate – Mac OS X.)
Our list of the new and/or undiscovered Web sites that have grabbed our attention this year. You’ll see a large collection of Web applications and tech sites, excellent blogs, offbeat social networks, and, as always, a handful of addictive Flash games for those slow days at work.
Firefox has cool add-ons which make the job of website designers and developers much easier. Here is our list of 30+ excellent Firefox add-ons that every web developer and designer should know about.
‘The Device’ is the world’s first all-in-one beer making machine. Just add the right ingredients, press the right buttons, twist the right valves and after two weeks you’ll have gallons of the amber nectar. I make use of another invention that provides me with beer, with even less hassle – it’s called a bar. Check out a video of it in action after the jump.
The wonderful contraption has been built by PopSci staff photographer, John Carnett. Eventually he hopes to add another section that will make the raw ingredients from grain. Perhaps after this he will start growing his own crops – now that would be real home-brewing. [Pop Sci]