Mac OS X: cómo desinstalar aplicaciones


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El cambio de Windows a Mac puede ser duro. No porque sea negativo –de hecho, creo que es muy positivo, pero en este caso es una opinión completamente personal- sino porque nos encontramos frente a dos sistemas operativos diferentes que tienen detalles que no se replican. Tienen los dos una interfaz gráfica de usuario, por lo que no debe ser complicado de usar, pero tienen diferencias claves. Como por ejemplo, cuandoqueremos desinstalar una aplicación.

En Windows, generalmente tenemos un archivo .exe para desinstalar. También lo podemos hacer desde el Panel de Control. No contamos con esto en Mac OS X. Tampoco tenemos un lugar donde podamos ir a desinstalar las aplicaciones. Podemos recurrir a aplicaciones desarrolladas por terceros que se encarguen de eliminar lo que no queremos más en el ordenador, pero generalmente no hacen un trabajo demasiado exhaustivo y dejan archivos y “residuos” de la aplicación que queremos eliminar. La mejor forma de hacerlo es manualmente.

También podemos creer que, como estamos frente a un único ícono de una aplicación, estamos también frente a un único archivo. Pero en el panel de aplicaciones, estos íconos representan un grupo de archivos que son necesarios para que la aplicación pueda correr sin problemas. Por eso la mejor forma de eliminar archivos es a través del finder. Generalmente, estas apps dejan atrás archivos de preferencias o de soporte de la aplicación, que podemos usar si decidimos reinstalar la aplicación. Pero la verdad es que son innecesarios y nos ocupan espacio en el disco.

¿Cómo podemos desinstalar completamente las aplicaciones en Mac? En realidad es un proceso muy simple.

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Hace algunos días les presentamos una lista con algunas alternativas a los mensajeros instantáneos más populares, Windows Live Messenger y Gtalk –también conocido de forma pedestre como “el chat de Google”-. Pero el Mac tiene su propio universo y también otras alternativas de mensajeros. Además de iChat, el que viene de forma nativa cuando prendemos por primera vez el ordenador apenas salido de su hermoso packaging, tenemos otras opciones para instalar. A continuación, vamos a repasar las mejores alternativas a mensajeros instantáneos para Mac OS X.

Adium

Esta es, al menos en mi opinión, la mejor alternativa que podemos usar en Mac.  Adium es un programa multiplataforma que soporta a múltiples servicios de mensajería instantánea. Por ejemplo, podemos sincronizar en un mismo lugar nuestras cuentas de MSN y Gtalk, por ejemplo. Pero además de esto, tenemos otras opciones de integración con el ecosistema Mac que hace que sea la opción indudable. Este programa Open Source también cuenta con una interfaz de usuario muy agradable e intuitiva, con ventanas de chat en formato de pestañas para estar más organizados y no crear múltiples ventanas que retarden al ordenador.

En cuanto a integración con Mac OS X, se puede sincronizar con la libreta de direcciones y contactos que viene de forma nativa con la computadora. Cuando usamos múltiples cuentas –por ejemplo de diferentes correos electrónicos- podemos hacer una unión de los correos de nuestros contactos en un solo perfil para estar más organizados. Por ejemplo, si tenemos a una persona en MSN y también en GTalk, podemos verlos online y chatear con ellos sin importar desde donde estén conectados. Con Adium también se puedentransferir archivos, algo fundamental, pero lamentablemente no se pueden hacer conversaciones en grupo o en video, pero sí nos da opciones de seguridad –cifrado de conversaciones-. Finalmente, viene en versión portable, si trabajamos en muchos Macs periódicamente es algo que no viene para nada mal.

InstantBird

InstantBird es otro sistema multiplataforma –no solamente podemos usarlo en Mac sino también en Windows y Linux-, con la posibilidad de sincronizar diferentes cuentas de varios servicios. Una de las mejores funcionalidades es que no solamente puede oficiar de mensajero instantáneo, sino que además nos permiteadministrar redes sociales –de la misma forma que Digsby, en el caso de Windows- como Facebook y Twitter. InstantBird está construido sobre Mozilla 16.0.2 lo que permite que haya actualizaciones en base a complementos de terceros que se pueden encontrar en la página de InstantBird. En cuanto a interfaz, se jacta de tener una muy limpia y simple de usar, sin demasiados abalorios para priorizar la experiencia del contacto y nada más.

