Though every now and then Mail may hang with the spinning color wheel (likely from network hang-ups), or crash when performing a specific action (such as loading a problematic e-mail message), there may be other instances where the program will crash immediately upon launch, and not allow for troubleshooting from within the program itself.… Read more
In what would have been an otherwise mundane update, Apple has released its MobileMe iDisk App for iOS 4, including support for iPad. The update may hint at possibilities of a cloud-based iTunes in the works.
In the update notes, Apple lists the ability to "play audio from your iDisk while using another app." This is an interesting feature addition for many reasons, but mostly because it could be the first step to establishing a cloud-based streaming media solution for iPhone and iPad users.
If Apple is using iDisk as a test for future plans to launch an &… Read more
One of the advantages OS X has over Windows is the easy ability to install OS X on practically any supported local volume, meaning that regardless of the hardware, if the volume can be mounted locally (as opposed to a network share) you should be able to install a copy of OS X to that volume and boot to it.… Read more
The recent iPhone antenna issue has brought to light a small aspect of computing systems that many people seem to take for granted, and that is the accuracy of the programming involved with their devices. When people look at a system's output they tend to assume what they see is correct, but there are times when that can be far from the case, and it is important to keep the possibility of programmer error in mind when troubleshooting issues.… Read more
According to a recent tweet from Dev-Team member MuscleNerd, the carrier unlock solution is a step closer to completion for iPhone 4. The latest version of the carrier unlock requires Dev-Team to rewrite the entire baseband-unlocking code from scratch.
As part of Apple's redesign for the fourth-generation iOS device, iPhone 4 has a completely new baseband. The previous three generations of iPhone all shared the same baseband, explaining the relative speed of success after the original iPhone baseband was first unlocked (dubbed ultrasn0w).
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems.… Read more
When Safari 5 was released a small bug cropped up where Mail messages including attachments that were generated from scripts and other programs would display with black backgrounds, causing the mail to be unreadable. So far there have been two small utilities released that provide workaround for this bug.… Read more
When many Windows users switch to the Mac, one of the seemingly logical features that is missing is the ability to cut and paste items in the filesystem browser. Many people get used to this for organizing their files, and to see it missing on the Mac takes a little getting used to if you have frequently used this feature.… Read more