Apples are Delicious

Smart Folders to fix Dropbox Limitation

I’ve complained several times since Dropbox updated their client that the new UI is lacking in one significant respect: the number of recent files shown is only 3, and that is not configurable in any way: For someone who uses Dropbox for actual work, this is laughable—if we’re away from our computer for a few […]

Backing up and Reinstalling OS X

Are you drunk on holiday wine and reinstalling OS X on your Mac? This is my procedure for backing up and reinstalling. Note: This backup/restore process requires manual twiddling during the restore process, and isn’t recommended unless you’re comfortable dealing with that. It takes more active user time/effort than using Apple’s Migration Assistant, but it […]

iPad Notes & Eclipse Phase Updates

PlainText is a great little tool for the iPad; a simple text editor that syncs everything to a Dropbox folder. I’ve been using it to scribble notes and start blog posts while away from the computer lately, and very much enjoying the experience. The iOS 4.2 update has really cranked up the iPad in my […]

iPad and Canadian iTunes Store Accounts

An iPad is a business expense, correct? If the international delays for iPads are getting you down and you’re considering buying one from the USA and having it shipped to you, here’s something to bear in mind: on the iPad itself, you can only buy/update apps if you have and are logged into a USA […]

24 hours with an iPod touch

For a couple years, I had a 30GB video iPod. Black. I bought it primarily to use while traveling, but I also hoped to use it to listen to podcasts as I went to sleep. Long story short, I rarely used it at home or around the house once the initial shine was off. I […]

Adding Multi-Touch to older Mac Laptops

This little hack outlined on TUAW allows slightly older Mac laptops to use multi-touch gestures, including the beautiful four-finger swipe: MacBook Air (all models) Early 2008 MacBook Pro Late 2008 17″ MacBook Pro Unibody MacBook (all models) Unibody MacBook Pro (all models) I have an early 2008 MacBook Pro — a refurbished 2.5ghz — and […]

MacBook Pro Battery Replacement

The battery in my MacBook Pro had been sucking lately: down to about 1:30 of battery life, and sometimes, after a full charge, as low as 20 minutes. Letting it drain a little bit and then re-charging it would bring it back up to 1:30, but still, for a 10 month old battery, that’s not […]