De la misma forma que Adium, también divide las conversaciones en pestañas en lugar de ventanas, para facilitar la navegación. Dichas pestañas se pueden reorganizar moviéndolas de acuerdo con la prioridad, por ejemplo, pero lo más interesante es que se pueden crear ventanas nuevas arrastrando una de las pestañas fuera de la ventana original, de la misma forma que se abren nuevas ventanas en un navegador. Otra cosa que comparte con Adium es la posibilidad de unir contactos. También cuenta con potentes herramientas de búsqueda de contactos y de conversaciones, fundamental para una herramienta de trabajo. Es ideal para usuarios que estén acostumbrados a usar Firefox en sus ordenadores, porque tiene muchos puntos en común.

Messenger for Mac

5 alternativas a FileZilla


FileZilla es uno de los clientes FTP más populares. Para quienes no lo sepan, lo que nos permite es mover archivos a un FTP de una forma muy personalizada. Nos permite transferir archivos muy grandes, de varios GB por ejemplo, pero además permite que la transferencia se realice de una forma muy intuitiva a través de la modalidad drag and drop.  También permite editar archivos de forma remota y configurar los límites de velocidad de transferencia, entre otras cosas. Pero no estamos aquí para hablar de FileZilla, sino mejor de sus alternativas.

FileZilla es un cliente FTP gratuito, por lo que nos podemos quedar sin excusas a la hora de pedirles que prueben sus alternativas. Pero los gustos son variados, y puede que este programa no esté cumpliendo con todas las demandas que le hacemos. También podemos estar insatisfechos con su interfaz. Por eso, les presentamos una lista con 5 aplicaciones que sirven para reemplazar FileZilla y que dentro de todo cuentan con funcionalidades idénticas o similares.

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Pensado para los usuarios de Mac OS X, su principal desventaja reside en el hecho de que no es gratuito. Después de un período de prueba de 7 días tendremos que abonar para seguir disfrutando de algunas funcionalidades, pero el espíritu de la aplicación –transferencia de archivos a un FTP- sigue siendo el mismo. Otra de las funcionalidades destacables de Transmit reside en su velocidad de transferencia, que con su última actualización –van por la versión 4- llega a ser 25 veces más rápida que la versión anterior.

Sus funcionalidades principales incluyen:

  • Diferentes vistas para facilitar la búsqueda y transferencia de archivos con método drag and drop.
  • Barra de direcciones para saber siempre en qué parte del disco nos encontramos.
  • Carpetas desplegables para acceder a los archivos sin necesidad de abandonar el directorio principal.
  • Posibilidad de sumar etiquetas a las carpetas del mismo modo que se puede hacer en el Finder de Mac OS X.
  • Barra de progreso para saber en qué estado está la transferencia
  • Switch de protocolos en el panel del FTP.
  • Posibilidad de montar los discos favoritos en el Finder para poder accederlos fácilmente y transferir archivos de forma más rápida.Artículo completo

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Pantallas flexibles de Samsung a la venta en el 2013

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Desde hace varios meses hemos hablado acerca del lanzamiento de pantallas flexibles, algo que principalmente ha sido impulsado por Samsung.

Samsung lanzará nuevas pantallas AMOLED

De acuerdo a fuentes coreanas, Samsung lanzará dispositivos con pantallas flexibles hasta el próximo año, con el fin de seguir perfeccionando esta tecnología y ofrecer una mejor experiencia.
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Java es eliminado de los navegadores con Mac OS

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En la reciente actualización para Mac OS, Apple ha decidido eliminar Java, por lo que el contenido compatible con este script no puede apreciarse.

Apple retira Java de Mac OS

Apple sigue despidiéndose de diferentes servicios y aplicaciones, siendo la más reciente víctima Java, sin ninguna explicación extensa de por medio por parte de dicha empresa, pero si con algunas especulaciones.
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Skype será incluido en Windows 8 por defecto (confirmado)

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Microsoft ha confirmado que Skype estará integrado a Windows 8, sistema operativo cuyo lanzamiento se llevará a cabo dentro de unos días.

Skype incluido en Windows 8

Skype formará parte de la interfaz Metro y con esto se confirma el uso de este servicio de mensajería instantánea por parte de la empresa de Redmond.
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Casete con capacidad de almacenar 35 TB de información

Prototipo de casete de 35 TB

El famoso casete que representó el medio para escuchar y compartir música en los 80´s, ahora vuelve en versión digital y con enorme capacidad de almacenamiento.

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How to Benchmark Your Browser for HTML 5

The current set of Web browsers–Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari–support assorted standards, including HTML 5, the latest version of HyperText Markup Language. HTML 5 is an ambitious extension of HTML, incorporating an array of features. The standard is still in flux, however, and the World Wide Web Consortium hasn’t finalized it yet. Some of the important new features in HTML 5 include canvas rendering, tighter integration of SVG (scalable vector graphics), and video and audio tags. These new elements are specifically designed to make it easier for Web developers to present and manage multimedia content. What HTML 5 currently doesn’t have is a built-in standard way to handle 3D graphics.

