While both readers implied that this HotSync problem was specific to G3 Macs, I believe that the PalmPilot III issue is more general and applies to any Mac model. In any case, other reports suggest that there may still … Read more
However, as noted by several readers, Surf Express 1.1.5 will likely refuse to update version 1.1.4 (simply trying may even result in a system crash). Francis Benintende contacted Connectix about this and was told that the solution is to remove all traces of Surf Express from your drive (to locate them all, use Find File and search for all files that begin with the word "Surf") and … Read more
"I've had a few reports that GIFConverter can't open .gif and/or .jpg files saved from America Online's browser. It turns out it's a feature of the AOL browser; AOL converts graphics on the web to its proprietary ART format (which can be confirmed by looking for the letters 'JG' as the first two bytes of the file using a file editor).
I fired up AOL 3.0, went to the URL … Read more
Haiku error messages As long as I am on a humor break, Mike Parker sent me a document that began: "Imagine if, instead of cryptic, geeky text strings, your computer produced error messages in haiku." A dozen … Read more
G3 "fuzzy" video: a follow-up Regarding the G3 fuzzy video problem (reported here last week), Raul Regalado replies that recalibrating the monitor (as had been suggested by some readers) did not fix the problem for him. … Read more
Word 98 Michael Albright reports that Word 98 would freeze on launch, at the point where the "optimizing fonts" message appeared on the screen. Adobe told him they are investigating this issue and that others have reported it.
Phil Bevans similarly … Read more