An updated version of Frash, an app that permits the otherwise banned Adobe Flash technology on Apple mobile devices, has been released. At the moment, however, it's only capable of handling relatively basic Flash animations (including, for example, the cult-classic Flash cartoon "Trogdor the Burninator"). The device in question must also first be "jailbroken," or hacked to remove protections and restrictions put in place by the hardware or software manufacturer.
Adobe has released an update for Illustrator, which addresses a number of stability issues including a problem with the program reporting not enough memory on Macs with greater than 4GB, Glyph panel glitches, and crashes at launch and quit.
The list of major changes are the following:
Out of memory problems specific to Macs with RAM exceeding 4gb, including failure of shortcut keys, rulers, or file open have been addressed.
Glyph Panel issues have been addressed.
Several crashes occurring at launch or quit have been addressed.
A crash when traversing a variable data set containing linked images has been addressed.… Read more
The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Apple has not heard of any issues regarding iOS 4 on the iPhone 3GS. This may come as a shock to the nearly 1,000 replies on a single Apple Support Discussions forum thread where users are complaining of random reboots in the middle of calls after installing the update.
Apple has confirmed issues with the iPhone 3G and iOS 4 and has publicly stated it is looking into them. The issues with the iPhone 3GS, however, do not appear to be on Apple's radar. The first post on the ASD forum … Read more
Over at MacOSXHints there is a new tip on fixing problems with application services that do not appear properly in the Services section of the foremost application menu. Sometimes the services will not appear, show multiple of the same service, or at other times the menu may show a "Building..." status and never make the services available.
When services stop working in this manner, you can force the system to refresh them by running the following command in the Terminal:
The "pbs" service is provided by Apple to rescan the available services … Read more
When trying to access the MobileMe iDisk in the Finder, you may run into a problem in which the disk will not mount and will give an error stating "Your iDisk is unavailable." This problem may crop up after applying software updates or reinstalling the system, but it may also happen after syncing with new mobile devices or computers, or even seem to happen randomly.
If this happens, there are a couple of things you can try to fix the problem:
Sometimes a basic restart of the system will be enough to fix the problem. Usually just … Read more
If the approximately 250,000 reviews of the Angry Birds game aren't enough to help you decide whether to spend 99 cents, head over to Apple's newest category on the App Store: Try Before You Buy.
Apple recently introduced the category, which brings together the free or "lite" versions of some popular iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad apps, perhaps for those who may experience app-buyer's remorse.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which we answer questions e-mailed from our readers. This week, we have questions about Bluetooth suddenly not being available on a Mac when it was previously, whether or not it is possible to change the BSD device node ID for a drive, and tackling Safari Extensions not working.… Read more
There are numerous instances of things going wrong when installing new programs, especially if the program requires a more in-depth installation than a simple drag and drop to the Applications folder. Sometimes missing or corrupt system components will not properly check out with the installation utility, or you may be using a package that is not built for your computer's architecture (running PPC or Intel-only applications on the opposite platform). Other times, however, the problems people experience are not caused by the operating system or application software at all.
We were contacted by a new iMac owner "Allan&… Read more
The RIM BlackBerry Torch will be the first device to run BlackBerry OS 6, but you won't necessarily have to get a new smartphone to enjoy the revamped operating system.
RIM said that BlackBerry OS 6 will be available for a select number of older models in the coming months, including the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and the BlackBerry Bold 9650 (as well as new and upcoming devices like RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G), so if you own one of these phones, you'll be able to experience some of the new OS features as broken down here by CNET's … Read more