Category: Mac

  • Rescuing Encrypted files on ACD

    So Amazon is shutting out Linux users.  But what if I have a bunch of encrypted files there using old encfs and acd_cli scripts? I can copy down the encrypted files using their client at any point, but how will I know which one is which? I did the following.  First, create a temporary directory. […]

  • MacDVDRipper Pro 5

    I was a fan of RipIt and DVDRemaster a couple of years ago, I had a nice workflow going where I could convert my DVD TV series discs into MP4s for the Apple TV  (We have a lot of discs).  I discovered MDRP since then, and I have been very happy with it, just a […]

  • WWDC 2014

    Apple had their WWDC keynote today, and announced, well, everything. Their user experience is converging like I couldn’t have imagined before.  Continuity lets you transfer your work from mobile to desktop just by being close to your Mac.  You can answer your phone from your computer. Mavericks looks awesome, despite my worry about flattening things. […]

  • Sorry iBooks, it’s over.

    I’ve had it with iBooks, mostly because of its insane destructive syncing scheme.  Which isn’t syncing at all, is it?  See my logic below. I want to read books with my two portable Apple devices, optionally with my desktop Apple computer.  I want to highlight, bookmark or annotate in one device and sync to any […]

  • iWork for iCloud Beta

    I just got to try it out. It’s… OK.  Definitely nicer looking than Google’s Docs offering, with some more conversion and graphics options, for sure, but some things elude me.  In Pages, for instance: Tabs/margins? Dragging or clicking on the ruler does nothing. Columns as shown on this page don’t seem to be possible. Editing or […]

  • OS X Mavericks and iOS 7

    Most people are talking about the new look of iOS 7, but isn’t that why Jony (and the pre-show text) basically said that design is about more than looks? I got a lot more excited about the internals of the new OSes this time.  I really enjoyed Snow Leopard’s advances, and actually Lion brought some […]

  • Mountain Lion

    I installed the latest OS X release, not much sticks out as significantly different.  Little things I noticed: Safari 6 Offline reading list – I only use Mac desktops, so no big deal here.  I also use Pocket for my iOS devices. No RSS anymore – reading, I don’t care but I really miss extracting […]

  • ToDo done

    I went on a little while ago about ToDo apps, and finally decided to jump on Appigo’s ToDo for the Mac.  It’s OK.  It has a few nice features but it’s missing things like adding tasks easily from Mail, or a nice quick systemwide interface using a hotkey. They do have a systemwide interface, but […]

  • HEIST

    MacHeist is happening again!  Check out http://www.macheist.com and it should make (very little) sense.  It’s a sort of puzzle game with some super software rewards connected with it.  It usually ends up with a software bundle for sale, but not until after a ton of stuff gets given away for free!