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Mar
15
comment What is the md5/sha1 checksum for Xcode 3.2.6 and iOS 4.3 SDK final?
I believe that opening a .DMG file automatically verifies it. Basically, it contains a checksum in the file (or are you worried about malicious packages, rather then just corruption?).
Mar
15
comment AirPort Extreme: Keep IP address from changing
I dunno about that, nslookup returns the correct IP, at least for no-ip.org.
Mar
15
answered Rebooting iPhone Doesn't Kill off All the Process
Mar
15
comment Rebooting iPhone Doesn't Kill off All the Process
This does NOT work with all apps. I closed the Mail app this way, and it is still present in the SBSettings task manager. Its possible Apple has special rules for their own apps, or that certain apps can circumvent this. It did work for several other apps I tried.
Mar
10
comment Programmatically/Script-atically changing the default Open-With setting
Nevermind, I have type declarations for all the file types I am interested in.
Mar
10
accepted Programmatically/Script-atically changing the default Open-With setting
Mar
10
comment Programmatically/Script-atically changing the default Open-With setting
Is RCDefault scriptable? I looked over their site, and it doesn't look like it.
Mar
9
awarded  Scholar
Mar
9
accepted Aperture .aplibrary file is 3X (!) larger than the photos it points to
Mar
9
asked Programmatically/Script-atically changing the default Open-With setting
Mar
7
comment Apple shipping - air or sea?
Are you sure it's being shipped from Shanghai? I would imagine that Apple must have at least one distribution point in Canada, somewhere. They will probably ship it from there.
Mar
5
asked Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD?
Mar
4
comment Did they increase RAM in iPad 2?
@MikeyByCrikey - Also, "Magic" just means no one has figured out how it works, and is a detrimental shortcut to critical thinking. I'd argue that it is actually a pejorative term.
Mar
4
comment Did they increase RAM in iPad 2?
@MikeyByCrikey - But I DO know how much RAM my fridge and DVD player have, and I incorporate such information into the decision making process when deciding to buy products.
Mar
4
answered What activities cannot be interrupted?
Feb
28
comment iTerm2.app stopped working
I want to point out that iTerm2 is still in the alpha release stage.
Feb
19
comment How to format the OS X installer USB stick that comes with MacBook Air?
@VxJasonxV - There are some thumbdrives which show up as CD drive in the BIOS, notably the sandisk cruzer U3 series. I've used mine to install ubuntu on a laptop which didn't support booting off a normal thumbdrive, so it is very useful, in specific situations.
Feb
19
answered Why does (Apple) Remote Desktop, with client ports correctly forwarded, report as “Offline” to administrator's machine?
Feb
18
comment How does the 4th generation iPod Shuffle know what time a song was last played?
@Thomas L Holaday - Clocks are cheap, electronically speaking. It's probable that the microcontroller used in the shuffle has one built in as standard, even if apple did have custom modifications done to the MCU IC. Furthermore, any computer (and I use computer in the sense of anything which executes machine code) requires a "clock", or system oscillator to function at all, so adding timekeeping to the existing system is fairly simple.
Feb
17
comment If iPhones/iPads don't support Flash, how do they play YouTube?
@Nivas - What VxJasonxV said. Flash hardware acceleration is not very widely deployed. I expect it will eventually be GPU accelerated on mobiles, but it's not there yet. HW accell is pretty much only on the PC platform as of yet.