How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading every time you open any PDF on your Mac So I am on a Mac, and recently I noticed that an update to the Adobe DC makes the application display this little annoying message every time you open a PDF document of any size. It is particularly annoying and does not appear to be associated with any actual action. Even on a single page of text, the progress bar does nothing. Most of the instruction around the place are for a Windows PC and read something like this: All you have to is change a quick setting: Open Acrobat Reader and hit Ctrl+K (or Select “Edit” then “Preferences” from the drop-down menu) Click on the “Reading” tab under the “Categories” column on the left. Select the “Screen Reader Options” section, select the “Only… Read More »How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading
The Apple Developers Union Recently a new group of App store developers has banded together to help push the cause of making the Apple App Store a little more developer friendly for people trying to make a living as Developers of applications for Mac’s and iPhones. The website is called The Developers Union and has some listed goals and targets. Their about page states We believe that people who create great software should be able to make a living doing it. So we created The Developers Union to advocate for sustainability in the App Store. Today, we are asking Apple to publicly commit — by the tenth anniversary of the App Store this July — to allowing free trials for all apps in the App Stores before July 2019. After that, we’ll start advocating for a more reasonable revenue cut and other community-driven, developer-friendly changes. Here is why we… Read More »The Apple Developers Union
To clear the DNS cache on a Mac computer running the later version OSx Open a Terminal window and paste in the following: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder; say cache flushed Then hit enter. You will be asked for the password you use to login as an admin.
Mac Mail using Exchange Connection to SmarterMail InteractiveWebs To Set up your mac mail with and Exchange Connection using Mac Mail you will need to follow these instructions carefully. On your Mac, open System Preferences. Click Internet accounts. Click Exchange. Complete the display name, full email address and password fields. Click Sign In. Ensure that you’re email address is et for your User Name, and Type the internal and external URL to read: https://mail.interactivewebs.com/ews/exchange.asmx Click Sign In. An account summary screen will display. You can select or unselect any features that you do not wish to sync. Click Done. Click Add Account.
Hot to Fix Multiple Monitors not working in OS X 10.9.3 Mac Pro 2013 computer users have experienced problems in some configurations since upgrading to Mavericks OS X 10.9.3. For most people, the issue related to the use of mini port to DVI external monitors. The mac pro by design can only run two Miniport to DVI monitors, and any additional monitors need to be run on a converter that has additional power. Apple call this their Dual Link DVI adapter. Essentially this is the same thing, just with a powered USB port on it. If you were to try an run 3 mini port to DVI adapters, what you would find is that only two monitors plugged in would run. Effectively the last two plugged in in any combination would be the two that ran. Apparently this is by design, and part of the way that the Mac Pro… Read More »Mac Pro 2013 Multiple Displays Stop Working with OS X 10.9.3 – Fixed
Green files and folders on Windows 7 indicate they are encrypted. Usually this is a function of a program that will make these files encrypted for a reason. Security is usually the reason. But… An interesting little bug in the process of creating a .zip file on a mac and moving it over to a Windows computer. When a .zip file is created according to standards for .zip files found here: http://www.pkware.com/documents/casestudies/APPNOTE.TXT They specify that .zip archives include a tag informing about itself to the program trying to decompress the archive. This tag information is known as the “version made by” and as the name suggest, it would tag information about the program version of .zip and the files system in use. 0 – MS-DOS and OS/2 (FAT / VFAT / FAT32 file systems) 1 – Amiga 2 – OpenVMS 3 – UNIX 4 – VM/CMS 5 – Atari ST… Read More ».zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted
Who uses WordPress for their Blog… Microsoft! Bouncing around the place today putting some updates to the Microsoft News App for iPhone and iPad. One of the big sites for information and news around Microsoft for Mac products is naturally their own website. What we did find interesting was the blog site on this Microsoft web page: Is actually running on WordPress. http://blog.officeformac.com/ Which makes perfect sense to us, as we run the http://www.interactivewebs.com website blog on WordPress too. It really is so good for blogs, that at this time there is nothing better around. We like it so much that we are recommending it to all our clients as a supportive SEO / SEM tool to bring hits to their site. We have setup our on server environment specifically for blog sites (and can offer hosted WordPress sites). Just like the fact that good old Microsoft has dumped… Read More »Who uses WordPress for their Blog… Microsoft!
Today, like a kid in a candy store, I upgraded to the new Mac OSX Lion from the Mac App store. It can’t go without noting that it has been a long time since I was excited about the prospect of a new release software download. Today gave me glimpses of the days long gone when Microsoft would release new and innovative software. Those days are “dust in the rear-view mirror”. True geek like I know… but hay! You are the one reading this! So How Did it Go? Generally it went exceptionally well. The download was way faster than I expected. I had imagined that the apple servers would be getting hammered all day, but that was not the case. The 4 GB package came down in around 30 min on a Telstra Australia cable connection. The initial install and reboot was fast. Around 1 minute and a MacBook… Read More »Mac OSX Lion Upgrade Problems
Apple has released the the official video of the Keynote Speech from the June 6 2011 opening event. To watch the video browse to the Apple Events (Apple Special Event) Website and Watch the streaming video from the WWDC 2011 keynote.
Do you need SVN or is there another way to manage code? We use and manage an SVN server dedicated to our xCode development, but mostly because we can, not because we need to. We have the servers, knowledge and experience to do this so we did. I thought I would suggest another way to share code among multiple developers, and still keep thorough backups of all the things you need. There are a few exceptions and we will list them first. 1. Technically SVN allows for two people to work on the same code at the same time, and for those changes to be mashed together. Sort of. However this is not really the case. SVN does such a lame job of mashing when compared to some TFS systems we have used for years, that we would advise strongly against thinking it will solve this problem. For this reason,… Read More »Alternatives to SVN Subversion for xCode Development
Today I was trying to achieve something that was simple in Windows 3.1. Searching a directory in Windows, and checking the content of files for the search term. In this instance, I was searching something from the content of a Web Server directory that contained some resx files. These files are used in a DotNetNuke website to deliver language content to a module. In every version of Windows up until the "Mac Version” (that is the version that makes you get a mac… i.e. Vista). the ability to search was easy. Now, in Windows 2008 server, they have replicated the crap that they call search in Windows 7. So basically no one know how to resolve some strange results. I search the net and found many solutions, but non worked for me. This appears to be one solution: (but who knows) Open Server Manager and select Roles in the left… Read More »Windows 2008 File Content Search resx files–Solution
I was asked the question today. How do I open some Microsoft Publisher files with the .pub extension on my shiny new Mac. The answer is that you cannot really do this unless you have a virtual windows machine running in your Mac. This is something that a lot of people do after they convert over from Windows to Mac, because they feel lost without the BSD (Blue Screens of Death) and the constant security messages. “Would you like to open the web page that you just asked to open”. “Would you like the web page that you just acknowledged that you want to open to open.” “Do you realise that content on the web is insecure and may harm your junk Windows machine?” “Would you like to remember these settings?” Well guess what, you can’t because you don’t have the permissions as the only user on the computer to… Read More »Microsoft Publisher .pub files on a Mac