Have you noticed that some of your third-party applications—the ones that aren’t installed using the App Store—aren’t updating automatically? If you try to force a check for updates from the Application menu, you may see an error dialog that includes something like “can’t be updated while it’s running from a read-only volume.” This isn’t a… Continue reading Third-Party Apps Confused by Gatekeeper Path Randomization
;tldr If the caps lock on your old keyboard stopped working, try to install and use Karabiner-Elements. It fixed the problem for me. The caps lock on my beloved Apple Keyboard Extended II I use at work stopped working recently. I tend not to type in ALL CAPS often, but sometimes I have to type… Continue reading Fix for Old-Timey Apple Keyboards
I’ve been going to the gym (more on that later) and haven’t fallen to the siren song of Bluetooth earbuds. I’m still stuck with the cords on my trusty Apple EarPods. I got tired of the tangles and remembered this video published by The Verge. I hope it helps my fellow slow adopters.
Sometimes when I press ⌘⇥, the switcher pops up on the wrong display. This seems random, but I learned it isn’t. The switcher display shows up on the last display where the Dock was active. That’s all there is to it! The solution wasn’t hard to find, but the answer I read was on StackExchange.
Years ago I got hooked on automation for fun and productivity, and expanding snippets of text on my Mac made me feel like a wizard. In those early years, I waffled between Typinator and TypeIt4Me before the introduction of the iPhone. I moved to TextExpander sometime around 2010 when it began syncing with my then-new… Continue reading No Smile Here as TextExpander Subscribes to New Business Plan
Rdio was my jam for a couple of years. A couple of months ago, Spotify offered a cheap deal and I gave it a shot. Now, Apple Music has bebopped into the mix. All three have deep catalogs to fuel a music marathon running in any direction. Rdio is my favorite of the three, but… Continue reading (Which) Music to My Ears
Astounding anecdote via TiDbits, and definitely out of my budget. I visited an Apple Store in San Francisco, and made pals with one of the sales guys. He gave me a demo of the Mac Pro. He opened the Applications folder and had me hold my hand over the vent. He then hit Command-A to… Continue reading Without a hiccup
My home network has been plagued with incredibly frustrating problems with dropped connections and other weirdness that are hard to diagnose. I still haven’t solved it, but found two articles in Apple’s Knowledge Base that are finally pointing me in a better direction. About Wireless Diagnostics iOS and OS X: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers… Continue reading Troubleshooting Apple Networks
My cup runneth over with superb apps for writing, manipulating, and writing text on any Apple device; so much so that it’s hard to pick the one I want to work in right now. A nice problem to have, but still a problem. A post by @macdrifter published on New Year’s Day, Quick Notes with… Continue reading Sorting Out How I Work With Plain Text
I haven’t published anything in a while and after working in .tex files all day yesterday (for fun!), I want to remember this comic from xkcd.