Category Archives: Mac
A few early adopters of Apple’s new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro are reporting problems with the keyboard and trackpad not working properly. Apple confirmed on its support site that a fix is on the way. While you wait for the patch to arrive, Apple says you can close the display for 60 seconds and then open it to reset the affected hardware.
The following is a guest post from Josh Michaels, the creator of Magic Window, Earthlapse and Tahoe Blue. I met Josh a few years ago and was struck by his enthusiasm for his work. There are people who love what they do, then there are people who live what they do. Josh is the latter. If you ever get a chance to hear him speak (and he’s been at 360intersect, altWWDC and plenty of other conferences), by all means do so. He’s articulate, funny and dedicated. Below is the story of Magic Window’s latest update, version 5, available now in the App Store.
Fear and Loathing in iOS7: Remaking Magic Window
by Josh Michaels
There are a number of issues with the new OS X Mavericks and the Gadget Lab at Wired.com has published a helpful article on how to fix a few of them. Some problems, as stated in the article, must be fixed by Apple, but you can remedy a few issues yourself.
In “6 Known Issues with OS X Mavericks and How to Fix Them,” Wired’s Roberto Baldwin tells us:
An Idaho man has filed a class-action lawsuit against over the failure of the display on his 27-inch iMac just 18 months after he bought it, reports GigaOm. Though the iMac was outside Apple’s standard 12-month warranty when the display began having issues, the customer, Corbin Rasmussen, felt the product did not live up to Apple’s claims that the iMac was “designed for a long productive life.”
After dealing with a display where 50% of the screen went dim, and finding similar stories on Apple’s support forums, Rasmussen decided to sue for deception under California’s consumer protection laws on behalf of himself and others others who purchased the computer.
Dropbox is one of my essential Mac apps. It does an exceptional job at keeping my files in sync across multiple computers, but there’s one feature that often fails: the auto-update. The app is supposed to update itself “automagically,” but in my experience the magic is a bit… lacking.
If you want to make sure that your Dropbox.app stays up-to-date, you have a few options: