I recently bought iWork ’08. I put the DVD into my drive, but when I double-clicked the installer, an error message said, “No default application specified to open the document iWork08.mpkg. Choose application.” Why can’t I install this program?
I backed up a whole bunch of DV files to a data DVD. But when I play those DV files from my external DVD drive, they hiccup and skip as if they’re missing frames. But when I copy the DV files back to my hard drive, they play just fine, with no dropped frames after all. Any ideas?
I was excited to try out the new MobileMe push service from Apple, so I made a change to my calendar on my MacBook and then put my computer to sleep. Several hours later, the change still had not appeared on the me.com website or on my iPhone. I thought this was supposed to be instantaneous?
I like how iTunes automatically sorts my playlists alphabetically. However, iPhoto doesn’t do the same thing for my photo albums. I have to manually drag-and-drop each one of my albums into alphabetical order. Is there a way to fix this?
iMovie ’08 lacks the chapter-marker feature found in iMovie ’06, but you can still add chapters to an iMovie ’08 project by using GarageBand.
Purchase a movie from the iTunes Store, or extract a film from a DVD with HandBrake, and you’ll end up with a file containing chapter markers that you can use to skip to specific parts of your video in iTunes, on the Apple TV, or on an iPod. Wouldn’t it be great if you could add such markers to your own home movies too?
CardRaider is one of many utilities that can help you recover photos and movies that you deleted from your digital camera’s media card.
I accidentally erased my photos on my digital camera’s SD Memory Card before importing them into iPhoto. Is there any way I can get them back?
Judging by the number of utilities that help you recover erased photos and movies from your camera’s media card, you’ve obviously made a common mistake. We’ve successfully used Exif Untrasher (free, www.bluem.net/downloads/exif-untrasher_en) to recover images from memory cards.
Other programs that can help you recover your photos and movies include CardRaider ($19.95, www.ecamm.com), Klix ($29.95, www.joesoft.com), CameraSalvage ($49.95, www.subrosasoft.com), MediaRECOVER ($29.95, www.mediarecover.com), and PhotoRescue ($29, www.datarescue.com). Many of them let you preview thumbnails before recovering, can attempt to retrieve files from damaged or formatted cards, and can even securely delete a file so it can never be recovered again. CardRaider also offers iPhoto integration to restore your photos directly into iPhoto.
Create a rule in Mail to automatically assign background colors to incoming messages.
I just switched from Entourage to Mail, and I can’t figure out how to use colors to highlight the email messages that I receive, as I could in Entourage by selecting a category (e.g., friends are purple, family is green, and so on).
To manually apply a background color to an email, click the message in your viewer window, choose Format > Show Colors to bring up the color picker, and select the one that you want. If you find yourself using the same colors repeatedly, you can “bookmark” a color in the color picker by dragging the large rectangle that represents your color onto one of the small boxes that appears below. Unlike in Entourage, your background colors only appear within the ist of messages, and not in the actual window of the message itself.
To automatically apply a background color to incoming emails, you can set up a rule in Mail to color email messages if they’re from a certain person or Address Book group. Let’s say that you’ve already created a group in your Address Book called Family and dragged all of your family contacts into that group. Now you want any incoming messages from those contacts to be highlighted green. Select Mail > Preferences, click the Rules button, and choose Add Rule. Give the rule a description, select the condition “Sender is member of Group,” and then choose the group Family. Underneath “Perform the following actions,” choose “Set Color” and “of background” from the drop-downs, and select the color you’d like.