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Postbox anachronisms overload

Too much anachronism. Back to Apple Mail.app. I wish Sparrow wasn’t bought by Google. ;-(

Postbox 3 anachronisms redux

I’ve been using Sparrow as my email client on my Mac for the past year. I liked it a lot, but the whole Sparrow team had been bought up by Google for them to work on Gmail some months ago, which is a pity as it means no more major updates to the application (there […]

Keyboards and “tablets”, and writing

It seems to me that people who love the Microsoft Surface RT because of its keyboard (for example, Jeff Atwood) just needed to buy a Zagg keyboard for iPad.[1] Jeff Atwood does indeed make a good point about keyboards and tablets in general: On screen keyboards get the job done, but if I have to […]

Google authenticator and Gmail iOS app rubbish

I have two step authentication turned on my Google account. If you don’t know what that is, whenever you login to the gmail web interface it is set up to send me a code via SMS which I then also have to enter. Applications (e.g. my Mail app on my laptop) use a “one time […]

The one greatest iOS 6 feature …

… is the Do Not Disturb functionality. After several weeks with the new iOS I can honestly say this is the feature about it I love most. Now it just needs to be automatically activated for the duration of certain Calendar entries as well.

[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 […]

Washington Post confuses email and web

Via the Brisbane Times, an article from the Washington Post about Tomlinson, the guy who ‘invented’ the use of ‘@’ in emails in 1972, confuses the Web and Email technology which preceded it by several decades. Even after the ‘@’ symbol, you still sometimes had to use the ‘bang’, i.e. ‘!’ to route emails explicitly. […]

Adobe software is useless and must be uninstalled everywhere, now

I had cause to use ‘Adobe Digital Editions’ today because of an epub file that would not be added into iTunes (DRM? who knows?). So I open up the Adobe Epub reader which is somehow installed on my Mac to read it. But, it won’t run. It insists I have to install the “latest version” […]

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 […]