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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

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? ((Is "paler" a word?)) 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 […]

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 ((Not quite 100% of the time, but north of 80%.)) 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 […]

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.

Pages, Keynote, and Numbers 5 Notes

Just a few posts on the new iWork suite of apps that came out with Mavericks: Pages 5: An unmitigated disaster Why does Apple get rid of so many useful features in new Pages (Apple Support Communities) Pages 5 features checklist (Apple Support Communities) Whither iWork? Michael Tsai - Blog - Numbers ’13 Performance With […]

I'm still working on the problems explained in this post: Safari 7.0 in Mavericks Cannot Load iBooks Store,, I created a new admin account called "Test" that works fine. When I say "fine" I mean I can do these things, which I cannot do on my account: Load both and in […]

I know now what I'll be doing for the next few hours.