Archive for the 'Macintosh' Category

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: http://www.apple.com/downloads/. This resource helps to bridge the gap between Apple’s customers, who are looking for solutions, […]

A Stroke Of Luck

Friday, April 9th, 2010

One of my customers reported a really subtle bug having to do with a keyboard shortcut for a command. I’m going to change some facts to protect the innocent, but imagine I got a report: “Every time I press cmd-N to create a new document and start typing, instead of accepting the text, it just […]

Can’t Catch Me

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

  The future of software is on the web. That’s what they keep telling me. I just smile, and say “I don’t think so. There will always be compelling technologies on the desktop.” I believe this, but I admit it carries an odor of blind loyalty to my comfort zone. People who argue the other […]