Printer Setup Repair updated One of our favorite tools for resolving issues with the Mac OS X printing system -- Printer Setup Repair -- has received an update to version 5.1 TE, which adds the following new features, among others:option to automatically backup and restore the printing system when performing a printing system reset. PPD files can be batch installed, moved or removed, and the contents of individual PPD files can be examined. A toolbar has replaced the options menu. an administrator-free mode. ability to delete temporary spool files from the tmp directory located inside the /private/var/… Read more
A melting MacBookThe MacBook and MacBook Pro portables seem particularly prone to hardware troubles, and high internal temperatures have been one of them. Now AppleDefects.com, which has done a particularly fine job of cataloging those troubles, reports an isolated but alarming case of a MacBook become so hot (while playing a DVD) that the plastic melted.
Web malware common Whether you call them savior or Big Brother, no one has a better overall view of the Web as a whole than its prime indexer, Google. Now the BBC reports that Google, investigating as part of the StopBadware coalition, finds … Read more
What happened in Cupertino? Yesterday (May 10) was Apple's annual shareholder meeting in Cupertino, and, as expected, Steve Jobs had plenty of support from his board of directors, as well as from the heady rise in the price of AAPL stock over the past year, so no meaningful challenges were mounted. Nevertheless, Jobs did have to extend to attendees the courtesy of taking some of their questions, and while he was evidently able to brush most of these aside with a jest, it seems this was was an opportunity, unlike the annual Macworld Expo and WWDC rallies, for some … Read more
PC World editor resigns after Apple-bashing article pulled From Cnet News:
"Award-winning Editor-in-Chief Harry McCracken of PC World resigned Tuesday over disagreements with the magazine's publisher regarding stories critical of advertisers, according to sources... Wired News reported Wednesday evening that McCracken quit after Crawford killed a draft story titled 'Ten Things We Hate About Apple.'" More...
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"A greener Apple" by Steve Jobs In a new essay posted to Apple's Web site, Steve Jobs takes on critics who've claimed that company practices haven't been lent to environmental concerns, stating that Apple is "in many cases [...] ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors in these areas."
The piece -- titled "A Greener Apple" -- covers, primarily, removal of toxic chemicals and recycling of goods. With regard to the latter, Jobs writes:
"Apple recycled 13 million pounds of e-waste in 2006, which is equal … Read more
Apple revises support site Apple has revamped the design of its support site, giving (for the time being) more prominence to the Apple TV, and offering a "Top Support Issues" section.
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