I will be giving a class on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion at MacCamp this fall. We are going to have three classes on Lion, and should be covering iOS 5 and iCloud. If you are in the Oregon/Washington area and are looking for an excuse to spend a couple of days in the beautiful… Continue reading Presenting Lion
Mac OS X Lion (10.7) is going to be released soon. Are you ready? If not, I suggest you wait for 10.7.1 to be released. Let others find the bugs and issues. In the meantime, make a list of your printers and other peripherals, then research their Lion compatibility before upgrading. Another great resource to… Continue reading Getting Ready for Lion
Caution and Warning gives you a bright, flashing warning sign that you can use while stranded to get attention or make sure people see you in an otherwise dark, dangerous scenario. Caution and Warning for the iPhone is free today only! Get your copy now!
Apple’s announcements about Mac OS X Lion didn’t come as a surprise to some of us. I’ve been preaching the concept to my friends that Apple will start to merge OS X and iOS. Apple went a little farther than I expected this soon with the iPad’s application launcher and folder manager, LaunchPad, however I… Continue reading Changes coming to us Mac users
I head to Adobe.com to check out Photoshop Elements 8. They have a trial version so I give it a shot. First, a browser window pops up asking you to log in to adobe.com. I complete that. Then it says it will download an Akamai Downloader. The Akamai Downloader downloads and mounts the disk image.… Continue reading Can Adobe get worse? Yes! Photoshop Elements Downloader hell
Apple’s been fantastically successful, there is no denying that. Starting with the iMac, then with the hit iPod, moving to the iPhone and now the iPad, Apple has been hitting product home runs for 12 years now. The Macintosh software that controls the iOS world, however, has been evolutionary at best. It is obvious that… Continue reading It’s time for major change in the iWorld
What can I say about Washington Square Apple Store genius’ other than awesome? Brandon and Kari went above and beyond my expectations in dealing with my Late 2008 MacBook Pro that kept kernel panicing in games. On top of that, it had a flakey superdrive, so they upgraded me to an all new laptop. Talk… Continue reading Amazing Apple Store support, again
Elizabeth and I have verified that you can share iBooks across itunes accounts. Here is how it works: You need to authorize the two computers you sync your iDevices with to each other’s account. In other words, my machine is authorized for her iTunes account, her machine is authorized for mine. You do this via… Continue reading Sharing iTunes content
The online Apple Store now has chat support. I was thinking about getting AppleCare for my iPhone 3GS which is a a year old in 3 days, and I wanted to know if I ordered it today, would I be ok or not. So I clicked on the chat bubble and in 18 seconds, this… Continue reading Amazing chat service from the Apple Store!
Cool Safari 5 extension that stops safari from auto launching itunes when you click on itunes links. You just get the web page, and you can launch itunes yourself if you want. Link
You can now pre-order the iPhone 4, and Apple has shipped a new Mac Mini. See Mac Mini Page
I don’t hate Flash video because Steve Jobs hates Flash video. I hate Flash video for real reasons, such as: Spending 35 minutes trying to watch Chuck on NBC.com. I tried three browsers. They all stalled or skipped. Every time I changed an option, it would run the damned Marriott ad again. I saw it… Continue reading I hate Flash video
I’m a developer. I have one fun app in the app store, iMoo. I’ll have more. I am also someone who needs to feed my family and pay the mortgage. Read day to day problems. When one decides to take a risk and develop software, the normal model, say for a Mac or Windows application,… Continue reading Apple needs to fix the app approval process, once and for all
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Apple won’t call it a tablet It’ll be around $999 with 64GB Apple will discontinue the MacBook Air We’ll see a new publishing tool for creating content that goes directly for sale in the iTunes Media Store We’ll get a new iLife (maybe the aforementioned publishing tool will be part of iLife) The iPad will… Continue reading My Predictions for the iPad
Hmm. Many rumors about this. Any truth? Who knows. I decided to take another look at bing. Searches ok. Maps don’t scroll well with two fingers on trackpad at all. Maps use Silverlight, vs. standards. That sucks. Decided to look up local pizza places. Clicked on the map. Got: Awesome.
Palm has once again hacked iTunes support into it’s webOS 1.1 update. How long will it take before Apple releases iTunes 8.0.2?
The WSJ is reporting that Steve Jobs received a new liver several months ago, likely as a side effect of his pancreatic cancer of several years ago. This just in: rumors say that Jobs might be receiving a new heart as well, and due to having a change in heart, he will allow Apple to… Continue reading Jobs gets new liver, heart next?
This showed up on my 23″ Apple Cinema Display today. At first I thought it was a stuck-off pixel, but I made a image with a black and red pixel in it, and those are much smaller than this, and I can kinda see the red pixel through the spot. So maybe it is some… Continue reading Do I have dust or a stuck pixel?