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Apple Quality Management; Example Picture

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That’s how I imagine an ‘example picture’ for Apple’s Quality Management would look like.

At least when I’m trying to install an Xcode update from the Mac App Store, every time I open a new Finder window and I have to hide the Preview sidebar again, and again, and again. That image also comes to mind, every time Apple shits on my decision to disable Bluetooth with every iOS update, every time I have to login to iCloud again, and again, and again after an OS X update, every time the Finder (and often enough the complete Mac) crashes when I close a connected Mac (in 2015, mind you!), every time File Sharing is not working, and … well, at least twenty times a day.

And better not ask for the image that comes to my mind when I think of the idiot that decided that removing the option to delete recently used email addresses in the iOS Mail.app was a smart idea. That’s probably the same idiot that rendered that option in the OS X Mail.app useless.

And while we’re at it: It is iOS 9 and I still have to select the address field every fucking time I’m sending an email from within an app – seriously???

And every time I’m freaking out I really hope and pray (so hard, you wouldn’t believe it) that people don’t see the same picture when using one of the MOApp apps :-0



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It’s fucking unbelievable!

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Because the renamed Binary A is a known file signed by Apple, it will immediately be approved by Gatekeeper and be executed by OS X.

Drop-dead simple exploit completely bypasses Mac’s malware Gatekeeper

I’m pretty sure it took someone so long to find this hole gate (I don’t know the English step-up to gate) because no one thought it could be that moronically simple…



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It is so fucking unbelievably preposterous…

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…that the Finder in 2015 still crashes when you close a connected MacBook or turn off a connected Mac and all you can do is restart it. No, not the Finder – that won’t fix it. You seriously have to restart your Mac; like it’s still Mac OS 9 1990 :–(



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Looks like Apple finally rang someone up at Mountain View and asked for help

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Unbelievable! Only decades later (.Mac, MobileMe etc.) Apple finally allows us to restore lost iCloud data and – of course – it just works … NOT!



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Closing In and Closing Out - or SIMBL, MenuAndDockless and El Capitano

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Once a year I get a panic attack – directly after Apple releases the first Developer Preview of its upcoming operating system for desktop computers; also known as Mac OS X.

I download it, install it on a dedicated test Mac and the first thing I check is SIMBL and my MenuAndDockless since I can’t live without it. Usually it takes me a day or two to make it work and to publish a new version so that we can work without the Menu and Dock for another year.

This time, though - I couldn’t get it to work at all. With El Capitano, Apple introduced a new layer of security: System Integrity Protection. The new SIP protects the system software against modification both on disk, and in memory. MenuAndDockless needs SIMBL and what SIMBL does is ‘code injection’ into running apps but El Capitano doesn’t differentiate between good and bad (aka wanted and unwanted) manipulations.

The good news: For now Apple allows users to disable System Integrity Protection.

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You need to boot into your Recovery Partition (cmd+R on startup) and select the Security Configuration Utility.

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Then you need to disable the System Integrity Protection and restart your Mac. This allows you to use some(!) SIMBL plugins again. TotalFinder, for example, is doomed.

Before you thrash your Mac and buy a Windows thingy, I’ve written und uploaded a modified MenuAndDockless version for 10.10 and 10.11 which you can download here:

MenuAndDockless Website

But keep in mind that disabling Apple’s System Integrity Protection is not recommended by Apple and it may very well be that my panic attack next year will be fatal if Apple decides to make SIP mandatory for all of us…



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Why Apple should make cats

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iTunes 13 with Beats Music

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My prediction for today: iTunes 13 with all new GUI because Beats must fit in there too. And don’t you think they finally managed to make it usable again. iTunes is beyond repair since version 7 and every year you think it can’t get worse – but hey: There will be a new platinum bracelet for the Watch…



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