Posts Tagged with “Apple”

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Setup MAMP and Parallels to test Windows browsers on Mac

Had to figure this out earlier today and figured others might be looking for an answer too. I am assuming that:

  1. You are using MAMP with the default ports (80 for Apache)
  2. You are using Parallels with Windows 7 (although these steps should work for older versions too)

Step 1: Setup your local environment with MAMP

This step is pretty straightforward. If you put your website in <Document Root>/sitename should be able to load it at http://localhost/sitename/.

Here’s a helpful tutorial. Don’t forget to set your Apache and MySQL ports to the default 80 and 3306.

Step 2: Figure out your Mac’s IP address on the network

Go into your Mac’s Network Preferences. You’ll see 2 or more connections on the left and the active one will say Connected. Click on it and you’ll see the IP address on the right side of the pane.

To make sure your Mac’s IP address doesn’t change, click on Advanced → TCP/IP. The options sheet below appears.

Network_Preferences

Change the IPV4 option to Using DHCP with manual address and type in an unused IP address. In the example above I used 192.168.1.100. Read More »

Why I love Apple

I’ve got this relationship with Apple that is unique among all the other brands that I use.

I love Apple. At least 10x more than any other brand.

I honestly believe that they make products with the singular goal of enhancing its users lives. Apple can and usually does things in their own way. But their decisions are based on making my day more productive, my experiences more immersive and my tools more delightful. That’s why they obsess over details.

Details like how and when to show you new email in iPhone Mail. Details like formatting dates so they remain visible in varying column widths. Details like making a MacBook out of a single piece of aluminum. Details like variances measured in microns.

Apple recently unveiled their Designed by Apple campaign at WWDC 2013. In the video above that explains their reason for being, they say:

We spend a lot of time
On a few great things.
Until every idea we touch
Enhances each life it touches.

Cynics will say that it’s just marketing or hippy bullshit.

I say it’s proof that Apple makes its products for people, not “markets”. Real people like my mom, not numbers who make up sales figures. It’s proof that Apple cares.

That’s why I love Apple.

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WTOTW: Cancel Newsstand magazine subscription

I tried subscribing to a Newsstand magazine on my iPad for the first time the other day. Unfortunately I knew I wasn’t going to read the magazine regularly and it didn’t offer a yearly subscription option. Therefore I decided I had to cancel my subscription… BUT I couldn’t figure out how to do so.

Fortunately I found the answer after trawling the Apple discussion forums, so I’m detailing the steps here for anyone who may be wondering how to do so. Read More »

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Fantastical vs Quickcal

I’ve been evaluating Fantastical and Quickcal side by side for the past week. I would have gone with the cheaper Quickcal, but Fantastical’s CALDAV syncing won me over. I might switch to Quickcal when they do add CALDAV syncing.

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iTunes Store launches in Malaysia + other Asian countries

iTunes Malaysia with localized content

Woot! Woke up to some sweet news this morning. Apple has now expanded it’s iTunes Store to Asian countries including Malaysia. This means that we can buy music and movies legally, with our credit cards through the store. The content is localized too, featuring Modern Classics from Aaron Kwok, Leon Lai and Raihan

I’m glad that there’s now an easy avenue for Malaysians to get access to digital media legally, and hopefully local artists can take advantage of this too.

Official Press Release:

Apple Launches iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan & Nine Additional Countries in Asia Today

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Microsoft Surface Tablet

I felt that I should add my 2 cents to the discussion about Microsoft’s Surface Tablet. I think it’s promising, and if anything should spur some competition. Hopefully. Otherwise I wouldn’t hold my breath. I remember when Windows 7 was so long delayed that I ended up not caring, and just enduring Windows Vista.  Read More »

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Re-send an unread iMessage as a SMS

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I really like Apple’s iMessage feature in iOS. Unfortunately it’s not as reliable as I would like it to be. Luckily for the times you need to make sure your message gets sent through, you can re-send it as a text message. Here’s how.

Send your iMessage. If its unread you can tap on it and a popover menu will appear with the option to Send as Text Message. Note that this only works when sending to mobile numbers, from your iMessage-enabled mobile number.

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[VIDEO] Nightline Special Edition – iFactory: Inside Apple (Foxconn)

ABC News investigates working conditions in Chinese factories that produce Apple products