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Briefly: Stereo Orb, Rush's Mac rant

updated 07:30 pm EST, Thu February 14, 2008

Toon Boom harmony

In brief: We have a review of mStation's 2.1 Stereo Orb, a Toon Boom Harmony update has been released, Rush Limbaugh complains about Time Machine, Back to My Mac, and there's a new fix for AppleScript's interaction with Google Desktop in Leopard ... We have posted a review of mStation's 2.1 Stereo Orb, which provides deep, rich bass and upscale features at a lower price than most other systems with a sub-woofer. This charming, yet innocuous little ball packs quite a punch. The matching colored plastic covered dock attachment is interchangeable with any of the six included iPod adapters. These are held in place by rubber rings, which is another sign of attention to audio detail, especially in a device that is designed to put out a lot of bass.

Toon Boom Harmony update released

Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the expansion of its consultancy services with the release of a new version of Harmony. Harmony facilitates teams through design to compositing and final rendering, all in a non-linear workflow. Harmony's networking capabilities allow users to set priority-based batch-rendering schedules. "The new release of Harmony testifies again to Toon Boom's commitment to develop easier-to-use products. Established as the industry standard by the leading animation studios worldwide, Harmony is by far the most powerful multi-platform animation solution to create traditional and digital animation," said Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.

Rush complains about Time Machine, Back to My Mac

Rush Limbaugh provided a little more detail on issues that have been disoncerting him since his upgrade Leopard. CNET reports "The bombastic radio host has been a Mac user for years, but on Tuesday he complained on his show about issues with six Macs that he runs on a network, without providing any details. [...] Rush doesn't like the fact he can't back up his e-mail with Time Machine." He also says the "Back to my Mac" feature isn't working on a consistent basis.

Finding files with Google Desktop

It appears that AppleScript on Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.1) has some problems with the term "file", which is also a type in AppleScript, causing some problems with scripts that interact with Google Desktop to search the system in interesting ways. Dave MacLachlan of the Google Mac Team has a workaround. He writes: "It's not super fast, and it certainly isn't pretty, but it will compile and run consistently on both Tiger and Leopard. Here's hoping this will be fixed in the future, but until then, this technique should come in handy for other edgy AppleScript situations."

by MacNN Staff



  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Maybe Mr. Limbaugh needs to understand how a system works, before complaining about it.

    His email doesn't back up with Time machine? If it's POP mail, it certainly will. If it's IMAP, probably not, as that resides on whatever server his email sits. If he uses Entourage, and complains that his mail database doesn't get backed up, he should take it up with the morons from the MacBU responsible for that.

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rush is a Douche!

    Time machine has back up my email all the way back to when I started using it - as I just checked it before posting_ This is circe 10.5 - 10.5.1 and 10.5.2_

    He needs to go read the damned instructions_ Oh wait! It's not that difficult - you turn it ON - then set where you want to point the backup files - and then you Close the System Prefs and move on_

    Don't know anything about the Back to My Mac thing - don't have [dot]Mac - not gonna give Apple more money after I already bought their expensive s*** in the first place - but I think if Rush's first dilemna is anything like this one he should read the freakin' instructions and quit whining like a little baby_

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh yeah...

    and Rush doesn't have to have a Mac_

    He could always trade all that wonderful goodness back in for a batch of PCs running Vista instead_ Then go complain to Ballmer:

  1. stirrell

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Probably using Entourage

    He is probably using Entourage or another third party mail app that doesn't play well with Time Machine. Mail works great with Time Machine here.

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