MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt in which we answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting many questions from our readers, and we hope to share our correspondence so everyone may benefit from and contribute to them. This week we have questions about application names being announced on launch, managing the boot chime volume, and properly implementing Web exports from iPhoto and Aperture.… Read more
We have implemented a new feature to MacFixIt, which we hope everyone finds useful. In order to keep articles about ongoing problems with Macs available for everyone to read, we have put together a small "MacFixIt Ongoing Issues" section for the site.… Read more
Even though just about everyone uses Web-based e-mail accounts these days, the desktop-based e-mail client is definitely not dead. Mozilla Thunderbird is a solid desktop client for Mac that works well as an Entourage replacement (with the right plug-ins) and is a powerful tool for managing archives and Web mail offline. Bring your e-mail back to your desktop with this free software from Mozilla.
Also this week, we have the latest update for MacJournal, an intuitive program for those who like to keep a daily journal, take notes for classes or meetings, or update their blog. Our game this week … Read more
Apple has released version 3.0.1 of Aperture, only recently after the initial 3.0 version was released. This update improves on a number of features in Aperture 3.0, including importing and upgrading libraries from previous versions of Aperture and iPhoto.… Read more
There have been a number of reports in recent months claiming an easy way to clean your keyboard is to run it through the dishwasher. A few MacFixIt readers have asked questions about these reports, and have wondered if they should try it. Though we cannot recommend this method of cleaning for everyone, it may be a last resort for some keyboards. Even so, there are a few cautions you should be aware of in doing this, especially since without observing them you may end up with a clean but broken keyboard.… Read more
Mozilla has officially decided that the next major version of Firefox will require at least Mac OS X 10.5 when running on Apple computers.
"We believe a Mac OS X 10.5 minimum will allow us to provide the best experience possible to our users," Mozilla Mac programmer Josh Aas said Tuesday in a mailing list announcement. Firefox is built on a browser engine called Gecko, and the upcoming version 1.9.3 will have technology for Mac OS X 10.4 and before removed, he said.
The recently released Firefox 3.6 works on Mac OS … Read more
By now, just about everyone has heard of Chatroulette, the site where perfect strangers from anywhere in the world can interact with each other via Webcam. But how many people--outside of France and Quebec, at least--realized that in French, "chatroulette" means "catroulette?"
Becca Laurie and Andy Silva, two 24-year-old music industry professionals from Brooklyn did. And about a week and a half ago, the couple launched Catroulette: A site chock full of screen grabs of their cat Duck holding court on Chatroulette.
By now, having been called out on Perez Hilton's Twitter and on Boing … Read more