How to Prevent Dismissing Containing View Controller when Performing a Double-Tap on a UIPopoverController’s Background under iOS8 in Objective-C

When opening up a popover from a modal view (or another popover) on an iPad running iOS 8 and double-tapping on the background of the popover, not only the popover will be dismissed but also the modal view. This behavior was non-existant in iOS 7 and seems to be a bug in iOS 8.

Problems installing Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 Virtual Machine in Parallels 10 – No Recovery Partition

I’ve came across the problem that i cannot create a new virtual machine of Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my new Mac Mini. The problem I experience is that there is no option on the install screen prompting me to »Install OS X Using the Recovery Partition«. The screenshot below shows this option.

Fix MacBook Bootcamp Windows XP SP3 Firewire S100 driver problem

I recently wanted to use a FireWire camera (a Pointgrey Firefly MV to be precise) with a white MacBook that ran with Windows XP SP3 in Bootcamp. That actually is no problem but I got into problems when I wanted to achieve higher framerates than 15 Hz. Then I realized that the only Async/Isoch mode […]

Configure iOS device or Mac OS X Lion for use with 802.1X CampusWLAN from HS RM

With this configuration guide you can configure your iPhone or iPod Touch via Mac OS X 10.5 for the CampusWLAN of the Hochschule Rhein-Main. The actual configuration guide for desktop computers can be found here. Necessary previous steps: Download Telekom Certificate (if you have not already done so). Download iPhone Configuration Utility from Apple Install […]

MBP Keyboard Assembly: Backlight illumination with FTIR

Today I have made an interesting discovery: my 2008 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro is using frustrated total internal reflection (FTIR) for the illumination of its keyboard. The background to this discovery is that I spilled a bit of salad dressing into my keyboard (pro tip: do never try to show someone the salad you are […]