Tag Archives: Apple

Malware and the iPhone

Say what you want about Apple and the iPhone but there's one remarkable fact about it that Graham Cluley points out: the iPhone has had no significant malware outbreaks. Sure there have been some minor incidents but almost all the … Continue reading

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Fixing the Size and Location of the OS X Finder Window

John Gruber points to a nice tip from Christopher Phin on how to fix the size and location of the Finder window in OS X. All you have to do is open a Finder window, resize it, place it in … Continue reading

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Daring Fireball Demolishes a Particularly Silly Article

Irreal readers know I like and use Apple products but I'm not a paid up member of the cult so I seldom write about the subject. The most fascinating thing about Apple, I think, is the derangement syndrome that it … Continue reading

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Yosemite Autocorrect

This is a note for users of OS X Yosemite. With the new OS, spelling autocorrect is on by default. For me, at least, this was most evident in the mail app (almost all my other writing occurs in Emacs). … Continue reading

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Installing Yosemite

Just in case any Apple users out there haven't already installed the new OS X, Yosemite, beware of an anomaly in the installation process. Apparently, the installation moves /usr/local out of the way during installation and when everything is installed, … Continue reading

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The Sins of the Technical Press

Regular readers know that I'm inclined to a jaundiced view of the press. They are, far too often, biased and lazy and write stories that aren't simply wrong but the opposite of the truth. The late Michael Crichton famously described … Continue reading

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The New Apple Mail App and GPGTools

The other day I got a popup telling me that a new version of the OS X mail app was available to download and install. I like to keep everything up-to-date as much as possible so I clicked on “Install.” … Continue reading

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Terror of the Demo

I've given my fair share of demos as I'm sure many of you have. If you're anything like me, you were lucky if the worst thing you suffered was butterflies in your stomach. But all that was nothing compared to … Continue reading

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Hating Apple

My friend Watts has a perspicacious tweet concerning those who hate Apple: At times I suspect hating Apple is at least as much of a fashion statement as buying them is. That's right, I think. How else to reconcile the … Continue reading

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Apple's Poisonous Touch?

As regular Irreal readers know, I mostly avoid the tech wars and especially tech wars involving Apple. I use Apple products and like them very much. I also use Linux, FreeBSD, and various other platforms so although I admit to … Continue reading

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