Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm comments: It took a few years of denials and rumors but Microsoft Office for iPad is officially available. The company debuted the software for free on the iTunes App Store on Thursday with the news coming from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his first public appearance as the company’s leader. […]
Ray Lucchesi from RayOnStorage Blog comments: I have to admit it. I have been a Mac and Apple bigot since 1984. I saw the commercial for the Mac and just had to have one. I saw the Lisa, a Mac precursor at a conference in town and was very impressed. At the time, we were […]
Andrew von Nagy of Revolution Wi-Fi comments: Just a short post to help others out should they be relying on Apple OS X Server for DNS name resolution in their network. If you happen to also be running IPv6 in your network (and at this point WHY wouldn’t you be… seriously!) then you will notice […]
Olivier Bonaventure writes about a new feature in iOS 7: Packet traces collected on an iPad running iOS7 reveal that it uses Multipath TCP to reach some destinations that seem to be directly controlled by Apple. You won’t see Multipath TCP for regular TCP connections from applications like Safari, but if you use SIRI, you […]
OS X Daily comments on securing Apple’s FileVault: Standby mode is a power saving feature that automatically hibernates a Mac after it has been in sleep mode for a while, which it does to further decrease drain on battery. When a Mac using FileVault encryption is placed into standby mode, a FileVault key (yes, this […]
Marco Arment Marco.org comments: Since iOS’ launch in 2007, people have devoted a lot of time and money to copying the UI. Samsung, of course, is the biggest offender, but the copying has gone far beyond them: almost all modern smartphones and tablets have parts that resemble the old iOS UI. (Some have more parts […]
Martin Glassborow from Storagebod comments: I was looking at the Apple documentation around Mavericks as I was interested to see how they were intending to make more use of the extensive metadata that they have had available for files stored; the keynote made me wonder whether they were beginning to transition to something more object-like. […]
Ben Miller from Sniff WiFi comments: Apple iOS devices have a terrible reputation in some WiFi circles. The author has heard complaints about mobility, stickiness, throughput capabilities and just about anything else under the sun. Heck, just today an article was published decrying the throughput (WHO CARES?) limitations of of the new MacBook Air (not […]
Awesome! VMware ESXi 5 on a Mac Mini Server! Here’s Christopher Wells on how his install and upgrade process went.
Andrew von Nagy looks into a strange bug (?) in the Broadcom wireless chipset used by the popular Apple iPhone and iPad, along with many other portable devices. This issue threatens to lock out a network for no reason, a serious denial of service situation.