Whenever new, competing platforms emerge, it’s natural to try to compare their performance. After all, users want the most robust and most responsive environment for running their applications, whether those apps are for productivity, entertainment, or education. The problem is that Web applications themselves are in a state of flux, as is the state of benchmarking Web browsers.

What I’m going to cover in this article won’t tell you what the fastest browser is, nor what the best hardware might be for those browsers–that will come later. Today, I’ll dive into the complexities of benchmarking browsers, look at a few examples of benchmarks, and help you understand where performance testing currently stands when it comes to these new virtual platforms. By the end of this article, you will know how to benchmark and optimize your browser for HTML 5 applications.


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Modern Web browsers on both mobile devices and PCs now support HTML 5, including HTML 5 canvas rendering. We show you how to get the most out of your browser with a little testing and tweaking.

Contemporary browsers are much more than just a window into the World Wide Web: Browser developers have turned the software into sophisticated application platforms in their own right. But browsers are not the same as hardware platforms–rather, they function as virtual environments accessible from a variety of platforms. For example, you can have Google’s Chrome browser on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Android devices.

The current set of Web browsers–Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari–support assorted standards, including HTML 5, the latest version of HyperText Markup Language. HTML 5 is an ambitious extension of HTML, incorporating an array of features. The standard is still in flux, however, and the World Wide Web Consortium hasn’t finalized it yet. Some of the important new features in HTML 5 include canvas rendering, tighter integration of SVG (scalable vector graphics), and video and audio tags. These new elements are specifically designed to make it easier for Web developers to present and manage multimedia content. What HTML 5 currently doesn’t have is a built-in standard way to handle 3D graphics.

Whenever new, competing platforms emerge, it’s natural to try to compare their performance. After all, users want the most robust and most responsive environment for running their applications, whether those apps are for productivity, entertainment, or education. The problem is that Web applications themselves are in a state of flux, as is the state of benchmarking Web browsers.

What I’m going to cover in this article won’t tell you what the fastest browser is, nor what the best hardware might be for those browsers–that will come later. Today, I’ll dive into the complexities of benchmarking browsers, look at a few examples of benchmarks, and help you understand where performance testing currently stands when it comes to these new virtual platforms. By the end of this article, you will know how to benchmark and optimize your browser for HTML 5 applications. Leer más “How to Benchmark Your Browser for HTML 5”

Convertir un sitio web en una aplicación para Mac OS X con Fluid

Fluid es una interesante aplicación que nos permite convertir un sitio web en una aplicación para Mac OS X, o dicho en otras palabras, crear una aplicación de un sitio web. Obviamente con esta herramienta podemos crear la aplicación de un sitio web sin saber ni tener que escribir ni una línea de código.

Una vez que abrieron Fluid tienen que ingresar la URL del sitio web del cual quieren crear la aplicación, asignarle un nombre y un ícono. El programita crea la app en menos de 10 segundos y nos notifica mediante una ventana de confirmación. Luego sólo queda abrir la aplicación desde el directorio de aplicaciones (o donde hayan elegido que se guarde la app).


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Fluid es una interesante aplicación que nos permite convertir un sitio web en una aplicación para Mac OS X, o dicho en otras palabras, crear una aplicación de un sitio web. Obviamente con esta herramienta podemos crear la aplicación de un sitio web sin saber ni tener que escribir ni una línea de código.

Una vez que abrieron Fluid tienen que ingresar la URL del sitio web del cual quieren crear la aplicación, asignarle un nombre y un ícono. El programita crea la app en menos de 10 segundos y nos notifica mediante una ventana de confirmación. Luego sólo queda abrir la aplicación desde el directorio de aplicaciones (o donde hayan elegido que se guarde la app). Leer más “Convertir un sitio web en una aplicación para Mac OS X con Fluid”

Sparrow for Mac: a study in minimalist e-mail interfaces

Mac OS X users are about to have a new option for a native Cocoa e-mail client—as long as they use the IMAP protocol and prefer a very spartan user interface. Called Sparrow, the app’s developers recently launched a public beta to get some feedback on the features and design. With over 20,000 downloads in just one day, the developers are scrambling to massage the beta into a 1.0 release and answer the massive flood of user feedback.

We spoke with Dominique Leca and Dihn Viêt Hoà about their motivation to create a Mac OS X e-mail client, fueled by innovative iPad apps and frustration with vaporware projects. We also spent a little time with the beta of Sparrow to check out its Twitter-influenced user interface.
DIY Project

Leca cofounded an iOS development studio in Paris two years ago and hired Dinh, a former Apple software engineer, to code for the company. Two years later, both left to pursue other opportunities and decided to collaborate on Sparrow as a side project. Neither were prepared for the project to be so popular.

