Apple rolled out Java security updates for OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3 on Tuesday that address several potential vulnerabilities including one that could allow attackers to run malicious code on your Mac simply by visiting a website.
Apple updated iPhoto for the Mac on Thursday. The patch notes for version 9.2.3 include the popular, yet unspecific, “improves overall stability” note, as well as a fix for an issue, “that could cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly on systems with multiple user accounts.
Frustrated with how the notes you create on your iPhone show up in your Inbox in Apple Mail? Well, be frustrated no more. There’s a way to turn those off, and if you take a lot of notes, doing so will really clean things up. Here’s how you do it.
Fear not, Snow Leopard users; Apple has not forgotten about you. Apple Software Installer Update 1.0, released by Apple late Monday, is a bug fix for for Apple’s previous operating system that “addresses an issue that may prevent certain Apple software from installing.”
When Mail tries to autofill e-mail recipient addresses, a potential problem is that it doesn’t know when one you’ve used in the past is incorrect or no longer useful. Just because you contacted Eddie Bauer’s customer service seven years ago doesn’t mean you want that address as a choice when you’re trying to e-mail your friend Eddie. We can sort through and remove those old or invalid addresses pretty easily and quickly, though, so what Mail has created, let us now put asunder. Or something.
Do you often switch between Reply and Reply All in Apple Mail? Mac Geek Gab listener Scout sends in a great tip for Apple Mail that will save time when replying to emails.
There’s nothing that Melissa Holt finds quite so ugly in her e-mails as long URLs. We know, we know, that isn’t a very big problem to have. Still, it’s good to know how to format things in a more attractive and professional way, so in this tip, she’ll be covering how to add cleaned-up HTML links to your messages. It’ll make you look impressive—trust us.
Being able to take screen shots on the Mac is a very useful skill—it’s a great way to send someone an error message you’re getting or to save any kind of information for later perusal. Most of you are probably familiar with the most common keyboard shortcuts for taking screen shots, but are you aware of how many options you have with them by just adding a few modifier keys? Well, that’s what we’re going to cover today with TMO’s Melissa Holt. No punch or pie will be served.
Have you ever wanted to automatically show more information about items in a folder? Have you ever needed to be able to see the dimensions for an image file right on your Desktop, for example? No? Well then, fine. Alas, you can’t stop Melissa Holt from writing about whatever she wants to, and she’s feeling feisty today. Thus, she’s going to instruct us on how to do those very things, whether we like it or not.
Apple released Security Update 2012-001 version 1.1 late on Friday for Snow Leopard users. The new version of security update replaces the one Apple released on Wednesday, and the cryptic release notes only state that it is “recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X,” although it seems likely it actually fixes odd errors some Snow Leopard users were experiencing after installing the version.
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