Have you ever bothered to report an incorrect location found on Apple Maps? Soon, Cupertino may actually notify users when those fixes have been implemented using push notifications right to your device.
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.
We’ve hear plenty of whining about the new iPad and have had some good-natured fun reporting about it, but it’s no laughing matter when your swanky new tablet can’t get a good Wi-Fi signal when you need it most. Judging from a leaked AppleCare document, there may be a fix: Replacement.
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.
It’s not surprising that any number of things can go wrong during a major operating system upgrade, especially considering the potential number of different user configurations and computers available. OS X Lion has purred along for most users (UI changes aside), but that doesn’t mean one or two bugaboos can’t be lurking in the big cat’s furry mane.
Apple finally uncaged OS X Lion in the Mac App Store on Wednesday, and as is typical with most new operating system releases, early adopters are already scratching their heads trying to work around some oddities introduced by the big cat. Here are a few suggestions for taming the new king of your Mac jungle.
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’ve already installed Tuesday’s Aperture 3.1.2 update and happen to own an Apple TV, your work today isn’t quite finished -- Apple has pushed out a 4.2.1 update for its second-generation media box to address an issue with screen flickering on older televisions and more.
We were as excited as the rest of you to finally get our hands on iOS 4.2.1 Monday -- that is, until a simple update on our iPhone 4 went horribly awry and several restore attempts also failed. Before the fear washes over you, read on.
In an effort to make your viewing of our newly redesigned website all that it can be, Apple has released an update to Safari 5 for both OS X and Windows versions. The update repairs a problem that, in the past, has prevented some users from submitting web forms and corrects an issue that prevented some web surfers from viewing Google image results if Flash version 10.1 was installed on their system.