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Tag Archives: OS X

Guess who got the big hand?

June 13th, 2013 by ‐ No Comments

Apple WWDC logoThe coverage on this year’s WWDC keynote was as hyped as every year. Here are some links to comments we found interesting, and our own two cents.

And who did of course get the big hand? Sir Jony Ive sitting on the front row and bursting with pride over his iOS 7 relaunch design. (more…)

Opera and Java on OS X

November 23rd, 2012 by ‐ No Comments

opera_javaMany say it doesn’t work. But it does. All you need is a 64-bit version of Opera, because Java comes as 64-bit only on the Mac. The 64-bit Java plug-in will just silently fail in a 32-bit version of Opera. But Opera does offer a 64-bit version for Mac. Why Opera don’t distribute the 64-bit version by default, or query the client platform to find out which version to offer? I guess, we just don’t know. Here’s how to install the 64-bit version. (more…)

Gatekeeper Keeps Some Gates Open (Still)

August 7th, 2012 by ‐ No Comments

Gatekeeper Icon (c) 2012 Apple, Inc.

While Apple is miles away from the former heights of the “Get a Mac” campaign with its new Genius TV ads (I fully concur with Ken Segall’s assessment that  this is a long time low in Apple’s TV ads btw.), Mountain Lion’s new Gatekeeper feature might still give the old “Get a Mac” security ad a whole new twist. Apple will want to be cautious to not overdo it when tightening security. But I’m sure they will observe the basic rule of secure system design: “Don’t try to be too secure.”

In updating the ComposeIT mail plug-in, we did however discover some things about Gatekeeper and sandboxing which we thought might be of interest.  (more…)