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How To Change the Default Browser on Mac with Chrome Canary and Chrome

In Apple, Fix It, General, Google, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Software by Michael Sheehan5 Comments

Google recently released a 64-bit version of its browser, Chrome Canary. If you want what Google calls “the bleeding edge of the web” type of browser, you can download and install Google Chrome Canary for Mac (or Windows).  It has the latest features and is targeted towards early adopters, developers and the like. I had been using the beta channel (and dev channels) for my “regular” version of Chrome on my Mac, but I wanted to test out the 64-bit version of the browser as it was supposed to be “faster.” However, I ran into an issue. Since I already …

How To Fix Adobe Fireworks Hanging After Launch on MacOS

In Apple, Fix It, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Software by Michael Sheehan7 Comments

Adobe Fireworks is the lifeblood of many web developers, artists and bloggers so when it stops running, I envision all of these groups running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Recently, I ran into an issue where when I launched Fireworks, it would run through the splash screen, loading extensions and the like but then hang, once it came to drawing the panes and panels of the actual application. My blogging workflow pretty much came to a standstill and I had to resort to other resources to create images. So, I started digging around to see if I …

HTD’s Tech News Snippets – July 22, 2010 (Flipboard, Google Voice, Router Hacks, Safari, AT&T & Twitter)

In Apple, Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, Google, Hardware, iPad, Mobile, Opinion, Security, Social Networking, Software, Tech News, Twitter by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Some really interesting news floated by today. Flipboard is a pretty interesting iPad app. Be sure to check it out. But you may have some issues hooking up your Twitter and/or Facebook feeds. I’m still waiting…and waiting…and waiting for Google Voice to be approved. Is your home router hackable? Be sure to read the article and visit your router vendor’s site to see if they have a patch for your router. Beware of autofills on your router, especially Safari. And if you are in SF, your connection may soon get better. Lastly, you really should take a look at the …

Fix It: Safari 4 Beta Crash on Startup – Plug-in Issue

In Apple, Fix It, General, Software by Michael Sheehan32 Comments

Today Apple released a beta version of Safari for both Macs and Pc’s. I was very eager to try it out especially to see if it truly is “the world’s fastest web browser.” Also intriguing is the “coverflow-esque” feature, an eye candy pleaser. I downloaded the Mac-version beta from Apple and fired up the installer without much further thought. The install was normal and seemed to go without a hitch. Note: you are prompted to restart your Mac after the install so be sure that you save all your docs, etc. Fix It: Safari 4 Beta Crash on Startup – …

HTD Tech Tip #7: Fix Broken Firefox Toolbars

In Fix It, General, HTD Tech Tip, Software by Michael Sheehan10 Comments

Today I ran into a rather odd issue. All of a sudden, all of my Firefox buttons that were from 3rd party plugins were missing and could not be added via the “customize” option. Very weird! I did a quick amount of research and saw that other manifestations could include: Bookmarks not saving properly Size and position of the browser windows are not “remembered” on next restart Strange toolbar behavior when relaunching (e.g., changes being lost) HTD Tech Tip #7: Fix Broken Firefox Toolbars was last modified: November 19th, 2009 by Michael Sheehan