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Is Apple Deprecating Itself Into A Hole? [Updated]

Update: This has nothing to do with Apple as this API was signaled for termination long ago. Just had a hell of a time compiling Firefox 3.6.2 against the 10.6 SDK. First, I forget to patch the sqlite3 bug (not sure why this is causing me problems as it was closed as fixed). Then after …

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Why Apple Bought Placebase

Update: And we have an answer – Google Maps Ditches Tele Atlas in Favor of Street View Cars and Crowdsourcing I have no idea. But the title is catchy, and I’m hoping to learn the answer by a) writing out my thoughts and b) you. The transaction went down in July but was only uncovered …

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Snow Leopard’s Clang

I wasn’t aware of Clang and the transition to Low Level Virtual Machine compiler infrastructure. I knew about LLVM, but never saw a roadmap of Apple’s transition until I read the always excellent Ars Technica OS X Review. I’m just now setting up my development environment and was very tempted to use Clang to compile …

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Pulling Content Out Of OS X Cache.db Files

I’m not sure when, but most likely when Leopard was released, applications started storing their cache files as sqlite databases (usually named Cache.db). For example, Safari has its cache at: ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db Apps that haven’t caught up yet are still using the less-efficient .cache files. Though not as efficient, these files are easier to access, just …

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Safari 4 Public Beta Annoyances

First off, I’m going to start posting in a new format – a “squirt” (screw you zune). I have thoughts to convey that are too long for a tweet and too short for a full entry. I’ll put all these squirts into a single category. Here are some things about Safari that are chapping my …

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