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All posts tagged "compatibility"


Monday, June 27, 2011

Is Your Software Compatible With Lion?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/160...l#lsrc.rss_main

"At the risk of beating a dead chestnut, I've received several inquiries regarding applications and their likely (or assured) compatibility with Lion. Rather than chew up precious email bits and forum threads, let's wrap up this 'Will my applications run under Lion or not?' package with a colorful bow."

This is a quick run through so you can determine if your current software is going to be compatible with the upcoming Lion version of OS X. Basically, if you have any Power PC programs you need to start looking for something to replace them, or upgrade them to the Intel version if that is an option. Yes, Apple is forcing your hand but is that necessarily a bad thing? What are your thoughts?


Monday, March 1, 2010

Digital Camera Raw Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/146...l?lsrc=rss_news

"Apple has released Digital Camera Raw update 3.1, which renders both Aperture 3 and iPhoto '09 compatible with eleven new camera from seven different manufacturers."

Apple posted this update last week, and it adds compatibility with several cameras.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Snow Leopard Incompatibility Issues

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-1...subj=News-Apple

"Apple's $29 operating-system upgrade, Snow Leopard, is for most users a straightforward and worthwhile upgrade. But some are regretting their haste in upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6. Little incompatibilities with existing apps are causing headaches and slowing down work flow."

As with any upgrade, there will be some problems to sort out. Major programs such as iTunes, Firefox, Photoshop and the like all seem to work fine, but users are experiencing problems with some of the smaller programs they have become accustomed to working with on a daily basis. Curious on just what isn't working well with Snow Leopard? Head on over to the compatibility wiki and find out!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

CS3, Will it Work With Snow Leopard?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/08/adobe-cs3/

"Apple's next-generation operating system Mac OS X Snow Leopard is two days away, and the $30 price tag is a strong incentive for Mac users to upgrade. But this news might get some eager Mac fans to slam on the brakes: Adobe Creative Suite 3, including Photoshop, may have some compatibility issues with the new OS."

According to John Nack, the principal product manager of Adobe Photoshop, CS3 hasn't been tested but it doesn't mean they aren't planning on doing it eventually. Obviously they want users to upgrade, and this is one way to force the hand so to speak, as well as a way to anger your customer base. It was available in 2007 for $1,700.00 USD so if I was one of the purchasers, I think I'd be a bit peeved they weren't making sure it was compatible. It could all be a moot point and CS3 will work fine on Snow Leopard, we just wont know until after Friday this week when Snow Leopard is released.


Friday, May 8, 2009

iPhone OS 3.0 or Bust! Literally!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...obile_apps.html

"Starting Thursday, iPhone app developers will have no choice but to test against iPhone OS 3.0 if they want to guarantee their places in the App Store, and have been warned their existing apps may be pulled if support breaks."

The email was sent to registered developers advising them their code "must be compatible" with the 3.0 version from now on if they want to continue to have their software accepted into the App Store. Apple notes they don't expect problems from current apps running on version 3.0, but that developers "shouldn't assume apps built for 2.x will carry over smoothly."

From what I gather in reading this article is that the existing apps should run fine, but if you want approval any new apps better be built with version 3.0 in mind. But if there is an existing application that turns out to be incompatible, it "may be removed from the App Store."

I guess that is enough advanced warning, hard to say though since even though WWDC is month away, there is no word on when 3.0 will be released. Last year, version 2.0 of the iPhone OS was released about a month after WWDC, so if they follow what they did in the past, developers have about a 2 month window to fix any problems. Is that enough of a warning? What do you think?


Friday, February 20, 2009

iWork '09 Incompatibility Issue, Does it Matter?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/02....compatibility/

"Apple has acknowledged file compatibility issues with the new iWork '09 software suite that was debuted at the Macworld Expo early in January. Users running iWork '08 will not be able to open files saved in the iWork '09 formats. The issue also applies to Numbers '08, Keynote '08 and Pages '08 documents that are opened and saved using iWork '09."

From my understanding, you create a file on iWork '09, and you cannot open it with the older version, iWork '08. However you can open files created with iWork '08 with iWork '09. I personally don't see this as that big of a problem. When I buy new software, I don't expect my older software to be able to open up the new and improved files I created on my newer version software. What is the point? If I want to open it, I should use the version it was created on, or am I off base here?

Apple instructs users to save their documents as iWork '08 files if they need compatibility with the older version so at least there is a work around available from within the iWork '09 program.


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