Vocito Quicksilver and Addressbook Grandcentral plugin goes live

Google’s Grand Central has had a somewhat slow start, especially on the Mac platform.  Today, however, Google’s Mac Labs have unveiled Vocito

Vocito is a desktop UI for GrandCentral for the Mac. It allows you to easily dial anybody from your desktop. Using GrandCentral it will dial the remote phone and your local phone simultaneously, and connect you together.

 

It integrates into Address Book, Quicksilver, Automater, system services, supports "tel" URLs, and is fully AppleScriptable.

All this integration makes it easy to have Vocito automatically dial your phone from just about any application that supports scripting, html, or Automator actions. For example, you can easily set up your iCal meeting appointment to automatically dial the conference call for you at the correct time.

Vocito also allows you to save little applets that will automatically dial the phone for you with a simple double click.

Since GrandCentral is currently in a limited beta, we don’t have any more invites to hand out right now. So those of you without a GrandCentral number don’t get to play just yet, but please reserve your number now to get in on the action as soon as more invites become available.

Vocito is available here for download. It works on Tiger and Leopard, is both PowerPC and Intel native, and is fully open sourced. There is a discussion group at vocito-discuss on Google Groups, and an FAQ. If you need help using Vocito, check out our ever growing documentation page at VocitoHelp. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please post to vocito-discuss and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

 

Safari 3.2 update fixes bugs, prevents phishing

Safari 3.2 was updated a few minutes ago with not too much in the excitement department.  Safari 3.2 is mostly a security and bug fix release as far as Apple’s KB is concerned.  You can upload from Software update or get a brand spanking new version here.

Initial tests show not much in the way of speed gains.  Anyone else notice anything unusual?  From Apple:

This update is recommended for all Safari users and features protection from fraudulent phishing websites and better identification of online businesses. This update also includes the latest security updates.

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Weekend Dealz – Canon Rebel XTi 10 megapixel $200 off

Update: 1.5Tb SATA Hard Drive for $149

Ever since the awesome but $3500 Canon 5D came on the scene, Canon’s lower range but still awesome line of Digital SLRs have been plummeting in price.  The super sweet spot among these is the uber- popular Canon Rebel XTi which comes in at the lowest price ever $499 (with a lens) at Amazon this week ($200 off).  The 10 megapixel gem has been capturing pictures around the 9to5mac household for a few months now.  We are still in awe of the pictures we take but the best part is that we get to pooh pooh all of our chump point and click friends because they aren’t "SLR sophisticated".  We might just get another one for the family for Xmas. 

Oh, and here’s a $28 16Gb Compact Flash card to go with.

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