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Lost Internet Connection

12/14/13 1:47:37.026 PM mDNSResponder[38]: mDNSPlatformTCPSocket: socket error 0 errno 49 (Can't assign requested address)12/14/13 1:47:37.026 PM mDNSResponder[38]: MakeTCPConn: unable to create TCP socket And in CURL: curl: (7) Failed to connect to Can't assign requested address Essentially all HTTP requests fail (pings still work). The solution seems to be a variant of: sudo ifconfig […]

TouchID Accuracy Decay

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 […]

iOS and Android on Black Friday

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.

Apple and the Black Executive

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 […]

Automatically Rearrange Spaces

Bit of a brain fart today. I've been annoyed since Mavericks shipped when "Space 3" would keep constantly arranging itself second in the list of (three) Spaces. Finally, today after looking at something related to Spaces did I see this second checkbox and uncheck it: I'm not sure why anyone would ever want to have […]

Mail Attachment Icons in Mavericks

This issue (large, bitmapped looking paper clip attachment icons) is not fixed in the Mail 1.0 update for Mavericks. On the bright side, this is a nice article on the changes in Mavericks Mail.

Apple’s Plans for iWork

Apple's done something it's almost never done before: quell the rising tide of people unhappy with the latest versions of iWork apps for OS X with this article: About the new iWork for Mac: Features and compatibility. More of the backstory on the backlash can be found here. In rewriting these applications, some features from […]

Safari 7 on OS X Mavericks (10.9) crashes regularly when I edit posts (of my own or anyone else's) on sites like or other sites that use the Huddler "Rich Text Editor." An example crash log is here on PasteBin: It is not a hardware issue, as the crash is repeatable on over […]

Graphing Calculator Story

Graphing Calculator Story is well worth five minutes of your time if you enjoy reading about the history of Apple before it became, uh, what it is now.

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