Timer for iTunes

Ever wanted to fall asleep to your iTunes, but didn’t want your computer to be running all night? You’re in luck. The folks at GuguSoft have created iTunesShut (version 4.4.2) for just this purpose. You can set it to shut your computer down after a given number of songs, or after the finish of a PlayList. Nice idea, good features. Check it out: iTunesShut

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iPhone on the Horizon

It appears that rumors of Apple’s forthcoming cell phone are gaining credibility. While it’s not clear when the announcement from Apple will come, there are a number of sources indicating that Apple is in the process of looking for a manufacturer. One rumored manufacturer is Taiwan’s BenQ. Perhaps there will be some word of this at January’s MacWorld Expo in San Francisco.

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Finder Alternative: PathFinder

The Finder is perhaps the weakest link in the OS X interface. It seems that it hasn’t evolved much from OS 9. There have been a number of good Finder replacements created over the years, but this one stands out. Path Finder 4.6 combines an intuitive interface with feature-laden file management tools. And it’s fast. Check it out: Path Finder 4.6

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OpenOffice To Go With Aqua Interface

One of the truly great opensource projects around is OpenOffice. This community has set the standard for excellence in opensource applications. Currently, for Mac users, it runs in OS X via X11. But the OpenOffice community has announced an Aqua build, due out in the next few months. For those of you who are not comfortable with X11 on your Mac, keep an eye on this. Check it here: OpenOffice

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Do You Like Jack Johnson?

If so, check out Donavan Frankenreiter. Apparently, he’s a friend and confidant of JJ. Good, easy, mellow listening–with some especially tasty licks. If you like tasty licks, give a listen. Donvan Frankenreiter

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