Leopard Upgrade

I final­ly man­aged to upgrade to Leop­ard (OS X 10.5), and over­all it seems like a nice update. Time Machine is still doing its ini­tial back­up, but I can’t help get­ting a lit­tle excit­ed by its super­flu­ous ani­ma­tions… I know that I’m sup­posed to hate it, but who could fault Apple for mak­ing some­thing so hor­ri­bly bor­ing, like back­ups, and inject a lit­tle fun?

Weather.com Web ClipOne inter­est­ing lit­tle tid­bit that I dis­cov­ered, is that iPhone web apps make very nice Dash­board wid­gets. In about 10 sec­onds, I cre­at­ed a Web Clip in Safari of weather.com’s iPhone app. It pro­vides a lot more infor­ma­tion than the stan­dard OS X Weath­er wid­get, and it looks nice.

Keep in mind that not all iPhone apps will work well for this – Pock­et­Tweets, for instance, will only load in Mobile Safari. And, because of the high­er screen res­o­lu­tion on the iPhone, some apps’ font sizes might be too large to be of much use in the Dash­board. But, I think that this exam­ple illus­trates nice­ly the pow­er and sim­plic­i­ty of Web Clips in Leop­ard.

My only real gripes thus far are the translu­cent menu bar, and that Camino’s book­marks bar looks like a franken-mon­ster. I can’t seem to find a cure for this yet, but it’s not jar­ring enough to make me go back to Safari.

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