ArchiOffice “Save As…” Prompt After Installing Mac OS X Java Update

ArchiOffice “Save As…” Prompt After Installing Mac OS X Java Update

I’ve discovered some unusual ArchiOffice launch behavior after performing Apple Software Updates last night. I believe the specific update that affected ArchiOffice was Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 (released 11/8/11). For every user in this SF office, launching ArchiOffice shows a verification window, followed by a Save As… dialog prompting you to save ArchiOffice 2011.app....

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Mac Malware “MACDefender” Unleashed

Mac Malware “MACDefender” Unleashed

There is a malware exploit called MACDefender that is currently targeting Mac workstations. It poses as AntiVirus software, claiming that you have a virus and the only wait to remove it is to provide your credit card information. It exploits Safari’s preference to open “Safe” files after downloading. You can read more about it...

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iPad 2 Coming in April, So Should I Wait?

iPad 2 Coming in April, So Should I Wait?

The iPad 2 is expected to be released in early April 2011! Should I wait to get Apple's latest greatest toy? Or should I go ahead and just get the original iPad now? Decision making and info about the iPad 2 differences ahead.

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Powerpoint Presenter’s View on the Wrong Display

Powerpoint Presenter’s View on the Wrong Display

Suppose you’re trying to run a Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 slide show on your Mac, but the Presenter’s View with all your notes shows up on the projector, while the actual slide show is on your laptop. Here’s how to switch them: Within PowerPoint, click in the menu bar: Slide Show > Set Up Show… Click the Screen… button. Note that this only works while your laptop is...

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How to Safely Install iPhone Updates

How to Safely Install iPhone Updates

I’m restoring my iPhone right now. Again. I bricked it while trying to install the 2.2 software update. The worst part is, I know the correct way to install updates! I just always forget or I’m too lazy to bother. And now I’m paying for my mistake, restoring my iPhone. 5 minutes of prevention would have saved me an hour’s work. You can learn from my mistakes. You see, I...

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