Exchange Tasks integration with iOS and OSx

Outlook has Tasks. I tend to flag emails that I need to take further action on, and they appear in my tasks list in Exchange:

iOS 5 and OSx (Mountain Lion or later) have ‘Reminders’. I figured that it must be possible to show Tasks from Exchange – after all, I could already sync Email and Calendars. So I set this up … and no tasks came through. Puzzling. Continue reading “Exchange Tasks integration with iOS and OSx”

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Exchange Tasks integration with iOS and OSx

Select AirPlay from Volume Control

From Mac OSx Hints:

If you have the Volume menu visible in the menu bar, clicking on this icon displays a simple volume slider. But if you hold the Option key when you click on the icon, you can select audio inputs and outputs directly, including nearby devices compatible with AirPlay.

Select AirPlay from Volume Control

Change Default Save Location from iCloud

This is a note for myself, found on Mac OSx Hints.

I don’t like the iCloud UI for OSx – it’s inferior to Dropbox. As each application has it’s own iCloud storage it’s pretty hard to store a heterogeneous set of documents relating to a project or customer. For example, a Contract document and an Expenses spreadsheet would be invisible from each other’s program – and Finder.

So, the hell with iCloud by default – let’s use the filesystem. In terminal, run:

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
Change Default Save Location from iCloud

Fixing Duplicate Icons in OSX Launchpad

I know, a little off-topic for a mostly SharePoint/.NET blog, but after a recent upgrade I found I had duplicate iPhoto icons in Launchpad. That frustrated me. I did a bit of Googling, and found others had the same problem, and were suggesting deleting the database that stores the Launchpad’s details. When the Dock was reloaded, it would recreate that database. Unfortunately, it would also lose the layout of all your folders and icons.

“Delete the database”, I thought, “It’s a database, how hard can it be to fix that?”

So I set out to fix the database without deleting it, and losing all my folders… Continue reading “Fixing Duplicate Icons in OSX Launchpad”

Fixing Duplicate Icons in OSX Launchpad