Posts about apple

21
Mar
2017

Apple and Product Diversification

Today, with little fanfare, Apple dropped a bunch of new products, including anew cheap iPad and a red iPhone.What?Okay, let's rewind things just a little bit, all the way back...
7
Sep
2016

What I use: 2016

Since it's been awhile since I wrote a post about what I use in regards to software, hardware, etc. Perhaps it's time that I did that again. So here's a...
24
Feb
2016

Multiple Calibre Servers under Mac OS X

So there's this program out there called Calibrewhich, despite it's pretty terrible UI, is pretty much the gold standard formanaging eBooks. Seriously, it's such a great program whose only fault...
13
Apr
2015

Scheduled Throttling with pfSense

Apple has launched a new Photos App for OS X, along with the ability to upload your entire library to iCloud. And with prices that are so cheap, there's almost...
2
Apr
2015

NSHTMLTextDocumentType is Slow

So I was confronted with an interesting bug this week, and I wanted to share it with everyone so maybe it will save you some time. Put simply, NSAttributedString with...
4
Mar
2015

UILocalNotifications and time zones

Here's a tip when dealing with UILocalNotifications.If you want to schedule a notification for a specific time using fireDate, you need to apply a timeZone to the UILocalNotification object. Otherwise,...
1
Sep
2014

360iDev 2014: A Review

So last month I had the pleasure of attending 360|iDev in Denver, Colorado. Overall, this was a very good conference. As always, I learned so much from my fellow developers.PositivesThe...
11
Jun
2014

101 Ways to Save Apple: A Look Back to 1997

So this post from 1997 titled "101 Ways to Save Apple" made it to the front page of Hacker News today. Ahh, what a great look back to a time...
20
Nov
2013

Cocoaconf Atlanta 2013: A Review

So this past week I attended the first (I think) Cocoaconf to be held within a reasonable distance of Huntsville. In this case, a mere 3.5 hours away in Atlanta.Overall,...
28
Oct
2013

What I use: 2013

Since it's been awhile since I wrote a post about what I use in regards to software, perhaps it's time that I did that again. So here's a list software...
5
Feb
2013

Creating an iTunes Dropbox on a Mac

DownloadI recently added a Mac mini to my setup at home, that I'm using to drive my in-home "video on demand" system. With many of the TV's in the house...
2
Oct
2012

On Apple and Maps

Unless you've been living under an Internet rock, you know that Apple released a new version of iOS, featuring a much heralded new mapping application. This application replaces the old...
31
Jul
2012

Merging M4V files on a Mac ... with chapters!

As I've mentioned a couple of times before, one of my projects right now is ripping all the DVDs I own so that I can watch them on my AppleTV...
8
May
2012

Restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup on a Drobo (or other network storage)

Been having some problems with my iMac upstairs. I'm pretty sure the hard drive is failing (again), although hopefully it's just bad sectors. But, with hard drive prices currently still...
17
Apr
2012

Mac Developers: Clean Up Your Output!

Over the weekend, I was having some hard drive issues. While I think I fixed the issues, I've been keeping a close eye on my console (Console.app) to look for...
14
Mar
2012

Disabling Text Zoom in Netbeans

A couple of days ago, I upgraded to the most recent version of Netbeans - 7.1.1. I had been running a 7.1-DEV nightly from back in 2011 and just hadn't...
8
Feb
2012

Mac Oil Price Widget, Version 2.2 released

Another small update to the Mac Oil Price Widget has been released. This fixes a small bug that resulted in the negative symbol continuing to be visible. Not really necessary because the...
2
Feb
2012

Mac Oil Price Widget, Version 2.1 released

A small update to the Mac Oil Price Widget has been released. This fixes a couple of bugs that would cause all prices to be displayed as positive and for the percentage...
28
Jan
2012

The Right Way to Create an iCloud-enabled Mac App in Xcode

Because I've encountered this problem twice, I'm going to do a little write-up about it. As much for me as for the next person who encounters this problem. In a...
25
Jan
2012

Mac Oil Price Widget, Version 2.0 released

After a far longer wait than was intended, the Mac Oil Price Widget version 2.0 has been released.It was completely rewritten – like, I didn’t even look at the old...
8
Jan
2012

App Store Entitlements, and the Crippling of an App

A few months ago, I decided I wanted to try exploring the Mac App Store ecosystem as a developer. I've been writing little Objective-C apps for myself for awhile, and...
30
Oct
2011

Goodbye, Eclipse.

