John Siracusa graded Apple's year based on his list from February 2. You'll have to click through to read his thoughts, but his grades and any short comments I have are below:
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Every now and then I feel like I "miss" MacsBug, but really I am just remembering an earlier OS. In no way do I actually miss MacsBug.
Review & Outlook: Apple's Star Chamber: Judge Cote's injunction gave Apple until January 14, 2014 to overhaul its antitrust compliance and training procedures, a process that is underway. But in late October Mr. Bromwich began an open-ended, roving investigation of Apple. He demanded immediate interviews starting in November with every top Apple executive and board […]
How I introduced a 27-year-old computer to the Web.
It looks like nobody at Drobo anticipated (or cares about) the change to labels in Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). This is the installer disk image for Drobo Dashboard. 😛
12/14/13 1:47:37.026 PM mDNSResponder: mDNSPlatformTCPSocket: socket error 0 errno 49 (Can't assign requested address)12/14/13 1:47:37.026 PM mDNSResponder: MakeTCPConn: unable to create TCP socket And in CURL: curl: (7) Failed to connect to 126.96.36.199: Can't assign requested address Essentially all HTTP requests fail (pings still work). The solution seems to be a variant of: sudo ifconfig […]
Touch ID: I've been using Touch ID since I got an iPhone 5s in mid-October. Generally speaking, I like it, and I find it faster than the old swipe-and-passcode method, but I've felt compelled to reteach it my fingerprints twice already. I know this sounds impossible, but its recognition of my prints seems to decay […]
Behind Apple's mutiny against its court-ordered ebooks monitor - Fortune Features Not in the way that you might think, either: The more eye-catching of Apple's claims were its accusations that Bromwich was already insisting on meeting every member of Apple's executive team and board, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Jr., and the company's […]
Android may have the market share lead, but iOS is still where it's at: iOS-based devices drove more than $543 million dollars in online sales, with iPad taking a 77 percent share. Android-based devices were responsible for $148 million in online sales, a 4.9 percent share of mobile driven online sales.
Khoi Vinh points out that Apple doesn't have a black executive posted on their executive profiles page. Huh????
I thought that the inclusion of iTunes Match would bump up the accuracy of another of iTunes' features - "Complete My Album." However, that does not seem to have happened. A good example is the track "The Lifting" by R.E.M. from their album Reveal. This is a track I originally bought on the CD, ripped […]
Shirt Pocket Watch - Mavericks For the tl;dr crowd out there, SuperDuper! 2.7.1 backs up Mavericks just fine, so we've got you covered, day-and-date, with backups. In addition, I'm happy to announce that we will, have an even better Mavericks-compatible release 2.7.2 available shortly. Unfortunately that post is over a month old, and 2.7.1 hasn't […]
Could it be any paler? Gee whiz. I'm all for readability of the actual events, but I should be able to tell, at a glance, where "today" sits on the calendar. My eyes should be attracted to it when I'm looking for it specifically. The pale pink barely stands out at all.
Knock on wood, but Safari 7.0.1 (in beta currently) seems to eliminate the crashes in the RTE. Knock on wood. P.S. A hardware problem this is not.
Ars Technica: Apple's iCloud Keychain: It works, but with frustrating limitations. I have something like 440 logins saved in 1Password. I have no plans to use anything but 1Password on my two Macs, currently. It's simple, straightforward, efficient, and relatively feature-packed (it also includes secure notes, software registration information, and other things iCloud Keychain does […]