Sunday, July 10 2011

Better than TRIM (but slower)

Yesterday, I give a shot on SuperDuper. It is a small but amazing utility that can backup whole disks and has many neat options. After backing up and restoring my system, I was surprised when it booted a little faster and was freed from all the temporary files. It is actually better than TRIM, but  […]

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Thursday, June 30 2011

How to retrieve Xcode docset

Apple publish the Xcode docset through RSS feeds, so Xcode can check and download them easily. If you are interested in retrieving the docsets directly, here is the catch: The feed for Snow Leopard docset can be viewed at:  […]

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Tuesday, December 7 2010

Testing on Mac OS X 10.5/10.6

While developping an application, it is a good practice to test on the targeted platforms to ensure that everyhing goes well. If you are developing on Mac OS X 10.6, it can be challenging to know if the application will still run on Mac OS X 10.5. You have two solutions: - Get two other Mac hardware  […]

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Tuesday, November 23 2010

Class Prefixes in Mac OS X Frameworks

Ever wanted to have all the class prefixes used in Mac OS X frameworks ? A simple answer lies in Apple documentation; here it is.

Thursday, May 6 2010

Building OpenSSL for iPhone

With the latest iPhone SDK 4.0 release, Apple has introduced the concept of fat binaries to the iPhone/iPad platform. Now, applications for these devices are built for both ARMv6 and ARMv7 architectures. This has an impact on the third-party libraries you may choose to use, especially the one that  […]

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Saturday, May 16 2009

How to use a MacBook in closed clamshell with an external display

It is very simple; just follow the instructions of this article: But there is a gotcha: if you don't connect your MacBook to the power outlet, you will never be able to use the external display.

Wednesday, August 13 2008

Are you Vexed ?

If you like puzzle and you have an iPhone, you will like Vexed. I have download it yesterday and I cannot stop myself from trying to solve all these puzzles (the site lists 1100 puzzles !!!). It is a must-have for any iPhone owner. Click to download on iTunes.

Thursday, March 13 2008

Never trust a computer you can't lift

"Today, I met an IBM mainframe. Never trust a computer you can't lift" (via Maceinstein)  […]

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Friday, February 15 2008

Time Machine Icon in Menu Bar

Since Mac OS X 10.5.2, there is a Time Machine Icon in the Menu Bar. Have you ever noticed that when a backup is in progress, the icon's clock goes backward ?

Wednesday, November 21 2007

What I really like about Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

I recently successfully upgrade my MacBook to the new version of Mac OS X, also known as Leopard. After one hour, I had a ready to go system, without any problem. I think Leopard is a great upgrade especially for: The Finder is now very smart and responsive. The search is amazingly fast and  […]

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