Adam on Apple

Photobooth should make a custom Preview icon

I didn’t really notice until I upgraded to a new larger monitor a few months ago that the icon for Apple’s Preview application is of a young child holding up a fish. Cue instant revulsion — I don’t like children randomly showing up in iconography that does not directly relate to children. So I jumped […]

Safari 3 out of beta for 10.4 and Windows

The OSX 10.4.11 update brings the final version of Safari 3 [minus webclips!] to Tiger users, and if you have the Windows beta installed, Apple Software Update will offer you Safari 3 for Windows, as well. It doesn’t seem to be available for Windows on apple.com, yet.

Fixed Wacky Leopard Bug #2, sorta

So, I think I fixed Wacky Leopard Bug #2, or, at least, the symptoms of it. The fix turned out to be simpler than I expected, as I simply had to reset the Keychain according to Apple’s instructions. Honestly, I’m not sure what this did or why the old keychain wouldn’t work, but in this […]

Wacky Leopard Bug #2: Missing Keychain file after upgrade

I updated my old Powerbook [previously running Tiger] to Leopard yesterday. Simple upgrade: backed the entire drive up to the backup partition, dropped Leopard in, ran the Upgrade Mac OS X install, and walked away for an hour and a half while it chugged. It booted up fine, I installed the available software upgrades — […]

Leopard should have Time Machine stickers

As with most [all?] Apple products, Leopard had a couple Apple logo stickers in the box. I’ve never used one of these … the products have the logo on it already, and I don’t see the need to plaster Apple logos on other things I own just to show that I’m an Apple Whore. Instead […]

Wacky Leopard Bug #1: Duplicate Hard Drives in Finder

Several times an external [USB] hard drive has accidentally become disconnected without ejecting it [wheelychair + loose cord == oops], and both times I end up with two instances of my main hard drive in the Finder [but not on my desktop.] Both of them function just fine, but they don’t go away if you […]

“Deep Sleep” on MacBook Pros

My MacBook Pro has an “alleged” deep sleep mode. I say alleged, because the sleeping part of it seems to be SO DEEP that it never ever wants to wake up. I like to sleep, too, so I empathize a little bit with Lord when he never wants to wake up, but eventually, I need […]