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Items tagged osx in 2006

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What is the physically smallest and cheapest laptop capable of running OS X?

Apple rumors are worth approximately nothing, but there’s one going around that a ultra-slim 12“ MacBook Pro is going to be announced at MacWorld Expo some time in the second week of January; might be worth holding on until then to see if there’s any truth to it. There’s certainly a 12” sized hole in the line-up at the moment.

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Battery Expansion. In which James Duncan Davidson’s MacBook Pro battery goes critical. # 13th December 2006, 11:56 am

DarwiinRemote (via) Software for communicating with a Wii Remote from your Mac. # 8th December 2006, 4:34 pm

WiiSaber. From the genius that brought you MacSabre. # 8th December 2006, 4:33 pm

Startup key combinations for Intel-based Macs. I wisd I didn’t need these... # 29th November 2006, 11:50 am

Incompatible SQLite in OS X and Python. I’ve hit this problem; James has the solution. # 28th November 2006, 5:40 pm


I had a look at WriteRoom a few months ago and wasn’t impressed, but Leonard just convinced me to give it another look and I’m completely sold. It’s a free text editor for OS X with two killer features:

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Fun with ctypes

This probably only works on Intel-based OS X machines:

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So long Safari?

All browsers have bugs—especially relating to fancy JavaScript stuff. Any truly complex web application is likely to run in to browser bugs, and fixing them takes a whole bunch of time. Bugs in IE and Firefox are pretty well understood, as are the workarounds for them.

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