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(English) How to really shut down Adobe Creative Cloud Processes

Üzgünüz, bu sayfadaki içerik şimdilik sadece Amerikan İngilizcesi dil(ler)inde mevcut. Türkçe çevirisi kısa bir süre içerisinde yapılacaktır, lütfen bu sayfayı yakında tekrar ziyaret ediniz. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.

Üzgünüz, bu sayfadaki içerik şimdilik sadece Amerikan İngilizcesi dil(ler)inde mevcut. Türkçe çevirisi kısa bir süre içerisinde yapılacaktır, lütfen bu sayfayı yakında tekrar ziyaret ediniz. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.

If you are like me, you might be working on the Mac with dozens of windows open at the same time, yet trying to use the computer’s memory in the most economical way given the needs. As an application developer and a WordPress techie who spends most of his time working in and switching between the web browser windows, my IDE, database tools (especially Navicat), and the command line. Also I occasionally use a few applications from the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products.

Once any Adobe application from the Creative Cloud suite is installed on a computer, Adobe first sets up a set of its mixture (or a hybrid) of ‘agent’ and ‘installation manager’ applications on the system, whose resources they could be consuming extravagantly. These little Adobe CC agent apps are always running and strutting around behind the scenes with GUI-less interfaces, even when you are not using a single Adobe application. And they are only noticeable from the list of background tasks and software daemons. To make things worse, they can be wasting a lot of your CPU time if not also a considerable amount of RAM.

Adobe CC

In the first times, I personally did not care much about it, as I thought just hitting the Adobe CC icon (which resembles an infinity symbol) in the menu bar, and then quitting Adobe Creative Cloud from there would just shut it up, and reclaim all the memory and CPU it had been consuming.

Secret Agents also known as UNIX daemons Working in the Background

Screenshot of quitting Adobe CC from the Menu Bar on the Mac

Adobe Creative Cloud software has a number of undercover agents always running in the background, apparently doing certain deeds of Adobe, even after quitting the application from the menu bar, or even when there is no single Adobe application that is active(ly running in the foreground) or one that you have ever launched. In fact, I have recently come to the realization that quitting Adobe Creative Cloud from the macOS menu bar does not really quit anything except removing its icon from where you last clicked it (in this case, the menu bar).

This can be clearly observed by watching them under-the-hood with the Mac’s Activity Monitor, or more conveniently with the command line bash utility from within the Terminal application.

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(English) iWork in iCloud – Free Web-based Productivity Suite from Apple

Üzgünüz, bu sayfadaki içerik şimdilik sadece Amerikan İngilizcesi dil(ler)inde mevcut. Türkçe çevirisi kısa bir süre içerisinde yapılacaktır, lütfen bu sayfayı yakında tekrar ziyaret ediniz. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.

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iWork from Apple

Although we do not hear the name “iWork” pronounced anywhere any more, it was the name for the trilogy of the full-blown productivity suite from Apple featuring word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications alternative to Microsoft Office. The “hard-client” version of these applications – namely “Pages“, the word processing app, “Numbers” the spreadsheet app, and “Keynote“, the presentation app – are usually available for free exclusively to Apple customers who purchased at least one of Apple hardware product such as a Mac computer or an iOS-based smart device such as an iPhone or iPad or at what I would call a reasonable price to be purchased separately by old-timers and early-adopters like myself.

iWorkHowever, Apple has also made web versions of these applications back in 2011. As of 2012, the software set was free to any purchaser of a new Apple product – a perpetual license is automatically granted to the associated Apple ID of such a customer so that they can download them for any of their Apple devices from Apple’s App Store.

Very few people know that the web application version of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are actually free for everyone who just signs up to obtain a free Apple ID and get access to iCloud.com (which is also for free) via this Apple ID even if they didn’t (and won’t) purchase anything from Apple. And because the iCloud versions of these applications simply run inside a web browser, you do not necessarily need a Mac or an Apple smart device to use them.

