AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 Workarounds/Fixes Posted

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Date: Monday, March 12th, 2007, 11:08
Category: News

Significant updates always bring mixed results and in the case of the AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002, some readers over at MacFixIt have reported bette performance via the update while others have reported loss to their wireless routers after applying the update.
A full write up offers advice, fixes and suggestions as to how to remove the update (including reverting the system kernel) if need be.
If you’ve had either positive or negative experiences with the update or have found a workaround/fix that works best for you, let us know.


Guides to Slimming Down iPhoto Posted

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Date: Monday, March 12th, 2007, 10:49
Category: Software

As great as iPhoto may be in the eyes of its user base, there’s always a glut of space that gets consumed with its pictures and data. And as the treasured memories consume additional gigabytes of space (iPhoto saving backups whenever edits and saves are made), The Unofficial Apple Weblog has linked to a cool thread on to help you slim down the amount of space consumed by iPhoto.
In addition to this, Adriaan Tijsseling, developer of the ecto, endo and 1001 programs, has posted an instructional guide on using the Terminal program’s commands to remove copies of images created by iPhoto. Albeit the trick means the user will lose the ability to use the Revert command, it could be useful for users trying to reclaim space that had been gobbled up by one of Apple’s most convenient applications.


CrossOver 6.0.1 Update Released

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Date: Monday, March 12th, 2007, 10:08
Category: Software

CrossOver, the Windows virtualization software for Intel-based Macs by CodeWeavers, has been updated to version 6.0.1.
The new version, a 28.7 megabyte download (courtesy of VersionTracker), adds the following fixes and improvements over the recently released 6.0 version:
Click the jump for the full story…


MacBook Inferno

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Date: Monday, March 12th, 2007, 09:06
Category: Uncategorized

3am last night. I woke up to my girlfriend screaming (yelling “Matty!”) and the dog barking. She fell asleep on the couch in the back lounge of our house. I jumped out of bed and raced out thinking that maybe somebody had come through the back door or something.

As I was running I saw a fire. At first I thought that the lamp had fallen and set fire to the curtain. As I got closer I realised it was my mac book …. burning! I picked it up and blew on it and swung it around to put the flames out. The book shelf it was sitting on was burnt and there were a couple of magazines that were on fire too. I quickly put those out and calmed down.

First point to make – check regularly that your smoke alarm works – ours didn’t go off.Second point (and this is the scary one) – we were damn lucky not to have a house burnt to the ground. I have been out for most of the weekend and this night was the only night I had it charging.

Three more pictures after the jump…

macbook inferno – MacTalk Forums

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LicenseKeeper 1.0

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Date: Monday, March 12th, 2007, 09:56
Category: Software

After reading about this little diddy on TUAW I had to check it out myself. Outer Level’s LicenseKeeper 1.0 is a US$20 software license manager that stores all the pesky serial numbers and license files that you undoubtedly have cluttering your hard drive in one neat place. (You do have licenses for all your software, don’t you?)

If you’re anything like me you probably keep your software licenses in a Microsoft Excel file, or worse just stored in email, which you then rely on Spotlight searching to find.

The problem is that not every application uses a simple serial number methodology. Some programs use license files and/or receipts to register themselves and LicenseKeeper has these covered as well. Inside the application you can attach an email, document or application to each record, so you’ll never have to hunt around for that license file next time you upgrade your hard drive or change computers and need to re-install your apps.

Outer Level : LicenseKeeper 1.0

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