I’m a Mac fan … I don’t go all crazy and have to have ALL the latest gadgets. For the record, I have an iPhone, iPod (I’m a generation behind), and a new 20″ aluminum iMac. OK, so I have to have some of the newest gadgets, but by most standards, I’m a very casual user.
Here is a list of the things I use the most:
-iCal (but mostly only on the iPhone)
-Address Book (to sync my iPhone)
Third Party Apps:
-Sirius Mac 2
…and a few others but used too scarcely to mention. I didn’t even have Office on my machine until about three months after I bought it.
So, in my casual use, there have been a few noticeable differences since upgrading to 10.5. I’m going to vent on two here:
Let’s start with Safari. I use Safari as my main web browser. I know that Safari 3 is still in Public Beta but I never used to have this problem. When viewing RSS feeds, it takes what feels like forever (up to about 10 seconds) to load as little as 5 new feeds. It never did this on the previous versions. I have not tried the RSS feed in Mail heavily yet so I don’t know if the problem exists there or not so I’ll have to try that and find out. Point is, I like viewing the RSS feeds in Safari while I’m browsing my other websites.
In iTunes, if I’m viewing a video (usually a TV show or music video), I often times will close the video window when it’s a music video that I don’t have the song file for. When I select another video, the audio will play, but the video window will not pop back up. If I select a size for the video screen, I get the turning beach ball, and iTunes quits. This also happened on Tiger so I’m not sure if it’s something I’m doing, but I don’t think such a simple thing should be such an issue.
More to come as I continue to discover new and hopefully exciting things!!
Editor’s Note: Greg Probst is the author of Blue Sleeves Blog and is a regular contributor to Probstisms.