Beware of Mac OS X 10.6.7! There are font-related problems that should cause some people to hold off on updating or downgrade to 10.6.6. Adam explains the details. Also this week, Glenn Fleishman looks at the judicial rejection of the Google Books settlement, we report on the release of iOS 4.3.1, Adam reviews Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, and we announce the release of Jeff Carlson’s “Take Control of Media on Your iPad, Second Edition.” Finally, don’t miss the second installment in Adam’s series about switching to Gmail. Notable software releases this week include LogMeIn Ignition 2.0.264, Things 1.4.5, Skype 126.96.36.1994, NoteBook 3.0.9, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.2.2, Aperture 3.1.2, MarsEdit 3.2, Firefox 4, Sparrow 1.1, and Skitch 1.0.4.
Just over two weeks after the release of iOS 4.3, Apple has pushed out iOS 4.3.1 to fix some important bugs.
The recent Mac OS X 10.6.7 update is causing problems for some Mac users who rely on OpenType PostScript fonts. If you’re experiencing problems, the best workaround is to downgrade to 10.6.6, and if you haven’t yet upgraded and rely on specific OpenType PostScript fonts, hold off on 10.6.7 for now.
A judge has rejected a sweeping settlement of lawsuits against Google that would have given the search company a kind of monopoly, and created a cartel for pricing by authors and publishers. Good.
Jeff Carlson’s latest edition of “Take Control of Media on Your iPad” covers the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3, as well as the latest tips, tricks, and techniques for managing and enjoying the iPad’s extensive media capabilities.
Looking to win friends and influence people? That’s Dale Carnegie’s book, but for a modern-day take on how to change people’s hearts, minds, and actions, former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki’s latest book “Enchantment” is worth a read.
After spending more than 16 years using Eudora for email, Adam has switched, perhaps unexpectedly, to Gmail. In this second of a multi-part series, he explains how the fact that everything in Gmail is a search enables a Zen approach to email.
Notable software releases this week include LogMeIn Ignition 2.0.264, Things 1.4.5, Skype 188.8.131.524, NoteBook 3.0.9, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.2.2, Aperture 3.1.2, MarsEdit 3.2, Firefox 4, Sparrow 1.1, and Skitch 1.0.4.
Several important conferences have announced dates, a major Apple executive is leaving, Apple has made it possible to donate to the Japanese relief efforts via iTunes, and we point to a New York Times article that muses about how phone calls no longer have the role they once did. Read on!