Articles posted in July, 2012

Mac App Store: Where did Lion go?

Monday, July 30th, 2012 • 5:00 pm

In the “Boggles my mind” category, along with the disappearance of the default font setting in Safari 6’s preferences mentioned yesterday, here is another one that simply does not make sense. At the same time that Apple released OS X Mountain Lion via the Mac App Store, Apple also removed Lion from the store: This […]

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Safari 6: Can’t connect to server/No setting for default font

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 • 4:25 pm

I have yet to upgrade to Mountain Lion (in part because of this), but I am in the process of bringing all my existing applications up to date and, when Apple’s soon-to-be-extinct Software Update suggested that I also install Safari 6, I figured that I might as well get a foretaste. Within an hour of launching […]

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Death of Evan Gross (Spell Catcher)

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 • 11:40 am

I am still in shock. I’ve just found out about the death of Evan Gross, the Mac developer behind Spell Catcher X. Even though he was a fellow Canadian, I didn’t know Evan personally. But I was part of the Spell Catcher beta users team and I corresponded with him extensively over the years. He […]

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Adobe InDesign CS6 and Mac OS X 10.7.4: Fix for application crashes with blank warning dialog boxes

Friday, July 13th, 2012 • 2:18 pm

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a new problem with Mac OS X 10.7.4 that causes InDesign CS6 crashes when using certain functions, such as the “Package…” command and deleting pages with content, because they display a warning dialog. In Mac OS X 10.7.4, the warning dialog box is blank and the application […]

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Lion (Mac OS X 10.7): Tip to minimize volume ejection bug

Friday, July 13th, 2012 • 10:15 am

A while ago, I wrote a post about a number of annoying bugs that I have been experiencing in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). For the most part, these bugs are unfortunately still there, so I have had to learn to live with them. There is one particular bug, however, for which I have found, […]

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 • 4:50 pm

I’ve written about the crappiness of Bell Canada’s web site before. Here’s another very simple illustration. This is a video recording of what is displayed in the web browser’s address bar when I log in: Marvelous, isn’t it? And the whole site is like this. Whenever you click on anything, you have to get through […]

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Pages ’09 Tip: Avoid automatic spacing when pasting text

Friday, July 6th, 2012 • 3:15 pm

One of the long-standing annoyances with computer software in general and Mac OS X software in particular is that, after all these years, there is still a strong American bias in many features. While Mac OS X is of course a multilingual OS and supports a number of “international” features, there are still system-wide or application-specific behaviours […]

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