Google Sketchup for Mac PowerPC

Google Sketchup 7.0 – PowerPC friendly.

With just a few simple tools, you can create 3D models of houses, sheds, decks, home additions, woodworking projects, etc.. And once you’ve built your models, you can place them in Google Earth, post them to the 3D Warehouse, or print hard copies.

Sketch Up 7.0 is a powerfull application that it will make our friends designers very happy about it.  It’s a new whole reason to keep your Mac PowerPC anywhere in the house for any idea you might have.  Simple and powerfull sketch up pro app makes 3D drawing much easier, lots of tips, user friendly, export CAD format and add text and graphics to designs.

Download here > http://google-sketchup.en.uptodown.com/mac/download/7629

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SafeSleeve: The All in One Radiation Blocking Laptop Case

I don’t know if every reader of this blog shares my philosophy that too much protection is never enough, when it comes to technology.  In line with this mantra, the first thing I usually do after purchasing new or second hand electronics is to buy some hardware protection.  It is my style to ensure I buy this from a different store that I purchase my hardware from, as I’m always looking for a better deal.  BTW – Excuse me Apple Store, I don’t think I would ever pay that much money for a Michael Kors case!  I’m not questioning the quality but the price is just off the charts!  At the end of the day, it’st just a sleeve!  Anyone that watches Project Runway knows that at the end of the day the most expensive part of merchandise is the name attached to it.  Now, I know that It’s not my job to decide if the price is right or not, but I’m a customer and as a customer I would appreciate someone that could think ahead and create a laptop sleeve that brings more usuability to the customer.  I’m pleased to announce that this isn’t crazy talk because someone (actually 2 people) really thought outside of the box and created SafeSleeve!

This project is still searching and raising funds to start putting this excelent Sleeve out there.  SafeSleeve goes beyond just keeping your laptop protected…in fact, it actually protects you from your laptop!  SafeSleeve is a multi-functional laptop accessory that provides protection for your computer when on the go and in use; and most importantly, personal protection from Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Radiation.

SafeSleeve also provides a desktop workstation that includes a mouse pad and is optimized to allow airflow to your laptop on any surface.  In my opinion, this is a great touch, especially for those that are travelling all the time, as it’s not practical to rely on the provisions of your airplane seatback support, or the scratched, dirty surface of your local coffee shop.

SafeSleeve is a lightweight, sleek and stylish sleeve that will fit and protect most laptops.  This combination of features, its sleek and stylish design, and premium quality makes SafeSleeve a must own for any laptop user.

You can also check this post out in our new Review section.

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QuarkXPress PowerPC

QuarkXpress is a professional and very powerful page layout and graphic design software that lets anyone create and publish rich, compelling material for print, the web and other digital media using one easy tool.  Its proven QuarkXpress is the must have software for in house, agency and independent designers.   The newest version 9.5 is Intel only but looking back, I found some previous version that are PowerPC friendly.

* QuarkXpress – 8.5.1 – 10.4/10.5 (Tiger/Leopard) – (Free 30 days Test Drive) – http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/  –  Before purchasing, please contact the developers to make sure they will provide the right version and the compatible license, because you are required to sign-up before you can download, and try it for free.

http://www.quark.com/en/Support/Downloads/Details.aspx?fid=200

System Requirements (page:5) – http://files.quark.com/download/documentation/QuarkXPress/8.5/English/QXP_8.5.1_ReadMe_en-us.pdf

Customize Your Mac Mug for Mac PowerPC

I know this post has nothing to do with applications or set up but I found some info on the internet and I really think it’s a cool idea that I wanted to share with my readers.

This could be a perfect weekend project with the family, just to get together, or could also be a very nice and personal gift for someone you like!

On this blog we always look for the cheap/cheapest way to do a task and I admit that sometimes the word cheap sounds pejorative but honestly we need to get over it.  Who doesn’t like a deal???

All you need is a ceramic mug (I found my on dollar store for $1.25) and a Sharpie pen (or other permanent marker).

  • Now you have to channel your inner artist and draw something on the mug.  I tried a few of the apple software logos and ended up using the “Finder” logo.  Once you’re satisfied with the drawing, you put your mug in the oven at 350º for 30 minutes.

And after 30 minutes you remove the mug and let it rest until it gets cold and is ready for you to use for your beverage of choice.

  • Warning:  It won’t last forever.  We recommend hand wash only.  Do not put in the dishwasher.

Now it’s time for all of you to take this project and make it PowerPC friendly!  Send me any photos of your customized mugs and we will try to make an art galley of those inspired by mac!

eMail: mac.powerpc11[at]gmail.com

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