For the past month, some Mac OS X users have been reporting their
personal data missing after logging into their guest accounts, and
Apple now says it’s working on finding a fix.
“We are aware of the issue, which occurs only in extremely rare
cases, and we are working on a fix,” an Apple representative said
in a prepared statement Monday.
What happens, according to numerous reports, is that after logging in and out of a Guest account (which, upon logout, wipes out any data stored within the Guest account’s home folder), and then logging in to a regular account, people are finding that their regular account has been wiped too.
Seems to be at least somewhat rare, and definitely doesn’t occur in all cases. I’ve tried it here and can’t reproduce it. Needless to say, though, I’d disable Guest account access until Apple releases a fix.
Marco Arment divides the store in two: attempted quick hits and works of lasting craftsmanship. There’s certainly some overlap between the two groups, but on the surface this rings true.
Fuel to the fire of growing tensions between Google and Apple (where Levinson remains a board member).
Copiously researched claim chowder. Good way to put reviews of Windows 7 in context.
(There seems to be widespread consensus that Windows 7 has to be a hit because Microsoft needs it to be a hit. I wonder how much this assumption has colored the reviews.)
Nice response from Alex Russell to PPK’s aforelinked piece on compatbility across mobile WebKit implementations:
The important takeaway for web developers in all of this is that WebKit is winning and that that is a good thing. The dynamics of the marketplace have thus far ensured that we don’t get “stuck” the way we did on the desktop. That is real progress.