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How to: Fix OS X Dock randomly moving between screens

How to: Fix OS X Dock randomly moving between screens

[ 0 ] Wednesday, 26 March 2014 |

The Mac OS dock is a thing of beauty. It’s look and feel have been recreated on various other devices, even as a tool (Rocketdock) for Windows.

Under OS X Mavericks I recently found a minor frustration with the dock though. It appeared to randomly keep switching which of my two monitors it would call home.

I couldn’t put my finger as to why, nor could I find a way to re-create the problem. It just happened and the only way I found to put it back where I wanted it was to reboot.

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Comparing total cost of ownership on iPhones really left me surprised

Comparing total cost of ownership on iPhones really left me surprised

[ 0 ] Friday, 7 September 2012 |

I’m getting ready to upgrade my iPhone 4 16Gb to the not-yet-not-announced-but-seemingly-leaked-everywhere sixth generation iPhone. I was surprised by this, but I had assumed (seemingly wrongly) that buying a phone outright would be cheaper than getting a contract with a mobile provider.

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Apple to unify your AppleID with your mobile number

Apple to unify your AppleID with your mobile number

[ 0 ] Wednesday, 13 June 2012 |

Since iMessage and FaceTime arrived on our iOS devices many users have experienced frustration with the caller ID element of the provision. In a nutshell, it is possible to use either a mobile number (sorry US readers, I’m referring to a cell phones here) or an email address to identify yourself as the sender / caller within iMessage / FaceTime. For me I really like that I can choose how I appear to others within that “CallerID” element. As an example, I have contacts who I’m happy to exchange iMessages with, however I don’t particulalry want them having my mobile number.

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Retina MacBook Pro no longer a pipedream

Retina MacBook Pro no longer a pipedream

[ 0 ] Tuesday, 12 June 2012 |

The Retina MacBook Pro has been speculated ever since the new iPad was launched earlier this year. Tim Cook teased the audience at this year’s WWDC keynote when it put up refreshed specifications for the current MacBook Pro line and then suggested he needed to make room on the slide for something else. That something else was a new line of MacBook Pro’s which were hotly anticipaetd and pretty much guaranteed following Apple authorising “Retina ready” applications into the Mac App Store just a few days earlier.

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iOS 6 is packed with new features

iOS 6 is packed with new features

[ 0 ] Tuesday, 12 June 2012 |

Apple’s WWDC keynote yesterday saw iOS 6 being unveiled to the world. There were a number of feature showcased as well as key improvements and changes to the portable operating system Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches run.

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MuscleNerd confirms iOS 6 can be jailbroken

MuscleNerd confirms iOS 6 can be jailbroken

[ 0 ] Tuesday, 12 June 2012 |

It will come as no surprise that devoted jailbreak dev MuscleNerd has successfully jailbroken iOS 6. Using an iPod Touch running the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware, he has managed to jailbreak the device albeit in a tethered manner and in no way suitable a format to run Cydia or make available for a public released.

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Siri overhauled and coming to the iPad

Siri overhauled and coming to the iPad

[ 0 ] Tuesday, 12 June 2012 |

One of the key elements of Apple’s WWDC keynote was making a big deal about the improvements made to Siri. We’ll look at those improvements in a moment but not before we’ve touched on the delicious news that Apple will make Siri available to the iPad in iOS 6.

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FaceTime over 3G / 4G now a reality

FaceTime over 3G / 4G now a reality

[ 0 ] Tuesday, 12 June 2012 |

FaceTime was touted as one of Apple’s big iOS features when they released the iPhone 4. There’s no doubt that it’s been hugely popular but we’re doubtful it’s as popular as Apple perhaps hoped it would be. Part of this may well be down to Apple preventing users from making / receiving FaceTime calls unless they were connected to a WiFi network. iOS 6 will change this and allow users to use the FaceTime service over their 3G or even 4G carrier service.

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Facebook integration finally comes to iOS

Facebook integration finally comes to iOS

[ 0 ] Tuesday, 12 June 2012 |

When iOS 5 was launched last year there were lots of questions asked about why Facebook wasn’t deeply integrated into the firmware in much the same way as Twitter was. Apple is tight lipped at the best of times, and the reasons why it didn’t make the cut have never been revealed publicly. Fans of Facebook will be pleased to know that iOS 6 will feature Facebook integration and much like it’s Twitter cousin, it’s deeply integrated.

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Mountain Lion Developer Preview Version 4 Released

Mountain Lion Developer Preview Version 4 Released

[ 0 ] Tuesday, 12 June 2012 |

The MacBook refresh and iOS 6 were hot topics at this year’s WWDC keynote event however news also came of OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 being made available to the Mac Developer Community. Similar to the iOS 6 Beta 1 release unless you are a registered developer you won’t be able to download and install the latest beta software legitimately.

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