Apple releases Aperture 3.2.2 Update to fix Photo Stream Bug

Apple Fixes Photo Stream Bug With Aperture 3.2.2 Update

Apple has issued an update to Aperture today which fixes a Photo Stream bug that prevented new images from automatically importing into your library once it had reached 1,000 images. Despite being such a minor fix, however, the update weighs in at a whopping 551 MB.

If you’ve experienced this bug and you have photos missing from your library, Apple also provides a tip for recovering them:

  1. Update to Aperture 3.2.2.
  2. After the update is complete, open Aperture and hold down the Command and Option keys until the Library First-Aid window appears.
  3. Choose the Repair Database option and click the Repair button.
  4. When Aperture reopens after the repair has completed, the missing images will be visible again.

Aperture 3.2.2 is now available to download from the Mac App Store.

What’s New in Version 3.2.2

This update resolves an issue that could prevent auto-imported Photo Stream images from being displayed in the library after your Photo Stream hits 1,000 images.

The update is recommended for all users of Aperture 3.

iFixit iPad 2 Teardown Reveals Big Battery, Tiny Logicboard

copied from cultofmac.com

Remember when logicboards were one of the biggest components of a computer? Not any more.

An iFixit teardown of the iPad 2 reveals a logicboard the size of a couple of matchbooks. By contrast, the three batteries consume almost all the interior space.

The teardown  can be found on the iFixit site.

The iPad 2 isn’t easy to open, iFixit says: it’s sealed with a ton of glue.

Here’s a couple more shots of the internals:

iFixit: And just like that, it’s open. No clips, just tons of glue. As much as we hated trying to remove the clips in the original iPad, this much adhesive is even more of a pain. Be ready to crack your front panel if you dare open it! We’ll be investigating the best way to get inside over the next few weeks.

iFixit: “Lifting off the LCD exposes iPad 2′s battery. This is a 3.8V, 25 watt-hour unit. That’s just a hair more than the original iPad’s 24.8 watt-hours, so any improved battery performance can be attributed to software and other hardware improvements.”

Mac App Store update helps to prevent unwanted purchases

Those of you who have purchased apps on the Mac App store over the past few days, will have noticed that Apple delivered a small but welcome tweak to the Mac App Store. Apple Has included a step In the purchase process in the form of a window that pops up when you click “Purchase” , asking you to confirm your decision.

For those of you who’s credit card has been charged due to an unfortunate click of a button, you’ll find this to be a great addition to protect you random clicking accidents. For those of you who have never purchased an app by accident, this will simply be an irritant that doubles the clicking required to actually get the app you want.

If you belong in the second group, then unfortunately you will just have to get used to it, since the Mac App Store doesn’t allow you to toggle the purchase confirmation off, as in the iOS App Store.

What do you think? Is this a good idea or not?

iFixit gets an iPad app!

If you have ever needed any help with your iDevice then you will know that the best site to visit is iFixit.com Now they have have just released a new iPad app that aims to be a free, easily-referenced glossary for their healthy library of open source self-repair manuals for every gadget under the sun: from the first generation iPod to the new, nigh-un-self-serviceable MacBook Air.

Even if you don’t need help right now then I would still download the App!

New Skype update not working on all Macs.

If you’re a regular user of Skype then you might want to wait with the latest update, as several Mac owners have reported problems, especially the owners of the new MacBook Air are having difficulties with getting Skype version 2.8.x to play nice with their brand new product.

While it is still uncertain exactly what is causing the problem, the symptoms seem to be the same on all devices. When you first open Skype, the login phase never fully resolves itself. Instead, users find themselves stuck staring at the login window until they quit the app.

The problem does not seem to be hardware related, since Skype works fine under Windows both through boot camp, as well as virtual machines such as Parallels and VMware, in other words so far it seems like this is a Mac-specific bug.

Luckily, the problem isn’t universal across all Skype for Mac builds: if you want working Skype on your Mac, the fix is as simple as rolling yourself back to Skype 2.7.0.330. Let’s hope Skype or Apple gets to the bottom of this soon, we will definitely keep you updated on any changes or progress made.