I suspect that once Apple has completely taken over Windows application software market, there’ll be no reason not to buy a Mac (after all, otherwise why would they bother to port Apple Software Update to Windows?)
I never realised it before, but if you open the iCal preferences there’s an option to “Show Birthdays calendar”, which shows all the birthdays from your Address Book. Cool!
Get Info on the birthday reveals a addressbook:// URL that when clicked upon opens up the person’s Address Book card (even from Safari!)
Claiming that he was “swindled by Apple, Inc.” because his MacBook Pro only displays 6 bit colour (262K rather than millions as advertised), Jonathan Zdziarski has dropped support for MacLoJack.
More information about the screens is available on appledefects.com and colorblindmac.com has instructions on testing your machine (apparently mine is one of those affected). Not that I’d have noticed otherwise.
It turns out that if your Java app is getting IPv6 addresses back from InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostAddress() you can use flags to the Java VM to control this behaviour
if you only want IPv4 addresses returned, or
if you need to test your code against IPv6 addresses. These flags are only valid when passed to the JVM when it’s started up (ie they can’t be changed once the App’s running).
Seen on the ABC, an item about a fire that apparently started in a Melbourne computer store. Footage I saw had the owner saying they were insured, and thanking Apple who were working with them.
I hope it wasn’t a dodgy battery!
Apple are hosting iPhone Tech Talks during August in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Seems to be focused on optimising your Web 2.0 app for the iPhone. Registration required.
- QT-Java is now using JNI instead of jdirect. Thus QTJSupport.jar is no longer installed on Windows
- Picts now no longer have negative dimensions on Macs (an endian fix)
- Colour problems related to endianness have been fixed
- Installation can break prebinding and thus all PowerPC only apps that run on Intel Macs (ie it breaks Rosetta). Instructions on fixing this are on Apple’s site.
mostly via the quicktime-java list.