“We were amazed by the way Sparrow was received, and we weren’t imagining that it could make so much noise,” Leca told Ars. “We’re gearing up to make a final 1.0 version of Sparrow, thanks to the amazing feedback we have had.”

When he was at Apple, Dinh had worked on iCal and later iSync. He was also heavily involved in the development of the open source e-mail library libEtPan.

That library was used to build an open source Cocoa wrapper called MailCore, designed to be the basis of a Mac OS X IMAP client called Kiwi. Unfortunately, Kiwi has yet to materialize as an actual software product. However, both etPan and MailCore have been used in other Mac and iPhone e-mail clients, such as reMail and Notify. In fact, MailCore was considered as an option for another e-mail client project that was launched earlier this year called Letters.

Dinh had followed the early initial rush of work on Letters, but wasn’t happy with the choice of MailCore. He felt that as the main developer of etPan he could make a better library, which he calls etPanKit, and planned to offer its use to the Letters project.

However, Dinh’s offer was ultimately turned down. “First, it was decided not to integrate this new engine and to write a new IMAP engine from scratch,” he told Ars. “Secondly, Letters was going nowhere.” Ars confirmed that little progress has been made since the initial flurry of discussions got the Letters project off the ground in January.

With etPanKit in hand, and Leca offering to work on UI design and marketing (he has a business degree from French business school HEC), the pair decided to make their own IMAP e-mail client. And they forged ahead “against most advice of Mac developers around us,” Leca said.

“We kid a lot about it, but the Mac needs a great, alternative e-mail client, and in our coding fantasies we always talk about making the perfect one,” Panic’s Cabel Sasser told Ars back when Letters had just been announced. “What holds us back are only dumb, boring business things: it would take a lot of work, and we’re not sure the return would be worth it.”

The problem most developers fear is competing with Apple and “free”—Mail is already an adequate e-mail client for most users, and it comes free with every Mac.


Mac OS X users are about to have a new option for a native Cocoa e-mail client—as long as they use the IMAP protocol and prefer a very spartan user interface. Called Sparrow, the app’s developers recently launched a public beta to get some feedback on the features and design. With over 20,000 downloads in just one day, the developers are scrambling to massage the beta into a 1.0 release and answer the massive flood of user feedback.

We spoke with Dominique Leca and Dihn Viêt Hoà about their motivation to create a Mac OS X e-mail client, fueled by innovative iPad apps and frustration with vaporware projects. We also spent a little time with the beta of Sparrow to check out its Twitter-influenced user interface.

DIY Project

Leca cofounded an iOS development studio in Paris two years ago and hired Dinh, a former Apple software engineer, to code for the company. Two years later, both left to pursue other opportunities and decided to collaborate on Sparrow as a side project. Neither were prepared for the project to be so popular.

“We were amazed by the way Sparrow was received, and we weren’t imagining that it could make so much noise,” Leca told Ars. “We’re gearing up to make a final 1.0 version of Sparrow, thanks to the amazing feedback we have had.”

When he was at Apple, Dinh had worked on iCal and later iSync. He was also heavily involved in the development of the open source e-mail library libEtPan.

That library was used to build an open source Cocoa wrapper called MailCore, designed to be the basis of a Mac OS X IMAP client called Kiwi. Unfortunately, Kiwi has yet to materialize as an actual software product. However, both etPan and MailCore have been used in other Mac and iPhone e-mail clients, such as reMail and Notify. In fact, MailCore was considered as an option for another e-mail client project that was launched earlier this year called Letters.

Dinh had followed the early initial rush of work on Letters, but wasn’t happy with the choice of MailCore. He felt that as the main developer of etPan he could make a better library, which he calls etPanKit, and planned to offer its use to the Letters project.

However, Dinh’s offer was ultimately turned down. “First, it was decided not to integrate this new engine and to write a new IMAP engine from scratch,” he told Ars. “Secondly, Letters was going nowhere.” Ars confirmed that little progress has been made since the initial flurry of discussions got the Letters project off the ground in January.

With etPanKit in hand, and Leca offering to work on UI design and marketing (he has a business degree from French business school HEC), the pair decided to make their own IMAP e-mail client. And they forged ahead “against most advice of Mac developers around us,” Leca said.

“We kid a lot about it, but the Mac needs a great, alternative e-mail client, and in our coding fantasies we always talk about making the perfect one,” Panic’s Cabel Sasser told Ars back when Letters had just been announced. “What holds us back are only dumb, boring business things: it would take a lot of work, and we’re not sure the return would be worth it.”

