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In the last few weeks, certain apps on my MacBook Pro have become excruciatingly slow. I've noticed that it ONLY happens with writing apps (ByWord, IA Writer, Write) and basically any operation involving opening up Finder results in a locked up program for about 30 seconds to a minute.
Interestingly, this doesn't happen in any other app. I can open Finder just fine in things like Chrome, or even coding apps like Sublime and Atom. No... Read more →
- Yosemite seems to use some variant of Bonjour for their multiple device sync voodoo that they are trumpeting with this latest update
- This seems to cause massive wifi issues for all devices on the network, including iOS and otherwise
Personally, when I upgraded my brand... Read more →
I've always really wondered about this. There are so many people I know who have never owned a Mac or an iPhone or an iPad and probably once swore by their iPod, yet utterly DESPISE Apple. Many of these people get excited when they hear of Apple's blunders and just talk **** about their successes.
Personally, I like to think of myself as a technology lover. I'll love a company if their releasing... Read more →
Bluetooth is turned on on both
They're both on the same wifi network
They're both logged in to the same iCloud account
The "Handoff" and "iPhone cellular calls" buttons are both on on the phone
The "Allow Handoff" button in settings and the "iPhone cellular calls" button in FaceTime is on on the computer
Logging into and out of iCloud and restarting both devices
Turning bluetooth on and off
Testing bluetooth by sending files back... Read more →
One of the benefits of computing is being able to take everyday tasks and making them simpler to accomplish. Over the years what we can do has gotten more and more powerful while also getting quite easy. It seems like an eternity ago I remember reading everyone going nuts over Quicksilver [http://qsapp.com]. Which since has been replaced by Alfred [http://www.alfredapp.com] or LaunchBar [http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/index.html ] as the go-to Spotlight... Read more →
Is there any modern client now that is good at handling multiple services, including Google's Hangout service? Adium does XMPP but the Hangout integration is pretty medicore and doesn't pull in group Hangouts. I would switch to Messages but I... Read more →
I personally will not be signing up for the program since I don't want to run into issues with any unsupported software.
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Yosemite's first developer preview was released right after Monday's WWDC opening keynote. For the general public, an open beta will be available to download later this summer. However, for those who want a sneak peek at the new hotness, there is a way to safely install it without risking your machine, using the free and powerful VirtualBox application from Oracle.
Steps (most likely, the Engadget forums are going to bork the formatting, I'll drop in a Pastebin link... Read more →
Apple's kicks off WWDC 2014 with their keynote which starts in about 15 minutes. For many, it's like a nerd Christmas. (For others, it's annoying and obnoxious.) Regardless, there's bound to be a lot of interesting news. Let's talk about it right here!
Who's ready? I know I am!