Like Automator, Fake (Mac App Store link) gives AppleScript’s powerful tools a user-friendly graphical interface. But where Automator controls the workings of Mac OS X, Fake lets you script just about anything you do on the Web.
At first glance, Fake looks like a fairly simple WebKit-based browser, with tabs containing graphical previews of each page. From a floating pane, you can drag and drop into a space on the right-hand side of the Fake window, creating a custom workflow to handle various online tasks.
When was the last time you counted how many online services you are a part of? 20? 50? Most likely you either have dozens of sticky notes scattered with random passwords, or use one password for all of your services.
This is where password managers come in handy. Recently, we have seen two of the more popular options: 1Password from Agile Web Solutions and Wallet from Acrylic Software, hit version 3. Both Wallet and 1Password also have corresponding iPhone / iPod touch Applications available for download.
This review will take an in-depth look at both applications, and hopefully guide you in the right direction for choosing a password manager to lock down your online identity. If you’re more interested in reading about all the different apps available, check out our roundup of 8 Password Managers for Mac.
Adam Dachis — We've shown you how to build a Hackintosh with enough power to rival a Mac Pro, but for those of you who want a still powerful Mac on a budget you can build a Hack Mini. We'll show you what you need to build it and walk you through the entire OS X installation.
Hackintoshing used to be a complicated process, but since Hackintosh expert tonymacx86 came around it's gotten a lot easier. While I've been hackintoshing netbooks for awhile, I always shied away from building a machine because I was concerned about stability issues. After seeing how well Pash's and Whitson's Hackintoshes ran, and seeing how slow my less-than-a-year-old iMac had become, I decided it was time to do it. I've had one week with the Hack Mini and so far it's actually more stable than my iMac. It's also twice as fast (according to benchmarks) and cost half as much (if you already have an extra monitor). The whole process was very easy and produced a better machine. While I had Whitson around to help me out, if you have some knowledge of how to build a computer this is likely something you can do. I am still surprised that the process was so easy and that the machine is so fast for so little money. Now it seems silly to ever buy a Mac desktop again
Super Talent USB 3.0 Express RC8 looks like a thumb drive, acts like an SSD
How to Create a Portable Hackintosh on a USB Thumb Drive
Will Fancher — There are tons of awesome live, bootable Linux systems, but what if you need to run OS X? Reader Will shows us how to put a portable version of OS X on a thumb drive and boot it on (most) Intel computers.
People put linux on their flash drives all the time. They also get hackintosh on their hard drives quite often. However, it'd be nice to be able to get the same live experience we get with Linux using OS X. With a distribution of OS X 10.6.2 called iPortable Snow, we can.
How To Update Your Hackintosh To Mac OS 10.6.6
10.6.6 isn’t a big update, so many of you may be able to upgrade through Software Update without any difficulty. Assuming you used the Tonymacx86 method, there are a few things you’ll want to be aware of beforehand:
Google (GOOG) announced that it will support authorship HTML tags, a way to associate Web content with the individuals who create it. The company has already worked with The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, and our sister site CNET to implement the tags. Google also added it to Blogger and YouTube, which will automatically include the data going forward.
Although this may seem like HTML geekery, Google’s step has serious business repercussions, particularly as other companies include the tags. Suddenly, search engines could know when one person created a set of works, no matter where they appeared on the Web. That takes on some interesting meaning when Google might incorporate the result into page relevance and ranking. Such a change could significantly change the balance of power between those who create and those who publish.