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Remotely Connecting to your FritzBox using Jitsi

September 9th, 2015 by ‐ No Comments

telephone pictogramThere 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…)

Debugging a System Preference Pane With Xcode 6

August 31st, 2015 by ‐ No Comments

SystemPrefs iconThis 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…)