Apple has released an update to OS X that is specifically for the newly released iMac systems. The update addresses some graphical anomalies that occur in the new systems with the current version of OS X 10.6.4, and also fixes some compatibility issues with reading SDXC memory cards.… Read more
A number of people are having an issue where upon upgrading to the latest version of iTunes they are not able to connect to the iTunes store. The program will claim there are problems with your internet connection and will state something like "iTunes could not connect to the iTunes store. Make sure your network connection is active and try again."… Read more
When you purchase a new Mac and are ready to migrate your data, applications, and user accounts to it, Apple has its Migration Assistant that should work just fine for most people; however, sometimes you can run into problems with the Migration Assistant, so there are several other options that can also do the job.… Read more
The PowerMac G5 was the first system developed by Apple that came with a liquid cooling mechanism for the models with higher-clocked dual PowerPC chips. In most systems, this cooling system worked well. To this day, my system has not shown any problems; however, some systems had an issue where coolant leaked, causing corrosion and shorting out mainboard components.… Read more
While Apple's spotlight search is a great way to find files and folders on your Mac, there are some limitations to its default behavior that can sometimes prevent an item from being easily found. In addition, sometimes Spotlight will just not work altogether. Nevertheless there are many hidden features in Spotlight that can help overcome its limitations.… Read more
A new report from security software provider Secunia shows that despite considerable security investments, the software industry at large is unable to produce software with substantially fewer vulnerabilities.
The latest data shows that Apple has surpassed Oracle and even Microsoft with accounting for the most software vulnerabilities, though the No. 1 ranking is related only to the number of vulnerabilities--not to how risky they are or how fast they get patched.
This analysis also supports the general perception that a high market share correlates with a high number of vulnerabilities--with Apple (maker of iTunes and QuickTime), Microsoft (Windows, Internet Explorer), … Read more
Digital security investigator Jeremiah Grossman has uncovered a problem with Safari, where websites can exploit the autofill feature to get personal information from the sources that Safari uses for Autofill, including the address book and Safari's own autofill database.… Read more
Periodically users may run into an issue wherein files on the system cannot be copied or moved in the Finder. Upon dragging and dropping them with the mouse the file may start copying partially (if at all), but then stops with a warning, stating "Error -36". … Read more
An update to iTunes is available, which is basically a security update to address an issue where a maliciously crafted website could lead to the application quitting or arbitrary code being executed. According to Apple's knowlegebase article on the security content of the update, the bug at hand occurs when a buffer overflow in the handling of iTunes URLs (itpc) is exploited.
Other than this bug fix, the iTunes update includes the following bug fixes over the prior version:
Disables older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins
Addresses minor issues with dragging and dropping items
Addresses a performance issue … Read more