Archive for August, 2009

Snow Leopard Release Coming Sooner Than September?

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Macrumors, the New York Times and others reported yesterday that the Mac Box Set version of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was available on the Apple Store website yesterday.  The listing apparently noted the box set as shipping within 24 hours, but is now no longer available on the Apple Store site.

This siting has fueled speculation that the release of Snow Leopard could come as early as August 28, instead of the September launch that was announced earlier this summer.

Fantastic! Skype now has screen sharing!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Fantastic! Skype now has screen sharing! http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/

Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update Available Now

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

The Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update was released yesterday and you can update by running Software Update from the Apple menu on your machine or by downloading the Update here from Apple’s website.

The following improvements and fixes are included in the update:

  • Upgrades Safari to version 4.0.2.
  • Improves the accuracy of full history search in Safari 4.
  • Resolves an issue in which certain resolutions might not appear in the Display pane in System Preferences.
  • Dragging an Aperture image into Automator now invokes an Aperture action instead of incorrectly invoking an iPhoto action.
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent importing of large photo and movie files from digital cameras.
  • Improves overall Bluetooth reliability with external devices, USB webcams and printers.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause extended startup times.
  • Improves iCal reliability with MobileMe Sync and CalDav.
  • Addresses data reliability issues with iDisk and MobileMe.
  • Improves overall reliability with AFP.
  • Improves overall reliability with Managed Client.
  • Improves compatibility and reliability for joining AirPort networks.
  • Improves Sync Service reliability.
  • Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
  • Improves compatibility with some external USB hard drives.
  • Includes latest security fixes.

As always, please BACKUP before you install the update.  Also, you may want to visit MacFixIt’s site here and here for reports of issues that some users have experienced with this update.

Apple Media Tablet?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about the Apple Media Tablet / Mega iPod Touch.  As our tech James points out, if Apple extends the iPhone OS to it, the existing Kindle app will work, which will give you a lush glass screen, RGB display, no wasted space and 65,000 other applications at the same time.  It would probably mean the end of Amazon’s Kindle but would still carry on with the very smart Amazon Kindle format for content.

Nicholson Baker writes about Amazon’s Kindle

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Nicholson Baker writes about Amazon’s Kindle in The New Yorker: http://bit.ly/lBMnQ


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