Category Archives: mac

What happens when Backup apps die?

Just a short post/hint about how to get your data back from DVD backups made with Apple’s Backup.app utility. Backup was introduced in 2002 as part of Apple’s .Mac service, later MobileMe, but languished relatively unloved by the Mac community, and … Continue reading

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A brief note about ChemDraw, Microsoft Office 2016/365 and the clipboard that breaks everything on the Mac .

Hi folks. In the continuing saga of broken round trip editing with the latest (17.1) version of ChemDraw, and Microsoft Office 2016/365 I thought I’d share with you, with permission, some communication I have had with Pierre Morieux (aka the … Continue reading

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ChemDraw 17.1 Update released. Micro-review of Mac version round-trip editing

Hi folks, Just got my hands on the 17.1 Release of ChemOffice Professional (Mac) and ran through my normal initial sequence of tests, i.e. Word round-trip editing. There are a bunch of changes listed in the version history as part … Continue reading

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ChemDraw 17: Faster editing, new features, still works with Word

Hands on with ChemDraw 17 Continue reading

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ChemDraw 16.0.1, a maintenance release

Cambridgesoft/PerkinElmer announced a ChemDraw maintenance release of ChemDraw and ChemOffice 16.0.1. Apparently designed principally to address usability on the Mac platform.

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ChemDraw 16: A first look

[Update March 1. ChemDraw 16.0.1, ChemDraw 16.0.1 press release principally addressing stability and usability issues on the Mac platform has been released.] [Update Dec 26. ChemDraw 16 is now internally approved to run under MacOS Sierra. Please read this post … Continue reading

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Pymol and very large PDB files. The Zika Cryo-EM structure as a case study

One of my major research interests is the Flavivirus group of viruses. In our work at the University of Queensland we’ve been involved in developing inhibitors of viral proteins associate with Dengue and West Nile viruses. Particularly inhibitors of the … Continue reading

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The Trouble with ChemDraw GIFs on Twitter

Update 8.51 PM. Some graphics were extending off RHS on iPads and other tablets. Phones and Desktop seems OK. Intermediate size WordPress mobile theme seems at fault. Have had to manually force some graphics to be smaller, ergo fuzzier. When clicked … Continue reading

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Pymol makes bonds automatically even without CONECT records

So prompted by a tweet today by Kate Stafford (@kastacholamine) about some Pymol weirdness with added bonds to hydrogens and dummy atoms I had a bit of a play this afternoon with Pymol and it’s default behaviour of rendering a bond … Continue reading

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My 30 second MS Office for iPad primer

1) Requires Office365 subscription for editing functionality 2) Can import Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files via iTunes on desktop 3) Can import Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files directly from iOS Mail attachments   4) Can email a Document unedited out of the … Continue reading

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