Unix programmers use the "tail -f" utility to display the most recent additions to growing files such as server logs. Hoo Technologies' WinTail is essential a "tail -f" utility for Windows. It's a real time log monitor and file viewer that displays the ends of large, growing files quickly without the need to load the entire file to view it and without making any changes to the log files. System administrators can use it to view application traces logs and server logs in real time. It can capture and display OutputDebugString() Windows API output too, … Read more
There have been a number of reports in recent months claiming an easy way to clean your keyboard is to run it through the dishwasher. A few MacFixIt readers have asked questions about these reports, and have wondered if they should try it. Though we cannot recommend this method of cleaning for everyone, it may be a last resort for some keyboards. Even so, there are a few cautions you should be aware of in doing this, especially since without observing them you may end up with a clean but broken keyboard.… Read more
The iPhone and iPod Touch keyboard is very versatile, and many of its keys offer access to lists of special symbols or more, while tapping and holding one of the following keys for at least one second:.com when entering Web addresses in Mobile Safari to bring up options for .net, .edu and .org. . (period) when entering e-mail addresses in Mobile Mail to bring up the options for .net, .edu, .org and .com. " (double) or ' (single) quotes in the number and symbol keyboard to access alternative quotation characters. $ in the number and symbol keyboard to display alternative currency symbols. … Read more
This week is full of...updates! Apple has issued a small update to the firmware for their 2009 Aluminum Keyboards. The update follows the recently released one for their 2007 model keyboards, and should not be confused with it. If you tried updating your keyboard with the old update and failed, it is probably because you have the newer keyboard model.… Read more
Just announced today, the Wireless Desktop MK710 is Logitech's latest addition to its input device family. At $99, this keyboard and mouse combo offers an inexpensive incentive to get rid of those clumsy peripherals that came bundled with your desktop computer. Logitech also claims that the combo can get more than three years of juice from four AA batteries, but we'll see for ourselves with the test unit on the way.
The new keyboard incorporates Logitech's Incurve concave key design and cushioned palm rest to alleviate unnecessary pressure on your wrists; an integrated LCD dashboard up top … Read more
After years of users complaining about the lack of a full-size keyboard accessory for the iPhone, iit looks like Apple finally caved and created a physical keyboard with an integrated iPhone dock for the not-unreasonable price of $69. The trouble is, this keyboard isn't for the iPhone at all, but instead, is made for the upcoming Apple iPad.
The real head-scratcher here is that one of the biggest selling points of the iPad is that it has a nearly full-size touch screen keyboard built right in. Plus, Apple's product page says that the iPad will support Bluetooth 2.… Read more