All things Apple12 posts
All things Apple12 posts
about 15 hours ago
I put the wrong YouTube link for the illuminated bluetooth keyboard (K811) in my previous post. Trying again. It’s a 40 second clip showing the “easy switch” functionality:
And for something different…
“When I need to design a simple responsive page quickly, without an incredible amount of texture and detail, I will grab Keynote from the toolbox.”
A text editor like IA Writer and markdown.
Just bought this one yesterday. Gets good reviews except for the price ($100). I am fine typing on glass for the most part, but got curious enough to grab this one. Have it set up for my iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Bluetooth keyboards got support on the Apple TV a few months ago.
I like it so far.
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Do I use the ring/silent switch?
The way you posed the question does not allow for the subtle permutations of my usage. I cannot simply answer yes or no. It is multi factorial. The ring/silent switch interfaces with my reality in so many ways.
-I am finalizing a merger between Interpol and the NSA. Manuela (my bodyguard/maid/masseuse/dogminder) is calling to tell me that Fifi needs to piddle. Enslavement of humanity for millennia or a carpet that smells like dog piss. An impossible choice.
-I am settling in after a hard afternoon with my parole officer. Failed the pee test again. Fuk. My crack addicted twin brother calls to borrow an eighth. Ring or silent? Your binary solutions simply fail again.
-The cat is in the box. The ampoule of polonium is ready. The Geiger counter is ramping up. Dead or alive? No Peeking. Can’t collapse the waveform now can we?
Don’t you see? How am I to answer?
Oh shit. I said crack, polonium, NSA, Interpol and Geiger counter in one post. At least I didn’t say bomb.
Do you hear anything?
Probably just wind in the rigging.
-more CPU performance per watt
-increased GPU performance
The combined result of these two factors will be acceptable graphics performance such as Safari scrolling in the Haswell rMBP 13".
Mountain Lion, through Core Animation, already pushes animated UI tasks including some Safari tasks to the GPU. No need to wait for Mavericks, although this trend will certainly continue there, no “maybe” necessary. Of course, if the Haswell rMBP 13" release is delayed until the fall Mavericks release, the relative importance of the GPU will only increase.
I know someone with a 2010 11” MBA that uses the Speck shell. Nice unit if cosmetic damage is a concern of yours. Just toss it in the bag without care. Personally, if it doesn’t affect function (eg scratches on a display), scratches etc don’t bother me at all. It is a tool, not jewelry.
The 15 is reportedly much better with the discrete GPU, but still not great.
One more reason to prefer my iPad. Buttery 2048 × 1536 scrolling.
The 13" rMBP does not have a discrete GPU. The display is driven by the integrated HD 4000, which explains why it sucks so badly. Swing by an Apple store, load theverge.com, scroll and watch the slideshow. Stutter much?
As Anandtch said, “It’s distracting and a clear regression from other, non-Retina Macs.”
Haswell with the HD5000 should deal with this show stopping issue.
Um, that future is now.
Shedloads of cheap Android smartphones in these markets right now.
1. Simplified supply chain.
2. Apple doesn’t want a bunch of effetes screeching about visible scratches on their Precious.
See black iPhone 5 “Scuff-gate” for the script.
Can scheduled “Do Not Disturb” times be set differently for different days of the week in iOS 7?
eg: “Do Not Disturb” from 22:30 – 7:30 on Mondays and 23:30 – 8:30 on Saturdays.
To check (assuming it is the same location in iOS 7 as iOS 6) go to:
Settings —> Notifications —> Do Not Disturb —> Scheduled
No shit Sherlock. Read my post again.
Back on topic, the inability to attach PDFs to emails is a very common frustration. Yes I know the ass backwards method (open the PDF in eg iBooks and “share” it by email), but that is useless when you are in a threaded email conversation and need to attach a PDF.
The OP here describes the issue:
6 days ago
6 days ago
In the iOS 7 Mail app have they added anything to the insert choices?
In iOS 6 you are restricted to “photo or video”.
I want PDFs (crosses fingers).
Ask a tech specialist.
The link to set Guided Access up etc in case restricting to any single app will be useful. I find it quite useful when lending the phone for a few minutes.
Use Guided Access to:
Temporarily restrict your iOS device to a particular app
If you just want the person restricted to one app like Safari without being able to go anywhere else, it can be done with stock iOS.
Settings —> General —> Accessibility —> Guided Access
Go to the App you want the person to use, activate Guided Access (I have triple click set to access it) and Bob is your proverbial Uncle.
You woke me up for this?
It depends on how they are prepared.
14 days ago
9 of these (1 spare):
Daisy chain the J4s and set up as RAID 10.
What are you on about?
You don’t need a kit, just a 2.5" drive.
Fusion drives are as reliable as RAID 0. Make sure you have an aggressive backup routine.
I don’t use a PC of any kind by choice anymore, but the last step of my evolution away was on Mac OS X hardware (2004 to 2012 with 15” MBPs from 2006).
If you must use a PC, OS X is a good choice for reasons listed above and others, but many stay with Wndows because of that “one application” they need that is only available / better there.
Enter Boot camp or VMs like Parallels and Fusion. You can go to a Mac and still have Windows as a security blanket. What most find is that OS X suits their need for the vast majority of the time and that the “one application” is not as important as they thought or that there are OS X alternatives that are quite good. No, not everyone and every application (I remember SPSS had quite a feature gap for a long time), but most. In my case I eventually went months without using the Windows OS. When I eventually went to sign in, I had a heck of a time remembering my password it had been so long. I still kept a very abbreviated Bootcamp partition until the end but literally never used it for the last year.
The only real disadvantages to this are price (but I think the hardware quality is worth it) and the time necessary to set up a dual boot system.
Edit: I see Urinalmint mentioned Bootcamp as I was typing this.