This hint requires a Mac using the latest version of iTunes and an iOS 4-compatible device with iBooks 1.1 installed. Once you've completed each step, you will be able to save Web sites, documents, or any other data that any Mac OS X application allows to be printed to PDF directly into iTunes for … Read more
Earlier today Apple released printer driver updates for Epson and HP printers. these packages include the latest drivers for supported printers and scanners from these companies, and are available for OS X 10.6 only.… Read more
One of the most common uses for the Apple menu has been to quickly launch utilities, system settings, and programs. Starting with its early implementations in the classic Mac OS, you used it to access the control panel, the calculator, keycaps, and other accessories. With later versions Apple added the ability to launch recent applications and documents--a feature that has carried over to OS X today.… 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. This week there are a few Maintenance and hardware management utilities that have been updated, along with a few miscellaneous ones for scanning, synchronizing documents, and changing document permissions.… Read more
Adobe has released a new version of both Adobe Reader and Acrobat, which addresses a critical security issue where the program can crash and allow an attacker to take control of the system. This is important for some users, since they may have the reader and accompanied Internet plugin installed for use with Firefox and other browsers that do not use Apple's built-in PDF rendering.… Read more
Do you have an old PC that you want to "donate" to your children? Or are you looking for a way for them to use your PC without messing things up? Kiddix might just be the answer: It's a Linux-based operating system with a child-friendly interface, software, and loads of parental controls.
Normally, Kiddix costs $50, but between now and the end of the Wednesday, June 30, you can pay what you want for Kiddix.
All you do to get the deal is provide a name and e-mail address, enter the amount you want to pay, and … Read more
When OS X performs some system tasks that take a little while to complete, the system will present a progress window or similar notification to keep the user informed of what is going on. This includes tasks like mounting disk images, copying files, burning discs, or emptying the trash. Despite the convenience of these notifications, there may be times when they hang up and prevent the user from interacting with the system and doing things like restarting.… Read more
Apple's new iOS 4 for its mobile devices contains a number of new features, and is recommended by Apple for all iPhone and iPod Touch users; however, a number of people have reported a few problems with the upgrade. These problems include the install not completing, along with long and stalled backups.
CNET Editor Lance Whitney has outlined some of these problems, and provides a small step-by-step procedure for preparing your system before upgrading your devices to iOS 4, which can help prevent these problems from occuring. If you are already experiencing problems after updating, you ay try restoring … Read more