Apple blog posts

  • Just how bad is the iPhone camera?

    One of the main complaints aimed towards the iPhone is that camera is deemed to be a bit crap. So I thought I’d do a quick comparison with my old phone to see how it stands up.

  • iPhone arrives

    Like many other Apple-loving tech companies yesterday, Clearleft were huddled around MacRumours following its coverage of Steve Jobs’s keynote. And Gruff Rhys.

  • Problems with font rendering on Macs

    Just recently Jeffrey Zeldman was bemoaning the sub-standard state of text rendering in Firefox on a Mac. And the sad truth is he only skimmed the surface; Firefox, Safari, Opera and Camino may render even the same font differently.

  • What’s with the new iTunes skin?

    Why oh why did Apple have to re-skin iTunes? Is it not bad enough to have Aqua, Brushed Metal and that other skin GarageBand uses? Now I have four different looks to Apple applications. And this latest one is terrible.

  • AppleCare compensation

    Regular readers, and anyone who’ll listen, will remember the problems I had trying to get my iBook fixed through AppleCare. Once I had finally got my laptop back I wrote (a real letter on paper) to Apple to complain, and got offered compensation.

  • Safari 1.3

    Those of you who have just updated OS X to 10.3.9 may have noticed that Safari is now a full point release older at 1.3. And this means that the clear:none bug I reported a year ago is finally fixed. In fairness Dave Hyatt fixed this bug ages ago but he’s had to wait…

  • Relief at last

    For those of you following the saga, my iBook is finally fixed and it feels like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

  • AppleCareless

    If you’re wondering why Clagnut has been so quiet in 2005, blame AppleCare.

  • New goodies from Apple

    As is no doubt being reported across the entire blogosphere and tech news feeds everywhere, Apple had a bit of a bumper Macworld 2005, introducing in particular a new desktop, a new iPod and a new software suite.

  • CSS podGuide

    Westciv, home of StyleMaster, have turned the content of their excellent CSS guide into what they?re calling a podGuide, so now you can read it on your iPod.

  • iSight mounts and iMac G5s

    A gloat and a moan. I can’t mount my iSight onto my iMac (without forking out another 25 quid).

  • Apple Store Mania

    So the Apple Store in London has finally opened. My bro had intended to get up super early and get himself a Lucky Bag. Even if he hadn’t slept through his 6am alarm, reports indicate he would still have been 12 hours too late joining the queue.

  • Why I haven’t bought anything from iTunes

    As yet, I haven’t bought anything from the iTunes Music Store. The reasons for my ambivalence to iTMS are threefold: value, tangibility and information. Let me explain…

  • Tiger

    First impressions of Tiger (and its in-built rip-offs). Also DigitalRefueler and Mark Pilgrim’s IBM blog.

  • Enabling .htaccess in OS X

    Out of the box, the Apache Web server that comes with OS X does not take any notice of .htaccess files. It took me a while to figure out how to get them working, so I thought I’d share.

  • Calculated discovery

    As recommended by just about everyone, I installed Quicksilver. Fantastic. With it I discovered the OS X calcuator, complete with unit and currency converter. Bloody brilliant.

  • Doh! iBook

    Well wouldn’t ya just know it. Two weeks after receiving my iBook, Apple ups the specs to a 1 Ghz processor and doubles the memory capability. In a weird way the past fortnight evokes memories of holidays in foreign climes.

  • OS X newbie alert

    My new iBook arrived just in time for the Easter break. This is not only the first time I’ve owned a Mac but also the first time I’ve used one for more than about a minute.