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Articles posted in October, 2011

Going SSD

Friday, October 28th, 2011 • 5:23 pm

In my experience, speed and noise are the two trickiest, most subjective aspects of personal computing, especially for power users. Some people can’t hear fan noises, or they don’t notice them, or they don’t care. Others can be driven mad by hums and whines, even if they are not loud at all. As for speed, […]

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Lion’s Finder: Preview column broken

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 • 4:32 pm

Either there is something seriously wrong with my machine, or there is something seriously broken in the preview column in column view in Lion’s Finder. More often than not, when I select a picture file in a Finder window in column view mode, I get something like this: And that’s if I am lucky. If […]

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iCloud: SafariDAVClient crashes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 • 4:13 pm

I’ve been a .Mac/MobileMe user for a long time, even though I have never been entirely convinced that it was worth the expense. But there’s not much point in discussing that particular issue anymore, since the launch of iCloud and the looming closure of MobileMe services are making it irrelevant. What is relevant, however, is […]

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iTunes 10.5: Usable again

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 • 5:47 pm

I’ve been complaining about performance issues in iTunes for years. Just check out my posts under the “Macintosh › iTunes” categories to get an idea. For example, two years ago, I expressed the wish for an iTunes Pro for serious music collectors. Of course, such a thing has yet to see the light of day. […]

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Steve Jobs (1995–2011)

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 • 10:00 am

Even though it’s not a surprise, it’s still a shock. Most of us didn’t know him personally, but I think we all felt some kind of personal connection to him through the attention to detail that manifests itself in Apple’s products. We just knew that at least part of it was directly due to his […]

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