Great article in The New Yorker

September 25th, 2009

Great article in The New Yorker this week – “The It Bird” by Susan Orlean. No no no it’s NOT “The IT Bird.” http://bit.ly/F2yJm

Snow Leopard and Printer Drivers

September 25th, 2009

If your printer drivers were not included with the Snow Leopard OS installer, you probably need to install Rosetta.

Apple has a straightforward support document in its Mac OS X 10.6 Help section here.

RT @tweetmeme Reminder: AT&T M…

September 23rd, 2009

RT @tweetmeme Reminder: AT&T MMS Coming This Friday | The iPhone Blog http://retwt.me/d44F

Yo Kanye, I’mma let you have the best meme of all time

September 21st, 2009

Yo Kanye, I’mma let you have the best meme of all time http://tgam.ca/lD (via @globeandmail)

Snow Leopard Update 10.6.1 Available

September 11th, 2009

Yesterday Apple released the Mac OS X v10.6.1 update for Snow Leopard users.  Users can get the update by going to the Apple menu and selecting Software Update.

This update includes the following fixes:

  • Improves compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • Addresses an issue in which some printer compatibility drivers might not appear properly in the Add Printer browser
  • Addresses an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • Addresses an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • Resolves an issue in which the Command-Option-T keyboard shortcut would sometimes bring up the special characters menu in applications such as Mail and TextEdit
  • Addresses instances in which auto account setup in Mail might not work
  • Resolves issues when sending mail with certain SMTP servers
  • Addresses an issue in which Motion 4 could become unresponsive
  • Includes an update to Adobe Flash Player plug-in version 10.0.32.18

Snow Leopard Guides and Reviews

September 11th, 2009

By popular request, we put forth here a brief list of informational guides and reviews of Snow Leopard that have been published by various tech sites:

Ars Technica’s thorough review of Snow Leopard

Apple’s list of software that is incompatible with Snow Leopard

Apple’s support document on printing and adding printers in Snow Leopard

Macworld’s guide to installing Snow Leopard*

*NOTA BENE: We always recommend that our clients check in with us before installing ANYTHING.  For all other Mac users out there who are itching to install Snow Leopard, please make sure you backup your machine before installing!

2 new digital cameras from Leica

September 9th, 2009

2 new digital cameras from Leica: the M9 and the X1. Both look super sweet. http://bit.ly/15ZI7Z

Snow Leopard Release Coming Sooner Than September?

August 20th, 2009

Macrumors, the New York Times and others reported yesterday that the Mac Box Set version of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was available on the Apple Store website yesterday.  The listing apparently noted the box set as shipping within 24 hours, but is now no longer available on the Apple Store site.

This siting has fueled speculation that the release of Snow Leopard could come as early as August 28, instead of the September launch that was announced earlier this summer.

Fantastic! Skype now has screen sharing!

August 13th, 2009

Fantastic! Skype now has screen sharing! http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/

Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update Available Now

August 6th, 2009

The Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update was released yesterday and you can update by running Software Update from the Apple menu on your machine or by downloading the Update here from Apple’s website.

The following improvements and fixes are included in the update:

  • Upgrades Safari to version 4.0.2.
  • Improves the accuracy of full history search in Safari 4.
  • Resolves an issue in which certain resolutions might not appear in the Display pane in System Preferences.
  • Dragging an Aperture image into Automator now invokes an Aperture action instead of incorrectly invoking an iPhoto action.
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent importing of large photo and movie files from digital cameras.
  • Improves overall Bluetooth reliability with external devices, USB webcams and printers.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause extended startup times.
  • Improves iCal reliability with MobileMe Sync and CalDav.
  • Addresses data reliability issues with iDisk and MobileMe.
  • Improves overall reliability with AFP.
  • Improves overall reliability with Managed Client.
  • Improves compatibility and reliability for joining AirPort networks.
  • Improves Sync Service reliability.
  • Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
  • Improves compatibility with some external USB hard drives.
  • Includes latest security fixes.

As always, please BACKUP before you install the update.  Also, you may want to visit MacFixIt’s site here and here for reports of issues that some users have experienced with this update.


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