If you have one of the newer 15-inch or 17-inch "Unibody" MacBook Pro systems, you may run into problems where the system seems to run out of available RAM more than expected, especially when running programs that can reserve large amounts of memory. These include graphically intensive applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, and applications that use a lot of RAM such as virtualization solutions.… Read more
Here at Download.com, we're often amazed at how a seemingly small downloadable program can make such a difference in our day-to-day computer use. Default Folder X adds a fairly simple toolbar to open and save dialog boxes, giving you fast access to often used folders and other nifty tricks like zoomable previews in your open dialogs. If you want more control over your open and save dialog boxes, this software is an excellent choice.
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 tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week's updates include cleaning and maintenance utilities, along with those for mapping keyboard keys and managing Web and network features in OS X.… Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt in which we answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting many questions from our readers, and we hope to share our correspondence so everyone may benefit from and contribute to them. This week we have questions about application names being announced on launch, managing the boot chime volume, and properly implementing Web exports from iPhoto and Aperture.… Read more
We have implemented a new feature to MacFixIt, which we hope everyone finds useful. In order to keep articles about ongoing problems with Macs available for everyone to read, we have put together a small "MacFixIt Ongoing Issues" section for the site.… Read more