The Mac OS X Address Book usually sorts contacts by first name or last name; however, after updating a system to Snow Leopard or even with an incremental update for Leopard, contacts may appear jumbled and will not sort properly. Usually, some faulty preferences are to blame, but if you do not use Address Book frequently, you may also mistake some interface behavior for faulty sorting.… Read more
When you connect to servers using the Finder's "Connect to Server" window (available in the "Go" menu), you have the option to save favorites in a list below the address field. This is convenient, but for some people there are some problems where servers either cannot be added or removed from this list.… Read more
Advanced Micro Devices will try to inject new life into the lackluster desktop PC market with the first sub-$100 quad-core processor aimed at Windows 7--and Intel.
It's all about mobile computing today. But AMD's Athlon II X4 quad-core processor will give consumers something to consider on the desktop when Windows 7 ships in October. The chip is priced at $99 for "system builders," according to AMD.
"The introduction of the new AMD mainstream desktop platform coupled with Windows 7, allows...a faster, higher performing experience at an attractive price point," said Mike Ybarra, … Read more
It came as a mild surprise to me when I woke up today and found that developer Alessandro Levi Montalcini had released an update to his popular USB Overdrive driver and configuration utility. I have been using this for years to customize my mice and other input devices, and while there have been small bug fixes to the previous version released, the driver has been pretty much unchanged for years and the USB Overdrive website has been forever claiming a new release was in the works.… Read more
Global Gaming Factory X, the software maker that has claimed it will acquire BitTorrent search site The Pirate Bay, has found a new stock exchange for its shares--a move that can only be described as bewildering.
Mangold Fondkommission, an independent exchange that specializes in the trading of small and medium-size stocks, issued a press release Wednesday, announcing that Global Gaming's shares were available for trade.
Global Gaming was booted off its former stock exchange earlier this month after exchange officials concluded the company provided false information about its ability to purchase The Pirate Bay.
Sweden's Economic Crimes Bureau … Read more
Periodically MobileMe users and people who have synchronized iPhones and iPods to their Macs have run into problems where items will not synchronize or improperly delete entries, duplicate them, or show other odd behavior. When this has happened, I usually suggest resetting the synchronized data on various devices, and then re-sync them all from one device, using it as a master source. If this fails to work, then resetting the SyncServices folder can help.… Read more
The Rosetta dynamic translator that lets PowerPC apps run on an Intel-based Mac is optional and not installed by default on Snow Leopard. While there are Intel versions of most applications available today, for people like me who still have PowerPC utilities it was neat to see Apple make Rosetta dynamically available for download on Macs that do not have it installed but need to run older code. Despite it's availability and ease of installation, at this point I would consider Rosetta to be Apple's last effort at providing PowerPC support, and a feature that is not guaranteed to work.… Read more
Following our previous report on problems with ClamXav and Snow Leopard, it appears the developer has released a new version addresses these issues. Version 2.0.2 brings back contextual menu support, custom folder analysis, and application hangs.
The update is available from the ClamXav website and in addition to bug fixes, adds support for the new Snow Leopard "Services" menu. If you are a ClamXav user and have updated to Snow Leopard, we highly recommend you apply this latest update.
Whenever an operating system is upgraded, there are always some applications or system services that will behave oddly. In some instances, applications will not display properly, or the system will slow down, have unexpected behavior, or show interface oddities.… Read more