Category: Apple

  • The HTML 5 <video> tag and H.264

    The new HTML5 standard’s most prominently mentioned new feature is undoubtedly the video tag – this tag enables all compliant browsers to play video embedded in a site with no additional plugins The only problem? The organizations responsible for choosing a video format are undecided. In one corner is H.264, used everywhere from Blu-Ray disc […]

  • Practically Replacing Microsoft Exchange Server – A 3 Part Series – 3 of 3 – Kerio Mailserver

    Kerio MailServer 6.5 – The Exchange Killer Kerio MailServer, like Zimbra, has until only recently been an ‘almost but not quite’ Exchange alternative. It has offered Outlook support and integration with Active Directory since 2002, but did not initially support groupware features such as calendaring and shared contacts properly until years later. It wasn’t until 2007 that Kerio began to coalesce into an alternative to Exchange — and with the release of Kerio MailServer 6.5, its transformation into an Exchange killer is complete.

  • Getting poor call reception on your iPhone 3G? Turn off 3G.

    Here’s a good tip for you iPhone 3G users: 3G network coverage in many parts of North America is quite poor, even though coverage maps may indicate otherwise. While 3G is the big hype, especially since the release of Apple’s 3G handset came out, its deployment in the New World (and even some parts of […]

  • WordPress for iPhone

    This is my first post from the iPhone. It’s been a long time in coming, and there have been several hangups. The 2.0 iPhone firmware presented me with the App Store, and the WordPress iPhone app appeared shortly afterward. Thing is, the app crashes repeatedly when I enter my login info. Once I’ve figured out […]

  • HOWTO: Leopard Time Machine over iSCSI

    UPDATE If you’ve arrived here looking to use iSCSI with Time Machine, I’ve switched to another more robust method. I’ve run into some of the same problems as commenters below, and I’ve become convinced the iSCSI angle is too risky for now. Open a terminal and run: defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1 Then you can […]

  • HOWTO: Leopard install with Giga Designs G4 upgrade

    One of my Macs is a 2001 vintage G4 733 with a dual 1.8GHz G4 upgrade. This should fit well within Leopard’s minimum system requirements, but the CPU upgrade I’m using presented a complication. Without a kernel extension from Gigadesigns called ‘Giga-Meter’, MacOS recognizes the upgraded CPU’s as ‘PowerPC 60? 467MHz’ and therefore won’t update […]

  • iPhone native apps

    Evidently the intention has been to allow third party apps on the iPhone all along. This is good news – while the current selection of web apps are higher in quality and usefulness than the unofficial native apps, official support will result in some vendors stepping up and creating some good stuff (and as mentioned, […]

  • iPhone – Part Deux

    There’s been a lot of overreaction in the press regarding the latest iPhone firmware. Thankfully it’s beginning to die down as reporters are realizing they’re standing up for hackers and unlockers, and people who generally aren’t interested in supporting the corporate interests of their sponsors, but I digress. Lots of articles were published slamming Apple […]

  • iPhone.

    So I got an iPhone last week, after having read enough reports of successful unlocks and an increasingly long list of custom applications. I saw one in person for the first time just prior, and was basically sold. My current smartphone is an HTC Mogul, known in Canada as the P4000 from Telus. I evaluated […]

  • Solving a QuickTime for Windows “annoyance”

    One long-standing issue people have with QuickTime for Windows is its apparent insistence on becoming the default handler for video and images in IE and throughout the Windows environment, despite the setting of file associations to the contrary. Even if you set everything up to open in Windows Media, for some reason QuickTime is still […]