The problem most developers fear is competing with Apple and “free”—Mail is already an adequate e-mail client for most users, and it comes free with every Mac. Leer más “Sparrow for Mac: a study in minimalist e-mail interfaces”

Is Microsoft Ceding the Tablet Market to Apple?

Someone should let Microsoft know that waiting to join the multitouch tablet game, a year and a half after Apple revolutionized it, just isn’t going to work this time.

This news isn’t coming from Microsoft itself, so a healthy dose of salt should be applied. The source is Jeffries analyst Katherine Egbert. She has been speaking to Microsoft’s General Manager of Investor Relations, so the estimate is pretty close to the horse’s mouth (and may, if anything, be a little optimistic).

The problem is Windows 7, which is absolutely not optimized for a tablet’s touchscreen interface–particularly in a world of multitouch gestural interfaces. To see proof of this, look no further than Steve Ballmer’s fumbling demonstration of HP’s slate PC prototype from January of 2010. Ballmer’s fingers repeatedly skitter past the tiny finger-unfriendly icons on windows.


BY Kit Eaton
http://www.fastcompany.com/1692351/microsoft-surrendering-the-tablet-pc-race-to-apple-no-windows-tablets-til-mid-2011

Microsoft tablet

Someone should let Microsoft know that waiting to join the multitouch tablet game, a year and a half after Apple revolutionized it, just isn’t going to work this time.

This news isn’t coming from Microsoft itself, so a healthy dose of salt should be applied. The source is Jeffries analyst Katherine Egbert. She has been speaking to Microsoft’s General Manager of Investor Relations, so the estimate is pretty close to the horse’s mouth (and may, if anything, be a little optimistic).

The problem is Windows 7, which is absolutely not optimized for a tablet’s touchscreen interface–particularly in a world of multitouch gestural interfaces. To see proof of this, look no further than Steve Ballmer‘s fumbling demonstration of HP‘s slate PC prototype from January of 2010. Ballmer’s fingers repeatedly skitter past the tiny finger-unfriendly icons on windows. Leer más “Is Microsoft Ceding the Tablet Market to Apple?”

50 Insanely Awesome Apple and Mac Icons


By Taimur Asghar

Everyone loves free resources so does we, that’s why we keep on posting high-quality resources for you on regular basis. Today we have collected 50 awesome icon sets for your Mac. Beautiful icons make sure you have pleasing and joyful visual interface experience and offer you elegant means of interaction with your Mac. You can renew look of your mac by just changing basic icons with new creative and beauteous icons we have listed in this roundup. Give your Mac a new appearance today.

1. The MacBook In Black

The MacBook In Black

2. Aluminium MacBook Pro OSX

Aluminium MacBook Pro OSX

3. HydroPRO -HP- Mac Edition

HydroPRO -HP- Mac Edition

4. Stainless mac

Stainless mac

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45 Free Applications For Designers And Developers

If you’re one of these people, this list is for you – and there is probably an application or two in here that those of you who are not looking for freebies will love too. The post is full of open source applications for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iPhone/Pad and Android phones, from development apps, painting and image editing apps and nifty little tools that come in handy from time to time.


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If you’re one of these people, this list is for you – and there is probably an application or two in here that those of you who are not looking for freebies will love too. The post is full of open source applications for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, iPhone/Pad and Android phones, from development apps, painting and image editing apps and nifty little tools that come in handy from time to time.

Development Apps

Notepad++ | Windows
Notepad++ is a free source code editor that replaces Windows’ standard Notepad editor, and is available in several different languages across the globe.

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5 Reasons Why People Hate Apple

Based on my extensive observations of the species, Apple-haters fall into five categories. If you’re an Apple-hater, which one of these categories do you fit in?

Mitch Wagner, Computerworld

5 Reasons Why People Hate AppleArtwork: Chip TaylorEvery company has its opponents, but Apple really gets people worked up. Some people hate Apple a lot, more than they hate Nazis or Smurfs. They leave angry comments on Apple blogs. Based on my extensive observations of the species, Apple-haters fall into five categories. If you’re an Apple-hater, which one of these categories do you fit in?

You believe buying Apple undermines your individuality. You see yourself as making a bold stroke for your individuality and freedom by your refusal to buy Apple. You use words like “brainwashed” and “lemmings” to describe Apple fans.

These haters frequently have very poor grammar and spelling. Many of them seem to be barely literate. They also often have issues with alternative sexuality, accusing Apple fans of performing acts of love with Steve Jobs that were, until recently, illegal in many states.

