Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Apple”
July 6, 2015
Windows 10 on Mac Bootcamp - fixes (Updated)
Update 19th August 2015: Apple have released Bootcamp 6, which fixes all of the below when using Windows 10. If you already have Bootcamp 5 installed, run the Apple Software Update utility to get the latest set of drivers. The only oddity I’ve had with Bootcamp 6 is that is resets your DPI scaling to 200%. Windows 10 on Bootcamp (Macbook Pro 13 inch, Bootcamp 5.1) has some teething issues as of build 10162.
February 9, 2015
Why use a Macbook Pro as a Windows .NET Software Developer (Updated)
Update December 2016: Apple has released a new version of the MacBook Pro featuring the new Touch Bar feature. I do not recommend buying this model. Worse battery life Worse keyboard Touch Bar feature is pretty useless for Bootcamp or virtualization – you will miss the usual function keys USB-C only. Expect to spend 100s on adapters. The original Bootcamp drivers actually physically blew the speakers when running Windows Luckily Apple still sell the 2015 model without Touch Bar.
December 16, 2010
Windows .NET Development on Mac OSX
I use Windows at work so for some variety I have moved to a Mac at home. The 2010 Mac Mini is a decent little machine with the RAM upgraded to 4GB. For Windows development you need Visual Studio, which means running Windows on your Mac. Bootcamp is one way of doing this, but then you lose all the benefits of OSX as your host OS. The secret is of course Parallels Desktop which allows you to run Windows virtualized on your Mac.
May 16, 2010
Updated: Japan iPad 3G is "not exactly" SIM-locked - Steve Jobs says so
There is a massive hullabaloo about Softbank’s exclusive deal with Apple for the 3G iPads here. Currently, you cannot get a 3G iPad without going through Softbank and signing up for a data plan (either 2 years or some terrible 4,000 yen per 1GB “offer”). This is in stark contrast to the fantastic deal Americans get in the US with AT&T. Softbank appears to be announcing to the press that there will be a “SIM Lock” (SIMロック).
November 24, 2009
iPhone 3G O2 finally unlocked
O2 in the UK have finally properly unlocked my iPhone – no more software unlock needed to run it on Softbank. Hurrah! ****
July 27, 2008
Mail.app and iPhone encode Japanese as Korean
The latest of ridiculous bugs I have found after my switchover to Mac is that Korean takes precedence over Japanese when “Automatic” is selected as the encoding on Mail.app. It literally sees Japanese text as Korean and encodes emails as ISO-2022-KR (Korean) if both Japanese and Korean are selected under Languages. Try it yourself: make sure both Korean and Japanese are in the Languages list (so they show both show up in Mail.
July 13, 2008
iPhone O2 - how to fix the image compression
O2 in the UK butcher images while using GPRS/3G/EDGE – seriously effecting the iPhone. Images are recompressed to horrendous levels – look at the App Store here: As you can see, the Facebook and Super Monkey Ball banners have been recompressed. This effects webpages aswell – meaning downloading new wallpapers or browsing Flickr is a waste of time. However, if you change the username for the O2 access point under Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network to “bypass” from the default “vertigo” like so:
January 15, 2008
iPhone improvements for the UK and Japan
El Reg is reporting that O2 has been told by Apple not to release sales figures until Apple say so. UK carrier O2 has confirmed that Apple has placed it under a gagging order to prevent it from publicly revealing how many iPhone handsets it’s sold to date. The company’s head of media relations, Simon Lloyd, told Register Hardware that it’s a stipulation within the company’s sales agreement with Apple that O2 can’t release any such details until the Mac maker says so.