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To complement Apple’s recent maintenance update of macOS Sierra to 10.12.2, we have also updated our Mail.app plugin to 2.0.3 to be compatible with the new Mail.app version 10.2 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.3.
To complement Apple’s recent maintenance update of macOS Sierra to 10.12.1, we have also updated our Mail.app plugin to 2.0.2 to be compatible with the new Mail.app version 10.1 which came with Apple’s update. Head over to the download page to get the new ComposeIT 2.0.2.
We are happy to announce version 2.0.0 of our Mail.app plugin ComposeIT. We have designed a beautiful, flat style, new logo, we have upgraded to a full UI installer, and we have overhauled the preference pane UI. Installing will now be really easy, and you will find all settings gathered in one place. ComposeIT is now easier to install and easier to configure that ever. But no worries, we have preserved all the other greatness. Just install this over any previous version and enjoy the fresh, new look and feel. Get it directly fron the download page.
If you’re like us, working a lot with XML files which follow XML Schema definitions from 3rd parties, you will often have cursed people publishing libraries of XML Schema definitions. Most people decide to simply include everything that their schemas
<import> or otherwise reference in their package. Hence, now you have several copies of everything floating around your hard-drive. There is no one, true way of publishing XML Schema packages however, but there is one, true way how to use them: XML Catalog. (more…)
We are pleased to announce that we have just released a new software tool. If you ever needed to upload a bulk of new issues to a Bugzilla, and even make them block or depend on other bugs, then head over to our GitHub page to grab a fresh copy of bzimport.pl.
Many people entrust their data (emails, contacts, calendars, todos) to service providers like Google, Yahoo!, Apple’s iCloud, Microsoft’s Office 365, and many others. There are also a considerable number of services which “hide” behind an app. Install it, and the first thing you’re force to do is to “sign in with your X account”, where “X” is the name of the app or company. All these options are utterly convenient because most of them are free, and easy to set up. The downsides are equally obvious: (more…)
ComposeIT 1.5.1 for El Capitan 10.11.4 is now available from the software page. Thanks for bearing with us, and happy composing!
ComposeIT 1.5 for El Capitan is now available from the software page. Apologies for the delay in getting this update out. Apple have done a couple of changes under the hood and to Mail.app’s UI, to which we had to adapt. Thanks for bearing with us, and happy composing!
There are many complaints about VoIP service being offered to you as the primary voice service by your telco. It usually means that the Ethernet hub on the DSL router becomes the handover point (i.e. you don’t fully control your router), the service availability is often only 98.9% (i.e. 4 days of no service per year) or even worse. For ye olde analogue phone, the usual service availability was 99.99% (53 minutes of no service per year). But, there is one clear advantage: you can install a SIP softphone and register your laptop or smartphone as a phone and place and receive calls via your home phone wherever you have WiFi or mobile data service. I have a FritzBox 7360 from my ISP glowing along, and hence the instructions how to set this up are for this model. If you have another FritzBox model with telephony function, the setup will be quite similar. For any other DSL router makes, you’ll have to check out the instructions for your device to find the corresponding settings. Without further ado, here are the instructions. (more…)
This may be an exotic topic for most, but sometimes you want to develop a preference pane for the System Preferences app. Of course NSLog() is your friend, but sometimes print debugging just won’t cut it. Especially when it comes to fixing crashes or timing problems. Well, debugging a preference pane from Xcode is no problem – if you know how to set it up. (more…)