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iMessage is the fantastic free messaging service from Apple that lets iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac users send each other endless free text messages, pictures, and videos. Because iMessage skips the standard SMS/text protocol from cellular carriers and relies on data transmission instead, it can often help you reduce your phone bill by cutting out the text message plan fee, or at least reducing it to a lower cost. All the benefits to using iMessage hardly matters if you need to turn off the iMessaging service for another reason, so long as you are clear as to why you are disabling it in the first place. No, we don’t mean temporarily sending an SMS text on a one-off basis, though that can be a workaround for some situations.

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Building OS X Apps with JavaScript by Tyler Gaw OS X Yosemite introduced JavaScript for Automation. This makes it possible to access native OS X frameworks with JavaScript. I’ve been digging in to this new world and putting together examples along the way. In this post I’ll explain the basics and step through building a small example app. WWDC 2014 included a session on JavaScript for Automation. 70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field.

Arcana Research June 22, 2011 Mac OS X Lion Compatibility Information September 16, 2009 StartupSound.prefPane 1.1-BETA-3 has been released. Fixed compatibility issue with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. January 8, 2008 AdminSetup - simian - Setup your admin machine for server deployment and management. - Simian : Enterprise Mac OS X Software Deployment on App Engine Building Simian requires Xcode, Xcode Command Line Tools, PackageMaker, python2.5 and setuptools. You will build Simian on a local workstation, deploy it to AppEngine, and install a package on client machines. Estimated Time: 10-60 minutes Download and Install XCode

Dropbox - Script to Sync Multiple Macs For years I used a combination of tactics to keep directories in sync between my many computers. Now I just use this simple bash script which syncs multiple macs with Dropbox using symbolic links. I keep a complex set of files in sync between my various computers. These range from '~/Documents/' to application preferences from '~/Library/Application Support/' to sundry other files in use around my computer. LifeProof Cases Take your iPhone along, wherever life may take you. The LifeProof iPhone case delivers the highest level of waterproof, shock-proof, dirt-proof protection in an incredibly low profile – a mere 1.5mm increase to each edge! Your LifeProof™ everyday case for iPhone 4 or 4S is sleek, refined, convenient and unobtrusive. To give you confidence to go everywhere with your LifeProof iPhone, iPod and iPad we water test each and every case we make.

SimpleTask : no-frills to-do list for Mac and iPhone Other task lists, GTD apps, and to-do lists may be easy to use. Some have fantastic interfaces, others not so much. One thing that other to-do lists don't have is simplicity. SimpleTask for Mac brings both a beautiful interface and an unparalleled ease of use to your Mac. Adding a task is as simple as hitting Enter. From there you can type in your information, and hit Enter again to confirm.

Der Flounder Bypassing the Mavericks managed preferences login check With the release of 10.9, a number of Mac admins began seeing an Updating Managed Settings message appear at the login window. When contacted, Apple said that this was new behavior and it was added for the following reasons: Your First Mac App: Adding a Track Object In this app, there are two custom classes that contain application logic. The Xcode template provided an AppDelegate class and created an instance of it in the nib file for you. When you made connections between the UI elements and the app delegate, you added custom code to the AppDelegate class. The app delegate acts as a controller object in the Model-View-Controller design pattern by updating views and managing model objects that store the actual application data.

Apple iMac Latest News iMac News From Around The Web SHOOTOUT: fastest 2013 Retina MacBook Pro vs fastest 2012 Retina MacBook Pro ... 2 hours agoTwelve speed tests should give you a good sense of how the three compare in performance. GAME SHOOTOUT: fastest 2013 Retina MacBook Pro vs fastest 2012 Retina MacBook...2 hours agoDiablo III, L4D2, X-Plane, Heaven, and Valley provide gaming reality check. Slowest 'late 2013' Mac Pro 4-core versus Fastest 'late 2013' iMac 4-core2 hours agoSee results for Cinebench, Geekbench, QuickBench, AJA System Test, and LuxMark for both.

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 VMware Image w/ AMD Support Disclaimer: All work shared in this post is property of ©2013 Soul Dev Team. Anybody wishing to share this work is freely allowed to, provided they give credit to the original creators, and link back to this post. I’ve now updated to the Mountain Lion 10.8.3 VMware Image, with continued support for both Intel and AMD processors. It’s reasonably safe to update yourself, but you may encounter a few bugs which I took it upon myself to fix in this image. I’ve also included Graphics drivers to solve any issues you guys were having getting that sorted, and I’ve demonstrated how you enabled them in the linked video. As usual below is the changelog for this image, and underneath you can find the downloads. osascript / osacompile : command to run AppleScript osascript -e "..." # execute AppleScript osascript File.scpt # execute AppleScript osacompile File -o Out.scpt # compile into AppleScript # Within a bash script you need osascript -e and tell app "System Events" osascript -e 'tell app "System Events" to display dialog "hello world"' # For multiline scripts use <<EOF osascript <<EOFtell application "System Events" display dialog "hello world"end tellEOF Pass variable from applescript to bash myvar=`osascript <<EOFtell application "System Events" set askname to display dialog "Enter name:" default answer "" with title "Hello" set varname to the text returned of askname return varnameend tellEOF`echo $myvar Get unread mail count

Say bye to Siri0us for now. Nuance forces developer to pull the tweak. Hey, remember Siri0us? That jailbreak tweak we told you about today that allowed you to use dictation on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4? Yeah, it got pulled from Cydia today. Apparently, Eric Day, the developer of the tweak, was forced to pull it down after Nuance, the company whose voice-recognition technology the tweak used, denied him the rights to the technology. In other words, Nuance didn’t like him or Siri0us. But don’t lose courage iPhone 4 users who don’t want to upgrade.

MRR Software Rename a list of files quickly and easily. See how the names will change as you type. NameChanger is designed for the sole purpose of renaming a list of files. To install just download the zip, open it and drag the app to your Applications Folder.

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