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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.

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 […]

On Polymorphism

So, in an effort to broaden my horizons, and following the maxim “learn a new language every year” (and theorising here that Classical Latin does not count), I decided that I will learn the basics of Objective-C. After I’ve used a Mac for many years and it’s about time I learned to program the thing […]

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.

Why Steve Jobs mattered | Bob Lewis

Why Steve Jobs mattered | Bob Lewis: “Nothing about the iPod, iTunes store, iPhone, or iPad was safe. Jobs focused on upside potential, not downside risk. Like the great generals in history he preferred offense to defense. As for excellence, he insisted on it in the technical as well as general meaning of the word. […]

On upgrading to Mac OSX 10.7 “Lion”

So, I finally got around to upgrading to 10.7 from 10.6. I had deliberately held off for a while, to see if there were any major hassles before committing myself to it. Apart from the reverse-scrolling thing, which a lot of people didn’t like, but which you can quickly get used to, I hadn’t heard […]

Instructions: first open the box then read the instructions

I’m using Scrivener to organise my PhD research, and it will end up being used for the first draft of the actual PhD as well. But Scrivener does not have an iPad app, which make a bit of sense.┬áSo I have been looking for an editor that will work with Dropbox (even though its quite […]

Busted-arse Apple Mobile Me Calendar forced onto me.com users

Got this email from Apple’s Me.com service today; from MobileMe <MobileMe@insideapple.apple.com> date Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 13:02 subject Upgrade to the new MobileMe Calendar by May 5, 2011 Upgrade to the new MobileMe Calendar by May 5, 2011 Dear MobileMe member: On May 5, 2011, MobileMe will transition completely to the new Calendar service […]