Is this a good reason to hate Apple? No, it’s dumb. Your choice of consumer products says nothing about your individuality. The true individual doesn’t care what the herd does, he does what’s right for him. Sometimes that means forging a unique path, but other times, what the masses do is just fine. If your sense of individuality is bound up in the consumer products you buy, then you have no individuality at all — you’re just one of the Body of Landru, kidding yourself that you’re a unique special snowflake.

Moreover, Mac OS has just 5% market share, Windows still runs on more than 90% of desktops. The iPhone is only the third most popular phone in the U.S., lagging Android and BlackBerry. If Apple is trying to absorb everyone into its universal groupmind, they’re doing a poor job of it.

You hate Apple culture. Your favorite word is “arrogance.” You look at Apple’s secretive culture, its slick stores, its polished advertising campaigns, and you think that Apple feels it’s superior.

There is some truth in this. Apple does feel it’s superior. But they’re hardly alone. Everybody who works in the computer industry thinks they’re superior to everybody else. The same is true for Christians, Jews, atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Americans, Europeans, Objectivists, and New Yorkers. It’s part of the human condition to think that your tribe is better than everybody else’s tribe.

Is this a good reason to hate Apple? No, it’s dumb. What do you care what Apple thinks about you? Do you get worked up in a hissy fit if the barista at Starbucks looks at you funny?

The more you go on about Apple’s “arrogant” culture,the more you reveal about yourself, your own insecurities and father-issues. Go get therapy, give yourself a hug, and shut up about Apple already.

You’ve had a bad experience with Apple products. Every company produces occasional lemons, and if you’re stuck with one of them, you’re likely to hate the company that sold it to you.


Based on my extensive observations of the species, Apple-haters fall into five categories. If you’re an Apple-hater, which one of these categories do you fit in?

Mitch Wagner, Computerworld

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5 Reasons Why People Hate AppleArtwork: Chip TaylorEvery company has its opponents, but Apple really gets people worked up. Some people hate Apple a lot, more than they hate Nazis or Smurfs. They leave angry comments on Apple blogs. Based on my extensive observations of the species, Apple-haters fall into five categories. If you’re an Apple-hater, which one of these categories do you fit in?

You believe buying Apple undermines your individuality. You see yourself as making a bold stroke for your individuality and freedom by your refusal to buy Apple. You use words like “brainwashed” and “lemmings” to describe Apple fans.

These haters frequently have very poor grammar and spelling. Many of them seem to be barely literate. They also often have issues with alternative sexuality, accusing Apple fans of performing acts of love with Steve Jobs that were, until recently, illegal in many states.

Is this a good reason to hate Apple? No, it’s dumb. Your choice of consumer products says nothing about your individuality. The true individual doesn’t care what the herd does, he does what’s right for him. Sometimes that means forging a unique path, but other times, what the masses do is just fine. If your sense of individuality is bound up in the consumer products you buy, then you have no individuality at all — you’re just one of the Body of Landru, kidding yourself that you’re a unique special snowflake.

Moreover, Mac OS has just 5% market share, Windows still runs on more than 90% of desktops. The iPhone is only the third most popular phone in the U.S., lagging Android and BlackBerry. If Apple is trying to absorb everyone into its universal groupmind, they’re doing a poor job of it.

You hate Apple culture. Your favorite word is “arrogance.” You look at Apple’s secretive culture, its slick stores, its polished advertising campaigns, and you think that Apple feels it’s superior.

There is some truth in this. Apple does feel it’s superior. But they’re hardly alone. Everybody who works in the computer industry thinks they’re superior to everybody else. The same is true for Christians, Jews, atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Americans, Europeans, Objectivists, and New Yorkers. It’s part of the human condition to think that your tribe is better than everybody else’s tribe.

Is this a good reason to hate Apple? No, it’s dumb. What do you care what Apple thinks about you? Do you get worked up in a hissy fit if the barista at Starbucks looks at you funny?

The more you go on about Apple’s “arrogant” culture,the more you reveal about yourself, your own insecurities and father-issues. Go get therapy, give yourself a hug, and shut up about Apple already.

You’ve had a bad experience with Apple products. Every company produces occasional lemons, and if you’re stuck with one of them, you’re likely to hate the company that sold it to you. Leer más “5 Reasons Why People Hate Apple”

¿Problemas de caída de pelo? | Yorokobu


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¿Se te cae el pelo? La compañía farmacéutica Banyu ha creado un espacio llamado AGA30’s Opinion, que pretende reunir al público masculino en torno a preguntas y respuestas sobre típicos dilemas de hombres. El tema capilar… y otros más.

