UPDATE: Microsoft has released the update, and according to the information provided offers the following enhancements:"This update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. It introduces a new application called the Microsoft Document Connection, to work with files that are located on a SharePoint site or Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This update also includes … Read more
The print dialogue for most applications is the system dialogue that holds the standard options for number of prints, page ranges, and layouts. In some instances, settings changes may not save according to how you want it.
Apple discussion poster "Charles Gardner" writes:"For some reason, all my applications have "defaulted" to printing in landscape mode. How do I change or reset the default back to portrait mode?"
More than likely, these problems are caused by a specific printing preset being used. After setting up a print job the way you want it, you … Read more
Apple engineers showcase iPhone and Mac technologies and provide in-depth technical information, live from the 2009 WWDC. Session videos are available for iPhone ($299), Mac ($299), or as a bundle ($499). Simply go to the WWDC Session Videos page, make your selection, get your activation code, and download the materials from iTunes. (Note: You must be registered as an ADC Online Member (free) or a Registered iPhone Developer to activate.)
Each session package contains videos, presentation slides, and sample codes for … Read more
From Secunia:"SBerry has discovered a vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.5. Other versions may also be affected."Possible solution … Read more
Apple has released an update for iMovie '09, which fixes a problem with incorrect rotation when working with video created by the new iPhone 3GS. Additionally, the update resolves instability when using beat markers and corrects a problem with the program hanging when using fine-tuning controls with stabalized video clips.
The update is available through Software Update, but can also be downloaded from this webpage: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/imovie804.html
If you have problems with this update, let us know: http://www.macfixit.com/contact
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The Spotlight searching and indexing feature of OS X makes finding files much easier and faster than using filesystem search routines; however, it is limited to having an accessible index for each attached drive. As such, sometimes drives will not be included in file searches.
One Apple discussion poster recently wrote:"I have three Lacie external HDs connected via firewire with a lot of files. When I want to do a finder search it only searches the main HD and not the other HDs connected. Is there any way to make finder perform a search on all the HDs … Read more
MacFixIt reader "RM" writes:"I'm running a Macbook pro with osx 10.4.11. I just installed the new iTunes update, and now my iTunes doesnt work! The program opens up, but as soon as I click on the window, a song, a folder, the menu bar, ANYTHING....the application stops responding. I tried downloading and installing again, restarting....nothing works!!!&… Read more
The iTunes update which was released yesterday seems to have worked flawlessly for most users; however, some people have had a couple of problems that may be shared by others.
One Apple Discussion poster noted his music missing after applying the update, and since this has happened for previous iTunes versions, here is a way to tackle this.
With any iTunes update, there is the possibility that your iTunes library file could become corrupted and not work. As such, be sure to back up your library file before updating, even though iTunes should automatically back it up before … Read more
Approximately one month ago Apple released a vaguely-worded warning to third-party hardware developers--which many took to be explicitly directed at the then newly released Palm Pre:"Apple designs the hardware and software to provide seamless integration of the iPhone and iPod with iTunes, the iTunes Store, and tens of thousands of apps on the App Store. Apple is … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. This week, we have questions on how to tackle problems with retrospect archives not being readable, how to restart Windows file sharing in OS X, and information on replacing hard drives in iPods.
MacFixIt reader "Arthur Kent" asks:
"I am having a issue with trying to restore a folder from a backup (on a file contained on a partition contained within an external drive) that I created with Retrospect on 3/20/09. Here are the details.
I … Read more