In the past few weeks Apple has increasingly updated their developer preview releases of the 10.6.3 update, indicating the release date was drawing near, and today have finally released it for the public. In addition to the client and server updates for Snow Leopard, Apple has also released a security update for OS X 10.5.8.… Read more
Apple is constantly providing developers with test builds of the next OS update so they can ensure compatibility with their programs, drivers, and system services. When an update is nearing its public release date, Apple may increase the number of developer releases and some may be tagged with "no known problems" or similar phrasing. When this happens we may see the update released in the next few weeks if not in a few days, but before you decide to install it be sure you have your system prepared and have considered options for installing.… Read more
A MacFixIt reader writes in to ask us how to retrieve his files from an old 400MHz PowerPC Mac tower--a machine that did not include any disc-burning capabilities. He also states that an external CD/DVD burner did not perform well enough to complete backups of the data. Here are some options to try out so you can get your data safely backed up.… Read more
First came the Kindle electronic book reader device itself. Then the applications for the iPhone, BlackBerry, and for Windows. Now Amazon has brought the e-reader software to Mac OS X.
The Kindle for Mac beta version, as with the other apps and devices, lets people read electronic books they've purchased through Amazon's Kindle Store, the U.S. version of which currently has 450,000 books for sale.
The free software lets people purchase new books, read books they've already bought, view notes and highlights but not make new ones, and synchronize bookmarks and the last page read … Read more
Check Software Update! Apple has released Safari 4.0.5, which brings a number of performance enhancements and bug fixes to Apple's browser. According to the updater, the following has been addressed:Performance improvements for Top Sites Stability improvements for 3rd-party plug-ins Stability improvements for websites with online forms and Scalable Vector Graphics Fixes an issue that prevented Safari from changing settings on some Linksys routers Fixes an issue that prevented some iWork.com users from commenting on documents
The update is available for Windows and OS X, but on the Mac side the specific problems addressed are issues … Read more
Every now and then some aspect of the system stands out that can be amusing and fun. Take a look at the following text. It can be found somewhere in the system, so take the challenge and see if you can find it.… Read more