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Adam Engst No comments

Apple Releases Various Firmware Updates

If you have a MacBook Air, or a recent MacBook, MacBook Pro, or iMac, Apple has a firmware update for you that supposedly improves stability. But that's all Apple's saying.

Rich Mogull No comments

Should Mac Users Run Antivirus Software?

Antivirus software may not be the answer for most Mac users, but some of you will need it, and all of you should follow these security precautions to reduce your chance of becoming infected by malicious software.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Updated Help for Switching to the Mac

Tired of helping the huddled masses switch from Windows to the Mac? Help is here in the form of a significantly updated "Take Control of Switching to the Mac," by Scott Knaster.

Angus Wong No comments

Bedding Down with a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is the sleekest Mac yet, making it ideal for use in bed, but does it meet the needs of a mobile professional? Angus Wong isn't giving up his MacBook Pro just yet.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Get Up-to-Date Help Customizing Mac OS X 10.5.2

Apple has made some significant changes in updating to 10.5.2, and Matt Neuburg is all over them in a free update to his latest ebook, "Take Control of Customizing Leopard."

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Leopard’s iChat Screen Sharing Perfect for Quick Collaboration

In which Matt and Tonya find editorial happiness, doing in five minutes together (although 3,000 miles apart) what might have taken two days separately, and having a heck of a lot more fun too.

Adam Engst No comments

New MacBook Pro Gains Multi-Touch Trackpad, MacBook Speed Bumped

Apple has released new MacBook and MacBook Pro models that offer faster CPUs, larger hard drive options, and - in the MacBook Pro - the multi-touch trackpad that debuted with the MacBook Air.

Adam Engst No comments

More MacBook, MacBook Pro Keyboard Problems Fixed

If your MacBook or MacBook Pro has been dropping the first key press after having been idle, rejoice, because Apple has a fix for you. Alas, if you're experiencing this problem on any other Mac, you're still out of luck.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Learn to Wrangle Permissions in Leopard

Permissions are among the most complex and confusing aspects of Unix that Macintosh users are forced to deal with, but thanks to Brian Tanaka's clear explanations in "Take Control of Permissions in Leopard," working with permissions no longer has to feel like a game of "Mother, May I?".

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Linotype FontExplorer Broken by 10.5.2, Fixed Already

Version 1.2.3 of FontExplorer adds Leopard compatibility, and fixes problems introduced by Mac OS X 10.5.2.

Matt Neuburg No comments

Leopard 10.5.2: TidBITS Complains, Apple Listens, Sort Of

With the release of the recent 10.5.2 update, how does Leopard stand up under the criticisms I leveled at it in my article, "Six Things I Hate About Leopard"? Hint: Two out of six isn't bad, but it isn't good either.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Leopard Emerges from Beta as 10.5.2 Ships

The release of Mac OS X 10.5.2 brings Leopard much closer to being sufficiently reliable for production tasks. Some showstoppers have been fixed, many bugs squashed, and cosmetic problems cleaned up.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

For Want of a File, an Operating System Was Lost

Glenn finds that Leopard heads into an infinite Setup Assistant loop due to a single damaged file. He feels like a Windows user for a moment: the only way out is to reinstall the operating system.

Adam Engst No comments

New Leopard Ebooks Help with Backups, Maintenance, and More

Our authors have been hard at work exploring Leopard's ins and outs, and we have three new ebooks for you that tell you what you need to know about Time Machine, maintaining your Mac, and using the big new features in Leopard.

Jeff Carlson No comments

QuickTime 7.4 Improves Security, but Not Enough

Apple released QuickTime 7.4 to coincide with the latest update to iTunes and to provide a handful of important security fixes. However, QuickTime is still vulnerable to a new exploit discovered just before version 7.4 was released.