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TIP: USB 3 Ethernet gets around Thunderbolt problem with Windows Boot Camp

Two readers report no success with previous suggestions about problems with Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters running under Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp. One reader provided additional information, while Kim Bliss got around the problem by using a USB 3.0 adapter instead of Apple's Thunderbolt…

OS 9 emulator works in Mavericks

Two readers report success with running the SheepShaver/Chubby Bunny OS 9 emulation software in OS X Mavericks. The bundle (preconfigured with OS 9) enables the old pre-Intel Mac OS 9 ("Classic") applications to run on OS X Intel Macs. The current build was updated for OS X Mountain Lion last fall by Jon Gardner.…


Office for iPad a pricy alternative to competitors

Microsoft released Office for iPad last week to ovations by reviewers praising its interface and usability. But to call it "free," as some in the press have, justifies incredulity. The fact is, Office for iPad is the most expensive way to work with Office docs on an iOS device…


TIP: Two workarounds to Mavericks -36 errors, nsmb.conf and POSIX permissions

Jochen Lannig sent us two different workarounds to the problem of - 36 errors with Mavericks 10.9.2 copying files to OS X Server 3.0.2. The first involves creating or editing an nsmb.conf file to force the use of the SMB1 protocol. The second is to use only POSIX permissions (not ACLs) to share…

TIP: Another Workaround to Boot Camp Thunderbolt problem

Two readers responded to our reports about problems with Thunderbolt devices not being recognized by Windows 8 running with Boot Camp on a Mac. One reader shared a workaround, while another said that an Apple workaround we reported didn't work. Wolfgang Hoepfner in Berlin, Germany, provided the workaround:…


Office for iPad due during Macworld Expo

Reuters reports that Microsoft may release Office for iPad on March 27, the first day of the Macworld Expo show. Reuters quoted an unnamed source saying that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella would make the announcement in San Francisco, the location of Macworld Expo. This would be Nadella's first major…

With Mac version, Microsoft OneNote syncs on all major platforms

This week Microsoft released a Mac version of OneNote, the popular cross-platform note-taking application. OneNote can be synced between Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and tablet devices, all via Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service. The Mac version, however, does not have all the features of the Windows…


TIP: "Prevent App Nap" may fix Outlook massive email duplication in Mavericks

Bob Menna, who previously reported massive duplication of email with Outlook 2001 in Mavericks 10.9.2, thinks he has found a fix. This is the problem where Outlook creates hundreds or thousands of duplicate emails. Menna's fix is to check the Prevent App Nap box in Outlook's Get Info window…

Apple drops support for Windows 7 in new Mac Pro

The new Mac Pro will only allow Windows 8 or later to be installed with Boot Camp. Apple updated its System Requirements for Boot Camp page to list Windows 8 as the only supported Windows OS for the Mac Pro Late 2013. A blog post from Twocanoes Software shows a screen shot of the Mac Pro's Boot Camp Assistant…


Turning off SMB for OS X Server 36 error, and DS_store files

Timon Royer is another reader experiencing -36 errors when Macs try to access Mavericks Server using SMB. Responding to our suggestion to turn off SMB to force Macs to connect with AFP, Royer points out a need to turn off SMB on the server in two different places. He also wonders if his IPv6 configuration…


Outlook massive mail duplication continues with OS X 10.9.2

Bob Menna reports that the Mavericks 10.9.2 update has not fixed the problem with Outlook for Mac downloading hundreds or thousands of duplicate emails. He is also having an issue where he repeatedly must enter a password. Menna wrote: I am having…


More on OS X Server 10.9.2 error -36 and new iMessage problem

Paul Roderer's Macs are having the previously reported problem of not being able to copy files to OS X Server using SMB after updating the server to OS X 10.9.2 and Server 3.0.2. He also discovered that the Server-hosed iMessage service no longer works after the update: We're getting Error 36…

TIP: Workaround for Outlook can't open private event

MacWindows Forum user Williamjacobs offers in a workaround for a problem not being able to open your own private calendar events in Outlook Mac. He says this happens if you share your own calendar folder. If you do, you can remove the shared calendar from view and recreate the events in the personal calendar. Read more and post a comment in the MacWindows Forum.…


TIP: Workaround for Mavericks ACL permission bug

Jared Hendrickson followed up his report from yesterday about Mavericks breaking ACL permissions of shared folders in Active Directory. Unbinding the Macs from Active Directory was the only way to prevent corruptions of permission. Today, he reports a new workaround that allows the Macs remain bound…

TIP: Workaround for iOS 7 timeout with Exchange

Spencer Hall in the United Kingdom reported a workaround for a problem with iPhones running iOS 7 being unable to sync with Exchange Server, which will time out. He found that limiting the number of email messages in the Sent and Inbox folders to below 250 prevents the problem. Hall reports:…


Mavericks breaks ACLs in Active Directory, 10.9.2 made it worse

Jared Hendrickson reports that OS X 10.9.2 made file sharing worse on his Active Directory network. Mavericks bound to Active Directory broke ACL permissions when the permissions are viewed from the Mac. (Apple acknowledges this in a tech article.) Hendrickson found a workaround, but it stopped…

Acronis Access provides mobile IT file sharing and syncing

Acronis introduced Acronis Access, a new solution for file sharing and secure syncing of mobile devices with file servers and computers. Acronis Access enables content to be accessed from file servers, NAS, SharePoint, and personal devices, and shared with internal and external constituents. The…


Reader reports slow MS DFS access with Mavericks

Gert Goos is having a problem with slow OS X Mavericks connections to Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) servers: With DFS we have another problem. Since Mavericks, it is very slow until the folders under the DFS links are shown in Finder. This happens when many users are active...…

Mavericks, InDesign issue with 2nd display

Tina from Denmark wrote to describe a problem she was having accessing InDesign files on a server after updating her Mac to OS X Mavericks. When she disconnected her second monitor, the problem disappeared. She writes: I have big problems with my Adobe InDesign and Mavericks. I downloaded Mavericks…



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