Dear Eclipse,We've known each other a long time, haven't we? I remember when we first met. It was way back in 2005, two jobs ago when I was working at...
6
Aug
2011

Mac Oil Price Widget Redux

I'm aware that the Mac oil price widget has quit functioning, and I'm aware of the cause as well. I'm working towards a more robust solution and should have something...
25
Jun
2011

Mac Oil Price Widget

Because there doesn’t seem to be a good, simple way to track oil prices on the Mac dashboard anymore since the previous widget I used quit working, I whipped up...
9
Mar
2011

Xcode 4

So today, out of nowhere, Xcode 4 finally landed as an official release. After seemingly forever in beta, and me quipping more than once about it's similarity to Duke Nukem...
20
Jan
2011

Automatically Setting Adium IM Status with AppleScript

I have more than 20 various IM accounts set up in Adium on my Macintosh. But during the day, the only one I really want to be active is the...
5
Oct
2010

Google Chrome, Mac OS X and Self-Signed SSL Certificates

I've been using Google Chrome as my primary browser for the last few months. Sorry, Firefox, but with all the stuff I need to work installed, you're so slow as...
7
Sep
2010

AppleTV and Me

My home entertainment center is probably second only to my computer(s) inn "things I interact with every day." Barely a day goes by when I don't spend a little relaxing...
3
Sep
2010

Ping and Social Overload

Two days ago Apple announced Ping: a social network geared towards music sharing. And a bunch of iPods too. Personally, I was more excited by the new AppleTV (I have...
26
May
2010

Hard Drive Upgrade

So Sunday night, my iMac died.been having strange problems the few months leading up to it. Mostly random freezes. I always notice when they happen because I leave Mail.app running...
18
May
2010

Scripting iTerm with AppleScript

Every day, when I get to work, there are a number of tasks I do. Among the first thing I do is connect to a number of servers via SSH....
30
May
2009

PECL memcache and PHP on Mac OS X Leopard

Wow, has it really been that long since I've written here? I really need to do better.So tonight I ran into an interesting issue this evening in configuring PECL memcache...
15
May
2008

Installing PECL PS on Mac OS X

Tags: php, pecl, ps, leopard, os x, osxThe PHP that comes standard with Mac OS X Leopard doesn't come with the PECL PS extension. PECL PS requires pslib, and the...
28
Mar
2008

Automatically Joining a Group Chat with Adium

Tags: adium, apple, applescript, jabber, group chatAt dealnews, we have an internal Jabber server that we use for our internal communications. As part of that, we have a number of...
15
Jan
2008

Something In The Air

Tags: apple, macbook, macbook air, macworld... or maybe the water.Unless you were living under an Internet rock, you likely know that today was Keynote Tuesday. That is, the day Apple...
2
Jan
2008

Four Free Mac Apps I Can't Live Without

Tags: apple, macI know top X lists are almost passe at this point, but that's not going to stop me from giving a shout-out to some of the applications that...
18
Nov
2007

Set Leopard's Menu Bar Back To White

There's been a good bit of debate about Leopard's new translucent menu bar. For me, it doesn't cause many issues. However, some of my coworkers despise it and, to be...
7
Nov
2007

Controlling iTunes with Python ... Cross Platform

So it's been awhile since I've written. In that time, my girlfriend has moved in here with me in Huntsville and, as always, dealnews has kept me very busy. However,...