So Apple fans, did any of you experience the Siri outage? We're told it was a huge deal, but then we also heard from many that they had no troubles. So was it a big news story or wasn't it? Apple commented on it, reminding us that Siri is in beta testing right now, so glitches are to be expected. What else was shaking in this week's hot Apple news?
If it's one thing that really grinds my gears, it's how Outlook manages to crash every morning -- like clockwork -- as I'm doing my daily email rounds. I keep sending Microsoft those Error Reports, but nothing! The other thing that really gets me are Word and Excel's memory-hogging tendencies. And maybe I need more RAM to get things going a little faster, but not everyone is capable of such an upgrade just to get a few "simple" applications to go a little faster. If you're just as fed up as I am, here's a few open source alternatives that don't hog your resources and do the exact same job.
I have been searching for a way to print my mom’s Address Book on perforated Rolodex cards -- at age 85, she is very low tech. Is there any shareware or freeware that can do this, or a handy way to do it myself with Pages or Word?
My IT department just made me switch from Mail to Entourage 2008, which they swear plays nicer with our Microsoft Exchange server. A few of its quirks really bug me, though, and my trips through the various settings menus and help topics haven’t helped. First, when I’m starting a new message, I have to click between lines in the To field to add more recipients--commas or semicolons between the addresses don’t work. Really? Second, it keeps auto-correcting iPhone to “Iphone,” which just makes me look like I can’t spell. And how do I include my signature on all messages by default?