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Mac OS vs Windows font rendering

I want to recommend this post by Joel Spolski about differences in font rendering philosophy between Mac OS & Windows. I never really understood why Apple failed to render sharp fonts on screen. Now I understand the purpose. I'm still not sure…...

June 26, 2007 · 1 min · François Planque

AC3 codec for Intel Mac (Universal)

WOW! All this time I've been running the wrong AC3 codec on my Mac Mini! Last week, I found one that works soooo much better! To find it, I actually had to search for "a52 codec" and not "ac3 codec". Go figure! Intel version (Universal) Original…...

November 25, 2006 · 6 min · François Planque

Mac instead of PC for PHP/Web development?

I have recently put together a new Core 2 duo PC for doing my web development. And I have been asked why I didn't get a Core 2 duo Mac instead... The question definitely makes sense. You can now get essentially the same components into a PC or a Mac.…...

November 17, 2006 · 15 min · François Planque

Apple Mighty Mouse goes wireless... but how far away?

Wireless Mighty Mouse Until now, Apple had a cool mouse called the Mighty Mouse with all the advanced features you'd expect from a mouse (right click, scroll weel... even better: multidirectional scrolling ball)... it just wasn't wireless. Apple also…...

August 2, 2006 · 2 min · François Planque

About Apple Bluetooth

One of my biggest frustrations with the Mac Mini has been using the mouse... the Bluetooth Wireless Mouse actually... The pointer movement just wasn't smooth enough... just not as responsive as it is on Windows... I first blamed it on using PowerPC…...

July 26, 2006 · 3 min · François Planque

Two weeks of facts about the Intel Mac Mini

The 10 feet interface Okay, well, one of the reasons I've been quiet for the last two weeks is because I got myself one of those intel Mac Minis... The bottom line is: I love that thing! But here's a little more details... including answers I…...

April 10, 2006 · 9 min · François Planque

AC3 codec for Intel Mac (Universal Binary)

Update: I originally found this codec. However, I've later found a much better one! 2009 Update: The a52 codec now supports 5.1 surround passthrough, even on Mac Mini.

March 27, 2006 · 1 min · François Planque

DivX codec for Intel Mac (Universal Binary)

Check it out here.

March 27, 2006 · 1 min · François Planque