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IMCapture for FaceTime (Mac) captures chats | MacNN

IMCapture, a Mac OS X  software application has announced support for Facetime. The pplcation previosuily supported recording Skype and Yahoo Messenger.
From MacNN:

“The program can be set to run in the background and thus automatically record any incoming or outgoing FaceTime call (from either an iPhone 4 or another Mac), or activated manually. Users have the option of recording just audio if preferred (can be saved as AAC, MP3 or WMA format), and after the call is over the video files can be exported in one of several QuickTime-supported formats (MOV, MPEG-4, SWF and FLV among others). The program captures both video streams, allowing for easy editing in video programs such as iMovie.”

Source: IMCapture for FaceTime (Mac) captures chats | MacNN.

Cydia Direct App Linking / Package Link

I noticed last night in an email from Greg Hughes that Wi-Fi Sync launched on Cydia due to Apple’s AppStore rejection.

He had rather cumbersome directions to get to the app in Cydia. It got me thinking that there must be a better way.

Searching online didn’t reveal anything. A tweet and email to Saurik, aka Jay Freeman, hasn’t been answered and may never.

My research lead me to the solution.

It should look familiar to any developers. I share so anyone, bloggers, developers can add in-Cydia app links onto their websites to help users.

cydia://package/com.ghughes.wifisync

For your app, just grab your package ID (see third photo), and put it after package/

Cheers

Update: 3/11/11 – Just noticed this isn’t working with my current version of Cydia 1.0.3366-1. humm..

Update: 3/29/11 – Cydia 1.1.1 released today corrects the bug that removed the ability for direct package / app links into Cydia.

Locking down FireFox / ‘child proofing’ the internet

I previously covered restricting OS X Tiger, but now I need to add some ‘child proofing’ to FireFox, the main application of my target user. In the process of searching for an intuitive and easy to administer solution, I found some candidates, but one winner, Glaxstar’s Glubble.

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Locking down OS X (Tiger) / ‘child proofing’

I’ve been asked a few times to get my sister-in-law a computer so she can email. She reiceved a ‘MailStation‘ as a gift. I never had the heart to tell her it was junk.

Since I’ve arrived at Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) for the iMac G3 I salvaged for free from Craigslist, I need to lock down the UI.  Sure, in Tiger, there are plenty of ‘Parental Controls’ but selecting the most restrictive setting of: ‘This user can only use these applications’, adds several Folders to the Dock such as Documents, Applications. Given this particular user, I felt it would confuse more then it would help.

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