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Archive for the 'apple' Category

Lemmings or Livebloggers? Let’s Call It A Draw

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Apple, Microsoft, what’s the dif?

“Total Mac” = Total Waste of Time

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

So a moderately important computer at work– used by someone who needs to back up their computer more often– dies. Won’t boot. Power supply is dead. We need it fixed quickly. I know standing in line at the Apple Store Genius Bar will mean probably a week’s turnaround while they send the thing in to [...]

“Internal Error” in iOS 5 Update

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Today I plugged my iPad 2 into freshly-downloaded iTunes 10.5 in order to upgrade the iPad to iOS 5. After about an hour, with the progress bar around 10%, the upgrade/restore failed during the verification process due to “internal error”. I rebooted the tethered computer and the iPad, and tried again. The upgrade/restore failed again. [...]

first iPad issue of WIRED: 500mb

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010


Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

I bought a glossy 15″ MacBook Pro last Fall. The only regret I have is the non-matte screen. I spend a lot of time on photo editing and the glossy/glassy screen makes the colors lickable, but isn’t good for color correction. I actually resort to plugging the 15″ laptop into an eight-year-old Viewsonic G810 when [...]

Windows “Collapsing”

Thursday, April 10th, 2008


iPhone Geekfest: the SDK Presentation in Cupertino Today

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Courtesy Engadget. [Update 3.7.08: Apple's Quicktime stream of the event has been posted].

How To Encode DVDs to Watch on the iPhone

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

…assuming you have a Mac computer with a recent version of iTunes and a DVD/combo drive or better, running OS 10.4.10 or higher: Download HandBrake. Unless you’re a command-line freak, use the GUI link. Install Handbrake from the downloaded / expanded .dmg file. Open the application. Insert a chosen DVD into your Mac. You can [...]

“The Interfaceless Interface”

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I posted about this earlier this year, but if you scroll down to the paragraph headed “A gesture life” in this SF Gate piece, you’ll find an update.

Kate Bush Has A Lot To Answer For

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

So…when you see a miniaturized Feist writhing on those new iPod Nano commercials…. …go back into the archives and see who first choreographed that particular path…