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Archived Since:July 24, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Bugs & Fixes: Problems pairing iPhones to Bluetooth audio systems

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Ted Landau reports that some people are having difficulties pairing their iPhones with their Bluetooth car audio systems. Here are your options.

How to securely delete files

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

If you want your deleted files to be really, completely, totally gone, emptying the trash isn't enough. Chris Breen provides other options.

Converting CDs to Windows-compatible ISO images

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Problem: You have a hybrid CD that contains software drivers you need for your Windows PC. But the Windows PC doesn't have a media drive. Solution: Create a Windows-compatible disk image on your Mac.

Skirting auto-login in Lion

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

You've configured your Mac to automatically login to a particular account but now you'd like to switch to a different account. Are there any shortcuts? Perhaps not as many as you'd like.

Is the new iPad too hot to handle?

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

A reader has a warm iPad. Is he alone? No. Is it something to worry about? Probably not.

Understanding Apple TV, mirroring, and aspect ratio

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Although the new iPad and Apple TV support 1080p video, nothing changes about the iPad's native 4:3 aspect ratio.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Journals in iPhoto for iOS

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Ted Landau likes iPhoto for iOS a lot, but finds some issues with its Journals feature.

Tweaking Lion's firewall

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Like versions of OS X's firewall before it, Lion limits what you can do with the firewall from within the Security & Privacy system preference. Thankfully there's a terrific tool for digging deeper.

Bugs & Fixes: No green light for UltraViolet

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Ted Landau finds UltraViolet--the movie industry's latest attempt to protect its content--wanting. Read all about it here.

Cure for an incomplete iOS update

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

When your iOS device demands that it be plugged into iTunes, things aren't right. Time to start over with a fresh iOS install.

Dealing with spam when Mail won't cut it

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Mail has a decent spam filtering feature but if you've found it not nearly effective enough, you have a couple of options. Chris Breen explains what they are.

Changing your Apple ID's email address

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

You say you've decided to leave Gmail and want to associate your Apple ID with a different email address? Chris Breen shows you how.

Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Messages Beta on a Mac

3 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Ted Landau discusses some of the most significant and common problems that have cropped up thus far in the OS X Messages beta application.

Make more elbow room on the desktop

4 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Do you find more icons on your desktop than room to place them? Modifying your desktop settings can help.

Mountain Lion, Rosetta, and breath holding

4 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Is there any hope for Quicken 2007 users who plan to move to Mountain Lion? Yes, but not in the form of a Rosetta return.

Versions and Auto Save explained

4 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Can you transfer a Lion file that has multiple saved versions to another Mac and expect to browse those versions? No, and Chris Breen explains why.

Archiving uncluttered web pages

4 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

A reader would like to know how to easily archive an uncluttered version of our stories. Chris Breen (and Automator) have an answer.

Bugs & Fixes: Poor Rich Text Format (RTF) support in iOS

4 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Ted Landau laments the lack of full support for Rich Text Format (RTF) files on his iPad.

Missing apps, missing Safari warnings, and more

4 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

Chris Breen gets a lot of questions but those questions don't always merit a long answer. In this edition of Mac 911 he makes a dent in the mailbag by answer questions about missing iOS apps, how to restore Safari warnings, using a "PC" hard drive with a Mac, and redownloading the Lion installer.

Choosing a musical keyboard

4 years agoTechnology / Apple : Mac 911

While it's easy enough to choose the proper keyboard for your Mac, what about the other keyboard--the one you connect to your Mac to make music? Chris Breen has some tips.

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