Recent articles in tech (page 3 of 10)
May 27, 2012
Fix “format not supported by the iPad” error on transferring iTunes movie rentals
In preparation for an upcoming long-haul flight today, I rented a couple of HD movies in iTunes on my Mac, and attempted to transfer them to my iPad (3rd generation). At first it seemed like an annoying error would prevent me from doing this, but I found a work-around and thought it was worth sharing.
May 24, 2012
Diet Coda for Modern Web Development
Following the announcement (and imminent release) of Diet Coda from Panic Software this week, I’ve heard some complaints that it has been designed for a workflow that no longer exists (or shouldn’t). “Edit files directly on my server? Who *does* that anymore!?” Setting aside the fact that there are probably plenty of web developers who still do exactly that, those who think Diet Coda unsuited to a more sophisticated workflow are, I think, simply lacking in imagination.
Mar 7, 2012
2012 Apple iPad Event Predictions (Updated)
Like clockwork, Apple is hours away from announcing the third generation iPad. I’m sure I won’t be the only Australia-based Apple watcher getting up at 5AM to take in the news. Since people keep asking me, I thought I might as well break the blogging ice with my predictions for today.
Jun 23, 2009
Radioshift Subscriptions as iTunes Podcasts
Like many displaced Canadians, I like to listen to CBC Radio 3 at work to keep me feeling culturally connected to my home country. But the shows I enjoy tend to be on at inconvenient times here in Australia. Thanks to Radioshift, that isn’t a problem! Radioshift from Rogue Amoeba is a Mac application for scheduled recording of web radio streams. Radioshift makes it easy to import your recordings into iTunes, but it would be nice, I thought, if those recordings showed up as a podcast, instead of normal music tracks in my iTunes library.
Jun 18, 2009
An Open Letter to the Microsoft Partner Program
I continue to be amazed by how horrible a job your web team does. Why would we ever take marketing advice from Microsoft?