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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

GenieGo Volume Adjustment

The GenieGo application for Mac OS X is reasonably good, but adjusting its volume adjusts your system volume… which makes working while you're trying to watch a show quietly in the background rather annoying, since ALL of your system sounds are now quieter.

When I last blogged about this, back in 2006 (!!), we were only on round 12. TextExpander was only at version 1.3 (!!). Today I got an email announcing TextExpander 4.2.1, so I checked it out. I'm trying it, and thus far, I'm liking it. It expands every time so far, and the only missing […]

Your Verse

The site: Apple - iPad - What will your verse be The video ad:

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:

MacsBug

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 […]

A 27-year-old Mac Plus Surfs the Web

How I introduced a 27-year-old computer to the Web.

Drobo Labels on Mavericks

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.

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 17.172.224.47: 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 […]

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