Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Outlook 2011 Soundset Modification

I got tired of the default sounds that are included with Outlook 2011 for Mac. So I traced the Outlook process and discovered the path where the sound files are stored:

/Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/OutlookCore.framework/Versions/14/Resources

In this folder, there are wav files as follows:

  • goodbye.wav
  • mailerror.wav
  • mailsent.wav
  • newmail.wav
  • nomail.wav
  • reminder.wav
  • welcome.wav

I simply replaced these files with the sounds I prefer to hear. I'm sure there is a way to edit a plist somewhere and reference different filenames, but replacing the WAV files does the trick.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

How iPad is Changing The Face of Businesses


Has anyone else noticed how many different facets of our lives that Apple’s iPad has changed? Education. Yep. Healthcare. You bet. Entertainment. For sure. As we move into 2012, another iPad trend is forming. iPad is starting to change how businesses and customers interact. Call them what you want, “businesses, website owners, authors, speakers, colleges, etc.” these folks are beginning to use iPad as a tool for interacting with their customers at a physical location. Restaurants are using iPad as menus and making apps that allow patrons to place orders and pay their bill from their table. Retailers are building iPad apps that play educational videos to store visitors. Speakers are using iPad as a teleprompter for speeches. The list is starting to grow. We see a new trend forming and we wanted to see what you think about it.