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Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes

There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.

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Apple Acknowledges iPad Wi-Fi Issues, Sort Of

Apple has updated a Knowledge Base article about iPad Wi-Fi troubles with a few more suggestions and a note that additional problems will be fixed in a future iPad software update.Show full article

Google Search Results Receives Makeover

Google has updated the look and functionality of its search results page, adding a feature-filled sidebar that looks somewhat similar to the one on Microsoft's Bing. Show full article

Trust, But Verify: TidBITS Commenting System Succeeds

We launched TidBITS article page comments ten months ago, and have been more than pleased with the results. We think a few key decisions have helped keep the wheat-to-chaff ratio high.Show full article

Talking with Giants in the iPhone App Space

And now for something completely different... Guest writer Robyn Weisman rejoins us with a look into a strange new world TidBITS has never explored before - just what mobile development executives at huge news and entertainment companies think of the iPhone and the App Store.Show full article

How to Protect Your Privacy from Facebook

Facebook may be the single most popular social media service on the Internet, but its policies and practices demonstrate little concern for your privacy. Security expert Rich Mogull explains how to protect your privacy on - and from - Facebook.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 17 May 2010

Notable software releases this week include Waveboard 1.0, ShareTool 2.0, and Keyboard Maestro 4.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 17 May 2010

This week's reading was eclectic, including news of Google Voice being opened up to students, Apple starting a MobileMe Mail beta, the lost iPhone prototype story getting ever weirder, Apple confirming (through court documents) AT&T's iPhone exclusivity, an explanation of why the C4 programmer's conference won't be held this year, and advice on how to reduce iPad 3G data usage.Show full article

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