HP MediaSmart Server now has mac specific features

HP MediaSmart Server now has mac specific features

Hewlett Packard has announced the launch of an updated home storage/media server which comes with features specific to Apple Macs.

This MediaSmart server is powered with Microsoft Windows Home Server platform.

The company said that it can operate as a central repository for digital music, videos, photos and documents from multiple computers on a home network.

The device has been designed to organizes files across all computers including Macs on a local network. It can also stream media files over the Internet. Users can also set it up to automatically upload files to social networks.

Facebook, Picasa Web Albums and Snapfish are supported.

The server also supports the Mac OS X Leopard Time Machine feature for data backup from Macs.

Checkout: HP MediaSmart Server

Escapers introduces Shadow Clipboard Utility

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The Escapers announces the release of Shadow into public beta, it’s brand new clipboard utility which makes your clipboards available over networks. Shadow is a new Mac utility for managing multiple clipboard items, in as many clipboards as the user desires. Clipboards can be shared over the local network, either for everyone to use, or password protected. Shadow is ideal for any power Mac user who needs a multiple clipboard item manager.

London, United Kingdom – The Escapers is delighted announce the release of a brand new product into Free Public Beta. Shadow is an incredible new Mac utility for managing multiple clipboard items, in as many clipboards as the user desires. Not only this, but the clipboards can be shared over your local network, either for everyone to use, or password protected.

Shadow is ideal for any power Mac user who needs a multiple clipboard item manager, and comes into it’s own in Mac workgroups who frequently share data and work on the same projects. Shadow is installed as a menu item alongside Spotlight, Time Machine and other system extension. It’s hidden from view until the user hits their own defined key shortcut, Shadow is then displayed and your local and network clipboards are made available. Clipboard items can be double-clicked to insert them into the system clipboard and then the shortcut hit again to hide Shadow.

Shadow uses Apple’s Bonjour technology to automatically seek out other Shadow users on your network, and they’ll appear in your copy of Shadow the moment they are discovered. Not only can Shadow find other copies of Shadow all by itself, they also form a “family” and notify each other of changes, so the moment a clipboard item is added, it appears in all other copies of Shadow browsing that clipboard.

To make it easy to see who owns which copy of Shadow, your user picture is displayed, along with your name and an optional note to describe yourself.

Intelligent caching is used to make Shadow quick and responsive even over busy or slow networks. To make sure Shadow keeps going even while other users are viewing your clipboards, Shadow runs a slimline multi-threaded server process which makes use of your Mac’s multiple processing cores.

This user interface is non-intrusive and quickly becomes second-nature as an essential add-on for any busy Mac user.

Shadow is available for free to gauge user feedback and to learn how users work with Shadow. Shadow is compatible with Tiger and Leopard, so even users on older Macs can benefit.

The Escapers: http://www.theescapers.com
Shadow Beta: http://www.theescapers.com/shadow/

With a commitment to providing the highest quality software, The Escapers was founded in 2007 by two brothers for the purpose of publishing personal productivity software solutions expressly for the Mac platform, with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Copyright (C) 2007-2008 The Escapers. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Garry Taylor

+44 07905 688751

gt@theescapers.com

Apple enables Time Machine backups on AirPort Extreme

Apple enables Time Machine backups on AirPort Extreme

Apple has now fixed an issue in their Leopard operating system which prevented Time Machine backups on AirPort Extreme.

The latest patches issued by the company now enable Mac owners to use disks attached to the AirPort Extreme as a Time Machine-compatible backup drive.

Apple did not specifically mention this feature addition in the release notes but several users have confirmed the fixes.

Leopard’s preview editions had this flexibility though the feature turned out to be missing from the shipped copy of the OS.

Apple enables Time Machine backups on AirPort Extreme

Checkout: Apple Time Machine

KnowLeopard – Innovative new solution to learn about Mac OS X Leopard

KnowMac today announced that KnowLeopard, an innovative new software product to help make learning about Mac OS X Leopard easy, is now shipping. With screenshots, movies and an optional voice track, KnowLeopard keeps the reading to a minimum. KnowLeopard covers fourteen chapters including Time Machine, Spaces, iChat, Mail and much much more. Common tasks are covered as well as hints and tricks.

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San Francisco, CA – February 8, 2008 – KnowMac today announced that KnowLeopard, an innovative new software product to help make learning about Mac OS X Leopard easy, is now shipping. KnowLeopard covers fourteen chapters including Time Machine, Spaces, iChat, Mail and much much more. Common tasks are covered as well as hints and tricks.

KnowLeopard is waffle-free and cuts the reading to a minimum. KnowLeopard is full of screenshots and videos showing common tasks being carried out. Click any of them and KnowLeopard’s QuickZoom is activated causing the full-screen KnowLeopard interface to get out of the way, leaving you looking at your desktop with the chosen screenshot or videos. It is then easy to follow along, repeating videos as often as you like.

Profiles are built-in so that up to four people can use a single installation of KnowLeopard, recording progress and saving bookmarks.

As well as the screenshots and videos, KnowLeopard has an optional voice track which can be paused, restarted or muted. Take KnowLeopard at your own pace.

KnowLeopard is ideal for those new to the Mac or who are upgrading from Tiger. Mac experts will find KnowLeopard an excellent reference, as new Leopard features are highlighted.

