Articles posted in June, 2013

OS X: Sandboxing = more crashes

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 • 9:09 am

This is something that pisses me right off. Apparently, according to Apple, sandboxing is good for us. After all, it “provides a last line of defense against the theft, corruption, or deletion of user data if an attacker successfully exploits security holes in your app or the frameworks it is linked against”. Yay. As far […]

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Word 2011: Why does word selection still select the trailing space?

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 • 10:11 am

In Microsoft Word, there is a myriad of inconsistencies, behaviours that don’t make sense and are simply the way they are because they have always been that way and nobody at Microsoft bothers to use his or her brains to think about whether these things still make sense today. Take, for example, what happens when […]

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About the new Mac Pro

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 • 8:40 am

I am ambivalent about the upcoming new Mac Pro unveiled by Apple yesterday at the WWDC. Of course, I am relieved that Apple has finally given us something tangible to look forward to. I am also glad that the new model is a radical rethink and that heavy emphasis has apparently been put on keeping […]

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Word 2011: Constant repagination while typing in footer

Friday, June 7th, 2013 • 4:37 pm

If there is one thing about Microsoft Word for OS X that you can say, it is that it is never boring. For sheer entertainment value, no other piece of OS X software will ever give you a scene such as this one: Here’s the context: I am working on a Word document created by someone […]

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OS X 10.8.4: Yet another big disappointment

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 • 10:11 pm

What’s the point of submitting bug reports? That’s the question I used to ask myself when it came to Microsoft and its crappy software, but I must say I am increasingly asking myself the exact same thing with Apple and its own software offerings. The two pieces of Apple software that I use the most […]

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