Archive for August, 2012

How to trademark your ideas and products? | News | TechRadar

Your business and product names are essential parts of your business. They’re the way you differentiate your business and products and they’re a guarantee to your customers that they’re getting a certain level of quality, so it’s important that you keep them to yourself. One way of doing this is to trademark them.

via How to trademark your ideas and products? | News | TechRadar.

Use multiple drives with Time Machine – Mac OS X Hints

If you go to the Time Machine System Preference and click on Select Disk, if you already have a disk set as your backup and you select a second disk, you are presented with a dialog asking if you want to delete the current disk or use both disks for Time Machine. You are told that if you us both disks, Time Machine will take turns backing up to both disks. Nice touch to allow backups at work and home to happen at the same time!

[kirkmc adds: This is one of the features that Apple mentioned about Time Machine in Mountain Lion. The backups rotate, and you can either use disks at home and at work, or even two disks in the same place if you are paranoid about backups (as I am).]

via Use multiple drives with Time Machine – Mac OS X Hints.

Set up Mountain Lions text expansion options | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Lifehacker has a simple look at how to set up Mountain Lions built-in text expansion or, as Apple calls it, "substitution" options. In System Preferences, under Language and Text, you can go in and set up any number of text shortcuts that will expand into commonly-used phrases and words.

via Set up Mountain Lions text expansion options | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Google Translate can now read images of text | Ars Technica

The newest version of the Google Translate app can now translate text from photos, according to Android Central. The image feature works with all languages available in Translate, and allows users to highlight the text they want to convert to another language.

via Google Translate can now read images of text | Ars Technica.

Encrypt any disk in Mountain Lion | Macworld

One of the more interesting—and less visible—new features in Mountain Lion is the ability to encrypt almost any disk. OS X has long offered the ability to encrypt your startup disk using Apple’s FileVault, but Mountain Lion extends this feature to other disks, even to simple USB flash drives. Here is an overview of how this feature works, how you can encrypt and decrypt a disk, and what options you have when doing so.

via Encrypt any disk in Mountain Lion | Macworld.

WordPress iOS app update brings new UI, features | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Version 3.1 of the free WordPress app brings a new look to the universal application. Theres a sidebar for quickly navigating through your site, and on the iPad, sliding panels make navigation a piece of cake. The app can now be used in landscape mode, which makes me quite happy as thats the way I prefer to type on the iPhone and iPad. There are allegedly "updated colors and graphics", but if so, they are almost invisible changes

via WordPress iOS app update brings new UI, features | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.