August 2009 Links

Links for the month of August.

Here are a few links of interest to the folks who read my books and articles or watch my training videos.

  • Bing Search Tainted by Pro-Microsoft Results – Just as Bing is gaining popularity and market share, some disturbingly “pro-Microsoft” search results rear their ugly heads. On CIO.com. Thanks to @EstherSchindler on Twitter for sharing the link.
  • 26 Places to Find Free Multimedia for Your Blog – Nothing makes a blog post more eye-catching than a great header image, but not all publishers have artistic talent. And even accomplished digital creatives often crave some found material to start from or work with in a project. Luckily for all of the above, sources abound for finding a compelling photo to grab your readers’ eyes and draw them in, or to locate fresh multimedia to remix. Thanks to @estherschindler for sharing the link.
  • Daring Fireball: Ninjawords: iPhone Dictionary, Censored by Apple – Apple requires you to be 17 years or older to purchase a censored dictionary that omits half the words Steve Jobs uses every day. On Daring Fireball. Thanks to @mjvalente on Twitter for sharing the link.
  • How much disk space did Snow Leopard really save? – Learn more about why/how Snow Leopard saves disk space. By Cary Millsap.
  • http://www.macworld.com/article/142423/2009/08/snow_leopard_review.html – Apple has spent the last decade building and improving Mac OS X, fusing the classic Mac OS and technology acquired from Steve Jobs’s Next into an impressive mainstream operating system that’s widely considered the best in its class. But after a decade of constant advancement and regular operating-system upgrades, Apple has taken a pause with the release of Snow Leopard, also known as Mac OS X 10.6. Instead of adding hundreds of new features, Apple has chosen to use Snow Leopard to cut ties with the past, plan for the future, and take dead aim on its present competition. Read more in this Macworld review.
  • Mac OS X v10.6: About incompatible software – Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard is designed to protect your Mac from certain incompatible software that can quit unexpectedly or cause other issues in Mac OS X v10.6. When you install Snow Leopard or migrate to Snow Leopard, known-incompatible software is moved to a folder named Incompatible Software on your hard drive. Snow Leopard also prevents known-incompatible software from opening. If you see an “Incompatible software” message, contact the software’s vendor or visit their website for a later, compatible version. Read this article to learn more.
  • Mac OS X v10.6: About gamma 2.2 – To better serve the needs of consumers and digital content producers, Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard uses a gamma value of 2.2 by default. In versions of Mac OS X prior to 10.6, the default system gamma value was 1.8. Using the capabilities of ColorSync, the gamma value of 2.2 is automatically applied and seamlessly transitions your display, images and videos to the new gamma value. If you are a graphic or video professional, read this for more information.
  • YouTube – Snow Leopard and 64-Bit Mode – Learn more about Snow Leopard running 64-bit applications and whether you need to worry about if your Mac boots using the 64-bit kernel. On YouTube, by MacMost Video.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Compatibility – MacInTouch’s report on Snow Leopard Compatibility.
  • Info on Snow Leopard for Photographers – Scott Bourne discusses compatibility issues for photographers using Snow Leopard. On PhotoFocus.com.

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