When trying to partition and format various USB hard drives, a number of users are getting errors in Disk Utility that states "Disk Erase failed with the error: POSIX reports: The operation couldn't be completed. Cannot allocate memory".
You can fix the inability to move files to the OS X trash by adjusting file permissions settings.
RIM will soon update the BlackBerry PlayBook with components necessary to run Android applications. We speak to RIM's CTO of software about how this was achieved and when to expect the Android Player.
While you can manually enter the commands to edit files in Terminal editors, in OS X you can set up a service to open files in a desired terminal editor from the Finder's contextual menu.
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What happened to the bounce option in OS X Mail, and what are unexpected ACLs and .DS_Store files in OS X? Here we answer these and other questions from MacFixIt readers.
Apple details security enhancements in Mac OS X 10.4.1
Here is a fun approach for automatically changing Safari's downloads folder to an external drive that uses AppleScript. If you like scripting on a Mac then this may be for you.
Users with external hard drives or other storage devices may run into problems accessing files on these devices, especially when attempting to delete files that are reported by Mac OS X to be "locked".
The home folder permissions in OS X are set up in such a way as to provide you access to your files, but only allow other users to see certain shared folders in your account. Every now and then people will come across situations where the home folder permissions are not working properly, and sometimes this can prevent them from logging in to their account and accessing files.