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Intel Promising a Fix For the 320-Series SSD Issue

Written on August 16, 2011 by Lulu

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Intel has promised a fix regarding to their 320-series SSD issues within two weeks.

Intel promised a fix for their 320-series SSD drives within two weeks via firmware update. MacWorld reported that the chipmaker has isolated the issue which saw a number of 320-series solid state drives fail after a power outage, resulting in a Bad Context 13x error. The firmware fix promises to avoid future problems that may occur. However, it will not recover the lost data for owners who are currently suffering from the said issue.

Reported a month ago, Intel was put in boiling water because of their slow response to the said problem. The chip maker acknowledged the issue in late July, and advised the current owners of such SSD drives to carefully shut down their computers. They also recommended frequent backups.

Apparently, the primary fix has fully wiped the SSD with a secure erase, destroying any data on the drive. Intel also replaced disks for a number of customers. As all the solutions involve losing every data on the disk, back-up becomes even more necessary nowadays. The firmware is currently in final validation testing based on a report from Intel. However, they did not announced a specific date for the release.

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Font Glitches, Present on Mac OS X Lion’s Safari

Written on August 08, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Owners of Mac OS X Lion devices reported that the Safari web browser shows font glitches on some websites.

Following Apple’s release of Mac OS X Lion, a report emerged that fonts on websites browsed on Safari were shown incorrectly. A couple of letter appear as square blocks with letter ‘A’ inside. While this glitches might be limited to a number of websites, observers pointed out that there may be a problem with the rendering of a specific styling code using the Mac OS X Lion.

The observers also added that there is a possible clash between the system fonts in the said OS. That said, users are advised to clear up their system cache or validate their fonts with the Font Book app. To check if their general maintenance procedure worked, users must restart their system and revisit the website they’re having font glitches with.

Apple’s Font Book app can be utilized to manage Mac OS X Lion’s system fonts for any possible conflicts. Once the app is launched and the fonts were validated, users will see any problems that is present in relation with the fonts.

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