I use a 2012 15-inch MacBook Pro as my desktop Mac, sitting on a Rain Design mStand. That makes the keyboard and trackpad unusable, so I work with a wired Apple keyboard and a Magic Trackpad. The Magic Trackpad has never worked — or worked properly, at least. Continue reading →
Until iOS 4, the iPhone stored photos in a seemingly random fashion within any number of folders inside the DCIM folder — a quick check on my old iPhone with iOS 3.1.3 shows two folders, called 100APPLE and 999APPLE, that both contain photos. iPhones with several hundred photos apparently had several such folders, numbered 100APPLE, 101APPLE and so on.
All of the UK mobile operators have now announced their iPhone 4 pay-monthly tariffs and most tech web sites seem to have posted something about which is the best deal. Many are mistakenly assuming that the lowest monthly payment or lowest up-front price is the best value though, so I thought I’d analyse the tariffs in a little more detail.
As I write this, a gaping security flaw has been found in Facebook that allows users to spy upon their Friends’ chats. The flaw looks like it’s in the process of being fixed, but this is just the latest in a long line of problems with the social networking service’s privacy.
The security hole in the chat tool was undoubtedly accidental, but Facebook’s repeated slackening of its privacy controls is deliberate and each change puts the personal data of its users at increased of unwanted exposure to third parties.
This erosion of privacy for Facebook profiles is leading many users to close their accounts, but here’s a question — how do you do it?
QuickBoot is a free utility that fixes that annoying problem of forgetting to hold down the Alt key when you restart your Mac to boot into Windows via Boot Camp. It sits in the menu bar and let’s you restart your Mac and boot into Windows with a mouse click.
Fortunately, Apple has evidently listened to our cries of despair and there is now an easier way to disable Genres. Just go to View > Column Browser > Genres to toggle the column on and off. Thanks, Apple!
This is just a heads up if you can’t get your Samsung ML-1510 laser printer to work with Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard. The current Samsung driver for Mac OS 10.3 doesn’t work with Snow Leopard and Samsung’s advice to reinstall the 10.5 driver isn’t much use — there is no 10.5 driver.
With regard to your ML-1510 and the recent issue you have experienced with Mac OS 10.6, as with previously released versions of the Mac OS, Samsung Electronics will provide support for this platform and will provide drivers for the new OS once they have been refined. In the mean time a number of our users have reported that simply reinstalling the 10.5 driver will allow users to continue using their printer.
Once the drivers have been refined for this latest Mac OS release they will be posted on the download centre of our website, we suggest that you monitor the website for their release.
Fortunately, Samsung is at least working on a 10.6 driver for this cheap and cheerful laser printer, but there’s no word on when it will appear. When it does, look for it here.