Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Exceptional Apps

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Today I went to launch VMware 4.1.0 on my OS X 10.8.1 Mac and was met with this surprising refusal to open: Well, that’s interesting. Mac OS X supports the ability for applications to specify in their “Info.plist” files the minimum system version they require, but as far as I know there are no keys […]

Simple Passphrase Conundrum

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

My sympathies go out to Mat Honan who, as he puts it, “was hacked. Hard.” After exploiting his iCloud account, the attackers took over his Gmail account, and proceeded to remote-wipe the contents of his iPhone, iPad and Mac. He states in his recollection of the tragedy that the compromised Apple ID had a 7-character […]

Subscribe To Feed 1.0b4

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

OK, I know I said I wasn’t particularly going to be supporting the Subscribe to Feed Safari extension I released last week, but it so happens I got a lot of great feedback and even some anonymous code contributions to help beef up the behavior of the plugin. If you already have 1.0b3 or later […]

Target The Forward Fringe

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Marco Arment quipped on Twitter that web designers need to take HiDPI displays seriously, and adapt their designs to look great on them. If you’re a web designer, you really, really need to get a Retina MacBook Pro so you can see how bad your site looks on it and fix it. — Marco Arment […]