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March 30, 2006

volume limit for iPod

Apple announced a software update for the iPod nano and fifth generation iPod, allowing customers to easily set their own personal maximum volume limit. The software update also gives parents the ability to set a maximum volume limit on their...
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March 29, 2006

Cinema Display 30in now brighter

News from The Daily Mac, Apple has quietly enhanced the specifications of its high-end 30-inch Cinema HD Display. The display’s brightness, which was previously 270 cd/m2, is now listed at 400 cd/m2. Meanwhile, its contrast ratio also appears to...
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March 28, 2006

iTunes Housewives Season Pass

Apple released iTunes 6 with the hottest TV show Desperate Housewives last October. The Desperate Housewives has joined Apple's iTunes Music Store to offer Season Passes. A Season Pass for Desperate Housewives is similar to Multi-Pass offered to The Daily...
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March 25, 2006

Five years of Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10 was released on 24th March 2001. ArsTechnica has an article. In retrospect, it seems almost ridiculously implausible that Apple's prodigal son, thrown out of the company in 1985, would spend the next twelve years toiling away...
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March 24, 2006

The Sunday Times: How Apple ate the world

Thanks to Yorkshire Mac User Group (YMUG), The Sunday Times has an interesting article, How Apple ate the world. The Jobs address should really be watched as a feature film; it is just the right length, and is replete with...
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March 23, 2006

Windows XP runs faster on Mac than PC (Core Duo)

(Thanks to The Daily Mac for the news.) We all know Windows XP can be successfully booted on an Intel-based Mac, but how fast can Windows run on an Intel-based Mac (Core Duo)? Gearlog has the report. They tested on...
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French law to open digital protection may result piracy

From Cnet News.com, A proposed French law that would force Apple Computer to make the songs it sells through its iTunes music store playable on devices that compete with its own iPod amounts to "state-sponsored piracy," Apple said Tuesday. France's...
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March 20, 2006

iPods in college

According to Yahoo! Finance, Georgia College & State University does not just have 100% wireless campus, but also an excellent integration with iPod technology. The campus of Georgia College & State University boasts traditional college fare: spacious greens, historic architecture...
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March 17, 2006

new iChat icons for .Mac members

New iChat icons for .Mac members only If you've never played around with iChat you may not have discovered how easily you can switch among icons when you use the application. Apple has created a page that explains how it works...
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Security Update 2006-002 v1.1

Apple on issued a version 1.1 revision to the Security Update 2006-002 patch released earlier this week. Apple does not provide much information about this update to the updates other than to say that it's only for Mac OS X...
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March 16, 2006

PowerBook G4 15-inch battery firmware update

Apple releases firmware update for the 15-inch Aluminum PowerBook battery. This update is designed for users with PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD) or some earlier updates if user bought a replacement battery after September 2005. For more information, please see:...
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March 15, 2006

Microsoft Messenger for Mac 5.1

Microsoft has released Messenger for Mac 5.1, an update to Messenger for Mac 5 which was released on August 2005. Fixes include file transfers to users outside of a user’s firewall, Live Communications Server usage, messages being sent to the...
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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.3 Update

Microsoft has released Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.3 Update. Features of this Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.3 Update: After you install this update, you can use Mac OS X Sync Services and Spotlight searches to sync and find Entourage items,...
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Shiira 1.2.2 released

Thanks to Billy Miller, Shiira 1.2.2 has just been released to address the problem conflicts with Security Update 2006-002. 1.2.2 release This version is a minor update from 1.2.1. It fixes a fatal problem and has some new features. The...
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March 14, 2006

iPod Hi-Fi - Time's Gadget of the Week

Time Magazine has chosen the iPod Hi-Fi to be the Gadget of the Week. Previously, Time has made the iMac G5 and MacBook Pro the Gadget of the Week. Whereever one chooses to put the thing, it will certainly...
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Security Update 2006-002

Apple released Security Update 2006-002 for Mac OS X 10.4.5 and Mac OS X 10.3.9 users. Security Update 2006-002 is recommended for all users and improves the reliability and security of the following components: apache_mod_php CoreTypes LaunchServices Mail Safari rsync...
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March 10, 2006

No Vista on Intel-based Mac

News from Cnet News.com, the next generation of Windows, Vista, won't be able to run on Intel-based Mac. Apple Senior Software Architect Cameron Esfahani said that his understanding is that only 64-bit versions of Vista will support EFI. To this...
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Yojimbo 1.1 released

Two weeks ago, we mentioned Yojimbo, a great bits and pieces organiser. Version 1.1 of Yojimbo is now available. Yojimbo 1.1 has a number of new additions and fixes .Mac syncing issues and other bugs. For more information, please...
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March 9, 2006

iTunes Multi-Pass

News from Cnet News.com, a new prepaid for content with discount model (or "subscription" as referred by Cnet), called Multi-Pass, is now available through Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store for TV shows. The service, unveiled Wednesday, is being offered in...
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March 8, 2006

WWDC 2006 now open for registration

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2006 is now open for registration. The WWDC gives application and hardware developers, designers, and anyone else that's interested in the technical aspects of the Mac one-on-one access with Apple engineers and developers....
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March 7, 2006

MacBook Pro Time's Gadget of the Week

Time Magazine has chosen the MacBook Pro to be the Gadget of the Week. Previously, Time has made the iMac G5 the Gadget of the Week. This Intel-based system is a substantial improvement over its mobile predecessors link: Gadget...
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March 5, 2006

Flip4Mac WMV Player 2.0.2 released

Flip4Mac WMV Player 2.0.2 is now available. Flip4Mac WMV is free for everybody. Flip4Mac says more websites and web browsers are now supported in this new release. During MWSF 2006, Microsoft provided Flip4Mac WMV free from Microsoft's website. Flip4Mac...
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GarageBand 3.0.1 update

GarageBand 3 has been upgraded to v 3.0.1 to fix an issue “with Podcast production using the French or Finnish localized versions.” GarageBand 3.0.1 Update (1.5MB) GarageBand 3 is part of iLife '06....
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March 2, 2006

iTunes 6.0.4 released, updates iPhoto, Front Row

Apple has released iTunes 6.0.4, it appears to be a small update from previous version. iTunes 6.0.4 addresses stability and performance issues related to Front Row. information about iTunes 6.0.4 iTunes 6.0.3 was released less than 2 weeks ago....
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Security Update 2006-001 Mac OS X 10.4.5 released

Apple released Security Update 2006-001 Mac OS X 10.4.5 Security Update 2006-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of the following components. apache_mod_php automount Bom Directory Services iChat IPSec LaunchServices LibSystem loginwindow OpenSSH rsync Safari Syndication For...
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March 1, 2006

iPod Hi-Fi

iPod Hi-Fi. Home Stereo. Reinvented. Apple announced iPod HiFi, a stereo that features a dock connection, built-in handles and 80mm mid-range drivers, along with a 130mm dual voice coil woofer. It comes in a sealed resin enclosure and can...
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Mac mini now Intel based

Apple announced the immediate availability of Mac mini, the successor to the G4 Mac mini, today. The new models include a 667MHz front side bus and come with either a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo or 1.5GHz Core Solo processor;...
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