Archive for the 'Apple' 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 […]

Can I Get Your Address?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Mac OS X’s centralized Address Book empowers developers to offer users features that go above and beyond what would be possible in the absence of such a resource. For example, an envelope-printing utility on Mac OS X doesn’t need to demand that you painstakingly type in the name and address of your friend before mailing […]

Networking Crashes In Mountain Lion

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Before Mountain Lion 10.8 shipped, I had received reports from one customer that MarsEdit was crashing each and every time he attempted to access the network. For an app like MarsEdit whose entire raison d’être is to access the network, this is quite an unfortunate obstacle. The public release of Mountain Lion has only confirmed […]

Subscribe To Feed Safari Extension

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Now that Safari 6 is available as part of Mountain Lion 10.8, and as a software update for Lion, I can finally explain the rumblings I made months ago about an extension facilitating feed subscription directly from Safari. The motivation behind my foray into Safari extension development was my early adoption of Safari 6 during […]