While a number of people have been successfully running Windows 7 on their Boot Camp partitions since the first public beta releases were available, many have been waiting for official support from Apple before installing it. Yesterday Apple released Boot Camp 3.1, which provides support for Windows 7, but full support on some systems may not be as straightforward as updating Boot Camp and then installing Windows 7. Additionally, some people have wondered whether or not the updates that state specific support for Windows 7 are applicable to Vista and XP installations.… Read more
Apple on Tuesday released Security Update 2010-001, a collection of fixes for users of Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6).
As with most security releases, the latest Mac OS X update fixes issues within the core system and does not add new features to built-in applications or fix application bugs.
Security Update 2010-001 fixes an issue in Mac OS X's CoreAudio where a maliciously crafted MP4 audio file could be used as a way to execute code or terminate an application on the user's computer. Image RAW's handling of DNG files has … Read more
UPDATED! Full Windows 7 support includes more than just installing the Boot Camp update!
Apple has released a security update for OS X, which currently is for Leopard and Snow Leopard systems. Apple has not issued any details on the update yet, and so far only states these updates improve the security of OS X. Additionally, Apple has released the long-awaited support for Windows 7 with an update to Boot Camp and several driver and firmware updates for people upgrading from Vista.… Read more
The recent update to Apple's "Bonjour" zero-configuration networking technology has caused a few problems for some people. The update was to address connectivity issues between iTunes and the AppleTV, but a few people have noticed failures in a number of other network services after applying the update.… Read more
Two notable software updates have been released today. Parallels has released a small update to their Parallels Desktop virtualization package, which patches up a number of small bugs associated with Windows guest operating systems. BareBones software has released an update to their free and popular TextWrangler program, which incorporates numerous enhancements both in the program and how the program utilizes system resources.… Read more
A small number of users have found that the Address Book in OS X may start running slowly, sometimes after upgrading to Snow Leopard or performing another major system alteration, but other times for no apparent reason. Usually when this happens for applications in OS X, deleting the program's .plist file may help; however, this may not be the case for the Address Book.… Read more
Besides the Dock, the Desktop is one of the other highly used and customized items in OS X. People can change the background, what items are displayed on it, and how they are arranged. Each of these features is controlled by a separate set of preferences, which may frustrate troubleshooting efforts when one setting goes awry and does not stick.… Read more
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. While utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our main focus in this column is to bring you those that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems.… Read more
Apple's new "Put Back" feature in OS X 10.6 is convenient for items you have in the trash which you would like to restore to their original locations. Before Snow Leopard, you would have to manually locate and drag the file back to where it came from. Despite this convenience, there may be times when you select files to restore, and the "Put Back" option in the "File" menu is greyed out, and is missing from contextual menus.… Read more