Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week we have updates for a few networking and monitoring utilities, as well as updates for Carbon Copy Cloner and MacCleanse. Additionally, there are a few utilities for managing Flash in web browsers and making use of old scanners.… Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by readers. This week, we have questions on an iMac that randomly switches off, where the theme files for Keynote are located on the hard drive, and reinstalling OS X over a damaged installation.… Read more
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) sold out on Thursday, just eight days after it was announced, according to a note posted to the company's Web site.
The developer conference was announced on April 28, which is a bit later than usual. The late notice gave developers only six weeks to make the necessary plans to attend, but that doesn't seem to have been an issue.
Apple representatives were not immediately available to comment on exactly how many developers had signed up for the conference, but a note on its Web site says 1,000 Apple engineers … Read more
RapidWeaver occupies a middle ground between entry-level Web design applications like iWeb and the big-gun programs intended for Web design professionals. You still get access to higher-powered features (especially with the use of plug-ins and code snippets), but RapidWeaver is never daunting, focusing on simplicity over flexibility.
Also this week we have the latest version of AppDelete, the utility that helps you uninstall unwanted programs along with all of their associated files. Our game this week is Mahjong Solitarus, a tile matching game with customizable layouts you can share with your friends.
Apple has released a couple of updates for OS X systems. The first is an audio update for Early 2009 Mac Pro systems that are running OS X 10.6.3, and the second is an updated set of Epson printer drivers. The updates should be available via Software Update for relevant systems, but also can be downloaded at the following web pages.… 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. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. There are relatively few utility updates this week; however, the few that are out do cover a range of troubleshooting areas.… Read more
A while ago we reported on an issue where MacBook users were experiencing an intermittent 30-second freeze on their systems (1, 2). For many people it was usually accompanied by a small clicking sound, indicating a problem with the hard drive. Apple addressed this issue by releasing a hard drive firmware update, but it appears similar problems are persisting.… Read more