I upgraded to Safari 4 once it was out of beta--or so I thought. This
thing crashes all the time! Every time I open it, almost, it freezes up
and I have to force-quit. Sometimes this happens a few times before my
startup page will actually load. My friend who did use the Safari 4
beta and then upgraded to the final release says that, for him, the
beta was actually more stable! I do have SafariStand installed, even
though I never use it--could that be the problem? I don’t see an option
in the preferences to uninstall it. Can you help, or should I go back
My cousin sent me a party invitation as an email attachment, but my Mac won’t open it. The file is named invite.pub. I already called her and got the relevant details, but in case this happens again, do you know any Mac apps that can read a PUB file? I already tried Word 2008 and Preview.
I recently purchased a 13.3-inch aluminum unibody MacBook for
college. I love making films, in fact that is my current career choice,
but my camera only connects by FireWire. As you know, the aluminum
MacBook does not have a FireWire port. I like the camera I have, so I
don’t want to buy a new one. Do you know of any converter from FireWire
to USB that is decently affordable?
In the two years since we first ran a feature on Twitter (“Your Mac: The Great Communicator,” Oct/07), the service’s popularity has exploded. If you joined the Twitter conga line long ago, its usefulness and flexibility are no news to you. But even if you’ve never Twittered in your life, the service still probably isn’t news to you--it seems you can’t turn around without a reporter, columnist, commentator, or comedian hauling out the tired old “What’s the deal with Twitter?” line.
Apple’s Address Book is a central part of the Mac experience. It’s
integrated with Mail, iCal, iChat, Safari, Fax, Dashboard, and
Spotlight. It synchronizes to MobileMe, iPhone, iPod, and a wide
variety of third-party software and hardware.
Yet for such an
essential tool, it’s curious that Apple has kept Address Book so
bare-bones basic. At first glance, there’s not much power to eke out of
Address Book, but we’ve collected a few handy tips to help you squeeze
some extra functionality out of this vital application.
In our Apr/09 issue we introduced you to Quicksilver (“Getting Started
with Quicksilver,” p88), a versatile utility that lets you use keyboard
commands to launch applications, move files, start composing new email,
open webpages, that kind of thing. But Quicksilver can do a lot more,
so we’re back with more of our favorite ways it can save you time on
your Mac. Once you get the hang of using Quicksilver’s keyboard
commands, you’ll be surprised at how often it comes in handy.
Are you getting tired of Mac OS X or just really miss that feeling of
struggling with your computer? Windows isn’t your only alternative.
Linux holds the key to unleashing your inner geek, and even though
installing it was daunting in the past, the new versions are easier
than ever to use on your Mac. We will take you through the install
process step by step.
My DV camcorder connects to my MacBook via FireWire 400, and I use
it pretty frequently. I’d like to get a new MacBook Pro for college,
but I want to hang on to my camcorder too, and the new Pro models only
have FireWire 800. Is that port backward compatible, so I can still
plug my camcorder in?