The full list of chapters are: Desktop, Finder and Quick Look, Mail, Safari, Address Book, iCal, Time Machine, Dashboard, Spotlight, Spaces, iChat, Front Row, Other Apps and Technically Speaking. A full list of features plus a demo video is available from the KnowMac website.

System Requirements:
KnowLeopard requires any Intel Mac with a DVD drive or any widescreen PowerPC Mac with a DVD drive and Mac OS X 10.5.1 or higher.

Pricing and Availability:
KnowLeopard is shipping today for $34.99 USD. Free shipping is available to US, Canada, EU and UK.

KnowMac Website: http://www.knowmac.com/
KnowLeopard: http://www.knowmac.com/
Purchase Link: http://www.knowmac.com/Buy_KnowLeopard.html
Screenshot/App Icon: http://www.knowmac.com/Introducing_KnowLeopard_files/KnowLeopard-Md.png

KnowMac is a Mac-only software developer, creating fun and easy ways to learn about Mac software. KnowMac’s first product, KnowLeopard, is now available. Copyright 2008 KnowMac. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Gavin Smith
President
408-540-6500

admin@knowmac.com

BackJack Continuum complements Leopard’s Time Machine(R)

Getting your critical files offsite is a must. Continuum integrates tightly with Leopard’s Time Machine(R) to provide unprecedented, offsite backup protection from the same company that has brought you the BackJack Online Backup Service since 1998. Synectics Business Solutions, Inc., developer of the BackJack(TM) Online Backup Service, today announced its public beta of Continuum, the first of two exciting new offerings they plan to release.

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Markdale, ON, Canada – November 16, 2007 – Synectics Business Solutions, Inc., developer of the BackJack(TM) Online Backup Service, today announced its public beta of Continuum, the first of two exciting new offerings they plan to release. Today’s announcement confirms their continued commitment to providing offsite backup solutions that cater to the needs of worldwide Mac users in production and business environments where the loss of data is simply unacceptable.

Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard with Time Machine(R) has arrived, promising the ability to perform simple, onsite backups to local hard drives. “While Time Machine(R) offers a good local backup solution, the remaining risks of other catastrophes such as fire, theft and natural disasters still exist”, states President Chris Brown. “Getting critical files offsite in an automated and secure manner decreases those risks so that our clients can remain focused on their core competencies”.

BackJack Continuum eliminates the costs of hardware, human resources, and the need to physically rotate hard drives to an offsite location. Integrating tightly with Leopard’s Time Machine(R), Continuum monitors the completion of Time Machine(R)’s daily backup and efficiently gets those same files automatically offsite. With Time Machine(R) and Continuum working together on your Mac, your valuable files are now fully protected from the most common risks all Mac users face today.

If you are interested in beta testing Continuum or being notified of its final release, you can register online via http://www.backjack.com/continuum.

Established in 1990, Synectics Business Solutions, Inc. is rooted in Macintosh, originally as a Mac consulting/software development company and, for the last 10 years, as the developer and provider of BackJack. Since its launch in 1998, BackJack has revolutionized the way Mac users back up and restore their critical files offering a business-class solution with the highest data recovery rate guaranteed, intuitive software and unparalleled client care and support. For more information, visit the BackJack website.

BackJack: http://www.backjack.com/
BackJack Continuum: http://www.backjack.com/continuum

Established in 1990, Synectics Business Solutions, Inc. is rooted in Macintosh, originally as a Mac consulting/software development company and, for the last 10 years, as the developer and provider of BackJack. Since its launch in 1998, BackJack has revolutionized the way Mac users back up and restore their critical files offering a business-class solution with the highest data recovery rate guaranteed, intuitive software and unparalleled client care and support. 1 888 421 0220 (North America), +1 519 599 5020 (International – in Canada)

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Julie Hetherington
Marketing
519-599-5024

julieh@backjack.com

Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1 update released for Leopard

Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1 update released for Leopard

Apple has just updated their Tiger edition of Mac OS X.

The company in addition also released the first patch for their recently released Mac OS X Leopard edition.

The latest version is now Mac OS X 10.5.1. Apple said in its advisory that the update addresses issues with Airport, Back to My Mac, Disk utilities, iCal, Mail, Networking, Printing, Security and Firewall, System and Finder, and Time Machine.

This update fixes the much talked about bug in their Finder application which could possibly result in data loss. Apple Mail has also received some crucial updates related to stability.

Users can download these latest updates from Apple website. These are also accessible from the Leopard’s inbuilt software update utility.

Mac OS X Leopard Guided Tour Posted

Mac OS X Leopard Guided Tour Posted

Apple has now decided to give the users a preview of Mac OS X Leopard edition.

Like the iPhone, Apple has now posted a guided tour of some of the newest features of this upcoming Mac OS X edition.

Apple Leopard OS is scheduled to be released in the next couple of days and these kind of videos are a great help for users who would want to see if they really need to update to this edition.

The guided tour cover features of the new edition of Mac OS X like Stacks, Coverflow, Quick Look, Time Machine, Spaces, Mail etc.

Apple Mac OS X Leopard is retailing for USD 129 and has only one edition.

Checkout: Mac OS X Leopard Guided Tour