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Lion Tweaks

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Lion Tweaks

Watching MacBreak on TWiT and discovered Lion Tweaks, which looks like the OSX version of TweakUI.

Fredrik Wiker Developer – Home of Lion Tweaks

The best and most popular tweaking tool for Lion! Lion Tweaks has become an instant-hit for Mac OS Lion users tired of the changes in Lion. After 200.000 downloads the numbers speak for themselves. Li…

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July 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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BlueStacks brings Android to Mac

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June 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

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6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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Google Gears with Chrome, not on OSX #gears #google

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These past weeks I have been working on a MacBook Pro and as such was collecting all the applications I needed. Obviously I need all the browsers, with add-ons. While running Google’s Chrome browser I discovered that Chrome for Mac OS Snow Leopard is crippled.

I find this ironic as they are both Google products, one of which is frequently pushed to me by Google’s ads while using Safari and Firefox, and don’t interoperate. I can get Gears for Internet Explorer 6.0+ and mobile, FireFox 1.5+ on Windows/Linux/OSX, Safari 3.1.1+ on MacOS Tiger and Opera Mobile 9.51; so they do interoperate with much of the browser cosmos. After a little searching I discovered that the only Chrome for Windows and Chrome Lite for Android support Gears.

Getting Google Gears for Chrome on Mac OS Snow Leopard

System requirements

  • Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, G4+/Intel CPU
  • Firefox 1.5+
  • Safari for Mac OS Snow Leopard is not supported
  • Chrome for Mac OS Snow Leopard is not supported

What’s going on?

According to the LA Times Technology blog[1] Google is going to end of life Gears, and migrate to HTML5. Apple had the same idea when they didn’t enable Flash support on their IPhone and IPad devices.

“We are excited that much of the technology in Gears, including offline support and geolocation APIs, are being incorporated into the HTML5 spec as an open standard supported across browsers, and see that as the logical next step for developers looking to include these features in their websites,” wrote a Google spokesman.[1]

Last November TechCrunch noted:

Gears, which allows for offline web app functionality, is completely off the table as a Chrome for Mac feature right now, according to project lead Mike Pinkerton (he actually noted this back in July). Apparently, Google plans to push ahead with full HTML5 support rather than rely on Gears, at least on the Mac.[2]

So what shall I do in the mean time? What would you do?

  1. What’s powering Web apps: Google waving goodbye to Gears, hello to HTML5
  2. Features Chrome For Mac Beta Will Be Missing

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

April 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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