Some users have experienced an iOS syncing error after upgrading to iTunes 10.1 recently. The error, "Unknown error 0xE800000A," causes syncing to fail, specifically with an iPad.… Read more
A few people who have used Software Update to install OS X 10.6.5 are reporting an issue where the system will not open the downloaded update files. The Software Update utility will download the files, but then issue an error stating the files cannot be expanded. After this occurs, subsequent attempts to download the update fail in the same way.… Read more
The OS X Trash may sometimes give people problems where files cannot be deleted. Usually if you come across a file for which you do not have write privileges, the system will prevent you from moving it to the Trash. But there are instances when odd permissions setups for files can result in bizarre errors when you try to delete them.
One such error may be: "The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8003)," but others include a simple warning that you do not have enough privileges to perform the delete action.… Read more
Apple has released an update to its professional image-editing software Aperture, now version 3.1, as well as a handful of helpful troubleshooting knowledge base articles and information documents.
As with any update, it is recommended to create a stable backup of all your important data should anything unexpected go wrong with the installation of the new software.… Read more
Something's very wrong with the servers at mobile check-in start-up Foursquare, which had experienced problems on Monday morning and then ultimately crashed altogether and hadn't been resuscitated as of 8:00 p.m. PT.
Reached via e-mail, one of Foursquare's executives said the company was not yet willing to disclose the cause of the outage but promised that a postmortem blog post would explain the situation when it had been mitigated.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. This week, we have questions on free file recovery options for OS X, managing Finder error -36 with firewire devices, installing iPhone ringtones, and managing many duplicate song entries in iTunes.… Read more
Periodically users may run into an issue wherein files on the system cannot be copied or moved in the Finder. Upon dragging and dropping them with the mouse the file may start copying partially (if at all), but then stops with a warning, stating "Error -36". … Read more
When a deluge of customers hit the Web on Tuesday morning to preorder the iPhone 4, many reported errors in the online ordering process.
A number of them took to Twitter to report that the process of preordering would stall halfway through giving error messages like the one pictured above.
It's not clear if the problem is on AT&T's end or if Apple's site is just overloaded. When ordering through Apple.com, the order process stalls when it comes to the time for a current subscriber's account to be verified through AT&T. … Read more
Reports are still scattered, but after testing our own PS3, it appears the global 8001050F error that left most non-Slim PS3 consoles essentially unplayable seems to be fixed. We're guessing this issue was corrected on the server side of things, as there was no update or download required; our console just worked.
Even better, all trophy and game save data remains intact, so worries about corrupted information can be put to rest.
We still don't have an official word from Sony, but it looks like the worst is behind us. That said, we'd still recommend waiting for … Read more