Getting Parallels 4.03844.408728 working under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

If you can’t get your copy of Parallels 4 working under Snow Leopard because it quits on launch you could try dropping into the Terminal and then doing

cd /usr/local/lib
sudo ln -s /Library/Parallels/Parallels Service.app/Contents/Frameworks/ParallelsVirtualizationSDK.framework/Versions/3.0/Libraries/libprl_sdk.dylib .

Worked for me!

Apple admits beep, click and pause in MacBook Pro 500Gb 7200RPM drives

According to CNET News, Apple is working on a software fix for a bug in MacBook Pros with 7200RPM 500Gb drives which causes a beep sound, clicking, then the machine pausing temporarily. I know of at least one instance where a new machine was replaced under warranty for this problem, so it will be interesting to see if there’s a software fix.

iPhone Gotchas

Some things I’ve realised about the iPhone

  • Unlike even a cheap phone, the iPhone does not attempt to resend SMS’s when you are next in service range. This I find particularly annoying.
  • If you do anything that requires a reboot (ie firmware upgrade), you’ll then need to unlock the SIM again. I walked around for half the day without my phone able to receive calls.