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How I upgrade iOS devices

Friends and family often call me out after an unsuccessful iPhone upgrade, to help them figure out why data is missing or to restore a missing feature. This happens when upgrading devices, or after an unexpected event such as a broken, lost or stolen iPhone.

Remove duplicates in 'Open With…' menu

This is a simple Terminal command to clean up your 'Open With…' menu if it displays duplicate applications. Note: the 'Open With…' menu is available by right-clicking on a document in the Finder. It displays a list of compatible applications...

Make a bootable Mavericks install disk

I like having the latest Mac OS X install disk available on a flash drive, especially since it weights over 5.3 Gb. MacWorld offers an excellent tutorial on the subject. In short, get the latest version of Mac OS...

How to disable anti-aliasing in TextMate 2

I received an email from Allan Odgaard pointing out that if you are using TextMate 1.x under OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) some bundle items will fail due to ruby 2.0 now being the default. So I decided to give TextMate...

Squarespace 6 localisation

I don't know about you, but I am hearing a lot about Squarespace these days, either at conferences or as a podcast sponsor, and I decided to evaluate v6 from an internationalisation angle. Squarespace shines as a CMS. Really....

FriXion pen double-dip

I've been using these pens for a while now, and appreciate their «Undoí¢â‚¬Â feature: namely being able to erase with the rubber end what I've just wrote. Description from Pilot's website: These new pens from Pilot erase by FRICTION,...

Kindle to Audible Whispersync

I am a big fan of Audible since I discovered it listening to MacBreak Weekly back in 2007. I've been listening to books while commuting, shopping or working out ever since. Unfortunately, audio books don't stop playing when you...

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Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...


The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...


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