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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Widget Tip of the Day

For those of you who have been jealous of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"'s Widgets, well even those of you who haven't become Mac users yet can enjoy them. Even if you have no idea what I'm talking about you still might want to read on, they're pretty cool. They have a super generic name because they can be practically anything. They are basically little mini applications that do one very specific task, such as tell you the weather at the touch of a button. (Read our previous Widget Tip of the Day for more ideas on what Widgets can do.) If you haven't coughed up the $130 to upgrade to "Tiger" or have Windows you can still have widgets, and you can have them for free thanks to Yahoo! Just this last week Yahoo! bought Konfabulator, (which is the original Widget environment, Apple totally stole the idea from these guys) and well Konfabulator used to cost like $20 but thanks to the magic of Yahoo! it's totally free! Check out http://widgets.yahoo.com for the complete rundown. (Just a side note, Tiger Widget's don't work in Konfabulator and you have to have Konfabulator to use Konfabulator widgets).

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