These are the things I've written that are tagged "os x"

Mac OS X Lion will ship Wednesday on the Mac App Store

Serenity Caldwell for Macworld: The cat’s out of the bag: During Apple’s third-quarter financial earnings call Tuesday, chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer announced that Lion would debut Wednesday on the Mac App Store. The OS update will cost $30. Really looking forward to this. See what is coming on Apple’s Lion info page.

Pixelfari

From now on I do all my web-browsing through this sleek, dazzling, veneer of pixellated chunkness for OS X. I’ve been wondering how long it would take before the pixelart fetish left the game space and moved into proper applications. This will not be the last.

Panic State of the Union

A progress and “what comes next” report for every active project from what is possibly the most beloved (and accomplished) Mac software house.

How To Play Civilization 5 On Your Mac With WineBottler

Hello, gentle reader. Since the publishing of this post, Aspyr has ported Civilization 5 to Mac OS X. That means you can just Buy Sid Meier’s Civilization V for Mac OSX on Amazon. The information that follows is left intact for historical purposes. The following how to was written for Intel Macs running Mac OS […]

Acorn 2.5

Every update to Acorn, dubbed “The Image Editor for Humans” , has me spending less time in Photoshop.

Fake: “Mac OS X Web Browser Automation and Webapp Testing Made Simple.”

Version 0.2 just launched, and it be impressive: Inspired by Apple’s Automator application, Fake looks like a combination of Safari and Automator and allows you to run (and re-run) “fake” interactions with the web. Power Users will love Fake for automating tedious web tasks like filling out lengthy forms and capturing screenshots. Developers can use […]

How To Enable Extensions For Safari 5

If you, like me, have tried to install a Safari 5 extension such as Coda Notes, and were met with the following dialog: and then spent 5 minutes looking through Safari’s Preferences window to no avail, this is how you enable Extensions on Safari 5: Open Preferences Click Advanced Click Show develop in menu bar […]

“Steam Is a Port”

John Bell on Steam’s Mac version, and cross-platform UIs in general. As I did in my post on Steam, he sees it as an example in favor of Apple’s stance on third-party SDKs in the App Store: Apple has their head on straight with regards to ports. They want apps to be designed with iPads […]

On Steam for Mac OS X

Steam for Mac, while a welcome panacea against the 17 or 20 Windows users who were clinging to the last hope of their platform (“Macs don’t have any games!”), is not yet a first-class Mac OS X citizen. As a cross-platform system, it is completely expected, and normal, that there are going to be conventions […]

Transmit 4

Panic releases the newest version of their FTP client, and it’s a doozy. The website is, as I’ve come to expect from Panic, completely awesome.

Rouse

Described by the creator of the project as: an attempt to create a new Mac OS X web browser that steals the best bits from OmniWeb for its user interface, adds some well-needed hooks to the interior to customize rendering and loading, and otherwise stays away from scope creep as far as possible. and I […]

LuckyImage

LuckyImage is a Mac OS X service that replaces any given text with the first result on a Google Image Search, inline. It works in pretty much any rich text area. Works great for iChat sillyness.

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