A lot of people have been asking why Apple didn’t announce a retinal Cinema Display. Well apparently Canon just announced a 30” 4096×2569 4K display. $40,000. Which is probably why there won’t be a retinal Cinema Display for a while.
Writing a FUSE file system in Python is easy. Wow. I didn’t realize it was that easy. I could see writing virtualized access to certain systems. (Say the iBooks list of epubs?) If only I had the time…
While Apple works on restoring lost functionality to iWork many will want to continue to use the old ’09 versions. The problem is if you need to install them on a new machine. If you’ve already downloaded ’09 (or have the DVD) then there’s no problem. Even when ’13 was installed it kept the ’09 […]
As many expected, Apple announced improvements to iWork to stem off criticism. As with FCPX’s disastrous introduction a lot of the criticism could have been avoided had Apple merely announced this from the start. The lack of Applescript for Page is surprising although it was problematic in so many other ways that needed addressed first. […]
I’ve been very pleased with Mavericks overall. It’s had far fewer issues than any other update that I can recall. That’s not to deny some minor problems but I suspect most of those will be fixed with 10.9.1. One of the best new features of Mavericks is finally having an OSX iBooks. Last year when […]
A developer and power user tool list for this year from the developer of Elements. My list is quite different but lists like this are always great.
Mavericks optimized Yep, Leap, Deep and Fresh are available if you haven’t yet updated. I’ve already converted all my openmeta tags into Apple tags. While the Finder has pretty good tag support these are really useful apps for dealing with tags.
Gabe on doing graphical callouts in OmniGraffle.
Differences with code signing in Mavericks. A bit of a problem if you use 3rd party frameworks.
Fix Gmail problems in Mavericks mail. Oddly I had already set mine up like this. I think the solution to using Gmail with IMAP is simply to avoid labels. Do that and you normally have few problems.
The new iWork file formats. (HT: Michael Tsai) Not as useful for others. Easy scanning XML is gone. Given multiuser editing though I’m not surprised. That’s a hard thing to do with anything remotely like the old format. There’s a lot about iWork 13 I dislike but the new editing features are worth praising. (We’ll […]
A few people have raised an interesting point relative to the MacPro seeming to target video and high end graphics pros rather than people who might benefit more from fast CPUs rather than fast GPUs. They note1 that tasks primarily CPU and memory oriented can benefit from EC2 perhaps more than expensive workstations. Interestingly Mathematica […]
iOS7 Programming Cookbook from O’Reilly. If you subscript to Safari you can easily read this.
User experience appraisal for iOS7. Overall I love iOS7 but I wish Apple would do more usability studies on things. I think the iOS6 → 7 change through out too much that worked well.keep looking »