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  • Home Server on a budget

    Posted October 12, 2008 - 8:59 am

    There are solid reasons for having your own file server at home or home office and Microsoft has made a pitch for this market with their Home Server. I'm frequently called on to rebuild clients Windows computers that have become ruined by spyware and I don't want to transfer their infected, spyware ridden files on to my own Windows desktop.
  • How to fix Drop Box permissions issues in Mac OS X 10.5

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 3:46 pm

    If you receive something in your Drop Box, you should be able to access it like any other file in your user's folder, but some users have been having troubles with this -- if they open a file that was placed in their Drop Box, it will open as Read Only, indicating they don't have rights to make changes to that file. There are two fixes for this problem -- a one-time fix, and a permanent fix.
  • Apple releases another mega-patch for Mac OS X

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 2:16 pm

    Apple patched 40 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X Thursday -- more than half of them labeled with the company's equivalent of "critical" -- and in the process broke the 250-bug bar for the year.
  • Apple patches months-old Java bugs

    Posted September 26, 2008 - 11:33 am

    Apple patched nearly 30 Java vulnerabilities in Mac OS X Wednesday, months after Sun Microsystems Inc., Java's developer, fixed most of the same flaws for other operating systems.
  • Bugs & fixes: Fixing a connect to server error

    Posted August 25, 2008 - 1:47 pm

    When attempting to access a server via the Connect to Server command in the Finder's Go menu, you may get an error message that states: "The text entered does not appear to be a recognized URL format." The message may appear even if the server address you entered is entirely correct.
  • OpenCL: What you need to know

    Posted August 6, 2008 - 2:54 pm

    But based on Apple's public statements about the next version of OS X, we know that Snow Leopard features some new technology that promises to more thoroughly utilize the potential processing capability of the powerful graphics processors included with many Macs. Apple is promoting the technology, OpenCL, as a new open standard for graphics. But what is OpenCL exactly?
  • Make Leopard leap: Time-saving tips for OS X 10.5

    Posted August 5, 2008 - 2:30 pm

    For new Mac users and longtimers alike, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is filled with new ways of getting things done. That's where these tips come in. They're all about learning to make better and more productive of use of what's already there.
  • Filing details Apple's complaint against Psystar

    Posted July 17, 2008 - 1:34 pm

    Apple says Psystar knowingly violated its copyrights and license agreements and induced customers who bought the OS X-running Open Computer to do the same. Because of that and the resulting damage that Apple alleges is being done to its brand, it's asking the U.S. District Court for a permanent injunction that would bar Psystar from selling any more hardware with Apple software. And it wants Psystar to recall every Mac clone sold.
  • Study: 80% of businesses have at least one Mac

    Posted June 27, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    Macs and Mac OS X are becoming more widely-used among U.S. businesses, a recent Yankee Group survey explains.
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