Somewhere in our extended circle of friends and family we all have a golfer who loves to talk about the many balls he lost in water hazards and the crazy ways he's retrieved them.
It looks like the modern Mac icon—which was originally created in 1997 and it's the current Finder's icon—was inspired by Picasso 1934's Two Characters. It's likely a coincidence, but it wouldn't surprise me. Apple and Picasso go way back:
I'd never stick one of these clunky beeping remote finder devices on any remote I gave a damn about. But they are triggered by the tone of the included whistle, which gives you and your clicker a relationship not unlike Lassie and Timmy. Very cool, until you lose the whistle. $18. Bonus: They've got a keychain version
Quick reminder: For those of you not at the keynote today, there are crystal clear explanations of all the new Leopard features over at Apple.
Looks like Apple has some hidden tricks up its sleeve for OS X. A recent patent shows how the Mac OS X Finder may one day be able to display different-sized icons. So the bigger the icon, the more important it is in that particular window. (Users will also be able to assign which icons they want displayed larger.) A…
Finally, a WiFi finder that actually makes sense. I've seen so many of these things with just two LEDs—red for no WiFi, Green for much WiFi—to know that the previous crop of WiFi detectors were hunks of garbage. This one at least has an LCD screen and can scan the current WiFi environment and supply security settings,…