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
Even though just about everyone uses Web-based e-mail accounts these days, the desktop-based e-mail client is definitely not dead. Mozilla Thunderbird is a solid desktop client for Mac that works well as an Entourage replacement (with the right plug-ins) and is a powerful tool for managing archives and Web mail offline. Bring your e-mail back to your desktop with this free software from Mozilla.
Also this week, we have the latest update for MacJournal, an intuitive program for those who like to keep a daily journal, take notes for classes or meetings, or update their blog. Our game this week … Read more
Apple has released version 3.0.1 of Aperture, only recently after the initial 3.0 version was released. This update improves on a number of features in Aperture 3.0, including importing and upgrading libraries from previous versions of Aperture and iPhoto.… Read more