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Iphone 5: Switch Lock Rotation And Mute

If you’ve used an iPad before you might be font on changing the switch on the side of the device from it’s default of “Mute” to the function of “Lock Rotation” which is pretty nifty: On the iPhone you won’t find the option in the usual place under the Settings -> General menu. Unfortunately the option doesn’t exist at all, as of iOS 6.0.1 The only way to lock and unlock rotation is by double tapping the home button so the list of applications comes up at the bottom, then sliding it to the “right” to expose an area at the left that has quick adjustment for sound and also the “Lock Rotation” option. In order to swap the switch you’ll need to JailBreak your phone and install something like Cydia that will allow you to change things like this. Why Does Apple Prevent You from changing this in the First Place? Most of the time the phone is going to be in portrait mode anyway – think about applications like mail and messaging With the volume buttons you can’t turn the sound all the way off (accidentally) so you need the extra switch to make it go to “mute”

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OS X Mountain Lion hangs during Logon [solved]

OS X Mountain Lion has a known issue regarding hang during logon. This more commonly occurs after the computer has been sleeping, standby, or locked. There are a lot of issues that could cause this, and some people have tracked it down to different causes. However, for me, I got this error / problem message after upgrading from Snow Leopard. What I realized was that if the WiFi connection is off, the system will hang. If the WiFi / Airport is on, then everything is OK. After doing some research it appears to be related to the Bonjour service. The solution for me was to make sure I have WiFi / Airport turned on before putting the computer to sleep, locking it, etc, so that it doesn’t hang on the login screen after it wakes up.

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icns mime type: image/icns

Here are the mime types for a few popular image format including the ICNS image/icon file. If you’re wondering what you need to set the mime type as, as I was, then I believe you’ll be pleased to learn that the standard mime type should be set as image/icns. If you have thoughts otherwise leave me a comment below. Here’s the table: ##### # Image file formats ##### *.png = image/png *.jpg = image/jpeg *.gif = image/gif *.tif = image/tiff *.bmp = image/bmp *.icns = image/icns

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Now Showing: WWDC 2012

Registered Apple Developers can now access over 100 session videos to get an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. View the videos at https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2012

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Apple Introduces Developer ID and Gatekeeper

The Mac App Store is the safest place for users to get software for their Mac, but we also want to protect users when they get applications from other places. Gatekeeper is a new feature in OS X Mountain Lion that helps protect users from downloading and installing malicious software. Signing your applications, plug-ins, and installer packages with a Developer ID certificate lets Gatekeeper verify that they are not known malware and have not been tampered with. Mac Developer Program members can sign applications with their Developer ID now to get ready for Gatekeeper. If you’re not already a member, join the Mac Developer Program today.

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Applescript: Check Application Is Running

Below is my Applescript example of how to check if an application is running, such as Finder.app, VLC.app, itunes.app, or something along those lines. Quite often I need to check if an application is running as part of my applescript, and so I use this little function / subroutine in applescript to test if the application is running: on appIsRunning(appName) tell application “System Events” to (name of processes) contains appName end appIsRunning Example usage: display dialog appIsRunning(“Finder”) The above apple script example will show “true” in a popup dialog.

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bash: send last command to quicksilver

In your /Users/user/.profile add the following: export HISTCONTROL=erasedups:ignorespace alias cpc=” history | cut -c 8- | tail -n 2 | head -n 1 | qs” The first line prevents duplicate commands in the bash history, and also keeps any commands starting with a space from showing up in history. The second line sets an alias of “cpc” which will get the second to last command (cpc being the “last” command), and sends it to quicksilver. Now, launch a new terminal window and type a command, like “ll -l”, and then type “cpc” and quicksilver should pop up with “ll -l” in the first pane. I find this most useful when I’ve just executed a long or complicated command and want to easily grab it, either to save it or modify it.

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Keynote Disable Snap

If you’re using Keynote and want to disable “snapping” to objects or the grid, this is what you need. Basically, you can turn those off in the preferences, in Ruler Preferences. Also, if you don’t want to completely turn off the guides so that you can use them while aligning larger groups or other objects, holding down the “Command” or “Apple” key will make the object you’re currently dragging not snap to anything.

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Who Makes Keynote?

Basically, Apple makes Keynote. Keynote is a presentation software application developed as a part of the iWork productivity suite by Apple Inc. Keynote 5 was announced on January 6, 2009, and is the most recent version for the Macintosh. It adds new themes, transitions and animations, and the ability to control the slideshow with an iPhone or iPod touch through the Keynote Remote application. On January 27, 2010, Apple announced a new version of Keynote for iPad with an all new touch interface.

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Is an iPad exempt? – Tax Free Weekend

If you’re wondering whether or not an iPad is exempt or an exception to sales tax during the tax holiday, it may depend on what state you live in. In North Carolina: 3. Computers, including tablet computers and netbooks, with a sales price of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) or less per item. A “computer” is an electronic device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates it for a result based on a sequence of instructions. For purposes of the exemption during the sales tax holiday, a computer includes a central processing unit, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers since these items are deemed to be necessary in the operation of the computer. The separate sale of a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or speakers is subject to the applicable tax when the item is not sold in conjunction with a central processing unit. Peripherals are not considered part of a computer and are subject to the applicable tax notwithstanding that they may be sold with the computer as a package. Peripherals must be separately stated on the invoice and the appropriate tax charged on those items. An eReader, is not a computer and is, therefore, taxable. So, in this case, an iPad does not in fact qualify for tax-free status.

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