Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Viewer Window

I've often sat reading mail in, say, a sub-folder for a mailing list, and, on noticing the red badge indicator for a new message in my inbox, have flipped back to the inbox to see what it was. Pretty much every time I did this, I thought, ‘Wouldn't it be great if Mail supported multiple views on your whole account so that I could, say, just Alt-` to another viewer window that I leave looking at my inbox?’

Today I discovered File > New Viewer Window.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

iPhone (and iPod touch) feature request

I really would have thought this would just work. I have my music collection in iTunes on my Mac Pro. I can use my MacBook Pro, for example, to stream that music over WiFi and play it somewhere else in the house, albeit over laptop speakers. I just plugged my iPhone into the (ageing and apparently incompatible) Bose SoundDock in the kitchen, and, unless I'm mistaken, there's no analogous option for streaming over WiFi to the iPhone. I don't see how there could be a technical or licensing impediment to implementing this for the iPhone and iPod touch—is there?