We love our second-generation Apple TV (that's the black one), but mostly because we've hacked it with aTV Flash to add Plex, the media server client software that pretty much smokes Apple's own. But with the aTV Flash 1.7 update this week, Plex is gone, and now we're sad.
Maybe we're being a little melodramatic by calling them life-threatening, but with every iOS or Mac bug comes an outcry from hundreds of thousands of Apple users. Take last week, for instance, when a Mac App Store bug caused several software updates to instantly crash apps once installed on both Macs and iOS devices. Apps included the popular Instapaper, GoodReader, Angry Birds Space HD Free, and even Readdle's Scanner Pro 4.1 update. Fortunately, the ordeal was over once Apple finally stepped in to quell the grief that had been caused over a few days, but this is not the first time that Cupertino has had to deal with squashing huge bugs. Take a trip down memory lane with us to investigate some other cases where Apple products have been plagued by nasty computer bugs.
If you’ve downloaded Kaspersky Lab’s Flashfake Removal Tool this week, the company has found a bug that could cause other data to be removed as well. Meanwhile, Apple finally comes through with a fix of their own in a new Java update.
Some people are more fortunate than others -- for example, yesterday’s Mac OS X 10.7.3 update is causing grief for many who used Software Update to install it, while our 27-inch iMac was smooth sailing all the way with this method. If you’re one of those affected, read on for the fix -- and while you’re at it, stick around for a little bit and take in the rest of the day’s news for this fine Thursday, February 2, 2012.
Lion has been roaring on Macs everywhere for little over a month now, but even though Apple has brought a lot of new features to our beloved operating system, there are still many bugs that we are hoping will get fixed. From minor things like not being able to rearrange items in the Finder sidebar, to more prevalent things like drained battery life on MacBooks, Lion definitely needs to have a few shortcomings worked out.
It seems a software publisher’s work is never done -- even after pushing out a slick 64-bit update to iTunes that support’s OS X Lion full-screen mode, bugs creep in that have to be dealt with, requiring more updates. Such is the case with Monday’s iTunes 10.4.1, which focuses on five such nagging issues.
Love new Software Updates? That’s good, because Apple has not one but two versions of iTunes for you this week. If you already downloaded and installed iTunes 10.3 after Monday’s WWDC 2011 keynote, prepare to do it all over again, because iTunes 10.3.1 has arrived.
Apple has remained mostly silent on its latest “Locationgate” scandal involving GPS-equipped iOS devices recording and saving location data -- until now. The company has just posted an extensive question and answer document on its website, covering 10 key points.
While there hasn’t been much digital ink on the subject, apparently iPhoto ’11 has been giving nothing but grief to Mac users with NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics cards. But relief appears at hand, simply by installing this week’s Mac OS X 10.6.7 update.
If you’re the type of power user who pushes their computer to the limits, you might want to pull back just a bit if you own one of the newest MacBook Pro models that Apple released this year -- apparently they’re having issues locking up when the processor load is too much.