Since the release of Snow Leopard, many people who use virtualization solutions have been frustrated by the lack of 64-bit support for their virtual machines. The three popular programs Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, and Sun VirtualBox have so far been 32-bit only and while Parallels Desktop will run on the 64-bit Snow Leopard kernel and Virtualbox technically should as well, Fusion is still only a 32-bit application. VMware has a press release on their website that announces the release and availability of version 3.0 of Fusion, which brings 64-bit support along with other enhancements to the software.… Read more
A number of Safari users have noticed the Top Sites previews get distorted and appear as gray streaked images with vertical lines that fill the screen. This has been discussed on the Apple discussion boards, with the following video showing the lines filling the Safari window while the web page loads in the background.… Read more
When WebOS 1.2 didn't refix the syncing compatibility that iTunes 9 rebroke, it almost looked like this bizarre little Apple-Palm standoff had finally just, you know, puttered out. Well, nope, for some reason! Cue WebOS 1.2.1.
Palm's possibly heroic, mostly inconsequential iTunes-molesting theatrics aside, the fix most people were actually waiting for involved an error introduced this week by 1.2, which broke Exchange 2007 EAS syncing for quite a few people. That, along with a few bug fixes, is the main component of 1.2.1, which should be making its way to handsets … Read more
Some people have been in situations where they would like to repair their hard drives and permissions on systems that they do not have an installation disk for. For instance, if a friend's computer is running OS X 10.4 and all you have are 10.3 and 10.5 installation DVDs, then the question is whether or not you can safely use these to run maintenance on the system.… Read more
Periodically your web browsing experience may become exceptionally slow or give you odd behavior such as the page content not updating, which in most cases is a result of corruption in temporary files such as caches and preferences. In order to make troubleshooting these files simple, many browsers have reset options readily available, but others do not. Here are the locations of various places to reset histories, caches, and other temporary items on several popular Mac browsers (the latest versions of each).… Read more
According to iLounge, Apple has added a feature to the iPhone OS, as well as to Made-for-iPod and Works-with-iPhone certified devices, to include automatic download prompts when connecting accessories supported by iPhone apps. If you connect one of these accessories to you iPhone or iPod Touch, an alert box warns you about the missing application and asks for permission to install it.
Griffin's iTrip, an FM transmitter with app support, is the first already-shipping accessory we found that supports this new iPhone OS feature.
The iTrip app is optional. According to Griffin, the app enhances the usefulness of the … Read more
A number of people are having a problem where the Finder will hang or crash, followed by a Finder error message saying "The application Finder.app can't be opened. -10810." The general agreement among affected users seems to be that this is spurred mainly when accessing external drives, but there could be a few other related reasons.… Read more
Apple has updated and released a few troubleshooting-based knowledgebase articles, which cover a few recommendations and current problems that people are experiencing in OS 10.5 and 10.6, including keyboard issues on MacBooks, the use of home directories on FAT32 volumes, and keychain issues at login.… Read more
When you send a message in Mail, the addresses to which you sent the message are stored in a database called the "Previous Recipients" list, which serves a number of purposes, including facilitating address entry for future emails as well as being available for Mail rules such as the junk filter.… Read more
Many people have a number of signatures they like to use with various email correspondences and email addresses. You set these up in the "Signatures" section of Mail's preferences, but when you try to set a default signature to use, the "Choose Signature" menu is grayed out and set to "None".… Read more