¿Qué edad tienes? El usuario debe introducir esa información en la web antes de empezar la experiencia. Los problemas con los que se enfrenta un hombre, en función de su edad, se categorizan por colores y temas: trabajo, dinero, amor y pelo.

Y algunos de los dilemas por los que se pregunta en la web son: “¿Tomarías dinero prestado de tus padres en una emergencia? “, “¿Te has metido en páginas porno en el trabajo?”, “¿Compruebas cada mañana cómo va disminuyendo tu pelo?”.

Esa es la parte más lúdica. El lado algo más serio se encuentra en otra web, AGA-News, en la que animan a las personas con problemas capilares a acudir a un especialista y estar atentos a ese problema.

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A Basic Look at Typography in Web Design


April 7th, 2010 by Shannon Noack

A Basic Look at Typography in Web Design

Typography is an integral part of design. Think of all the different uses of typography on the web, from large headlines and bold blocks of text to smaller-sized text in body copy, and you’ll soon realize that not only is it a crucial part of a web design, but that it’s a pure combination of art and science.

We’ve come a long way since the start of the internet, but the use of typography is as important today as it was back in the day.

Typography Basics

Typography Basics

Typography is the use of type in a design. Typography seeks to create a greater meaning by thoughtful and deliberate selection font, size, color, layout, alignment, and other factors that affect the design of type on a page.

There are two major classifications of fonts to choose from: serif and sans serif fonts.

Serif fonts have serifs or extra embellishments at the end of stokes; some call them feet or tails.

Typography Basics

Sans serif fonts are without serifs; no extra details are found on the end of each letter.

Typography Basics

Things to Consider for Typography on the Web

There are many differences in handling type in print versus on the web. Things to think about with text on the web are contrast, color, readability, and size.

Colors on a monitor screen are created by light, and it becomes more important to think about contrast because it’s straining to look at and read text with poor contrast. Black text on a white background is the easiest to read because it provides the most contrast. Color theory and color choice play an important role in web typography.

Sans serif fonts have been proven to be more easily read online in body copy because serifs make it tougher for the eye to follow, while the opposite is true for printed text.

Although at an increased size and with more leading—the amount of additional vertical space between lines of type—sans serif fonts can still work fine in body text on the web. Serifs work great in headlines and headings because they give a special accent to a headline and because serif fonts are easy to read when dealing with smaller quantities of text.

Size is an important factor to consider when choosing your font styles. Text that is too small is hard to read, but text that is too big takes up too much space. Find a size that works well with your design and is easy to read.

Taking Control of Fonts

There are many settings that control the way your font appears on a web page. Font size, as mentioned previously, is certainly important. The three most popular units of measurements are: em, percentage (%), and pixels (px).

Declaring font sizes in CSS is simple, here’s an example of paragraph elements being assigned a unit of 1em.

p {
 font-size: 1em;
}

Em is a widely used form of typographic measurement for web designs because it scales well and can give you finer increments of size (i.e. 1.35em).

Pixels are measured relative to the screen resolution and give you a bit less control as you can only use whole numbers (i.e. 2px).

Many people like using percentages for font sizes because they give the user control of font sizes. The size is determined by their browser’s font size settings.

Kerning and leading can also be controlled with your CSS. Kerning is the space between characters and can be controlled with the letter-spacing property. Leading can be controlled using the CSS property, line-height. Both are great ways to control the look of your text.

Other possible and less popular units of measurements are:

  • points (pt)
  • pica (pc)
  • inches (in)
  • centimeters (cm)
  • millimeters (mm)
  • x space (ex)

Using pt is great for print stylesheets because they are a print unit of measurement. Points shouldn’t be used in your web pages because there are big differences between browsers when using points; Mac OS computers tend to show text 25% smaller than PC computers.

Web Safe Fonts

Web Safe Fonts

What is a web safe or web standard font? These fonts make up a group of a select few fonts that are available on most computers. This is what currently limits font choices on the web under CSS2 specifications.

Choosing from the web safe fonts available will ensure better control over what your text looks like on all browsers and operating systems. The consensus for the most popular fonts are:

Other popular fonts:

  • Impact
  • Lucida Console (Mac OS equivalent is Monaco)
  • Lucida Sans (Mac OS equivalent is Lucida Grande)
  • Palatino
  • Tahoma (Mac OS equivalent is Geneva)
  • Comic Sans
  • Trebuchet MS

When using any of these fonts—especially the ones from the second list—it’s a great idea to include a few options to fall back on in your CSS, as explained in the following section.

Setting Your Fonts

There are a few methods to choose from to display fonts on your websites. If you’re using a web safe font, you can declare it via CSS, such as in the following example:

font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;

It’s important to include several fonts just in case someone doesn’t have your first option. This gives your user’s browser something to fall back on. This list of fonts is called a font stack.

