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."