Don’t Fear Forking TrueCrypt
I explain why forking TrueCrypt is a good idea, and shouldn’t be feared because of its oddball license… or its abandonment by the original authors.
Chrome / Chromium Bug: Updates on Mac & Windows Don’t Handle Incognito Windows Properly
A user workflow bug that results in users losing Incognito windows on Mac and Windows when running an in-place fix. While this is by design, there should be warnings when users update in-app that Incognito windows will be lost during the dynamic update process.
Kaspersky Security Scan vs Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool – KSS vs KVRT
Windows 8 is the first Windows with free antivirus. But, what if you want to augment its free antivirus, with more free antivirus? Here’s your game plan.
Lessons Learned from a Month Off the Social Grid
For at least a full month, I made a conscious decision to cease all social networking. I was busy trying to build a product, but I also learned some things about how and what I was social networking about. I learned some nifty things about what I missed, and what I should not miss doing […]
With Windows 8 RTM, I’m Moving to Ubuntu
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 […]
Making Sense of Oracle Java 7 for OS X
After well over a year of delays, Oracle has finally shipped consumer-friendly versions of Java 7 SE for Apple’s OS X. But, you need this primer to understand it all.
Lenovo RapidDrive: The Wrong Way to Hybrid Drive SSD & HDD
Please Apple, Offer to Disable Versions & Auto-save
I’ve tried valiantly, since the day OS X Lion was released, to get used to Versions. And, I can’t take it anymore. I finally penned Apple a passionate request to offer an off switch. I do totally understand why Apple does not want to offer an off switch. Apple wants Mac users to get used […]