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Today – iCal’s Little Helper 8


Today – iCal’s Little Helper

I was approached by the guys at Second Gear Software to review their cool little app. I was only to happy to oblige. Hopefully in the next couple on days I should be launching a quick competition to give away a couple of licenses. In a nutshell Today is a small little application designed to show you quickly what you have on your calendar. Its a quick little application that is useful if you have a massive amount of calendars and want a simple clean view.

Open A Second iCal Window 6


Open A Second iCal Window

Normally iCal has only the ability to open one window, this is usually fine for most normal use. But every so often you may want a second window to spice things up, or to help you with your day to day iCal eventing. To this little trick is simple. It only involves my favourite thing on a Mac, the Terminal command line.

Happy iCal Day 5


Happy iCal Day

If your an Apple Geek today is a very special day. Happy iCal day. Today is July 17th, which means that the date on iCals dates is the same as today. On July 17, 2002 iCal was born (hence the date on its icon). As a result every year, Apple Geeks celebrate this programs birthday. Its 6 years old, the trouble some toddler stages have passed and its on to its young life as a youngster.Don’t they grow up fast.

Quickly Edit iCal Event Titles 1


Quickly Edit iCal Event Titles

If you use iCal a lot you will find, after a while, that it will slowly grow with the amount of events that you have. As a result you may need to edit event titles to make sure everything is in check. Before you would have to double click on the event. Click edit from the popup menu and then edit you title.

The quicker way is to select the event you want, so that it is highlighted, and then press the enter or return key. The iCal event will then let you edit your title. Once as you have finished editing your title, you just click away and you are done. No more messing about.

Working Out Time Zones In iCal 1


Working Out Time Zones In iCal

The world is big, very big. As a result we have to split the worlds time up into 24 segments to make it more manageable. This can be a problem, especially if you have to find out when appointments around the world are starting in relation to your time zones, and example being Steve Job’s Macworld speech. The solution to this is to use timezone support in iCal to take the work out of working out what the time is.

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