Archive for the 'Mac Tech Support' Category


Apple Macbook pro and other wireless fixes

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Do you remember the big bruhaha a month or so back about the “apple wireless vulnerability” that everybody picked apart because in the video taped demonstration they used a third party card…. EVEN though the demonstrators stated that the same vulnerability existed in Apple’s own driver some on the internet tore one reporter up over [...]

Microsoft Update day for September…. AND Flash… AND Apple

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Yesterday, of course, Microsoft released it’s monthly patches. I found the Windows update site to be painfully slow (and in some cases unresponsive.) It wasn’t quite a huge update day by recent standards, but here’s the summary…. Incidents.org has a nice chart showing the two re-released patches (one is actually re-re-released…) They are MS06-040 (server [...]

Codeweavers releases beta of Windows compatibility software for Apple Mac OS X

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Yesterday codeweavers announced a beta release of their Crossover Office product geared towards Apple Mac OS X users. The software will allow certain windows applications to run on top of Apple’s operating system. They’re of course, seeking feedback and suggestions for what direction to take the project. This is based on the wine project, codeweavers [...]

Apple next with 1.8 million laptop battery recall

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

A bit over a week ago Dell had a massive recall announced for potentially hazardous laptop computer battery issues. (Flaming laptops.) Now, it’s Apple’s turn. It seems as though Sony is the common supplier for both issues. The BBC has an overview here. Here’s a link at Apple’s site giving more information on getting a [...]

But it’s brand new, how could it have so many updates?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

This morning I was doing a fresh install of Windows XP SP2 into a Virtual Machine. So far, things are fine I went through windowsupdate and found 3 updates the first time, then rebooted and hit windowsupdate again to see 55 updates available. A lot of times when I set up a new pc for [...]

Mac Wireless driver Security vulnerability revisited

Friday, August 18th, 2006

A couple weeks ago the hot story was about the demonstration of a vulnerability in a 3rd party wireless card driver on a Mac. The individuals that demonstrated the vulnerability (in a video taped presentation) also claimed that many wireless drivers were vulnerable to this same flaw and it included the MacBook native drivers (among [...]

HDR – High Dynamic Range – Images under linux

Monday, August 7th, 2006

HDR – recently I heard someone talking about this with regards to digital imaging. The idea is that you have three identical images (landscapes) taken from a stationary (tripod) camera. The only difference is the exposure times vary. Together you can blend them to create a more impressive final picture. Yes, I just talked about [...]

Firefox 1.5.0.6 is out

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

That was a quick turn around…. It appears as though some of the multimedia streaming issues were severe enough to require a quick turnaround for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.6 Sans had the initial heads up…. But it looks as though it’s now officially out (and labeled as a stability update.) Download page.    Send article as [...]

Wireless Driver Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

There are a couple notes to pass along with regards to some pretty serious vulnerabilities in various wireless network adapter drivers. First, Sans has information on some Intel Centrino updates that resolve some vulnerabilities that would affect the Windows Centrino driver and the ProSet management software. F-secure chimes in on this noting that the download [...]

New site domain www.computerrepairasheville.com

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Just by way of information….. I’ve seperated out the www.computerrepairasheville.com and www.ashevillecomputerhelp.com domains now to point to a seperate web site with the main goal of simplifying and clarifying my computer services in the Asheville, NC area. I’ll keep the brief page on this site that gives an overview, but the new computerrepairasheville.com domain will [...]

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