Category: Apple

  • Lion Tip: Adding your digital signature to PDF files….

    If you ever are in need of signing a PDF file, you don’t need to print/sign/scan it anymore, Lion’s new preview app lets you insert/sign those pdf docs in a flash. Here is how you get your signature “scanned”. Use a Sharpie marker and sign your name on a plain piece of paper. Make sure […]

  • Lions new Finder Tricks….

    Now that I’m getting settled in the latest OSX, I thought I share with you a couple of finder gems that might not be obvious right from the get go: 1) You now have the ability to select multiple files in a folder and right click on them to choose “New Folder with X Selections”. […]

  • Tethering iphone 3GS and ipad 1G using bluetooth…

    Yep, it works. I was kinda disappointed when firmware 4.3 was introduced and the 3GS owners were left in the cold as far as wifi hotspot sharing. Apple only activated that function on the iphone 4. Anyhow, after messing around with the menus a bit tonite, I figured out how to do something similar to […]

  • Adding mcrypt support to builtin php5 on OSX Leopard….

    I got a request to add mcrypt support to our Leopard server today and here is a brief step-by-step installation instruction. This works well under the current 10.5.8 server installation. It should also work for 10.6 (snow leopard), but I have not tried it. Before you start here are the requirements: Backup your system Install […]

  • Adding GD support to builtin php5 on OSX Leopard….

    I got a request to add GD support to our Leopard server today and here is a brief step-by-step installation instruction. This works well under the current 10.5.8 server installation. It should also work for 10.6 (snow leopard), but I have not tried it. Before you start here are the requirements: Backup your system Install […]

  • Hauppauge Broadway: OTA ATSC streaming for iOS devices….

    Yep, just like the title says, hauppauge has announced the Broadway, a new “set-top” aimed at iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The hardware streams live OTA HDTV to an Apple handheld after first compressing the video using H.264. The resulting media can be delivered locally over Wi-Fi, or to a remote place using any […]

  • Optimizing Snow Leopard for SSD drives….

    I just installed a new 128GB SSD drive in my older C2D 17″ macbook Pro and let me tell you….WOW….This thing is on fire. The system is extremely responsive and apps literally jump onto the screen. The machine now boots up to full desktop in roughly 17 seconds. Now that’s nice. I did do a […]

  • Five minute Augmented Reality via Quartz Composer….

    Great little video on how to setup AR marker recognition under QC. Even has a nice mellow background music :-).

  • I wonder what it will look like in 2020….

  • Terminal Tip: Finding information about a mp3 audio file…

    Here is a quick tip for you OSX command line fans. If you want to find metadata information about a mp3 file use the “afinfo” command. Very quick and scripting friendly. Here is a example: $ afinfo 08_\ Lily\ Allen\ -\ Fk\ You.mp3 File: 08_ Lily Allen – Fk You.mp3 File type ID: MPG3 Data […]