This is very strange. I hope that Elgato is working on this issue since not every Mac user wants to use an unofficial version of Safari. Solution: use the builds of Webkit.
I started using PlaceTagger for iOS and Mac for geotagging my pictures from Nikon D90. There is an original Nikon GPS unit but is costs too much and you must mount it on the flash mount to use it. Not practical at all.
It is sold separate for 4,5 EUR iOS and Mac respectively but I could not find a better app for iOS with a cool design. Yes, I know, functions are more important but I saw some alternatives and was not satisfied with their design.
PlaceTagger for iOS uses iCloud to sync the geolocation data with the Mac app but for some reason PlaceTagger for Mac will not read my data from iCloud. I do not know if it is iCloud’s or PlaceTagger’s fault but I export now my data from the iOS app over email and add the .gpx files into PlaceTagger on the Mac. It works nice.
Anyway, PlaceTagger is a nice iOS app that has a Mac client to make geolocation tagging more simple.
One new feature would be adding support for Dropbox since iCloud is not a reliable service for now. You would only authorise both apps for using Dropbox and the Mac app could read the geolocation data stored on Dropbox. Simple. No need for emailing (yes, emailing is annoying for me but that is the only way I can use the data for now).
Very similar to mine.
Offlineimap and some troubles
Before a few weeks offlineimap stopped to work.
I do not know what was the reason for that but after some time of research I found what was wrong.
To make it clear, I am using the “pythonfile=” option in my offlineimaprc config file that enables using the Keychain Access app in OS X because I do not store any plain text passwords in my config file so the python file which is defined with the option above redirects at every login the Keychain Access app where are stored my passwords.
The error I got every time the last few weeks was:
‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘group’.
To make it short, I found out that somehow my login internet passwords from Keychain Access for offlineimap were deleted. How, I do not know buy luckily I found it out running offlineimap with the “-1 -d imap” option. I saw that the login failed and I started looking around what could go wrong and found what went wrong.
If you are using offlineimap for making backups of your email accounts, don’t store any plain text passwords in your config file and use Keychain Access instead.
Here is a great tutorial by Steve Losh for the offlineimap configuration (also for the Keychain Access option).
Here is a how-to if you want to use gpg instead of Keychain Access.
It seems that everyone is switching from some thing to another.
Related to the article, I was also a big Linux user. Started with RedHat/Caldera, ended with Mandriva. After that came Mac OS X with my first Mac, a 2008 iMac.
Arq and reinstall
After a while I started using Arq in Amazon’s S3 again. I installed the latest version of Arq but I couldn’t use it. I got this message: “The AWS Access Key Id you provided does not exist in our records.”
The problem was that I had an old S3 access key in the Keychain Access. I deleted all Arq S3 entries in the Keychain Acces (I had two entries) and my problem was solved.
If you like Growl and want to use the “old” version (not that from the Mac App Store), you can download the fork version of Growl.
I had some issues with the version from Mac App Store with growlnotify. With the fork version the issues are gone and growlnotify works just fine.
Sparrow for iPhone
Yes, I’m a big fan of Sparrow. It is my default Mail client on the iMac. And it will the default mail client on the iPhone.
Biggest disadvantage? Push isn’t supported. I hope they will clear the things with Apple to support push.
But for now, Sparrow for iPhone is worth the money.
Federico Viticci wrote a great review.
This is fantastic feature in Carbon Copy Cloner. You can schedule a backup task so that it starts after you replug your (external) backup device.
Why is this good?
I have an external USB drive that is not connected to my iMac all the time. Instead to worry about not to forget to replug the drive before the scheduled task starts to backup I have to only replug the drive and right after that the task starts to backup.
Very clever. I don’t know if SuperDuper has this feature.
My top app of 2011
If you want an Instapaper client for Mac, try ReadNow. The version 2.0 is fantastic. Just try it.