Apple/Mac

A 12-post collection

iCloud setup with different iTunes and MobileMe Accounts

iCloud debuted Tuesday for all iOS 5.0 devices. On Friday, the iPhone 4S was released. You’d think that would be a banner week for us. However, there is disharmony afoot in our Apple-land. The Issue In 2001, iTunes was released. I quickly setup an iTunes account using my personal email address. In 2002, .Mac was released. I quickly setup an account with a free email @mac.com. In 2008, .Mac was renamed to MobileMe and my @mac.com account got a new domain and I now also had an @me.com address. For 10 years, that hasn’t caused me a problem. I have purchased an amazing amount of content via iTunes: Music, Videos, Television Programs, Movies, Applications,...

Goodbye Steve and Thank You

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones. We see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the >world, are the ones who do. -- Steve Jobs, The Crazy Ones It's 7:00 a.m. in the morning, EST. My wife is taking...

What I Learned about Time Machine backups from timedog

I love Time Machine. For years and years backups were something I was supposed to do, but never found the time to do. Backups were difficult, you had to purchase backup software, find a drive, set them up, and then either manually execute your backup (which is what I did for years) or figure out how to automate them. Enter Time Machine With the launch of Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”), Apple included this brand new Backup system. But, this article isn’t about Time Machine. Perhaps I’ll do one of those at some point. This article is about what I just learned about TIme Machine. I’m backing up a lot of stuff I shouldn’t be…...

Adobe Type Units Error - How to Fix It

The Problem I was recently perusing my /var/log/system.log file under OS X Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.6), also available by running the Console application in your Utilities folder and selecting system.log, when I noticed several error messages that bothered me: osascript[236]: Error loading /Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Unit Types: dlopen(/Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Unit Types, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:\n /Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Unit Types: no matching architecture in universal wrapper Safari[239]: Initializer-based scripting additions have been deprecated. Please update this addition: "/Library/ScriptingAdditions/Adobe Unit Types.osax" That last...

OSX Hints and Tips

There are many ways to customize your OSX environment to suit your personal tastes. However, not every preference you want to change can be modified using System Preferences or Application Preferences. Often, settings are deemed too obscure for everyday users and relegated to complex keystrokes or hidden system settings. This is my guide to a number of these that can make your life a little easier, or your experience a little better. OSX Keystroke Shortcuts I’ll start with a series of keystrokes that are available in different contexts while you use your Macintosh. These are not your normal keystrokes that are self-documented underneath application menus, these are hidden gems you’ll want to become familiar with: Start-up Keystrokes (hold...