OK, Pick up the Pace

Mac OS Sierra has been out about five months now. If your hardware supports it, you should install it.

Mac OS X 10.8.2 (updated)

The Apple engineers appear to have fixed the problem with Parental Controls in 10.8.2.

If you are running Mountain Lion, go to software update and make sure you have the latest updates installed.

Parents and Mac OS X 10.8

Don’t upgrade to Apple’s latest operating system, Mountain Lion, if you use parental controls on your Macintosh.

Saying goodbye to PowerPC apps and hello to Lion

Several months ago we talked about checking your running applications to ensure they would work with Lion, OS X 10.7, which no longer supports applications written for the older PowerPC processors.

That’s fine for the day-to-day applications you run all the time, but what about the programs you use once a blue moon? Well there’s a simple way to check those, too.

Finally, Quicken for Mac works

Intuit has released a second update for Quicken 2007 for the Macintosh. This update appears to have solved the bugs in the version of Quicken 2007 for Lion.

If you have been waiting to install Lion because you needed the features in Quicken, it is now safe to do so.

Mauled by Lion (Part II)

Will my software work?

I’ve had a number of questions about what software will / won’t work with the new Apple operating system, due out shortly.

If it uses PowerPC code, it won’t run. If it doesn’t use PowerPC code, it might run. Only your software vendor can tell for sure.

To tell if a program uses PowerPC code,

Mauled by Lion

Mac users who have stuck with Quicken 2007 are about to get mauled.

If you use Quicken 2007, run a Mac and plan to upgrade to the latest version of the operating system when it is released this month, export your Quicken data now.

The next release of Apple’s OS X operating system will scrap the Rosetta environment necessary to run programs designed for the older PowerPC-based computers on modern Intel-based Macs.