How to install and configure Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion Web SharingIf you’ve upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion, you may have noticed that turning on Web Sharing is no longer available.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not there. I suspect Apple would prefer users who need to serve websites from their Mac upgrade to Mac OS X Server instead.

Thankfully, you can install and configure everything you need to start serving websites from your Mac by following this relatively simple tutorial. It’s not the ideal situation, but it works.

Oops, I dropped my new iMac

Came across this video over at CultofMac and laughed my butt off. I must say though, it would have been more believable with only one box. There’s no way someone could carry two iMacs the way he did, they’re just too heavy.

Adobe releases Illustrator features for Creative Cloud members

New features in this Adobe Illustrator release include:

Package Files – a long-requested featurethat allows designers to automatically collect all the files used in an Illustrator project, including linked graphics and fonts, into a single folder helping make handoffs and sharing of projects more efficient and error-free.

Unembed Images – a new capability that enables production artists to quickly unembed images that have been embedded into an Illustrator file by other designers or customers, eliminating much wasted time in day-to-day production work.

Links Panel Enhancements – a new feature enhancement that allows users to access and track information on any artwork placed in an Illustrator file much quicker. What used to require multiple clicks to ensure all placed graphics meet necessary requirements for output is now surfaced up front.

Read more about it here.

The Logitech Washable Keyboard

Logitech Washable Keyboard

Logitech Washable Keyboard

Logitech has introduced a washable keyboard for $40, perfect for those who like to eat at their desk (thus depositing food particles into the spaces between keys, and getting greasy, grimy gunk all over the keys). The only downside is that the drivers are for Microsoft Windows only. That being said, it will function just fine with any Mac, you just won’t have the benefit of the media keys (unless you can program them from the Mac OS).

Easily find out if your website has been pinned on Pinterest

If you have a blog or website, you probably have some interest in knowing where your visitors are coming from. One of the hottest new social sites on the web is Pinterest, so naturally you’ll want to know if images or pages from your site have been pinned on Pinterest.

Pinterest source

Thankfully, Pinterest makes it easy to see everything from your site on one page. Simply use the Source filter on the Pinterest site by going to:
http://pinterest.com/source/thegraphicmac.com/
Be sure to substitute your web address where you see thegraphicmac.com bolded in the URL above.