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Articles about Apple products or subjects that don't fit in the Mac category are collected here.

Accessibility in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

A quick walkthrough of the accessibility improvements in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that stood out most to me.

Posted on July 30, 2011

Accessibility improvements in Apple iOS 4 for iPhone/iPod Touch

iOS 4 for Apple’s mobile products have improved accessibility features, including support for navigating by WAI-ARIA landmark roles.

Posted on September 16, 2010

Why iPhones, iPods and iPads are Flash-free

Steve Jobs explains why Apple does not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. One reason is that Flash is proprietary and HTML, CSS and JavaScript are not.

Posted on April 29, 2010

Web Inspector adds Timeline and Audits panels

Improved inspection of CSS, HTML, and DOM, following redirects in the Resources panel, and getting tips for improving performance in the Timeline and Audits panels are some new features.

Posted on April 19, 2010

A selection of VoiceOver keyboard commands

A selection of keyboard shortcuts used to control the VoiceOver screen reader in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Posted on March 29, 2010

Gesture-based VoiceOver on the iPhone and iPod touch

Apple has made the iPhone and iPod touch accessible to visually impaired people by shipping them with the new, gesture-based version of the VoiceOver screen reader.

Posted on October 6, 2009

Accessibility improvements in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6 has plenty of accessibility improvements, several of which will be useful not only to people with disabilities. No mention of WAI-ARIA, though.

Posted on June 17, 2009

Safari 4 public beta with WAI-ARIA support. Or not?

Apple recently released a public beta of Safari 4. Among the news is support for WAI-ARIA, but I can’t figure out how to make it work.

Posted on March 5, 2009

Reformat and repartition hard drives before using them with Time Machine

Most hard drives you buy are not fully supported by Apple’s Time Machine until you repartition them, but Time Machine does not warn you about it.

Posted on January 15, 2009

Make Safari open targeted links in new tabs instead of new windows

How to use Terminal.app to tell Safari to open links that normally open in a new window to open in a new tab instead.

Posted on December 4, 2008

Make HTML messages readable in Apple Mail

Two tips that make HTML email messages easier to read in Apple Mail. One makes Mail prefer Plain Text by default, the other sets the minimum font size used to display HTML email.

Posted on November 27, 2008

The WebKit/Safari Web Inspector is getting even better

The latest update to the Webkit Web Inspector is very impressive and makes WebKit (and Safari, once it includes the new version of the Web Inspector) a viable web development browser.

Posted on October 22, 2008

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard improves accessibility

It’s encouraging to note that many of the new features in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard are not just visual bells and whistles, but are there to improve accessibility.

Posted on October 29, 2007

Mac OS X Web browser rundown 2007

A rundown of the Mac OS X Web browsers that occupy space on my hard drive in late 2007.

Posted on October 24, 2007

The Greenpeace Green my Apple campaign

I helped Veerle Pieters out with some of the front-end coding on the Greenpeace Green my Apple campaign site.

Posted on September 28, 2007

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