Create a Quick OSX bootdisk on USB

OSX Bootdisk

Ever need to create a bootable install USB for your mac?
Yosemite has a built in USB installer maker!
Just grab a 8GB Usb Stick and create your installer today, always good for emergencies! Read more about Create a Quick OSX bootdisk on USB

Fix for home sharing problem between appleTV and Yosemite

ios-update iTunes AppleTv Home Sharing Fix

With the recent release of Yosemite there are some connections problems and errors with the appleTV. Home sharing would not connect with iTunes 12 on Yosemite.

There is a very easy and simple fix to resolve this;
On your Mac go to the system preferences, select 'Sharing' and change the Computer Name.

That's all! Start iTunes and home sharing should work again on your Apple TV! Read more about Fix for home sharing problem between appleTV and Yosemite

OSX, Fix for iTunes 12 not responding and crashing in Yosemite

iTunes crash on syncing in Yosemite

Recently i was having some problems with iTunes 12 on Yosemite and iTunes wouldn't respond after a while or iTunes would just crash when playing a podcast or search the iTunes store.

But there is a simple fix via the terminal following this kb article from Apple for resetting the Sync services :

Fix from apple:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/TS1627
OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 and Later
defaults delete com.apple.SyncServer SyncServicesResetWorldRunOnce Read more about OSX, Fix for iTunes 12 not responding and crashing in Yosemite

Fix for MAMP, Apache failed to start on OS X Yosemite

Fix for MAMP, Apache failed to start on OS X Yosemite

With the update to OS X Yosemite the current versions of MAMP application might throw an error stating that it failed to start Apache.
To fix this you have to change envvars to _envvars in: Applications/MAMP/bin/apache2/bin/ or /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/

Go to Applications -> MAMP -> bin -> apache2 -> bin folder, find 'envvars' file and rename it to '_envvars'. Read more about Fix for MAMP, Apache failed to start on OS X Yosemite

Get ready to move from Android to iOS!

move from Android to iOS

With the release of iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus there will be a lof of users merging from Android to iOS. Apple released a support document to assist those who need some help switching from Android to iOS.

Apple suggests Android users can transfer photos, videos, books, and music from Android devices to iPhones using iTunes on a Mac or PC, giving step-by-step instructions. The document also walks users through transferring various documents to iCloud, which can then be opened in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers via iCloud and on iOS devices using the three apps. Read more about Get ready to move from Android to iOS!

A look on the Apple Watch by a Watch Guy

Apple Watch

This is one of the more in-depth articles on the Apple Watch, a nice read:
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (With lots of photos).
Read more about A look on the Apple Watch by a Watch Guy

Must see! The Adobe Illustrator Story

I love illustrator, its 99% of the time at the start of any of my projects! and it's been with me from study till now :)
No wonder Steve Jobs clicked with Adobe founder John Warnock. While introducing the iPad Jobs said,
“The reason that Apple is able to create products like iPad is because we always try to be at the intersection of technology and liberal arts, to be able to get the best of both.” Read more about Must see! The Adobe Illustrator Story

Game, TwoDots, nice artwork and frustrating levels without in app purchaise

The makers of the hit game Dots are back with a brand new, addictive, free, puzzle game!
Join two brave dots as they traverse arctic tundras, navigate fiery jungles, and plunge the ocean depths. Sharpen your skills across 135 challenging levels while uncovering many exciting new features along the way.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/twodots/id880178264?mt=8

pros: Nice minimal and flat design.
cons: Needed for expensive in app purchases. Read more about Game, TwoDots, nice artwork and frustrating levels without in app purchaise

Game, The witness, an adventure game like the classic "Myst"

This looks like a nice game in the same alley of the old Myst game from Broderbund where you can freely walk around the island and solve the puzzles to unravel the mystery. It looks beautiful and lots of fun! It will be released end of 2014 for the PC and the PlayStation4 simultaneously and for iOS. Read more about Game, The witness, an adventure game like the classic "Myst"

Smartwatch interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

Nice article on interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

This Is How to Build an Interface for the Ultimate Smartwatch Read more about Smartwatch interface design and 4 principles of Good Wearable Design

Game, Smash Hit for iOS, artfully and therapeutic breaking your way trough an epic journey in space

Artfully and therapeutic gameplay by breaking everything on your path trough an epic journey in space.
The iOS game has a very nice gameplay and the motions are super smooth from start till end! The music is well integrated and syncs up with the pace of your progress through each level.

"Smash your way through a beautiful futuristic dimension, smashing obstacles and targets in your path and experiencing the best destruction physics on iOS" Read more about Game, Smash Hit for iOS, artfully and therapeutic breaking your way trough an epic journey in space

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Design, New icons in OS X Yosemite, 10.10

A nice post on martiancraft.com from Nick Keppol on the new icon design in os x Yosemite.

"There is a lot more to the new icons than just a fresh coat of paint — the visual language extends far beyond just the gradients.
When 10.10 ships this fall, your users will expect your icons to feel at home in the new system. Rather than critique the icons, I’m going to dissect the icon system and focus on the small details that will help you make icons that look great in Yosemite." Read more about Design, New icons in OS X Yosemite, 10.10

iOS, Airplay to AppleTV without audio/sound, CoreAudio bug

Sometimes when sharing a display to the appleTV via Airplay, audio will not play over Airplay.
This is an annoying bug...

To fix in 15 sec. :
stop airplay
open the terminal and type: (you will be restarting core-audio)
sudo killall coreaudiod
start airplay, et voila, the audio is there! Read more about iOS, Airplay to AppleTV without audio/sound, CoreAudio bug

Cut the cables and watch the WorldCup online!

Live Worldcup watching

Cut all the cables but still want to watch the world cup live?
Just use the hola extension for firefox or chrome to spoof your location! Read more about Cut the cables and watch the WorldCup online!

OSX, How to show the user library folder in OS X Mavericks

Need the ~Library folder back in your home folder?
In OS X Mavericks, Apple made it easy to do so. Navigate to your home folder and hit CMD+J to pull up the “View Options” window. You’ll notice a great addition to the palette: "Show Library Folder" !!
It’s that simple – and we're glad to see someone at Apple recognizes that people want access to the Library folder without having to jump through a lot of hoops!! Read more about OSX, How to show the user library folder in OS X Mavericks

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