From the editor
Volume Number: 23 (2007)
Issue Number: 02
Column Tag: From the editor
From the editor
Why are we here? That's always a good question to ask, and post-Macworld, having met many of our readers, I can say we're here to help! With Macworld behind us for now, we're going to continue the tech adventure right now.
Virtualization continues to be a hot topic just about everywhere, and the Apple world can't remain outside of its influence. Not only do we have Parallels, but the 800-pound gorilla of virtualization has released a beta of its product. While not a direct copy of any other product it makes, VMWare is releasing VMWare Fusion for the Mac in open beta testing. That's our cover story this month from first-time MacTech author Ben Greisler.
Perhaps it's the New Year rubbing off, but we have other new authors on board as well. Allen Hancock teaches us to leave the mouse alone and control our Macs through the keyboard only. A foreign concept to most Mac users! Secondly, Bernard Escaich brings us a how-to for the physical world: attaching speakers to an Apple display without compromising the Apple-aesthetics.
Speaking of the physical world, Andrew Turner is back with part 2 of his home automation article. Out of the explanatory phase, this article gives you everything you need to actually set up and control your universe.
Philip Rinehart brings up an issue that is affecting many of us that are now using BootCamp and other virtualized environments on our Macs: how do we share data between the many (real and virtualized) systems that now live on a single machine? Oh, and make it secure! If this is something you've struggled with for yourself or someone you support, check out Philip's "Camping in OS X".
Look for the regular AppleScript Essentials by Ben Waldie, and Mac in the Shell columns to help you with your scripting and automation needs.
We're also happy to have the MacTech Spotlight feature another great developer: Mike Clark from Marketcircle. Marketcircle has been a great force for Mac business with Daylite, and just released Billings during Macworld. Mike shares his history, views on Mac Development and more.
Finally, look for our MacTech at Macworld feature. If you were at the show in person or not, live vicariously through us for MacTech's point of view. We cover Macworld and how it impacts our community; the people involved and companies showing new products. Speaking of Macworld, we had some great conversations with people regarding the magazine's content. Likes, dislikes, hopes and ideas and we're acting on them. But don't let that be the end of it! Continue the conversation, that's what e-mail is for, right? Have an impact. Talk to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the issue, and I hope to speak to you soon!