MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt where our editors answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting regular contacts and questions from our readers, and hope to share our correspondences so everyone may benefit and contribute to them. This week we have questions about e-mail attachments not being recognized, troubles with OnyX, iPhoto e-mail attachments changing font size, and concerns about the latest iMac firmware updates.… Read more
Some people get angry about anything to do with Apple. It's not for me to suggest they should get a life, because I am sure they feel they already have one, thank you very much.
However, the launch of the iPad seems to have revealed a rather more base and extreme level of emotional outpouring, last seen, perhaps, when Sports Illustrated created its first swimsuit edition.
Engadget, for example, decided to shut down its comments for a while in order to let the bile float off down the Nile.
For those outside the Fanboy Funhouse, it all seems rather odd. Which is why I was moved to pay attention to an e-mail I received from Sandee Cohen, self-confessed angry person. Cohen is no ordinary angry person. For a start, she is running a two-day seminar at next week's MacWorld Expo. How many angry people could do that?
Cohen is a mistress of the Adobe Creative Suite, but, as an intelligent angry person she has some theories as to why she and others are experiencing their negative emotions.
"Mac users feel they have some sort of investment in Apple. The older ones kept with the Mac platform when it was in danger of dying out. They may feel that since they supported the Mac, they have a right to tell Apple how to make products, operating system, etc.," she told me.
And you more junior, unwashed enthusiasts, well, you have some issues too, apparently.… Read more
Some users are experiencing an issue in Apple's Mail application where messages received from contacts that have user photos are displaying the incorrect image. The issue, in some cases, even extends to applications like iChat that use the Address Book image database as well.… Read more
Along with the recent update to iTunes that Apple released, the company also issued the anticipated firmware update for their 27-inch iMacs which is an update for the display hardware itself, and is supposed to help address video problems that have plagued the new machines. These have included blank displays, yellow-tinted LCD colors, and display flickering, of which the latter is addressed by this update.… Read more
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 that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems.… Read more
We've heard a variety of reports relating to problems with the display on Apple's 27-inch iMacs. Some customers have received iMacs with cracked or flickering screens. Others have seen their displays take on an unsightly yellow tint.
We can't say we encountered any of those problems when we reviewed the 27-incher in October. Apple also has yet to publicly acknowledge anything other than shipping delays because of high demand in an apology back in December.
If you're suffering from any of these issues, you're thankfully not without options. If your screen shows up cracked, get … Read more