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Odds and Ends: Apparent Citibank hoax; Amplitube plug-in can crash Digital Performer

Odds and Ends: Apparent Citibank hoax; Amplitube plug-in can crash Digital Performer

Apparent Citibank hoax MacFixIt reader J. Don Book alerts us to an apparent hoax intent on collecting Citibank members' account information. The hoax comes in the form of an e-mail reading:

"Dear Citibank Member: This email was sent by the Citibank server to verify your E-mail address. You must complete this process by clicking on the link below and entering in the small window your Citibank ATM/Debit Card number and PIN that you use on ATM.

"This is done for your protection - because some of our members no longer have access to their email addresses and we must verify it. To verify your E-mail address and access your bank account, click on the link below..."

Amplitube plug-in can crash Digital Performer MacFixIt reader Richard describes a problem with the "Amplitube" plug-in for Digital Performer, for which we are seeking confirmation "I?ve been having continuous problems with IK Multimedia?s Amplitube AU plug-in working with Digital Performer 4.12 and a dual 2Ghz G5, 1.5 gigs Ram. Two main problems are:

"A regularly occurring, low volume, 'Demo Mode' style buzz, even after proper authorization. And constant crashing of DP when working with the Amplitube AU plug-in. Double clicking the plug-in on a channel insert, trying to move it from one channel to another, etc will cause an instant crash around 60-75% of the time, with Amplitube occupying the top 5-10 spots in the crash log. Another of their products that I use, T-Racks AU plug-in, works with occasional problems. This could be an issue with DP?s implementation it?s AU requirements. If I remove the IK?s AU plug-ins, DP doesn?t crash.

"I was having a third problem with Amplitube- kernel panics when quitting DP. I was instructed to switch my G5?s energy setting from Automatic to Highest, and that has stopped the KP?s. I originally had the proper setting, but after an OS update, it resorted to the default ?Automatic? setting without my knowledge. I have manually uninstalled, re-downloaded and installed the latest Amplitube AU plug-in from IK?s website. I also have rebuilt permissions several times, but it still crashes."


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