Although, as Graham Cluley notes, Ms. Andrew's lawyers have threatened lawsuits for any Web site distributing the video, several sites have set up pages claiming to offer the footage. Cluley writes on his blog:"And - surprise surprise - if you visit those webpages you could be putting the security … Read more
Although the article from CrunchGear (via Till Schadde) is unclear as to what causes the issues, they have confirmed that messages sent to jailbroken/unlocked iPhones may be rerouted to other users.
Obviously, this has security and privacy implications for iPhone users. Currently, the push notification system is a centralized system in which each iPhone has a unique identifier. It is believed that jailbroken and/or unlocked iPhones are developing identifier issues upon activation.
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If you have recently cancelled your .Mac/MobileMe subscription, you may be having a problem where your Mac tries to connect to MobileMe and presents a log-in window at random. When this happens, entering the old MobileMe credentials does not work, and clicking cancel seems to be the only way to get rid of the window.
Apple Discussion poster "Maria Folsom" writes:"I suddenly get a message box on my screen that requests my .mac usernameand password for .mac. I haven't been a .mac (or MobileMe) member for months. When I enter my old password and … Read more
There are several recent news reports regarding Apple. The first is speculation on the upcoming revision to the iPod Touch, followed by an earnings report, and a sad story about the death of a contractor's employee in China over a missing iPhone prototype.
iPod Touch rumors Apple's upcoming iPod Touch is rumored to contain a camera and microphone. Some are speculating this may open the doors for VoIP connectivity, but more than likely Apple will push for communications to be done on the iPhone; however, applications like Skype may make that area rather competitive for Apple.
Sometimes, people have switched computers and tried to make use of their old hard drives by installing them in the new computer. This can be done easily in a Mac Pro, but also can be done for other models by putting the old drive in an external enclosure. Sometimes, however, the computer may not let you access the files on the drive.
Apple discussion poster "LouIsFatAndSassy" writes:"I successfully installed my G5 harddrive into my intel Mac Pro computer. The Mac Pro has 10.5.7 for intel already set up, and the G5 was the main … Read more
Apple Support Discussions user "macfredi" writes:"I accidentally set de hard disk permission to no access to everyone. Yes, you guessed I cant start the computer! What can I do? " Possible solutions Try some of these solutions provided by Apple Support Discussions user "Niel": A1. If the disk in question is your Mac OS X startup disk … Read more
MacFixIt reader "Matt W." reports on issues surrounding Microsoft Office 2008 volume licenses:"For those users who have used a Volume licence installer (i.e. if you have bought a VLA for Office 2007/8) then it seems that the updater screws around with the install, so that you get the 'Invalid Product Key' message. Even less helpful is Microsoft's Help page on … Read more
The Dashboard in OS X is a convenient tool for accessing quick bits of information or using conversion, translation, or reference utilities among many other tools. Depending on the task at hand, sometimes the requirement to activate Dashboard every time you want to access a widget can be cumbersome, especially since the Dashboard prevents access to other applications while it is open. Luckily, however, there is a way around this.
Dashboard supports the use widgets without activating the Dashboard interface, which basically prevents them from being hidden whenever Dashboard is inactivated. This is done by enabling the developer mode for … Read more
OS X is built as a multitasking, multi-user environment in which resources are "shared" between various processes and tasks, which enables simultaneous processing of tasks. Essentially, the whole system is a bunch of independent processes, and while some rely on others, only a minimum number of them are dependent on another. As such, many can be quit and relaunched without harming the system, but sometimes if a process is not coded properly, resources can be used up rather quickly and cause the system to hang. There are several indicators when this happens in OS X, including the affected … Read more
In Mac OS X, the primary way to create a user is to go to the Accounts system preferences and click the " " button. The procedure from there is pretty self-explanatory. However, this can be done at the terminal prompt as well, which may be useful if you are logged in remotely to your system via the command line, or if the Accounts system preference pane is malfunctioning.
Granted, tackling any corruption that causes a malfunction is the suggested route, but you can still add a user to your system if necessary by running the following commands. These commands … Read more