When you run a Java application on Snow Leopard, the 64-bit Java is used by default. This might be problematic when you run some older applications. We ran to this problem earlier when a user tried to activate his Matlab license. The message he got is There was an unexpected
MacHeist offers their nanoBundle for free today. Originally priced at $154 and it’s now free for a limited time. The bundle includes the following 6 apps: ShoveBox “Catch all the little scraps of information that you can’t immediately act on, but don’t want to forget. ShoveBox sits up in your
We just got some new Mac Minis last week. I helped one user to set one up with a Dell 30″ monitor. We used the included Mini-DVI to DVI adapter to connect the Mac Mini and the monitor. When the machine was up and running, we found that the maximum
Snow Leopard is out today. If you are considering upgrading to it, the first thing you need to know is that all the software for PowerPC are not working any more. There are some other Intel based software which are not compatible. For a complete list of those incompatible software,
I worked on an Open Directory problem on a Leopard server for 5 hours straight yesterday. With the help of an Apple’s consultant, the system is finally fixed. The computer setup is like this. We have two Leopard servers, one is the Open Directory Master (ODM), the other works as
I encountered some mkv files that play poorly under Mac OS X using VLC media player, the sound is OK though. The video codec is avc1. I tried to fix the problem by going to Preferences and change Video Output Module, but that didn’t help. The VLC player version is
My MacBook has been acting strange during the holidays. I wanted to run some diagnostic tests on it. There is a program called TechTool Deluxe that came with the AppleCare protection. However, I couldn’t find where I put the installation media. A bit of googling, I found that Apple is
I helped one user to solve a strange network preference problem today. The machine is a Macbook Pro running 10.4.11. According to the user, after he updated it with the 2008-006 patch from Apple, he started to get this message whenever he clicks on the Network preference in System Preferences.