Category Archives: Mac


Um @Apple, the #Mac #AppStore Top Free aren’t all #free !?

Browsing the Mac OS X App Store today, I noticed that only 58% of the first 12 Top Free Apps are actually free! Is this a miss-classification of applications? A data entry error? Or the Australia tax I get for … Continue reading

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Has the Subscriber Agreement printing run out of Steam?

Just updated Steam on my Mac, and on relaunch I get this ‘nice’ Steam Subscriber Agreement notice that I need to agree to before continuing further. Not wanting to try reading the whole agreement in white text on a black/grey … Continue reading

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Concerned about the safety of the Red Shirts at the Apple Stores. Will they all make it through Christmas?

Looking into my local Apple Store, I noticed all the employees were wearing Red Shirts. Combined with the look and feel of the store, like something out of a Star Trek episode, I’m concerned about their safety. Will they all … Continue reading

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I can not divine the use for these ‘Divination Symbols’, can you?

Looking through the Mac OS X Character Viewer, I see there is a section for ‘Divination Symbols‘. They all look like blocks of horizontal lines in a variety of combinations. Some full times, some with breaks in the middle and … Continue reading

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Incorruptible #26 is broken and comiXology don’t seem to care

Some time ago, I found that the copy of Incorruptible #26 on the comiXology iPhone App was broken. Checking the online version, I found it broken too. I have tried to contact comiXology about this problem, twice, and am still … Continue reading

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Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac 2.3.3 includes a time machine

Opening Word 2008 this evening I was prompted by Microsoft AutoUpdate to update itself to 2.3.3. But little did I know that the new update would include a time machine to download future updates. An update to AutoUpdate generally means … Continue reading

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iTunes Wild Wild West in German? This is Australia not Austria!

Browsing the Australian iTunes store I came across Wild Wild West. But that Plot Summary is not in English. It appears that Apple has confused us with Austria (perhaps). Unfortunately my German isn’t good enough to read the summary or … Continue reading

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Software Update asks me to install 2 copies of iTunes 10.4

Today, in its infinite wisdom, Software Update decided that I needed to install 2 copies of iTumes 10.4. Now, while I understand that Software Update must have been very excited about the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, I … Continue reading

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Bored at Bondi Junction (Apple Store)

An employee or security sitting bored the Apple Store in Bondi Junction. It is about 8pm. So are they closing up, or waiting for something else?

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iTunes tells me 1 app update available, but which one?

I recently inherited an iPhone 3G from my sister. It works ok, for my first iPhone. And I am just experimenting with what you can do with it and what is worth putting on it. At which point I encounter … Continue reading

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