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    10.4.11 (Finally) Released!

    Today, Apple released Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11. This update is expected to be the last OS change for Tiger. Here is the complete list of improvements: - Includes Safari 3 - Adds RAW image decoding support for the following cameras: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Leica V-Lux 1, Olympus E-400, Olympus EVOLT E410, Olympus EVOLT E510, Canon EOS 40D - Improves compatibility when using OpenType fonts in QuarkExpress - Improves reliability when running VMWARE's Fusion - Improves support for using Image Capture to import pictures taken on your iPhone - Improves syncing between iPhone and Yahoo! address books - Addresses an issue copying files from a Mac OS 9 AFP sharepoint - Improved reliability advertising an AFP sharepoint over Bonjour - Addresses an issue which could prevent the use of port mapping when sharing your Mac's internet connection - Improves reliability when trying to authenticate to an AFP share using Kerberos - Improves compatibility with third-party wireless wide-area network devices - Improves reliability when mounting external USB hard drives. - Adds support for Microsoft Presenter Mouse 8000 - Addresses an issue in which selecting two rows of album art within the iTunes artwork Screen Saver may cause System Preferences to unexpectedly quit - Includes updated Daylight Saving Time information for customers in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States state of Indiana - Allows the use of the special keys on aluminum Apple Keyboards to control Aperture slideshows - Addresses an issue in which help content for some applications may be displayed in English when using the computer in another Mac OS X language - Addresses issues with certain Apple Dashboard widgets: Unit Converter, Calculator, Stocks - 39 security Issues Full Story Intel Download (128MB) PPC Download (67MB)
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    iPhone Installer 3

    Nullriver has released version 3 of Installer.app. This version supports the newest version of the iPhone firmware and also sports many new features. The amount of downloadable applications got so large that the home list got to large to support it. Now they have a folder type system, making it easier and quicker to find the application you are trying to download and install. Nullriver's site is going very slow because of the popularity of this product. iPhone Installer Full Story
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    Office 2008 for Mac Review

    InsanelyMac has been able to obtain a beta release of Office 2008, click here for my preliminary review.
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    DownGrade your iPhone!

    So, you upgraded your hacked, or unlocked, iPhone and now it is bricked. What are you going to do? Now, thanks to TUAW and 9to5Mac, you can downgrade your iPhone from 1.1.1 to 1.0.2. This downgrade is not very complicated, and, chances are, that if you were able to unlock it, you should be able to downgrade it. The downgrade process requires finding a few files on the internet, and adding them to one of the iPhone's folders. Once you've done that, simply type in some commands in Terminal and you are done! You have now downgraded your iPhone and it is now usable. On a side note, the person who wrote this article said that TUAW's Erica Sadun is single handedly turning TUAW from a pompom flailing Apple Fanboy site into a L33T hacker underworld. 9to5Mac's Article TUAW's Full Guide
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    Leopard Guided Tour

    Today, Apple has posted an email about an introduction to Leopard. The video covers most of the new features of Leopard. This includes: Mail, Time Machine, The Desktop, The Finder and Stacks. The video can be viewed at Apple's Leopard Page. Full Story
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    FireFox 3 Beta 2 Available

    Sorry about being late about this one guys! On December 18th, Mozilla released a new beta of FireFox 3, which is available for download. -- Improved security features such as: protection from cross-site JSON data leaks, tighter restrictions on site-specific content using effective TLD service, better presentation of website identity and security, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager, version checking for insecure plugins. -- Improved ease of use through: better password management, easier add-on installation, new download manager with resumable downloading, full page zoom, animated tab strip, and better integration with Windows Vista, Mac OS X and Linux. -- Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart bookmark folders, location bar that matches against your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types. -- Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, JavaScript 1.8, major changes to the HTML rendering engine to provide better CSS, float-, and table layout support, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support. -- Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 330 memory leak fixes, a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks, and reductions in the memory footprint. Download Link (Indirect)
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    iPod touch Jailbroken, iPhone to follow

    I am beginning to think that Apple isn't trying. The iPod touch with version 1.1.2 has already been jailbroken. Here is the first screenshot of the jailbroken device. More details are coming on the new way to jailbreak the touch screen devices. Full Story
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    AFP for iPhone and iPod touch

    One of the iPhone hackers, "Core" just finished implementing AFP for the iPhone and iPod touch. This means that you can now wirelessly mount your iPhone or iPod touch on your computer, while still having full read/write access. The guide is the second link at the bottom of this article. Full Story Full Guide
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    Pics or 10.5.2 Didn't Happen!

