OS X is by default set up so each local account can have quick network access to the account's home directory as well as locally attached filesystems to which the user has access. While this is convenient for the home user, there may be times when you would like to quickly share files with other people on the network, without either granting them access to your full user directory or continually moving files to the "Public" folder in your user account.… Read more
Apple has posted a revised updater for the OS X 10.6.3 update, which should appear in Software Update on systems for which it applies. It is unclear which systems are needing this update, but apparently not all were properly updated with the original 10.6.3 update. If you are uncertain whether or not you need the update, just run an update check manually on your system and if your system needs it an update will appear.… Read more
When installing the latest version of OS X, Apple has made it quite seamless to boot from an installation DVD and upgrade the existing operating system without having to format and lose settings, application installations, or important data. This works great for the most part; however, there may be times when the OS X installer will present an error and prevent you from upgrading your current OS installation.… Read more
Apple's WebKit development team announced Thursday that the WebKit2 framework will begin rolling out.… Read more
For many purposes you may need to create documents in applications that will then be used as templates. Sometimes applications such as Pages will provide options to save templates in a library of sorts that can be accessed when creating a new document, but many applications do not have this feature. One of the long-standing features of the Mac OS has been support for Stationery Pads, which is a way to create templates out of practically any document using the Finder.… Read more
Google's Chrome browser draws heavily on the WebKit browser engine project led chiefly by Apple, but now WebKit is adopting one Chrome idea: separation between some computing processes.
When applications crash or are forced to quit during a hang in OS X, the system will bring up a crash reporter window that contains diagnostic information about your system, which applications were open, and memory traces for the threads that were open. This information allows developers to troubleshoot and fix bugs in their programs that may have led to the crash. When presented, you will have the option to send the report to Apple along with comments about what you were doing, or dismiss the message without sending.… Read more