When you open a contact's vCard in Address Book and click the "Edit" button, you should be able to edit the user's photo by double-clicking on it and either use the computer's webcam to snap a shot or choose a picture file and then perform some simple zooming and cropping on the photo. Some people are having problems where this behavior will not work, either on some or all of their cards.… Read more
Despite glaring headlines last week that the Hewlett-Packard Windows 7-based Slate was canceled, it may not be that cut and dried, according to analysts.
In this HP Slate promotional video made back in January, HP VP Phil McKinney says the Slate running Windows 7 is a "real product. It's not a prototype or concept. We're committed to delivering it in 2010." And this relatively long testimonial from Adobe in March says the Windows 7 HP Slate "will be available in the market later this year."
Of course, HP can change its mind. And the … Read more
Cascading style sheets (CSS) are extensively used in websites to apply styling properties to specific HTML tags or categorized classes and tag IDs. This is why on many sites you will see items like links appear in custom colors instead of the default underlined blue text. In Safari you can easily include a user-supplied style sheet in which you can set custom styles for web pages that do not already have styles assigned for tags, allowing you to customize link colors and cursor behaviors, just to name a few.… Read more
As the flash war between Apple and Adobe heats up, other companies seem to be taking their own stance on the issue. Among these, Google seems to be taking the high road and incorporating all of the available standards in its latest beta release of the Chrome browser.… Read more
Apple has released a couple of updates for OS X systems. The first is an audio update for Early 2009 Mac Pro systems that are running OS X 10.6.3, and the second is an updated set of Epson printer drivers. The updates should be available via Software Update for relevant systems, but also can be downloaded at the following web pages.… 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. 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. There are relatively few utility updates this week; however, the few that are out do cover a range of troubleshooting areas.… Read more
A while ago we reported on an issue where MacBook users were experiencing an intermittent 30-second freeze on their systems (1, 2). For many people it was usually accompanied by a small clicking sound, indicating a problem with the hard drive. Apple addressed this issue by releasing a hard drive firmware update, but it appears similar problems are persisting.… Read more
Sometimes when troubleshooting aspects of programs or OS features, we may assume some things are not related to the problem we are experiencing, either by dismissing them or more commonly by just overlooking them as a potential contributor to the problem at hand.… Read more
Apple has released an update to Aperture, bringing the program to version 3.0.3. The 69.4MB update should be available through Software Update for those who have Aperture installed, but also can be downloaded at the update's webpage. The update addresses issues with repairing and rebuilding libraries, working with GPS track files, managing referenced files, Apple's face detection, managing adjustments and RAW fine tuning presets, and duplicating smart albums.
Flash fight! As we reported earlier Thursday, Steve Jobs released an open letter discussing Apple's stance on the controversy surrounding the lack of Flash in Apple's mobile products. Following this letter, The Wall Street Journal interviewed Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, who discussed the letter and offered his rebuttal.
Narayen describes Jobs' letter as an extraordinary attack, following with descriptions of Apple as a company that's using the idea of open standards as a smokescreen to legitimize its restrictiveness and closed nature. He describes every one of Jobs' statements as false.