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Understanding The Debate Over Apple’s Mac App Store Sandbox

2:25 PM, Nov. 9th, 2011 · Ted Landau · Ted Landau's User Friendly View

Mac App Store Sandboxing

Apple will require all Mac App Store apps to implement sandboxing restrictions by next March. The goal is increased security and a simpler interface. But these potential advantages come with costs, ones that you may not want to pay. Ted Landau walks you through the debate surrounding an issue that is at the forefront of the future direction of the entire Mac platform.

iOS Needs a “Universal Save”

4:20 PM, Sep. 28th, 2011 · Ted Landau · Ted Landau's User Friendly View

Pages for iOS: Share & Print

Apple may think that the idea of sandboxing apps in iOS and quarantining files within those apps is a splendid idea, Ted Landau takes exception. In this installment of the User Friendly View, he argues that Apple needs to add a Unversal Save feature to iOS to overcome this limitation.

iOS File Sharing Unleashed!

3:46 PM, Sep. 13th, 2011 · Ted Landau · Ted Landau's User Friendly View

PC Free

When Apple introduced iOS 5 and iCloud at the WWDC last June, it promised to “cut the cord” that bound iOS devices to the Mac. With that in mind, Ted Landau asks: “Is there a way to cut the cord for file transfers among iOS devices of all iOS files — including iOS app package and system files?” The answer is a resounding yes! The one caveat is that you will have to jailbreak your iOS devices.

Ethernet Rules!

3:55 PM, Sep. 8th, 2011 · Ted Landau · Ted Landau's User Friendly View

Ethernet Switch

Ethernet? Bah! An archaic technology born before the Macintosh, it should now be on its deathbed — at least for home users. To set up an Ethernet network requires…a whole lot of stuff! So why not go with Wi-Fi entirely? Wi-Fi is more convenient — and much less expensive. End of story! Or so Ted Landau thought…