Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

How to unlock your iPod without resetting it

So you’ve pulled that dusty old iPod out of a drawer and find that you’ve forgotten the PIN code screen lock. You want to get into it without resetting/restoring it or having to resync all your music? Yes it’s possible, thanks to Apple’s hilarious iPod ‘security model’: Connect the iPod to your laptop Use a […]

Apple Music will (update: might) delete your music

It’s as simple as the title says; Apple Music™ will delete your music. As reported here, when you sign up for Apple Music, your entire catalogue is uploaded to their servers (excepting files it considers it already has a match for), then deletes all your local files. Update: Fortunately Apple are considering this a bug and are […]

OS X 10.6 versus Lexmark MX310dn printer (or, why Apple will never build world-class online services)

TL;DR Go here to download the correct driver that Apple refuses to auto-install, preferring instead to supply an outdated, non-working one. So I recently bought this printer and set it up on my LAN. As one would expect, it was trivial to add in OS X and worked immediately. The following day however (after the […]

Locum – another step on Apple’s continuing quest to undermine OS X’s vaunted Unix underpinnings

Unix is deceptively simple. It’s file permission structure is a perfect expression of this. Simple to learn, but powerful in use. Unfortunately for some it’s just too much to get their heads around (viz “I keep trying to empty the trash but it tells me that I can’t!!11!”). Is Apple’s solution to educate the masses […]