Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Firefox Update Out!

A new Firefox update is out, version 3.0.5! It has improved security and stability in this update!

No official release notes have been released yet, but when they are I will post them here!

Transferring Media to BlackBerry Storm with a Mac

Well I am a Mac user even though I have XP installed on Boot Camp, I tend to be too lazy to try and boot up and do things that way. Besides all my music and pictures are on my Mac hard drive. While it is possible to just pop out your MicroSD card and use the converter and a card reader to put it on your computer, you can also send media through Bluetooth.

I found this to be extremely helpful when I just wanted to transfer one song over to my Storm without restarting or pulling the media card. However, there is a certain way you have to do it.

On your BlackBerry Storm, you have to go to the media app, highlight whatever kind of media you want to receive from your Mac. If you want music, highlight Music, then click “Receive Using Bluetooth”.

After that you can send it easily to your device!

Good Luck and have fun with your Storm!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Need a Christmas tree but not the mess?

OS X 10.5.6 is here!

Well today Apple has released an OS update that many have been waiting for! This update has many modifications to Apple's core programs, such as iCal, Mail, and Safari.

Here is a copy of the update notes directly from Apple

Products Affected

Mail, Mac OS X 10.5, iCal 3.x, MobileMe Sync, iChat, AirPort, Safari

What's new in this update?

Address Book

* Improves reliability of Address Book syncing with iPhone and other devices and applications.


* Improves the reliability of AirPort connections, including improvements when roaming in large wireless networks with an Intel-based Mac.

Client management

* Improves reliability of synchronizing files on a portable home directory.
* Fixes an issue in Mac OS X 10.5.4 and 10.5.5 in which managed users may not see printers that use the Generic PPD.
* Client computers that use UUID-based ByHost preferences now respect managed Screen Saver settings.


* Addresses an issue that could cause an encryption alert to appear in the chat window.
* Setting your iChat status to "invisible" via AppleScript no longer logs you out of iChat.
* Resolves an issue in which pasting text from a Microsoft Office document could insert an image rather than text.


* Includes general improvements to gaming performance.
* Includes graphics improvements for iChat, Cover Flow, Aperture, and iTunes.
* Includes fixes for possible graphics distortion issues with certain ATI graphics cards.


* Includes overall performance and reliability fixes.
* Improves Connection Doctor accuracy.
* Fixes an issue that could cause messages identified as junk to remain in the inbox.
* Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to append a character to the file extension of an attachment.
* Addresses an issue that could prevent Mail from quitting.
* Improves reliability when printing PDF attachments.


* Contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac automatically sync within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at me.com.


* Improves Apple File Service performance, especially when using a home directory hosted on an AFP server. Important: If you are using Mac OS X 10.5.6 (client) to connect to a Mac OS X Server 10.4-based server, it is strongly recommended that you update the server to Mac OS X Server version 10.4.11.
* Improves the performance and reliability of TCP connections.
* Improves reliability and performance for AT&T 3G cards.
* Updates the ssh Terminal command for compatibility with more ssh servers.


* Improves printing for the Adobe CS3 application suite.
* Improves printing for USB-based Brother and Canon printers.

Parental Controls

* Addresses an issue in which a parentally-controlled account could be unable to access the iTunes Store.
* Includes general fixes for time limits.
* Resolves an issue that prevented adding allowed websites from Safari via drag and drop.

Time Machine

* Fixes issues that could cause Time Machine to state the backup volume could not be found.
* Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.


* Improves compatibility with web proxy servers.


* Includes Mac OS X security improvements. See this website for more information.
* Addresses inaccuracies with Calculator when the Mac OS X language is set to German or Swiss German.
* Improves the performance and reliability of Chess.
* Improves DVD Player performance and reliability.
* Performance improvements for iCal are included.
* Fixes an issue when running the New iCal Events Automator action as an applet.
* Adds a Trackpad System Preference pane for portable Macs.
* Improves compatibility with smart cards such as the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card.
* Updates time zone data and Daylight Saving Time rules for several countries.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

BlackBerry Storm OTA Updates!

Well the new Storm update has been available for about a week now and it is awesome! It fixed a lot of little bugs like the sometimes temperamental accelerometer. You can download it now over the air.

To access this go to Options ->Advanced Options -> Wireless Upgrade

Wireless Upgrade is at the very bottom of the Advanced Options List, however if you are like me, it initially does not show.

There is a fix for this though!

To make it appear you need to go to Options -> Advanced Options -> Service Book

Then HIGHLIGHT Provisioning [OTASL]

While highlighted, click the BlackBerry button to pull up the menu

Now go to Delete, when it asks are you sure, click Delete

Now hit the Blackberry Button again and click Undelete

For some the Upgrade now appears, however I had to do a reboot and it was there!

Hope that helps solve the confusion of the OTA update!

BlackBerry Storm Tips

Well so far I have found many useful tips for the new BlackBerry Storm, so I’m going to begin posting these as I find them out!