Some users are experiencing an issue with iTunes 10, generally after restoring from a Time Machine backup or upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6, where their music library is not viewable in the iTunes window. Though the music is not viewable, the files are still located on their drive.… Read more
Apple's latest graphics update brought a number of speed improvements to the graphics drivers, especially for games, but a few people have reported a couple of problems after installing them. One is a minor flicker on some Mac displays, and another is some sites that issue videos through Flash, specifically those at Gametrailers.com, are not working properly.
The Mac screen flickering is an intermittent issue, and has been reported to happen on iMac and MacBook Pro systems. It also seems to happen randomly for affected people.
This issue is not shared among all people with the same system, … Read more
Apple has released Snow Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 to solve specific issues regarding frame rates in Portal and Team Fortress 2 on certain Macs, as well as issues that could cause StarCraft II or Aperture 3 to quit unexpectedly or become unresponsive. … Read more
Apple has released an update to OS X that is specifically for the newly released iMac systems. The update addresses some graphical anomalies that occur in the new systems with the current version of OS X 10.6.4, and also fixes some compatibility issues with reading SDXC memory cards.… Read more
The PowerMac G5 was the first system developed by Apple that came with a liquid cooling mechanism for the models with higher-clocked dual PowerPC chips. In most systems, this cooling system worked well. To this day, my system has not shown any problems; however, some systems had an issue where coolant leaked, causing corrosion and shorting out mainboard components.… Read more
After updating to OS X 10.6.4, a number of people are experiencing an error where Apple's Mail email client will not open. When the application is launched, a message stating "Mail version 4.3 (1081/1078) cannot be used on Mac OS X Version 10.6.4" is displayed and the program shuts down.… Read more
A few people have commented that their speakers have stopped working after updating to OS X 10.6.4. Some people have had this happen for USB-audio devices like the Apple Pro speakers, and others have had the internal speakers stop working.… Read more
Apparently Apple included an older version of Adobe's Flash Player plugin with the latest Mac OS X 10.6.4 update. The version Apple supplies is 10.0.45.2, whereas the latest version from Adobe is 10.1.53.64. While most people will not experience much difference in terms of performance, there could be some stability or compatibility differences that a few people may notice. More importantly, the version included with OS 10.6.4 is one that is subject to some recently uncovered (and subsequently patched) security vulnerabilities.… Read more
A number of people who use Apple's "Mail" email client have installed the WideMail plugin to give an alternate message layout with the message list and message body being side-by-side, which is more appealing for wide-screen displays. After updating to 10.6.4, some of these people have found a couple of problems associated with Mail. The first is that the plugin no longer seems to work, and secondly the Mail subject line is blank in the message browser.… Read more
Apple has released the much anticipated OS X 10.6.4 update. This update addresses a number of specific issues with the OS, including compatibility with Adobe CS3, SMB networking, VPN connections, and trackpad issues on MacBook systems.… Read more