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Update Fixes Unresponsive Laptop Keyboards

The MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.1 deals with a problem with laptop keyboards becoming unresponsive, often for a minute or more.

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Leopard Compatibility List Updated

Curious about what programs have been updated for Leopard? Look inside for a list of the important or interesting programs that specifically claim Leopard compatibility.

Rich Mogull No comments

Security Update 2007-009 1.1 Released with Important Fixes

Apple has released Security Update 2007-009 1.1 to patch 41 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.1, some of which are rather serious. We recommend installing this update soon!

Matt Neuburg No comments

Default Folder X Tames Leopard’s Open/Save Dialogs

You know there's something really clumsy and annoying about Open and Save dialogs, but you can't quite say what it is. Right? Right??? Well, Default Folder X shows you what it is - by fixing it.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard Updated

If you've been shy of upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the 1.1 version of Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard" now has even more detail to help ensure a smooth upgrade.

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Apple Tells Back to My Mac Users to Be Patient

Is Back to My Mac not working among your Leopard systems? Apple advises patience, please, as they work to improve the service.

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Leopard Envy and Tiger Inertia

I have made the mistake on previous releases of Mac OS X, other operating systems, and even software applications of upgrading immediately on a "dot zero" (.0) release, something I typically advise others to avoid

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Hidden Network Information in Leopard AirPort Menu

An option in Leopard - literally - lets you get a quick glimpse of your Wi-Fi network connection's speed, signal strength, and other details. And another hidden bit of interface goodness reveals signal strength and encryption method for other nearby networks.

Matt Neuburg No comments

Quay Sticks It to Stacks

First the Dock lost its silly reflectiveness, then we blocked the menu bar's transparency. Now a new utility, Quay, lets you replace Stacks in the Leopard Dock with folders that have hierarchical menus - just like on, uh, Tiger, Panther, and every iteration of Mac OS X. Except Leopard. Except that Quay's hierarchical menus are cooler.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Punching a Hole for Back to My Mac

Back to My Mac can work with a little firewall configuration help, and Apple's provided some more detail that we explain how to use. Also, Apple confesses Back to My Mac's security weaknesses - at either end of the connection, not in the middle.

Matt Neuburg No comments

Transparent Menu Bar, Die Die Die!

The transparent menu bar has fallen, a victim of hackers' ingenuity. Users, rejoice!

Rich Mogull No comments

A Simple Hack To Fix Leopard’s Stacks

Frustrated by how Spaces uses meaningless document icons in the Dock? Rich Mogull points you to the solution.

Glenn Fleishman Rich Mogull No comments

Mac OS X 10.5.1 Fixes Numerous Leopard Flaws

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.1, the first update to Leopard, and fixes problems with Back to My Mac, Mail, and Finder data loss when moving files among partitions and networked volumes. It also makes one cosmetic change to the application firewall while fixing a problem that bit Skype users and adding more security.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.11 with Safari 3

The question of whether Safari 3 would be released for Tiger is answered: yes. Apple pushed out Mac OS X 10.4.11, which fixes a huge list of bugs and security flaws along with the enhanced Web browser.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

PGP Causes Leopard Slowdown, But Fix Is Simple

With PGP installed, upgrading to Leopard can produce hard-to-pinpoint slowdowns, as I saw with a beta of email program Mailsmith. But uninstalling the software or upgrading to a Leopard-compatible beta solves the problem.