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Archive for the 'Apple' Category

The Keyboards are Coming…

The keyboards are coming… I've only recently begun using TextExpander. But, I've been using keyboard expanders for a long, long time now. Heck, my use pre-dates Mac OS X. So, TextExpander is coming to iOS 8 via a keyboard. The keyboards are coming…

If you saw Jennifer Lawrence naked recently, it may be because of a simple security hole that Apple has since fixed: This could be the iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked (Update: Apple is investigating). Update: never mind. Update 2: Nik Cubrilovic - New Web Order » Notes on the Celebrity Data […]

Apple University

Inside Apple’s Internal Training Program In a class at the company’s internal training program, the so-called Apple University, the instructor likened the 11 lithographs that make up Picasso’s “The Bull” to the way Apple builds its smartphones and other devices. The idea: Apple designers strive for simplicity just as Picasso eliminated details to create a […]

Steve Jobs Resigns

Apple - Press Info - Letter from Steve Jobs Three years ago today.

1Password as an iOS Extension

1Password App Extension for iOS from AgileBits on Vimeo. AgileBits/onepassword-app-extension at GitHub

John C. Dvorak is Still Around

And guess what kinds of headlines he's writing. The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail Some things never change. P.S. I didn't click it. That won't ever change either. 🙂

New MacBook Pros

Apple - Press Info - Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I'm gonna get one. I'm going to replace my 13" MacBook Air. Probably a 13" MacBook Pro Retina.

iTunes 12 Ditches the Sidebar?

What the hell? iTunes 12 and the Case of the Missing Sidebar iTunes 12 and the Case of the Missing Sidebar: I’ll miss the sidebar, and I wonder why Apple is removing it. For those who use it, it’s a convenient way to access much of your iTunes library. According to screenshots published on a […]

Making a Bootable Yosemite Drive

How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive. Creating a bootable OS X installer in OS X Mavericks DiskMaker X


Some Brief Thoughts About Apple's MacBook Air ‘Stickers' Bangs and dents mean these things get used. It emphasizes the reliability of the MacBook Air by showing that some of them have scuffs and scrapes. It's rare in that it shows Apple products in a non-retail-box condition. The only recent personalization example I can find is […]

Overcast? Not for Me.

App Review: Overcast, a New Podcast Player for iOS | Kirkville Overcast Review – MacStories Review: Overcast for iPhone, the newest contender for the iOS podcast app market | 9to5Mac I'd heard about Overcast for quite a long time, and so instantly got it when I saw that it had been released. The sync feature […]

iPhone 6 Glass?


Yosemite’s Icons

Inspecting Yosemite's Icons It's hard to talk about the dock icons without first mentioning the dock. The 2D dock is back, so let's take a moment to rejoice. The shapes and sizes of the icons have been adjusted to provide a better visual rhythm on screen. I have not seen it published anywhere, but there […]

Apple Maps Still Sucks

A post office was less than three miles away. WTF is this? It's been how long? I tried "post office edinoboro" and "US Post office" and "USPS" and the results were either the same or worse.

Location Based iOS Security

Apple Invents Intelligent Location-Based Security for Home & CarPlay I used to think I'd want this: a set of preferences that let me define regions in which my phone would, after being unlocked once, remain unlocked for the next hour, two hours, eight hours, until I left, whatever… Then Apple went and invented TouchID, and […]