When you compose a new email message, Mail will frequently save drafts of the message in the "Drafts" folder. Messages will also stay here if you save them to work on later. Some people have found that these draft email messages will persist in the Drafts mailbox despite them having completed and sent the message.… Read more
When you put your Mac to sleep, the system should do so in a matter of seconds, regardless of whether it's done manually or if you have it timed for sleep in the Energy Saver settings. In some instances, though, the system may either take a long time to go into sleep, or may not sleep at all when it is on the timer.… Read more
Apple has released a small update to iPhoto, which addresses a couple of small issues that users of the program have been experiencing with the face-recognition technologies in version 8 of the program.… Read more
A number of MacBook owners who use Apple's S-video adaptor have been experiencing problems with S-video output after updating to Snow Leopard. In some cases the output will be low resolution, and in other situations it will only output monochrome colors. For others, the output is also unstable, and seems grainy or scratched and distorted.… Read more
There may be a problem with exchange server setups where when accessed through Apple's Mail program in Snow Leopard the junk mail folder disappears on the Mac. While other folders will synchronize upon creating a new account, the junk mail folder does not show on the Mac.… Read more
A number of Snow Leopard users have been complaining of blurry and pixelated icons showing up in the Finder. A growing thread on the Apple discussion boards outlines this issue, where instead of the large and crisp icons that are so prominent in OS X, the system shows grainy and low-resolution versions of them, regardless of the icon size being used.… Read more
Having become fairly disenfranchised with all things Star Wars over the years, I didn't really expect to like Star Wars: Trench Run.
And really, the new game from THQ is little more than two kinds of arcade sequences sprinkled with a few familiar cutscenes.
So why can't I stop playing it?
Because Trench Run ($4.99) is a little slice of Star Wars heaven, that's why. It reminds me of the old vector-graphics arcade game from the early 80s--a game that consumed a considerable number of my quarters.
Of course, visually Trench Run blows that coin-op classic … Read more
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. While utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our main focus in this column is to bring you those that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems.… Read more
A number of people who have just updated to Snow Leopard are still running into printing problems now that Apple has dropped AppleTalk support in OS X. AppleTalk was an old, proprietary communications protocol that was rather slow and inefficient, and in OS X 10.6 Apple removed it in place of more modern printing and networking protocols.… Read more
When we last discussed Toyota's 2010 4Runner, I was nitpicking a very silly gimmick called "Party Mode." Since then, the new model has been released and is available.
Starting with the basic SR5 model, the 4Runner's upper trim levels (Limited and Trail) head in two very different directions with two very different sets of suspension technologies.
The Limited features X-REAS, a sort of pneumatic sway bar system that links the dampers of each front wheel with the rear wheel on the opposite side of the vehicle. When the left side of the vehicle is compressed during, … Read more