OS X has a fairly simple and straightforward printing interface with the "Print & Fax" system preferences where you can easily add and remove printers, and reset the whole system to set it up from scratch if there are too many problems. While this is convenient, there may be times when a problem with the configuration files either prevents access to the Print & Fax preference pane or prevents settings from being stored. Here are some alternate ways of resetting and managing the OS X print system.… Read more
Apple has updated a few knowledgebase documents covering a few issues people may have with MacBook and MacBook Pro computers. These include information on mouse cursors behaving unexpectedly, problems and solutions for slot-loading optical drives, and stacked computers going to sleep.… Read more
The FBI has accused the man who allegedly was first, or among the first, to upload a pirated copy of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" that circulated online in April. What authorities have apparently yet to do is identify the original source of the leak.
On Wednesday, after Gilberto Sanchez was charged in New York with violating federal copyright laws by posting "Wolverine" to a file-sharing site a month before the film's theatrical release, he told reporters from The New York Daily News: "It's just ridiculous. I bought it from a Korean guy on the … Read more
We've covered a number of problems that people have had with the trash in OS X, and a few months ago I wrote a tutorial on how to remove and reset the trash in OS X, which can be used to clear a few common trash misbehaviors. While various problems such as those we've previously covered can happen to the OS X trash, there are some built-in behaviors that may appear as a problem if they are activated when people do not know it.… Read more
Verizon explains its early termination fee reasoning. It turns out it's just trying to help the poor. You see, when they charge these outrageous fees, it SAVES poor people money on their phones. At least as long as they don't mind being locked into a contract for years. We also rage against the Rage Against the Machine number-one non-Christmas song.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1130
Barnes & Noble to compensate for late e-book Readers http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704786204574608100009605442.html http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/21/nook-1-1-update-hitting-now/… Read more
A number of Snow Leopard users have run into a problem where upon backing up with Time Machine they get an error "109" claiming the backup disk image could not be accessed. This is happening for people who are backing up via the network, and mainly when using an Airport Extreme Base Station with an attached hard drive for their backups.… Read more
This post was updated on 12/21, 1:17 p.m., PT with information about a second version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 getting FCC approval.
The FCC has given the green light to Sony Ericsson's first Google Android phone, the Xperia X10. Filed documents show that the quad-band GSM smartphone supports T-Mobile's 3G network, though it remains to be seen whether the carrier will offer the device or whether it will be sold unlocked.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 looks to be a powerhouse with a 4-inch, 854x480-pixel touch screen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 8.1-megapixel … Read more
It's an odd tradition. Well, it is Britain, where they have a talent for clutching traditions like Posh Spice clutches many things with a D&G logo.
The particular tradition that fascinates at this time of year consists of really caring about which song is the best seller at Christmas.
Once upon a time, some of the greatest music ever composed was Britain's Christmas No. 1. Yes, Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody," Mud's "Lonely This Christmas," and the slightly less melodic "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" by Pink … 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