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Dec
10
asked Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently
Dec
9
revised Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
clarification
Dec
9
comment Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
I clarified the comment as "end-to-end" encryption. Most cloud storage providers use SSL for file transfer, which protects against eavesdroppers in transit, but not against insider attacks, law enforcement, etc. Apple and DropBox encrypt some data inside the data center itself, which limits their low level employee access, but again offers no meaningful protection to users. DropBox has grown famous for data breaches. Apple wouldn't be using a web framework if they used end-to-end encryption. See : spideroak.com/faq/questions/26/…
Dec
9
awarded  Editor
Dec
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revised Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
end-to-end
Dec
9
answered What OS X tweaks, hacks, or modifications couldn't you live without?
Dec
9
awarded  Critic
Dec
9
answered Are files saved to iCloud via 3rd party applications accessible from icloud.com web interface through browser?
Dec
8
accepted Is there a way to make Lion's scrollbars visible on mouseover them?
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
There are various system tasks like mdworker that must periodically run for spotlight, time machine, etc., which can consume lots of CPU resources for a short time. If you see anything really using considerable CPU, then google can tell you what it does and what application created it. Don't just rush off and kill it thinking it's a virus or something.
Dec
8
comment How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
Are songs stored unencrypted on the iPod? Or does the iPod simply record the DRM keys? Worth a try!
Dec
8
comment How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
There isn't any fixed number here either because resources exist to be used. Activity monitor simply identifies the culprit if your system slows down. Safari using 99% CPU is fine if your using Safari. Safari using 15% CPU might be too much when not browsing the web.
Dec
8
accepted Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents
Dec
8
answered How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air?
Dec
8
answered How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?
Dec
1
comment Can the Finder be tricked into assigning symlinks and aliases different icons?
More apple script alias handling code here : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/2656/…
Dec
1
answered Can the Finder be tricked into assigning symlinks and aliases different icons?
Nov
30
comment How to make the scrollbars appearing on demand on Lion
see also : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/30851/…
Nov
30
comment Is there a way to make Lion's scrollbars visible on mouseover them?
Interesting. Yes, I'd agree that scrolling one pixel and back sounds like a clean way to make the bar visible. I'll need to look into making the bar visible. Thanks!
Nov
29
accepted Open source iSightCapture?