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April 30, 2010

6 New Updates

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 9:30 pm
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After I got my iMac 27 HD replaced and my TM restored back, I checked Software update from my iMac. I found 6 new updates. Actually some of them I think I did before(see my previews update blogs). Maybe my TM did not include them? I don’t know. Anyway, I went straight to get them installed.

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Yes, Time Machine is a Must-Have

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 7:00 pm
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My iMac 27 was ready for pick up yesterday. I got the message when I got back from work. I did not leave my work phone number when I drop the iMac, but I phoned back last Monday and told the store to phone me at work. The store did not phone me at work and left a message at my home number. It was late and I did not have car. Today this morning there was heavy snow and wind, so I decided to work from home. At the lunch time, I went to the local Apple retail store to get my iMac 27″ back.

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Time Machine is a Must-Have

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 3:59 am
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iMac 27 dead. Last night I had some friends over my place. To watch some YouTube shows, I moved my iMac 27″ to my kitchen. We had some drinks and enjoyed shows. When I moved the iMac back to my computer room afterward, my iMac was dead. It stayed in the initial white screen with spinning wheel running for ever. I turned it off and on again, nothing help. tried this morning again, the same screen. I actually realized something wrong last night and I booked only one spot the next morning at the local Apple retail store.

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April 20, 2010

Web Page Rank Check Tool

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 8:31 pm
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toolsI found one web page rank checking tool: Google PageRank Checker. It is very easy to use. Just type in a URL and then verification code, you will see the rank for the web page. Here is the detail explanation about PageRank at WikiPedia with the formula how a rank value is calculated.

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27 iMac Firmware 1.0 Update

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 4:17 am
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Today I got a update: 27″ iMac firmware 1.0 update. I think I got 27″ iMac firmware update not long time ago. So quickly Apple released another one. This one is very interesting. Based on its description, during the update, the fan runs at full speed and I did hear the strong noise. Here is snap-shot of the update:

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April 18, 2010

Add Custom Managed Object Class

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 8:21 pm
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I use Core Data in my first iPhone application. During the development, I have many occasions to change/update my entity objects in my managed data model. For each change, I have to update the custom managed object class. XCode provides a template to create custom managed object class I generated before. However, it is very tricky to use this template. The key point is that you have select an Entity in Data Model first. Here are the steps to that.

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April 15, 2010

iMac EFI and Security Updates

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 3:04 am
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I found two new updates today. Here is the information about those updates:

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April 10, 2010

MEF and IoC/DI (5)

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 5:10 pm
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Let’s look my second API class – DICatalogBase.

DICatalogBase Class

The second class I use in my practice of DI library is the DICatalog class. The main purpose of this class is to provide APIs load DIs as parts to MEF and to pass information to customize Export instances. DICatalog is a customized API class for public usage. Therefore, it is an optional class if the customization is required.

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April 4, 2010

QuickView: Folders in X-Ray View

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 9:44 pm
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I found a way to change QuickView for folders: X-Ray view. I got this when I was on the way to my work listening to Mac Cast podcast on March 24, 2010. The podcast notes provides detail information and a video (YouTube) on how this is set and what’s the result.

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April 2, 2010

Update: Airport Base Station 5.5.1

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 9:28 pm
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Today I found a new update from Apple: Airport Base Station 5.5.1. I went to the update right away and missed recording the space before the update. So I would not be able to provide information of comparing the space difference between before and after.

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