    In addition to Colonel's article, "Juicy 10.5.2 Goodness," I have come across some pictures of how the 10.5.2 Dock works. And yes, it can behave the same way as 10.4 Tiger. The update apparently weighs in at about 350MB and is supposed to be released the same day as MacWorld on January 15th. More Pictures More Details
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    Apple posts iWork updates

    Today, Apple posted new versions of all it's iWork applications, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The updates are available through software update and aren't really specific on what they fix. For Pages and Numbers it says "This update addresses compatibility with Mac OS X." For Keynote it says "This update primarily addresses performance issues while playing or exporting presentations." Each update is about 30MB, give or take a few. The update is available through software update.
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    Apple Stock Breaks $200!

    For the first time in history, Apple stock crosses $200. Unfortunately, the luck didn't last and Apple closed at $198.95, up $.15 from the previous day, this is still a big achievement. Apple has had a wild ride with stock, in August of 2006, Apple stock was a mere $56. That is a long cry away from the amount it is at now. When MacWorld comes around, expect it to go up a bit more. Full Story
  12. In terms of product margins, Apple is one of the highest. Product margins are the cost it takes the company to make the hardware vs. what they sell it for. It seems that Apple has taken the prize once again with the iPod Touch. The 8GB version of the touch, which costs $299, only costs Apple $155.04 to make, earning them a 92% margin. This does not account for "software, intellectual property, accessories and packaging." But here are the interesting costs: The flash memory: 8GB $40.00 The display: $21.99 Touchscreen Assembly and Integration: $21.70. Battery: $2.35 (A replacement one is $45) Full Story
  13. Today, Apple released their Q1 Revenue for 2008, and calender quarter 4 for 2007. It was the best year for Apple yet. They posted revenue of $9.8 billion, and a net profit of almost $1.6 billion. Which is much more than the $7.1 billion and a net profit net of $1 billion. - 2,319,000 Macs shipped (44% growth and 47%) - 22,121,000 iPods shipped (5% growth) - 2,315,000 iPhone sold While this is great for Apple, it does fall short of some of the predictions that some analysts were making, but it is above what Apple predicted for itself. Another interesting note is that they say the MacBook Air orders have been "strong" but it is too early to see how much it will affect the other notebooks they carry. Despite this news, Apple stock has fallen $5.72 today, down to $155.64.
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    New Leopard 559 Gallery

    Thinksecret has posted it's long awaited Mac OS X Leopard Build 559 gallery on it's website. It includes pictures of the new Voiceover Utility, new 512 X 512 icons for Dictionary, Front Row, Directory, and Spaces. Also included in the photos are the new Mail interface, new Airport Menu, and a view inside the Directory application. Also, looked over in this build, preview has finally made the jump from version 3.5 to 4, with a build number of 467. Leopard remains largely unchanged from 527, but is showing signs of it being finalized. Speculation has been going around that this is a Release Canidate(RC), with only two major bugs listed. The bugs are a problem with Archive and Installing on a PowerPC system and a problem installing HP printer drivers on the computer. Developers can simply avoid the latter by installing the drivers through the Optional Installs on the Install DVD. Full Story Leopard Build 559 Gallery
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    Server Virtualization

    While this story is a bit old, some of you probably still don't know. Apple has changed the end user agreement in the server version of Leopard to state that it can now be run in a Virtual Machine. Being able to run multiple servers on one Xserve may also lead to companies choosing a real server machine over a Mac Pro with OS X Server installed. This also means that there could be a Xserve update soon. It takes a lot of horsepower to run multiple servers on one Xserve. Full Story
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    10.5.3 Available as an update!

