Thursday, April 14, 2011

Danger - Back up your iCal

This just in: a client reported that when she cancelled her MobileMe account, which synchronizes and backs up your calendars to the "cloud," all of her calendar files ON HER MAC were also deleted. Apple has been non-responsive.

A TimeMachine backup would let you recover them, but this little screwup on Apple's part could cost you YEARS of your appointment history if you don't have such a backup. It's not known if this affects all versions of iCal, but it certainly affected her Snow Leopard (10.6) version.

It also wouldn't hurt if you went to the File menu in iCal and chose Export, Calendar Archive and saved that in Documents periodically.

Nobody expected this until it happened.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fix for MB Air freezing problems

The latest MacBook Air, which I have, has developed problems with iTunes making the Mac freeze up after the 10.6.7 update. My update went fine for a few days, but then I also developed the problem.

Fortunately, Apple is on top of this, with a supplemental update.

I am about to install this but it will take a few days to know if it worked as promised. Posters to Macintouch have stated that it fixed their problem.

This affects ONLY Air users running 10.6.7. No word of problems with the newest generation of MacBook Pro models.