Category Archives: Apple

Efficient Exception Debugging with Xcode 4

When dealing with Objective-C exceptions while developing Cocoa applications, you might not know where the error happened. Calling -[NSMutableDictionary setObject:forKey:] with an nil object will output an error message in the consoleĀ (*** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value (key: … Continue reading

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Size Comparison: new 27″ iMac vs old 24″ iMac

It’s intresting to see that the new 27″ iMac is nearly as tall as the old 24″ model.

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iWork – On a Diet

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Numbers ’09 – Convert to Header Row

One of my favorite new features of Numbers ’09 is the contextual menu item “Convert to Header Row”:

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Browse Songs on iPhone 2.1 Software

Notice how the “Browse Songs” list just got much more usable: v2.0 v2.1

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Make /opt invisible

Say you installed MacPorts on Mac OS X Leopard (client) and now there is a new folder called “opt” in the root level of the startup disk. To make it invisible in the Finder (but not in Terminal), enter the … Continue reading

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Apple TV 2.0, first impressions

I just updated my Apple TV with v2.0 of the software and I must say I’m rather pleased! Here are my top new features: The “Sources” switch is gone! If an iTunes source is online, all synced and remote contents … Continue reading

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Copying Tables from Safari to Numbers

Recently I wanted to copy parts of an HTML table from Safari to Numbers. Instead of getting an approximate copy where the HTML cells match the ones in Numbers, I got a list of all table cells in one column. … Continue reading

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iPod touch Software 1.1.2

So I updated my iPod touch to v1.1.2 yesterday. Altough the only announced new features are “Bug fixes”, there are at least two new features. First, the battery status is displayed in the iTunes source list (when the iPod is … Continue reading

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Double-clicking NSTableViews

If you want to handle double-clicks in NSTableViews, be sure to check out following Q&A article from Apple: Debugging NSTableView’s “Action Invocation” binding. It saved me a lot of time.

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