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January 25, 2006

Disney buys Pixar

According to Cnet, Disney acquire Pixar Animation Studios with $7.4 billion in stock--a deal that puts Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Disney's board of directors and the biggest shareholder of Disney. "Disney and Pixar can now collaborate without the...
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January 24, 2006

iWork is the number 2 office suite in the US

According to this Cnet report, Apple's iWork was the No. 2 in 2005 in U.S. retail sales with 2.7 percent unit share, beating Corel's WordPerfect Office of 1.6 percent share. Microsoft maintained nearly 95 percent of unit sales last year....
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January 19, 2006

Apple addresses iTunes MiniStore privacy concern

With the release of iTunes 6.0.2 a new feature has been included rather surprisingly - a MiniStore, built right into the iTunes. However many users voiced concern over the possibility that Apple was collecting information without their consent, and Apple...
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January 18, 2006

Sony BMG catalogue available on iTunes AU, ends wrangle

When iTunes Music Store (iTMS) opened in Australia in October last year, Sony BMG was missing from iTunes music catalogue. According to Australian IT, Sony BMG announced that it would make its catalogue available through iTunes Australian music store. Apple...
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Xcode 2.2.1 released

Apple has released Xcode 2.2.1 for ADC members. The new features includes: This is a bug fix release. Selected fixes were made in the Xcode IDE, cctools, debugger, compiler. The 10.4u SDK has been updated for development with Mac...
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January 15, 2006

Microsoft and Apple to work on future Virtual PC

Roz Ho, General Manager of Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) at Microsoft, said: "These types of products require a dedicated team and a lot of work to rebuild them for an entirely new architecture. That said, we know that using...
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January 13, 2006

Windows Media Player for Mac ends development

According to CNet News.com's Music stops for Mac Windows Media Player, Microsoft has officially stopped development of its Windows Media Player (WMP) for the Mac and won't develop any future music-playing software for Mac platform. "We have no plans to...
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January 12, 2006

play Windows Media files directly on your QuickTime

Microsoft released Windows Media Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac. you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser. download Windows Media Components for...
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January 11, 2006

iWork '06 available

A new version of Apple's suite of productivity software, iWork ’06 makes it easy for users to create even more compelling documents and presentations with Pages 2 and Keynote 3....
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Mac OS X 10.4.4 updates

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.4 Update. The 10.4.4 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It includes fixes for: - SMB/CIFS and NFS network file services -...
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Apple introduces iPod Radio Remote

The iPod Radio Remote combines the convenience of a wired remote control with new FM radio capabilities for the iPod nano and fifth generation iPod. Skip tracks and adjust the volume of an iPod even when it’s in a...
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iLife '06 with new iWeb app

An upgrade to Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, iLife ’06 features iPhoto 6 with Photocasting for sharing photos over the Internet, iMovie HD 6 with new motion themes, iDVD 6 for authoring custom DVDs for today’s widescreen...
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new iMac, with Intel Core Duo processors

Running Mac OS X on the new Intel Core Duo processor, the new iMac delivers performance that is up to twice that of its predecessor. The widely praised iMac design now features dual-core processors, a built-in iSight camera for...
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QuickTime 7.0.4 and iTunes 6.0.2 updates available

Apple has released iTunes 6.0.2 and QuickTime 7.0.4 updates. from Software Update: QuickTime 7.0.4 is an important release that delivers numerous bug fixes, support for iLife '06, and H.264 performance improvements. This update is highly recommended for all QuickTime 7...
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MacBook Pro

Apple announces MacBook Pro You’ve dreamed about it long enough. Now it has a name: MacBook Pro. Powered by a dual-core Intel engine. Up to four times the speed of the PowerBook G4. Eight times the graphics bandwidth. With...
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January 7, 2006

MWSF 2006 is coming

Only a few more sleeps to go. Steve Jobs’ exciting Keynote is coming. Stay tuned with MacCentre701, we will bring you the news after Steve Jobs’ Keynote. (Sorry, we don't run rumours.) The Guardian has a nice paragraph... If...
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January 5, 2006

AirPort Extreme Firmware update

Apple released AirPort Extreme Firmware Updater 5.7 for Mac OS X. The AirPort Extreme Firmware Updater addresses reliability and resolves issues with AirTunes, AirPort compatibility, and issues with some third party Routers. to download the firmware and for more information,...
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January 4, 2006

Bluetooth Firmware Update 1.2

Apple have today released a bluetooth firmware update for MAC OS X 10.4.3 users. The Bluetooth Firmware Update 1.2 improves Bluetooth performance and reliability issues. When the update package is downloaded, the Bluetooth Firmware Updater application will be launched. Follow...
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January 2, 2006

Jonathan Ive receives CBE honour

From Cnet News.com, Queen honors iPod designer, Apple's senior vice president of design - Jonathan Ive - receives Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Ive is the main designer of Apple's popular iPod, great looking...
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