Open source software doesn’t know borders. It doesn’t know friends, enemies, or frenemies. It doesn’t know if you’re an FSB agent, or an ISIS operative, or an FBI agent. It is also why you are able to use your iPhone or Android phone today.
Today I had to help yet another confused/frustrated person deal with the fact that they, unaware to themselves, possessed multiple Apple IDs. I personally have four Apple IDs that I have to juggle. Apple’s iTools/.Mac spawned one (which I’m now stuck with because of the iTunes Store purchases being tied to it… iTunes and iTools […]
I’ve always said that if OS X implemented a walled garden, that would be my last day as a Mac user. Long ago, I kicked iOS to the curb, only keeping enough devices to do software development and consulting for the platform. Now that Windows 8 RTM has implemented a walled garden on Windows Metro […]
Apple often rearranges keystrokes, trackpad options, and keyboard controls after releasing a new version of Mac OS X. These “benefits” are rolled in to new Mac models, and eventually become the new standard, at least typically. And I don’t mean to say that these new features aren’t benefits. Apple takes full advantage of new hardware, […]
Apple has made a subtle late change to the branding for Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”. If you look at Apple Support Documents, and the Apple product pages, they refer to the product as “OS X Lion“. Not “Mac OS X Lion” or “Mac OS 10.7”, simply “OS X Lion”. Note that this title lacks […]
For those of you living under a rock, I’ll prime this article with the information that you should already know. One, there’s a Linux-based platform called MeeGo. Two, it was formed by a partnership between Intel and Nokia. Three, Nokia bailed on it after Microsoft gave them a billion in cash and resources. Four, MeeGo […]
I will start this article by saying that we don’t know everything that will be in iCloud just yet. However, I will say that I am disappointed at the pricing that has emerged on other web sites (here’s just one for example). At double the pricing for Amazon’s Cloud Drive, I can’t say I’ll be […]
A long time ago, in a Mac industry far, far away, there was a project I was secretly working on. It was a Mac App Store. For the sake of the developers, I’ll call them Team X. Team X had a great product on the market, it was great at updating Mac software. I wanted […]