    10.5.3 is finally available as a downloadable update. The update itself weighs in at a hefty 420MB. As with most Apple updates, it wasn't very descriptive, stating only: As with all updates, DON'T INSTALL, unless you have a vanilla kernel, or until some more testing has been done. There aren't many visual changes with this update, but now you have the opinion to backup or not when you are on a laptop with Time Machine. Here are all the General fixes, all the others can be found in the read link at the bottom of the article. -Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras -Addresses an issue with stuttering video and audio playback in certain USB devices -Improves 802.1X (Wifi) behavior and reliability and when using Time Machine -Includes fixes for Time Machine compatibility with Time Capsule -Fixes a font issue that could result in Helvetica Narrow being used in applications instead of Helvetica. -Resolves stability issues with Word of the Day, iTunes Artwork, and Slideshow screen savers. -Fixes an issue in which certain attached hard drives may not show up in the Finder. -Addresses an issue with .Mac syncing of Dashboard widgets over multiple Macs that use different screen resolutions. -Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras. -Improves the accuracy of the Software Update progress bar indicator. -Addresses an issue in which Finder may not be available if the computer name is blank in Sharing preferences. All Fixes
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    French iPhone; Simulated GPS

    French Unlocked iPhone only 750 Euros Apple has just announced that it will be selling unlocked iPhones for only 750 Euros ($1105). Other prices for the iPhone will start at 399 euros ($589) for a version tied to the Orange network with a two-year service contract and an "Orange for iPhone" plan, or 549 euros ($810) for a model without one of the iPhone plans, but still tied to the network. The entry level plan starts at 49 euros per month and includes 2 hours of normal talk time, 2 hours of late evening and weekend minutes, and 50 SMS text messages. The most expensive plan is priced at 119 euros and includes 8 hours of normal talk time, 8 hours of nights and weekends, and 1000 SMS messages. For those in America, the hours are so low because incoming calls are free in France. Full Story Simulated GPS The new My Location feature takes information broadcast from mobile towers near non-GPS equipped mobile phones to estimate the device's current location on the map down to approximately 10 city blocks. Google has released a beta for the Java, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Nokia/Symbian phones, but not yet for the iPhone. Apple has promised us to keep the iPhone updated, so this could be included in the January (probably) update of the iPhone. Full Story
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    Transport Tycoon Deluxe for iPhone

    First it was NES, then GameBoy, then PSX, now Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It seems that more and more games are being ported to the iPhone/iPod touch. This is the first multiplayer internet game that has been ported. But you do need a copy of the PC version of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. I'm sure you can find a copy of these files floating around the interwebs, but I can't post them here. You need to install OpenTTD from Installer, put a few files from the TTD disk into a folder on the iPhone...and BAM. You're playing Transport Tycoon Deluxe on your iPhone. The list of files and more sceenshots can be found at the "Full Story" link. He also said that he is working on a SimCity port for the iPhone. This is REALLY REAL. Full Story EDIT: Confirmation from Prawker:
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    A Few Interesting Bits About 1.1.3

    There is really no interesting news today, beside Apple stock dropping horribly, and I don't want to write about that. So here are a few things about the 1.1.3 update for the iPhone and the iPod touch. There are a few interesting changes in 1.1.3 that make it possible for iTunes to install official applications on it without an update. This is because the user of the phone is no longer root, but 'mobile.' There are no official applications out yet, but it can explain why the "iPod touch Upgrade Package" could actually be installed. But this is bad for third party apps, for most store their preferences in /var/root/Library/Preferences. That means that most third party applications will have to be edited. Also, SpringBoard has been rewritten so that it doesn't have to be relaunched to show new applications in /Applications. Another interesting tidbit is that it appears to have widget support. Not much more is known about that at this time. This one is pretty cool. You can now add speed dial icons on the home screen. Depending on the way you want to do it you can have a pretty icon or not. If you want the pretty icon, all you have to do is enter "number.tel.qlnk.net," press cancel and then add to home screen. You will have a pretty icon and whenever you press it it will ask you if you want to call said number. If you don't want to go through a 3rd party server, press add bookmark and enter "tel://number" as the address. This cannot be added to the home screen. Full Story
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    Amazon Launches DRM-Free Music Store

