The latest Mavericks update and/or Safari are broken…

is it only my or do others also see the effect that since the last OS X Mavericks update, using the single finger gesture in Safari to move back and forth in the Browser history freezes Safari? That's especially funny when you're in the middle of editing a long blog post ­čśŽ I also can't … Continue reading The latest Mavericks update and/or Safari are broken…

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Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

The Magic Mouse is great. At least most of the time. When it's working. It is, however, an ironically lousy piece of expensive crap when it comes to its battery compartment. You need to stuff some paper into it to keep the batteries in a certain position. If you change batteries and do it wrong, … Continue reading Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

I am in the middle of writing some documentation for our new web service that I'm going to talk a bit more about in the near future. For this I need to take screen captures and upload them onto a wordpress site. Working on my mac, all seemed fine for a while. OS X ships … Continue reading Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

MacBook Pro – Verj├╝ngungskur

Seit ich auf meinem MacBook Pro 4,1 (early 2008) in einer Windows XP VM auch noch DB2 zu Entwicklungs- und Testzwecken brauche, zeigt sich, dass 5 Jahre offenbar eine ganze Weile sind. Ab und an hatte der Beachball doch mal ein paar Sekunden seinen farbigen Charme verspr├╝ht. Nun gibt es nat├╝rlich die M├Âglichkeit, so richtig … Continue reading MacBook Pro – Verj├╝ngungskur

Irony pt. 2

It's also more than ironic (but not really funny) if you have one of the most expensive computer mice, namely the Apple mighty mouse, feed it with Apple's really expensive rechargeable batteries, and it constantly looses its bluetooth connection to an also premium priced iMac for 30 seconds or so. but wait, that's not all: … Continue reading Irony pt. 2

My first Impressions of Apple’s Podcasts App

Apple released a new App for listening to Podcasts and managing subscriptions on the iPhone or iOS. It seems they figured iTunes (or Music, as it is called on the iOS machines) is a bit overloaded, so they started splitting it into several apps. I must say I am not really impressed. First of all, … Continue reading My first Impressions of Apple’s Podcasts App

Apple App Stores und die Mehrwertsteuer

Das ist ja mal sehr interessant: da kauft man sich ├╝ber den Mac App Store oder auch den App Store f├╝r iPhone/iPad eine Applikation f├╝r den gewerblichen Einsatz und bekommt eine Rechnung per Mail zugestellt, auf der dann ausdr├╝cklich steht: Dies ist keine Mehrwertsteuerbenachrichtigung. Aha. Ein bisschen auf dem Web gesurft, stellt sich heraus, dass … Continue reading Apple App Stores und die Mehrwertsteuer

Who said Apple’s updates are any better than others? Lion 10.7.3 loses Wi-Fi when it sleeps

[POST Final Update (Feb 07, 2012): The solution with the Combo update has improved the situation, but about 25% of wake-ups will still be disconnected. Before 10.7.3, I've never had that issue.] [Final Update: The issue seems resolved. Repairing file permissions and rebooting once more after the combo update seems to have healed my mac. … Continue reading Who said Apple’s updates are any better than others? Lion 10.7.3 loses Wi-Fi when it sleeps

Fusion ate my caret (^) or was it the Lion?

sometimes I encounter strange phenomena. I hove no idea if that's only me, but I suspect so, because I couldn't find anything of help on the web (maybe because searching for "fusion ^" is not a good idea). So what's happened? One of my machines runs lion and for VA Smalltalk related work I have … Continue reading Fusion ate my caret (^) or was it the Lion?

Logitech K750 Mac: Erste Eindr├╝cke

Seit ein paar Tagen besitze ich nun eine Logitech K750 Solartastatur f├╝r meinen Mac. Und ich muss sagen, ich bin sehr zufrieden damit. Das Schreibgef├╝hl ist deutlich besser als auf der aktuellen Apple Wireless-Tastatur. Die Tasten federn ein wenig weicher und geben durch ihre Vertiefungen ein sicheres Tippgef├╝hl. Was der Apple Wireless komplett fehlt, ist … Continue reading Logitech K750 Mac: Erste Eindr├╝cke