Posts Tagged ‘Update’

Users folder vanished after OS X 10.9.3 update? Here’s a fix

Root Finder folder before installing OS X 10.9.3

Merely a bug, or an unwelcome step toward an iOS-like hidden filesystem?

Updated If you updated to OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 after it was released on Thursday, did your Users folder disappear from the Finder listing of the root level of your startup volume? Happened to some; didn’t happen to others. Go figure.

No, it hasn’t been deleted – that would certainly be a colossal cock-up on Apple’s part, now, wouldn’t it? It has just disappeared from the Finder listing. All your precious files are still extant – they’re just a wee bit harder to get to.

Read How To get it back By Rik Myslewski

Windows Phone 8.1: Like WinPho 8, but BETTER

Hands on The biggest Windows Phone news this week was that it’s now royalty free. This means it will cost manufacturers less to make a Windows Phone than an Android phone, all other things being equal. And, of course, it also received the much-anticipated update.

Yes, it’s taken what seems like an eternity to arrive, but Windows Phone 8.1 should address many of the annoyances bothering loyal users.

Notifications, shortcuts for commonly used settings, on-device (ie, Spotlight-style) search, and a better browser are four usability features that topped every user’s list of desired improvements. Welcome to 2011, you might say. But Microsoft had a simple and distinctive system already – and it has managed to make it more convenient without making it more cluttered.
Read more by Andrew Orlowski

Windows 8.1: Microsoft’s reluctant upgrade has a split-screen personality

Windows 8.1 Start screen

Microsoft will release Windows 8.1, a free update for Windows 8, on 18 October. The plan had been for no pre-release code until then, but Microsoft has back-tracked.

The release to manufacturing (RTM) code is now available early to developers and IT professionals via Microsoft’s MSDN and TechNet subscription sites.

There are indications, though, the “release” build is not quite what will be released.

Company vice president Stephen “Guggs” Guggenheimer said: “The primary purpose of Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC availability is for testing as our engineering teams continue to refine and update the product and tools in preparation for Windows 8.1 general availability on October 18.”

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