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Macstories

06.12.2015 01:00

1Writer is a very good and very powerful text editor, and it is nice to have a real alternative to Editorial, even though I prefer the later. But the developer of 1Writer is much better at updating the app.

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Samantha Bielefeld is Victor Johnson

06.12.2015 01:00

To add an extra twist to the story, the full name of the man behind Samantha was Victor Wynn Johnson, a known con man. This wasn’t just some naif who got carried away, this was a concerted fraud.

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The Brooks Review

06.12.2015 01:00

Last month a veritable shit storm hit Twitter and many blogs, with the seemingly unwarranted attack on an anonymous blogger going by the name “Samantha Bielefeld”. This week I have been given a lot more information about this person and it makes me angry. Very angry.

While I still believe gendered, and personal, attacks on anybody for their opinions is fully unwarranted, it has become increasingly clear to me I have misplaced my trust in this person. That misplaced trust was something this person appears to have been depending on and I regret this very much.

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The Brooks Review

06.12.2015 01:00

Ben Brooks:

But here’s the thing: WordPress just keeps working where as the other two I have been playing with keep breaking each time I update OS X. You see Apple loves to screw around with the PHP setup in OS X with each update, and typically I end up losing mcrypt when I update OS X. I’ve got it down to a science to get that back, but when it happens both Statamic and Grav go down — and I don’t just mean any back ends, I mean the entire sites go down — until I fix things.

WordPress is the best solution to host your own dynamic CMS, I personally prefer Squarespace or Jekyll. The reason I prefer Jekyll when I host myself is because it runs as long as the web server can serve HTML files.

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The Sweet Setup

06.12.2015 01:00

The Sweet Setup:

Of all the cases we put to the test, Apple’s own Silicone Case provided the best combination of form, function, and ease of use.

I got a red Apple silicone case together with my 6s Plus, and it is a fantastic case. It is a great case, and the best case I have used with any iPhone. My only issue is it is a pain to get it in and out of the pocket in my jeans.

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The Sweet Setup

06.12.2015 01:00

The Sweet Setup::

One thing I do not like about Safari is that it always opens iTunes when I click on an Apple Music or App link. Thankfully, a great Safari extension takes care of that problem for me. It’s called NoMoreiTunes, and it does exactly what the name implies. After you download and install it, it will keep iTunes from launching whenever an iTunes link is clicked. You’ll be able to preview the app information along with reading some initial reviews. If you decide that you want to open the page in iTunes, there is a handy link in the NoMoreiTunes overlay at the top of the Safari window.

Great tip, I have been using this plugin for as long as I can remember using Safari as my primary browser.

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The TTY Delystified

06.12.2015 01:00

Linus Ã…kesson:

The TTY subsystem is central to the design of Linux, and UNIX in general. Unfortunately, its importance is often overlooked, and it is difficult to find good introductory articles about it. I believe that a basic understanding of TTYs in Linux is essential for the developer and the advanced user.

This is the most interesting technical artical I have read in a very long time. And also for a person that have spent over ten years on Linux and UNIX systems and a huge portion of that time in the terminal. A must read for all the UNIX and Linux geeks out there.

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iPad Pro Review

06.12.2015 01:00

A fantastic review. You want the guy that uses his iPad for everything to review the iPad Pro, you know a pro user: Viticci is the pro user.

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Daring Fireball

12.11.2015 01:00

Alex Hern, writing for The Guardian:

Mac users faced trouble with their apps overnight after the security certificate Apple uses to prevent piracy expired late on Wednesday. Applications downloaded from the Mac App Store were temporarily unavailable from 10pm UK time, when a security certificate expired, five years after its creation, with no replacement immediately available.

Even once Apple fixed the error, issuing a new certificate for the apps (with an expiry date of April 2035, this time), users were still faced with problems. Those who could not connect to the internet couldn’t verify the new certificate, while those who had forgotten their password or couldn’t log in to iCloud for some other reason are also unable to use the downloaded apps until they can log in to the service.

I used to manage various SSL and other security certificates in previous jobs. And I used to have a calendar event around three monts before each of them had to be renewed to be sure that everything was renewed long before they expired.

I think Gruber’s response is more or less perfect:

Inexcusable for a service that is absolutely essential to users and developers.

I have to re-download a bunch of apps because of this crap. Apple: get your shit together. This isn’t that hard, just use Calendar.app.

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Sen. Ted Cruz

09.11.2015 01:00

There’s a very fine line between what Cruz said and the fact that the Constitution forbids a religious test for public office. Cruz didn’t say atheists couldn’t run, only that they weren’t “fit” for the position. He’s entitled to his opinion and we’re entitled to think he’s an ignorant fool.

This is a part of American politics I don’t understand; why should it matter if a Presidential candidate believes in a God or not?

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