Dragging an app to the trash on OS X does uninstall it, but often times files are left behind. These files can add up, taking up precious space on your machine. We have found 3 OS X apps that uninstall apps on OS X.
Apple has released an update to Aperture, which addresses a number of stability and performance issues with the program.
Apple has a couple of updates available for Aperture and ProKit for Snow Leopard systems.
Apple has released an update to Aperture, bringing the program to version 3.0.3. The 69.4MB update should be available through Software Update for those who have Aperture installed, but also can be downloaded at the update's webpage. The update addresses issues with repairing and rebuilding libraries, working with GPS track files, managing referenced files, Apple's face detection, managing adjustments and RAW fine tuning presets, and duplicating smart albums.
Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. Though utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our focus in this column is to bring you those tools that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems. This week we have updates for hardware monitoring and management utilities, as well as significant updates to drive and system maintenance utilities.
An ongoing issue with OS X 10.6.3 seems to corrupt graphics on external displays when you present in full screen with "mirrored" displays. The display will work and show the mirrored desktop in the Finder, but when applications take over use the display to show full-screen presentations, media, or other purposes, the graphics will garble and can only be fixed with a restart.
For all photographers and those managing RAW images, Apple has released another RAW compatibility update that extends the RAW format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '09 for a number of Canon, Olympus, and Sony cameras.
Apple has updated a couple of knowledgebase articles, one of which covers how to tackle problems with Mail connectivity in OS 10.6, and others that discuss the enabling of Magic Mice gestures and how to prevent a specific iMovie crash in OS 10.6.3.
Apple has made version 3.2.2 of their Xcode developer tools available for download.
MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by readers. This week, we have questions correcting crashes with applications, addressing bad blocks on hard drives, and methods for reinstalling a corrupt Apple-supplied driver.