Category Archives: Software

Apple releases OS X update 10.7.4

The 10.7.4 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:

  • Resolve an issue where the “Reopen windows when logging back in” setting is always enabled
  • Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards
  • Address an issue that may prevent files from being saved to a server
  • Improve the reliability of copying files to an SMB server

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5167. For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

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Has RIM finally found a way to compete with the iPhone

BB showed off their new smartphone software today at Blackberry World.

From the video, it looks very good, but I’m just not sure how, functionally, this could work.


iTunes 10.6.1 available for download

Today, Apple released iTunes 10.6.1.

iTunes 10.6.1 provides a number of improvements, including:

  • Fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices.
  • Addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are incorrectly described by VoiceOver and WindowEyes. • Fixes a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive while syncing iPod nano or iPod shuffle.
  • Resolves an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes in your iTunes library on Apple TV.

Today’s update is available via Software Update or direct from the Apple Support Page here


Lion catching Snow Leopard

According to a recent study by Net Applications, OS X Lion’s install share has almost reached an equal with Snow Leopard.

Snow Leopard still has the majority with 43.64%, but Lion is catching with 39.6%. At it’s current rate, Lion should surpass Snow Leopard by spring, just in time for Apple’s latest OS release this summer with Mountain Lion.

Another interesting point is that Leopard still has an installed base of 13.5%; showing that there are still older Mac’s out there running happily.

Long live the Mac!


How to make the Dock in OS X Lion more responsive | How To – CNET

Handy article explaining how to make your dock appear more responsive by removing the delay to make your dock visible in OS X.

How to make the Dock in OS X Lion more responsive | How To – CNET.

Thanks CNET


Faster graphics for older PCs in Chrome 18 | The Download Blog – Download.com

Faster graphics for older PCs in Chrome 18 | The Download Blog – Download.com.

Google have released the latest stable or “release” version of their Chrome browser.

My personal opinion is that Chrome is one of the fastest browsers out there, if not the fastest!

I have really enjoyed the functionality and stability of Chrome in the last version, lets see if they are able to continue the good work in 18.

On of my favorite pieces of functionality is the ability to sync bookmarks and favorites between machines, using Google Sync.
I have heard that Safari in OS X Mountain Lion will support a similar functionality through Apple’s iCloud service. That remains to be seen.

In the meantime, Chrome is here to stay!

On a separate note, I read that Chrome had recently surpassed IE in market share.