MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting regular contacts and questions from our readers, and hope to share our correspondences so everyone may benefit and contribute to them. This week we have questions about e-mail time stamps, spinning beach ball cursors when entering text in text fields, changing the default application for documents, "File Exists" errors when managing messages in Mail, and iTunes window resizing problems.… Read more
Normally when you insert a blank CD or DVD, the disc may mount on the desktop, in the Finder sidebar, or at the top level of the computer where you see your drives and network displayed. Sometimes, however, this default behavior may not happen, and inserted discs will not appear.… Read more
Indeed it is definitely the week for updates! Along with firmware and software updates for other Apple products (not to mention other products as well, like Office and Chrome), Apple has issued a fix for the ongoing audio issues that early 2009 model Mac Pro users have been experiencing.… Read more
Google released a new version of Chrome for Mac OS X on Thursday that restores a key feature, extensions, that had been missing for weeks.
"With this new version, you'll be able to install any of over 2,200 extensions (and counting!) currently available in Chrome's extensions gallery," said Chrome programmer Mark Mentovai in a blog post Thursday. Extensions are a key asset for one big rival browser, Firefox.
Curiously, the beta version--5.0.307.2 for Mac OS X and Linux as well--made it to beta status earlier than the Windows version, which is still … Read more
Alongside Aperture 3, Apple also updated its software for handling a range of raw photo formats this week with support for two out of three of Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds compact cameras and some other models.
There are several common implementations of virtualization available for OS X, which allow for you to run Windows and other operating systems on your Mac. These have been convenient, and though they offer "up to" native speeds, there are many times when more-advanced features in modern operating system will cause major performance issues, so how do these programs actually compare?… Read more
Along with yesterday's release of Aperture 3.0, Apple issued several support updates to ensure full implementation of the program's new features. These include support for the media browser, slideshow support, and more compatibility for RAW camera formats.… Read more
Apple's built-in support for the PDF format has allowed for a number of programs to easily implement its use. Safari is one of these applications, and when you click on a PDF link you should be able to view PDFs without having to load any plug-ins or other software. Despite this, a number of people are having problems viewing PDFs in Safari, in which the browser will show a blank white or black screen instead of the selected PDF file.… Read more
Apple has released version 3.0 of their Aperture post-production tool for photographers. This latest release offers over 200 new features including Faces, Places and Brushes. The program also introduces new tools including Brushes for painting image adjustments onto parts of your photo, and Adjustment Presets for applying professional photo effects. New slideshows also let you share your work by weaving together photos, audio, text and HD video.