Just a reminder on how to print to a Canon Pro9000 via an Airport Extreme or a Time Capsule. This is actually tricky. You have to download the generic Canon IJ Printer (http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=182&modelid=12892#DownloadDetailAct) This has pretty tight requirements: * Mac OS X v10.5.3* Latest version of Airport firmware* Pro9000osxcp10120ej7.dmg which is the 10.1.2.0 version driver.
iPhone and iPod Touch Firmware 2.0.1 available
It is a 256MB download, so hope you have a fast connectionApple Releases iPhone Firmware 2.0.1 – Mac Rumors Not clear what has changed, but early claism are – Backup process for the iPhone is much faster.- Netshare still works- SMS typing faster Apple releases iPhone 2.0.1 Software Update – AppleInsider has a forum thread […]
Jailbreaking iPhone 3G with 2.0 firmware. Not!
_Be careful, I did this on my iPhone 3G and everything seemed to work, but the phone network doesn’t, so I’m restoring my iPhone now to vanilla 2.0. Too bad, I like Mac Pacman!_ “iClarified”:http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1558 has a tutorial for jailbreaking your iPhone 3G so that you can load all kinds of cool games. As if […]
Airport Firmware 7.3.2 Problems
Apple just release “7.3.2”:http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/timecapsuleandairportbasestation80211nfirmware732.html which is an update for the firmware and the airport utility running on Macs and Windows. Not clear what it has besides bug fixes. As with most Airport Extreme and Time Capsule fixes, it isn’t seemless. “Pokrface”:http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8300945231/m/726007513931 has problems with it hanging the access points. Going back to 7.3.1 fixed that […]
MacBook Air SuperDrive jammed and will not eject so shake it!
Hat tip to “TUAW”:http://www.tuaw.com/2008/06/24/mod-use-your-macbook-air-superdrive-on-any-machine/ apparently, “Tnkgrl”:http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/macbook-air-superdrive-for-all/ has figured out how to open up a Superdrive, replace a part and thus make it universally compatible with all computers. Great geekout. OTOH, why go to all the trouble :-)? The “photos”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/tnkgrl/sets/72157605790040071/ are really useful so you can disassemble it. The short version is the black bottom comes […]
Do Not Upgrade to your TomTom to 7.481
I just updated to the latest version of the firmware and now the TomTom hangs when search for a POI. “Tomtom Forums”:http://www.tomtomforums.com/showthread.php?s=85c58a2c63c0f09ae1ed4748c4fcfe4d&t=8710 reports lots of these problems. Basically, when searching a POI, it hangs on “Wait a moment…” amd then when you try to Find, you get a grey screen. The above was for the […]
Time Capsule and Airport Extreme Downgrade to 7.3 and MBA Problems
Well, many folks on “Apple’s discussion”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7026416 are talking about performance issues with 7.3.1. Like me, I now lose the connection to the Time Capsule drive and then Time Machine fails and looks for a password (which should be on the key chain). The other problem is slow network “speeds”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1477962&amp;tstart=-2 where folks are seeeing speed stuck […]
iPhone battery life
Jon has seen really short life on his iPhone. My own iPhone drained in literally two hours yesterday. Here is some advice from “Apple”:http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html on the problem: * You can look at Settings/Usage to see the “Time since last full charge” to get an idea of whether the thing is really charged up* Update to […]