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Category Archives: Mac OS X

Macintosh and Mac OS X technology

Task-orientated email

I just don’t get it. I mean, I get it, but I don’t get it. I’m old school email. This article recommends the mail client Mailbox. Note it’s only criteria for not using Mailbox is if you have an email address that’s not Gmail or iCloud, not that you don’t like task-orientated email interfaces. I’ve […]

Google Chrome Notification Icon – how to get rid of it on OSX

If you use Chrome on MAC OS X you may recently have noticed a really annoying “bell” icon that has appeared in the menu bar, which also had the super-annoying property of not obeying the usual rules for OS X menu-bar icons (such as being draggable off the menu bar entirely). There were a set […]

More about Mail in Mavericks

Well, that’s been nothing but a huge disappointment. It’s confirmed that Mail.app and Gmail in Mavericks don’t get along. Mail behaves absolutely abominably with the non-standard IMAP of Gmail. I’ve tried the number of tricks listed in that article to get the ship righted again but it’s looking pretty dire. At this post you can […]

The Mail.App in OSX 10.9 is buggy and awful

The Apple Mail.app in Mavericks is a terrible step backwards. Smart mailboxes behave flakily – I’ve got one that’s called “All unread” (it’s rule is simply “message is unread”) and it said that there were 5 messages unread, until I click on it and suddenly there’s 21 unread messages. This is true of any Smart […]

OSX 10.9 ‘Mavericks’ and ‘Spaces’

One of the more interesting changes in Mavericks is the way it now handles multiple screens and what was called “Spaces” (is it still even called that?)(yes, yes it is). Previously if I had a second monitor attached to my MacBook Pro, both screens always changed when I switched Spaces. It was like each Space […]

[link] Creating academic documents without Microsoft Word

Creating academic documents without Microsoft Word from inlustre monumentum est » x=x, August 28, 2012 at 07:47PM.

Apple Notes and iCloud

There’s a bit of gnashing of the teeth about the terrible font that the new Notes application uses in Apple OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. But for me the single biggest fail with this application is the fact that of all the Apple apps that now use iCloud, it’s the one that has the most rubbish […]

Postbox 3 anachronisms

Yesterday I wrote about Postbox 3 as a Mail.app replacement. I’m still using it, and liking it, but I’m starting to develop a good sense of where it still has rough edges; Alert sounds. Sometimes it plays the alert sound for no discernible reason (I think because new mail has arrived in a sub-label/sub-folder, but […]

Apple Mail.app replacement – Postbox 3

My regular readers (all two of you) will know that I frequently thrash about looking for an Apple Mail.app replacement. I am a regular and long-term Gmail user. Its search is amazing, the filters powerful (although lacking a filter-power-user feature to help manage the dozens of filters I have actively running) and I quite like […]

Mac Mail.app and its local cache of messages

Why is it that yesterday Mail.app decided it did not have a local cache of my imap mail boxes anymore and it must refetch every one? Maybe I should switch back to Mailplane.