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iTunes 10.4.1 Released: Fixes Keyboard Issues

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Business | 7 Comments

You can download iTunes 10.4.1 here.

Fixes include:

  • Fixing media keys on some keyboards (my Logitech keyboard finally works again, it broke in 10.4 — life has been hell)
  • Issues with artwork on songs and videos
  • Problems with iTunes upon Mac resuming from sleep
  • VoiceOver support issues
  • iTunes becoming unresponsive during an HD movie purchase

I went nuts trying to get my keyboard to work.  I change songs dozens of times a day, and don’t want to alt tab out of the code I’m working on… I want to hit my keyboard media keys.

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jQuery 1.3 Released – How to use jQuery

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 | Business | 10 Comments

jQuery is a “fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.  jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.”

jQuery version 1.3 was released yesterday.

Some new features in 1.3 are:

  • Sizzle – a brand new CSS selector engine
  • Live Events – event delegation with a jQuery twist
  • jQuery Event Overhaul – simplified event handling
  • HTML Injection Rewrite – Lightning-fast HTML appending
  • Offset Rewrite – Super-quick position calculation
  • No more browser sniffing!!
  • New API Browser – http://api.jquery.com/

I have yet to play with jQuery 1.3, but will post my impressions after I get some hands on time with it.

Are you new to jQuery?
jQuery is a library that you can include on your web projects.  jQuery enables HTML and JavaScript developers to rapidly deploy functionality that traditionally is more complex.  Through browser independent APIs, developers and designers can implement event handling, CSS changes, animations, popular web 2.0 effects, or other common function of web 2.0+ sites. 

Downloading jQuery
You can get jQuery by going to jQuery.com and downloading the version of jQuery you want:

  • Production version – 18kb – Minified for production environments (don’t try to debug this, its a nightmare)
  • Development version – 114kb – Developers can go in and see how things work with this version, but the footprint is huge

Getting Started with jQuery
jQuery provides a series of useful tutorials.   

Some favorites are:

There are so many more tutorials out there.

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