Redefining “web safe fonts” with CSS3

Current CSS3 specs allow you to choose from any licensed OpenType or TrueType font at your disposal. You can do this by using @font-face, as shown in the following example:

@font-face {
  font-family: "Journal; src: url(journal.ttf) format("truetype");
}
h1 {
  font-family: "Journal", sans-serif;
}

Font replacement tools

There are several font replacement methods at your disposal if you are still unsure about using @font-face in your designs.

Cufon

Cufon is a favorite font replacement tool to use because it’s relatively painless to integrate into a website. Plenty of documentation is available on their website, as well as the text generator that spits out code you’ll need. Although it’s a good, solid solution, it’s not without it’s downsides—currently text rendered by Cufon is not selectable by users.

Cufon

sIFR

sIFR is a Flash-based text replacement method and is just as nice as Cufon. You’ll need Flash to create a font file for your site. It’s best used on headlines or very small blocks of text because the load time can drag on a bit if you use it extensively on a web page. The downside is that it doesn’t work without Flash enabled in your browser, but the upside of sIFR versus Cufon is that text is selectable.

sIFR

Web Typography Mistakes

Web Typography Mistakes

Lack of typography consistency is one the biggest mistakes new web designers make. Font properties are best controlled globally, and it’s good practice to set the font family, size, color, line height and weight for the body element of all your pages through CSS, such as in the following example:

body { font: 1em/1.3em Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #000; }

You should set heading styles globally as well for h1, h2, and h3. Link styles should also be set globally.

Choosing fonts that are too similar is not a good choice, and should be avoided by carefully looking at the style of fonts and the design of the site to choose something that is appropriate. Most serif headings pair well with sans serif fonts for body text. Pairing two sans serif fonts is a bit trickier but is certainly a viable option.

Some Examples of Great Typography in Websites

In this section, you’ll find an array of websites that display effective typography usage.

Analog

The typography choices made here match the theme of the site very well. Type plays a big role in the look of this site, using color, size, font, spacing, and layout to enhance the overall look of the page.

Analog

Blue Pixel

Blue Pixel uses Cufon to create bold headlines. The body font and the headline font are both san serif and go together well.

Blue Pixel

Festival Boreal

Cufon is also used here to add a unique look to the site through typography. Color, different sizes, and a fun asymmetrical layout create a great typographical design.

Festival Boreal

Go Media Inc

A mixture of a few different font themes creates a great web design here. The navigation is clean-cut with thin, uppercase type that is nicely paired with an italic serif font for taglines and headings on pages.

Go  Media Inc

Kari Jobe

Courier—a serif font—is paired with a few sans serif fonts in this design. The fonts work together with the design to create a look that brings together an old-world style with a new bright and modern feel.

Kari Jobe

SimpleBits

This site has lots of type and is organized well with set styles that create a user-friendly site. Bold uppercase type in the upper navigation work well with the sans serif body text and red serif headlines.

SimpleBits

We Are VI

This blog has several font styles at work and uses typography to their advantage by keeping the site organized and easy to navigate.

We  Are VI

Information Highwayman

Typography is used in the background as a design element, creating a great backdrop that doesn’t distract from the body text. The rest of the text complements the style, with good-sized easy to read body text using a serif font.

Information Highwayman

Check out this showcase of 20 websites with beautiful typography for more design inspiration and examples.

Additional Resources on Web Typography

I hope you enjoyed this look at typography in web design. Typography is a broad topic but an important concept to understand as a designer of any kind.

How heavily does typography play into the aesthetics of a web design? How much time should you spend on typography when designing a site?

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About the Author

Shannon Noack is a designer in Arizona and the Creative Director of Snoack Studios. Designing is her passion in life and she loves to create websites, logos, print work, you name it. She also blogs regularly here and you can connect with her on Twitter as well.

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Folx Could Be Your Next Most Favourite Free Download Manager For Mac OS X


Folx is a free download manager for Mac OS X. Its friendly interface will help you take the most of your downloads. It’s not overloaded with tons of unnecessary features and is extremely easy to use. All you have to do to download files is click the link in your web browser and Folx will catch it.

It can split your downloads in multiple threads, thus it is much faster. You also have an option to adjust the download and upload speed in Folx and prioritize the most important downloads by just dragging them to the top of the queue. Folx also offers auto-resuming of your downloads in case you went offline or the tracker was down, etc.

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You probably noticed before that the more you download the harder it is sometimes to find the needed files in your downloads folder. Leer más “Folx Could Be Your Next Most Favourite Free Download Manager For Mac OS X”