Thursday, 31 January 2008

Analog Factory

Just bought Analog Factory by Arturia, a collection of their analogue virtual synths...

It has a good reputation, and offers a cut down interface for each synth (otherwise no-one would buy the complete emulations).

I'll try and report on the sounds and interface later.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Free Widgets for Welsh news and sport headlines.

Created some dashboard widgets that show the latest news headlines for Wales from icWales. All freeware and you can grab them from, eventually they will be hosted at the Apple Widget downloads section.

There are also widgets for Welsh farming & country news, business in wales, Welsh rugby headlines (Rugbynation) and football coverage from icWales. If you want others from icWales, just leave a comment.


Created using Dashcode, these widgets are universal binaries, that require a minimum of Mac OS X 10.4.3, and of course Dashboard.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

UK maps for Apple Address Book

See your contact's address...

Neat plugin (Universal) for the Mac Address Book which gives you a location map for a selected address. Streetmap or Google UK maps. (Freeware)

Friday, 11 January 2008

Have you a story to tell from Wales?

Don't keep it to yourself, send a story in to the Western Mail & Echo:

Another feature on the recently updated icWales site.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Short Film "EVOL"

by chris Vincze, with great music by Steven Poole.

Mac Address Book to Gmail contacts application

A tiny application by Ben Borofka (freeware) that alllows you to update your GMail (GoogleMail) account using the contacts held in your Mac Address book.

Create a new group in Address book drag the names you want to export into this group, select this group; then run the app and select the a to g created csv file. In Gmail use the import option in Contacts to pick up this file and import into Gmail.

The csv created by the a to g has the correct categories for Gmail. During import Gmail won't overwrite stuff, it asks you to confirm things such as differing phone numbers. Quite slick and doesn't lead to conflicts like some other applications. 

You can review the results in Gmail contacts section to alter anything you like after import.

Update: March 2008 updated to enable all contacts to be transferred, even those without email addresses in your address book application.

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Sunday, 6 January 2008

Where's the # hash key gone on my Mac?

The hash key (#) on UK Mac keyboards is created using:

Option (alt) key ⌥+ 3

Thursday, 3 January 2008


Launched as a repository for some of the band info and downloads, useful as the old Tiscali hosted site Massive Bureau of Everything is now only available via the internet wayback machine.

Built using Rapidweaver, very straightforward, rather slick software.