Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.



Pick an apple! 
iCal Alerts You Can't Miss

Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.

First save an image, text file, sound, or movie that will really fill your screen and grab your attention.

Select an iCal event and choose Open File as the alert type. Choose your unmissable file as the one to open.

Set more alerts with more files to open for the same event if you like. You won't miss an appointment with one of these alerts!


Submitted by
Miraz Jordan


2009 Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.0

Send Article to a Friend

Apple has released a firmware update for the 2009 Aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard that improves battery performance when using them in conjunction with other Bluetooth devices such as the Magic Mouse or some Bluetooth headsets. Apple notes that your keyboard must be connected or paired to be able to perform the update. More information regarding installation instructions is available on Apple's Web site. The update is available via Software Update and the Apple Support Downloads page. (Free, 1.14 MB)


PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy. Review and mark up
your PDFs, fill and sign forms, and even export PDFs to Word format.
Signing is now easier, you can view the OCR text layer, and more.
Try editing your PDFs today! <>

Comments about 2009 Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.0
(Comments are closed.)

Ken Driver  2010-02-15 17:03
Firmware Update could not find keyboard.
Attempted to install this update on a brand new aluminium wireless keyboard that came with a brand new 21.5-inch iMac. Keyboard was 'stuttering' by repeating random characters without being touched. Firmware version in System Profiler indicated keyboard update was necessary. Bluetooth in System Prefs shows Keyboard is paired, but Firmware Update reports no keyboard. Tried another brand new aluminium keyboard from a recently purchased 27-inch iMac, same result. (Yes, I am in Sydney, Australia, where we spell it aluminIUM).
Derek Davis  2010-02-16 12:07
It was also supposed to prevent unintentional double-keying (typing "ii" instead of "i"), which had been a minor problem for me and which I'd thought was my own wacky fingers. Since the update, the double-keying has been far worse.
I just installed this update and now my symbol keys are all messed up...for example I can't find the "at" key (above the 2), and have had to find all of the symbols you see in this post...they're no longer where they should be! Anyone know how to roll this back? Don:t say Time Machine...I don:t have it set up yet.