Turn Your Macbook Into A Video Camera

Huckleberry is a small set of 2 mirrors that change the view of the built-in iSight camera by 180 degrees. You take this small device and set it onto you your portable mac and it will record what is on the other side. This could be used to iChat with family or hold meetings or even shoot a video podcast. I am sure that there are many more uses for this product. How would you use it?

Keep iChat Out of The Way

I recently started using iChat more and more to communicate with my extended family. I have also used it to help my Grandfather when he has questions, I just fire up iChat and share his screen and I am able to help him with his issues. The other day I was messing around with the preferences in iChat and noticed something I have never been told about or heard of. I am sure that most of you know this but for my newer users who want to use iChat but don't want to have the window open all the time you can check a box in the Preferences of iChat that will put the status icon on the Menu Bar. From [...]

Enable Data Detectors in iChat

Do you like how you can get an e-mail from someone about an appointment and Mail.app will allow you to just enter it in iCal? I really do like it and it has made my life just a step or two easier. Well over the holiday my family bought my Grandfather a Mac and we have since really gotten to love the iChat application. Over at Mac User.com they tell us that if you will type in a one line command that you can enable the Data Detectors in iChat. According to Mac User.com just enter

defaults write com.apple.iChat EnableDataDetectors 1

into terminal and iChat will have the same ability to have [...]