DABCC Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”
If youre not familiar with Macs, Apple computer released late last month its latest OS version called Mac OS X 1.04 and above.
Among the 200+ new features added to this version, two specific get everyones attention. One is the “Spotlight” which I will comment on later.
The second one is the “Dashboard”. Dashboard as described by Appple is:
“Home to widgets: mini-applications that let you perform common tasks and provide you with fast access to information. With a single click, Dashboard appears, complete with widgets that bring you a world of information — real-time weather, stock tickers, flight information and more — instantly. Dashboard disappears just as easily, so you can get back to what you were doing.”
As a huge fan of Macs, especially the UNIX-based ones (MAC OS X), I couldnt help myself and not develop something that would use these powerful featues encountered on the new OS. The result of my “goofing around” with the Dashboard is DABCCs newest software.
So I hope you, my fellow DABCC visitors and Mac users, enjoy it!
Oh, dont think I forgot about the spotlight…
Spotlight is Apples new computer search technology that allows you to blaze through all of your files and applications and see results as soon as you type the very first letter.
That’s possible because Spotlight indexes every file on your computer transparently and in the background, so you never experience lag times or slowdowns.
And when you make a change, such as adding a new file, receiving an email or entering a new contact, Spotlight updates its index automatically, so search results are always up-to-the-moment accurate.
If youre a Windows users and there is an Apple store nearby, pay a visit there and find out for yourself all the cool stuff Apple is doing…
Note: Im a happy Mac/Windows user.
Nothing is perfect and neither Windows or Mac are. And if your are a microsoft or apple entusiastic you have to agree with me that both OSes have their Pros and Cons. The truth is Mac Os X 10.4 puts Apple far ahead of the game, now the ball is on Microsofts court to play catch up with Windows Codenamed: Longhorn…