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April 30, 2006

Games? no problem.

Link from AppleTalk AU. We all know that Intel-based Macs can boot into Windows XP natively with third party method or Apple's Boot Camp (currently available as a free downloadable beta), what about the performances of PC games? You will...
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April 29, 2006

Apple Keyboard Update 1.0 for Intel-based Macs

Apple has released Apple Keyboard Update 1.0 for following models: - MacBook Pro - iMac (Early 2006) - Mac mini (Early 2006) The Apple Keyboard Update 1.0 addresses reliability of keyboard and mouse functionality. Apple Keyboard Update 1.0 (Official website)...
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April 27, 2006

Pages 2.0.1 and Keynote 3.0.1 update

Apple has released first update to iWork '06, a suite for creating documents with incredible sense of style and cinema-quality presentations for everybody. Pages 2.0.1 addresses issues with charts and image adjust. It also addresses a number of other...
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April 25, 2006

GarageBand 3.0.2 Update released

Apple released GarageBand 3.0.2 Update. GarageBand 3.0.2 addresses issues with video handling, podcast exporting, and importing QuickTime markers. It also addresses a number of other minor issues. GarageBand is Apple's home user product for creating music, the main new feature...
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Apple releases 17-inch MacBook Pro

Apple today released a 17-inch version of the Intel-based MacBook Pro laptop. Selling for US$2,799, the computer will be available next week. Like the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a built-in iSight Web cam, a...
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April 24, 2006

Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program

Apple on 21st April announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase of a new Macintosh system beginning in June. US customers who buy a new Mac through the Apple Store...
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April 19, 2006

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 4 with full screen and dual-monitor support

Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta 4 is now available for download. The price has cut US$ 10 if you pre-order it. New features in this release: Introduced full screen mode Introduced dual-monitor support Improved real CD/DVD support Improved, easier to use...
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April 18, 2006

Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 Release 4 released

Apple has released Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 4 J2SE 5.0 Release 4 delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 on Mac OS X v10.4.5 and later. This release includes J2SE version 1.5.0_06....
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April 17, 2006

Firmware Update 1.0.1 for Intel-based Macs

Apple has released Firmware Updates for 2006 releases of iMac, MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini. The main reason for the update is support for languages that read right to left. Apple released Firmware Update 1.0 for Macs with Intel...
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April 14, 2006

Popwire WMV-9 Component

January this year, we announced Microsoft to distribute free WMV Component (by Flip4Mac), a component for QuickTime player to play Windows Media movies (.wmv). However, the Flip4Mac's WMV Component does not work on Intel-based Macs yet. The good news is,...
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April 13, 2006

Aperture 1.1 cheaper and Universal Binary

Apple released Aperture 1.1, a significant update to the revolutionary all-in-one post production tool for photographers. Aperture 1.1 is a Universal application; it runs natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. The update features dramatically improved RAW image rendering...
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April 12, 2006

Remote Desktop 3 released

Apple announced Apple Remote Desktop 3, the third generation of Apple’s award-winning desktop management software. Building on Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” innovations such as Spotlight, Dashboard and Automator, Apple Remote Desktop 3 is a Universal application optimized to...
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April 9, 2006

Microsoft still deciding the future of Virtual PC

According to Yahoo! news, Microsoft is still deciding whether to release next version of Virtual PC or not. “We are continuing to work with Apple on a possible next version of Virtual PC,” said Amanda Lefebvre, marketing manager for Microsoft’s...
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April 6, 2006

Windows virtualisation - Parallels Workstation 2.1

Parallels released their free beta version of Windows virtualisation solution - Parallels Workstation 2.1 - for Intel based Macs today. It is currently available as free beta, and fully functional. Unlike Apple's Boot Camp, Parallels Workstation 2.1 Beta does not...
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firmware updates for Intel-based Macs

Apple has released firmware updates for all Intel-based Macs. This update is required to run the new Boot Camp software. iMac (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0 MacBook Pro (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0 Mac Mini (early 2006) Firmware Update 1.0...
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April 5, 2006

Apple releases Boot Camp for booting up Win XP

Apple introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac,...
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April 4, 2006

Mac OS X 10.4.6 update released

Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.6, an update to its Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" operating system that is recommended for all users. The 10.4.6 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as...
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