Default Folder X doesn’t work with Lion applications that are sandboxed. (They don’t say that’s why, but I’m pretty sure that’s the reason) It’ll be interesting to see if utility makers can figure a way around the sandbox problem. Otherwise come November it’ll be a big shock to a lot of Mac power users. (See [...]
The problem with the UI of car computer control systems. (HT: MacTech) Interesting they picked on Ford. I’d heard such good things about Ford’s system. I absolutely hate my Toyota system. To the point I’d consider getting a dedicated iPad just to replace it!
Regular readers know that I’ve been having an ongoing search for the perfect Address Book and Contact workflow. Honestly this has been one of the weakest aspects of OSX in my opinion. For about a year I used Salesforce.com and had a few “hacks” to make it a bit more integrated into my regular workflow. [...]
OSX Cydia coming soon? Honestly I was beginning to think this was vaporware. I don’t see any evidence it’s coming soon though. The quote in question says, “I’m not sure what the status is of CydiaSubstrate.” How the poster got from that to Cydia “not being too far off” escapes me. I remember when it was [...]
How to rename colored flags in Lion Mail.
So I’ve been hearing that Applescript is going the way of the dodo. Apparently the model for sandboxing Apple is using more or less makes it impossible to write your application in an Apple Event savvy way. Apple is very concerned about security and perhaps understandably Applescript is a huge issue in that regard. In [...]
BBEdit Extras. A wiki to act as a central repository for clippings, schemes, packages etc. for BBEdit. Exactly what I said BBEdit needed: a community. Slim pickings right now but hopefully it’ll quickly improve.
Tips on using Spaces in Lion
Launchpad is a great idea that is woefully inadequate for anyone with a remotely large set of applications. The main problem is that, if you upgrade, Lion ends up with an entry for every application you have on your system. In my case this was somewhere between 12 – 15 pages of applications. (I have [...]
One of the nicer features in Lion is the ability to sort your applications by category. Apple’s apps are all already categorized and many others (especially those in the App Store) are as well. However if you, like me, have many un-categorized apps it’s fairly trivial to add the category. Simply right click on the [...]
Turn off Mail’s animated windows in Lion.
I’ve been playing around with BBEdit 10 a lot the past week. I’m leaning towards not getting it despite the pretty killer price ($39 vs $150 just a few years back). The main reasons are that it’s just lacking so many features that TextMate has. For instance you don’t get the open/close brace information that [...]
Review of Lion Server by InfoWorld. Sounds like Apple didn’t do IT staff any favors. Clearly though the writing was on the wall that it wanted out of that market long ago. Honestly they never could compete with Linux. Still some of the services were pretty interesting. I’d love to see Address Book Server distributed [...]
Revert iTunes 10.4′s appearance back more to look like iTunes 8.keep looking »