Archive for the 'Macintosh' Category

Lion’s Whole-Disk Encryption

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

One of my favorite new features in Lion is a completely revamped “FileVault”, Apple’s brand-name for encryption techonologies that protect the data on your disk from eavesdroppers, should the disk be lost or stolen. In Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier, FileVault was a feature that only affected your home directory. In OS X Lion, […]

The Future Of Mac App Store Installs

Friday, January 7th, 2011

It’s only been one day since the launch of the Mac App Store, and the Mac developer and user communities are buzzing with consequences, both good and bad, of the store and how it operates. One particularly vexing issue is the question of whether an app that is already on your Mac is “installed” or […]

Hold On A Minute

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

One of the big new features in MarsEdit 3 is a revamped media manager that allows you to easily browse local libraries from iPhoto, Aperture, etc. This functionality is based largely on the great work of the iMedia project, which was spearheaded by Karelia to replicate Apple’s own ubiquitous media browsing interface, some variant of […]

Apple Downloads

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

For many years Apple has provided a valuable service to 3rd party developers, and to Mac users, by hosting a directory of software you can download and install for your Mac. You can browse the database on Apple’s web site: This resource helps to bridge the gap between Apple’s customers, who are looking for solutions, […]