PagesAs mentioned above, the alternative “Office” productivity suite consists of “Pages” the word processor which is pretty much compatible back and forth with the files created with Microsoft Word, “Numbers” the spreadsheet Numbers iconsolution with artistic style so that aside from creating and working with traditional spreadsheets, you can also create ones which look like product brochures with stylish tables and formatting with an impressive (but not extreme) compatibility with Excel, and the last but not least is the “Keynote” application which is a presentation application that works the “Apple way”. These three applications can import and export most MS Office files (except those loaded with VBScript macros), and they are even capable of producing PDF outputs. With Pages, it is even possible to export your document as an ePub file – great news for self-publishing book authors!

Apple Keynote iconTo use these applications, all you need is a browser and an “Apple ID”. Very few users know that on any computer, be it a Mac, Windows PC or Linux/UNIX machine – especially one freshly set up with any applications not yet installed except a default web browser coming along out-of-the-box, one can just log in to www.icloud.com and start working on .doc(x), .xls(x) and .ppt(x) files (or create them from scratch), share them by e-mail (with no e-mail client set up on that very computer) and even export them as PDFs – all just using a compatible browser.

Pages on iCloud screenshot

Exporting a newsletter from Pages word processor running in a web browser connected to iCloud.com

At the time of this writing when Safari 10.1 is a month old since its release, iWork page on Apple’s web site acknowledged that iWork for iCloud works with Safari 6.0.3 or later, Chrome 27.0.1 or later, and Internet Explorer 10.0.9 or later. Although a recent version of Firefox should do fine as well, Apple does not seem to officially support Firefox, neither guarantees iCloud will work fine on it.

Commodore 64 and Amiga Games on iOS
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iPhone, iPad veya iPod Touch’ınızda Commodore 64 / Amiga Oyunları Oynayın

Manomio adında bir mobil yazılım geliştirme firması, iOS işletim sistemini kullanan iPhone, iPad ve iPod Touch için Commodore 64 ve Amiga emülatörü geliştirmiş. Böylece, sloganı “Retro’ya inanıyoruz” olan Monamio’nun bu buluşu sayesinde, Apple’ın iOS işletim sistemini kullanan iPhone, iPad ve iPod Touch kullanıcıları cihazlarında Commodore 64 ve Amiga oyunlarını oynayabilecekler.

Manomio şu an gerekli telif ve patent haklarını lisanslama gibi yasal işlemlerle uğraşırken, bir yandan da bireysel yazılım geliştiricilerle çalışarak popüler Amiga oyunlarını Apple’ın App Store’una getirmeye hazırlanıyor.

Aşağıdaki demo video, 10 klasik Amiga oyunundan oluşan bir koleksiyonun iPhone üzerinde nasıl oynandığını gösteriyor. Bu oyunlar da sırasıyla Defender of the Crown, Battle Squadron, International Karate +, R-Type, R-Type II, Speedball, Stunt Car Racer, Shadow of the Beast, Virus, ve Xenon 2: Megablast.

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Mac’de UIF disk imajlarını kolayca açma ve .iso formatına dönüştürme

UIF2ISO MacGenellikle Windows PC dünyasında kullanılan bir format olan .uif formatındaki disk görüntüleri, .iso, .img ve .bin-.cue ikilileri gibi formatlara alternatif olarak kullanılmakta.

Mac OS X’de UIF formatındaki disk imajlarını açmak için kullanabileceğiniz iki tane izlence araç var:

  1. Luigi Auriemma tarafından geliştirilen bir komut satırı aracı olan Uif2iso.
  2. Torsten Curdt tarafından geliştirilen Uif2iso4mac. Uif2iso4mac aslında  LuigiAuriemma’nın uif2iso komut satırı uygulamasının üzerine grafik kullanıcı arayüzü inşa edilerek geliştirilmiş bir uygulama yazılımı.

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