    Amazon just released the Public Beta of Amazon MP3 today. Their store currently has 2 million songs, compared to iTunes' 6 million. The one thing that could threaten Apple here is that all 2 million of those songs are DRM-free. Also, Amazon MP3's DRM-free songs are a mere $.99, the same as Apple's DRM songs. The DRM-free songs on the iTunes Music Store are $1.29, which is about 30% more. But to the average end user, many people assume that they will just buy an iPod and not even care if the songs have a DRM or not. Although every song is encoded at higher quality as an MP3 at 256 kilobits per second -- as high as Amazon's rival Wal-Mart and slightly behind the 256Kbps AAC files of iTunes Plus. This is one of the more serious threats to Apple's market share. Full Story
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    New iPhone Ads

    During football season, there is only one thing that is certain. New iPhone ads. There are three new ads, starring Doug, Elliot and Stephano. All of these ads are using everyone's favorite "switch" style that Apple uses on Mac ads. In these ads, either Doug, Elliot, or Stephano are standing in black, and talk about how the iPhone changed their lives, and then walk away to what they were doing before. It looks sort of like an interview. Full Story Link to the New Ads
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    FireFox 3 Beta 1 Available

    Today, the developers over at Mozilla have released an early beta of the newest version of FireFox. The new beta can be downloaded for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. The new features include: --Improved security features such as: better presentation of website identity and security, malware protection, stricter SSL error pages, anti-virus integration in the download manager, and version checking for insecure plugins. --Improved ease of use through: better password management, easier add-on installation, new download manager with resumable downloading, full page zoom, animated tab strip, and better integration with Windows Vista and Mac OS X. --Richer personalization through: one-click bookmarking, smart search bookmark folders, direct typing in location bar searches your history and bookmarks for URLs and page titles, ability to register web applications as protocol handlers, and better customization of download actions for file types. --Improved platform features such as: new graphics and font rendering architecture, major changes to the HTML rendering engine to provide better CSS, float-, and table layout support, native web page form controls, colour profile management, and offline application support. --Performance improvements such as: better data reliability for user profiles, architectural improvements to speed up page rendering, over 300 memory leak fixes, and a new XPCOM cycle collector to reduce entire classes of leaks. Mysteriously, the new UI that Mac users love that is currently in Safari could not be found in this release. Also, a mixture of the Tiger UI and the Leopard UI is present. The dialogue boxes have the old pinstripes that we have all gotten enough of. The FireFox Window when SELECTED Full Story Download Link
  23. It has finally come to be, Apple has filed suit against the Psystar corporation for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and for violation of it's license. That all happened on July 3rd. The picture below has all the allegations against Psystar. What do you think will happen to Psystar? Tell us in the comments! Full Story
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    Good News Everyone!

    That's right! It's 2008! Finally! Sorry about no front page update today, really no news to report. So anyway, Happy 2008!
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    Happy Birthday To....Mac OS X!

    You read that title right, our favorite OS just turned 7 over this weekend. Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah was released on March 21st way back in 2001, and even though it was extremely buggy and slow, we still use it's release date as the official release date of Mac OS X. There have been 6 (or 7 if you include the Public Beta, which I guess we shouldn't because it isn't September 13th) versions of Mac OS X starting with Cheetah going all the way to Leopard. What was your first version of Mac OS X (I'll guess Tiger 10.4.3 )? Here are all the versions complete with code names, release dates, and numbers. * Mac OS X Public Beta (September 13, 2000) * Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah (March 21, 2001) * Mac OS X 10.1 Puma (September 25, 2001) * Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar (August 23, 2002) * Mac OS X 10.3 Panther (October 24, 2003) * Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (April 29, 2005) * Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (October 26, 2007) Full Story
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