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As already expected – Mountain Lion will hit the Mac App Store tomorrow. I like this (more or less) new version of OS X, simply because it makes development easier and more fun :–)
That’s why I am also happy to let you know that all of my Apps – available on the Mac App Store – are already updated to work without any problems with Apple’s new cat and I’ve also submitted Retina-aware versions for review of most of them.
I am constantly surprised by how many people don’t know how to print envelopes with their Macs or try to figure out how to do that with Word and therefore I receive mails on a daily basis of people asking me, why Write does not offer such a feature.
So – here’s the thing: Write does not need to have such a feature. Your Mac can already do that.
The Address Book App may be ugly – but at least it is quite good at printing envelopes and mailing lists.
Just select a card (or a group) and use the print command and select what you want to print out and hidden under the details tab, you can even fine tune every aspect …
Sometimes I just want to bang my head against all available walls – when it comes to Apple.
I have been trying to enable Write for the iCloud for days now and it just doesn’t work. No matter what I’ve tried.
As it turns out – you simply can’t use iCloud for GC enabled Apps. Period.
But Apple does not tell you that. And probably never will.
And in addition – most Sandbox related (and frustrating) bugs have also to do with it.
So, the bottom line is: In order to have working iCloud enabled Apps playing nice in their sandbox – you have to refactor them. As soon as possible.
So Apple, just out of curiosity
– ARC will be obsolete when? In 2014 or 2015?
And its name is Mountain Lion. Who would have guessed that :–)
I am exited. And this also means, that there is a lot of work coming towards me. Because as of today I have to start preparing all my Apps for 10.8. This also means, that the support for Snow Leopard will be discontinued in the near future.
I am already preparing a test MacBook Air for the hopefully today downloadable Developer Preview.
Did I mentioned, that I am exited?
Even if I fear the new direction in design.
Even more ‘ugly’ GUIs – like on iOS. Black windows, brown windows, yellow toolbars, green buttons and so on.
But hey – in the end its up to every developer what he/she is doing with it :–)