Archive for June, 2005

Background: Mac OS X Services

Mac OS X features an extremely intelligent mechanism for providing system-wide functions such as opening selected URLs in the standard web browser, looking words up in a dictionary or creating a new sticky note. Applications or special plug-ins can insert new functions into the so-called “Services” menu which is located in every application’s main menu (labeled with the application’s name). Examples for applications that insert their own functions are Safari, Mail and — of course — all our own applications....

Interview: Edward Vawter

I had the chance to meet Edward Vawter, a US-based technical consultant who offers professional information services. In the “old days”, his research on the Internet was a “long and frustrating process”. Not any longer, thanks to DEVONagent. Ed, what kinds of services does your company offer to your clients? My company, QD Information Services LLC, provides services in two basic categories: first there is technical consulting, helping my clients solve problems with chemistry in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals...