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August 31, 2006

Apple's new site for open source - "Mac OS Forge"

Apple has launched a development site dedicated to projects focused on Mac OS X - Mac OS Forge. Mac OS Forge, a new community development site hosted by Apple, was recently launched to support Web Kit and other open source...
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Native Mac OpenOffice.org coming

News from MacNN, a native Mac OS X version of the free OpenOffice.org is coming soon, detail to be announced during Apple Expo in Paris. Since its original introduction on the Mac platform, the open-source OpenOffice project has been using...
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August 30, 2006

NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta 3 released

An open-source and fully-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing programs) - NeoOffice 2.0 has released Aqua Beta 3 for Mac OS X. New feature includes: No X11 software required Aqua menus Integrated with Finder...
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August 26, 2006

Snapz Pro X 2.0.3 released with Intel support

A popular screen capture software (with movie capturing ability) and SillyDog701's official screen capturing tool, Snapz Pro X has released a new version with Intel-based Mac support. Although it is not a Universal Application, it works under Intel-based Macs without...
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August 25, 2006

PowerBook G4 and iBook G4 batteries recall

Apple announced that it is voluntarily recalling about 1.8 million batteries used in 12-inch and 15-inch PowerBook G4 and 12-inch iBook G4 laptops. The batteries in the recall should be exchanged immediately since they can potentially overheat pose a...
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August 24, 2006

Apple pays Creative US$100m, patent disputes settled

Apple and Creative Technology have settled the patent disputes and Apple agreed to pay Creative Technology US$100m. Creative also announced that it has joined Apple's "Made for iPod" program and will introduce its own iPod accessories later this year. The...
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August 17, 2006

Mac Pro is cheaper than home-built computer

Apple has demonstrated the Mac Pro is cheaper than Dell's equivalent machine, AnandTech compared Mac Pro with home-built computer... AnandTech calculated that a custom-assembled system (without assembling charges and software cost), a compatible home built machine would be US$2390, okay,...
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August 16, 2006

Boot Camp 1.1 beta released adds iSight support

Apple has updated Boot Camp to version 1.1 beta. According to the Boot Camp web page, the new version remains contains many updates for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users. New features includes support for the installing Windows...
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August 11, 2006

Security Update 2006-004 for Mac Pro

Apple released a new version of the 2006-004 Security Update on Wednesday. This version is specifically new Mac Pros running Mac OS X Server 10.4.7. The update includes security fixes for ImageIO and OpenSSH, and is available via Software Update...
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August 9, 2006

Apple announces winners of Apple Design Awards 2006

Apple has announced the award winners of of Apple Design Awards 2006. And the envelop please... Best Mac OS X Developer Tool: Runner-Up: F-Script; Winner: TextMate Best Use of Mac OS X Graphics: Runner-Up: Unity; Winner: Modo Best Mac OS X...
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Xcode 2.4 released

Apple released Xcode 2.4, an update to Xcode 2.3. Xcode 2.4 provides overall stability and performance enhancements to the Xcode IDE, and adds support for 64-bit Intel based Mac computers. Xcode 2.4 is available for download from Apple Developer Connection...
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Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.6 Update

Microsoft has released Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.6 Update. This update fixes vulnerabilities in Office 2004 that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. For more information and download, please visit Microsoft...
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REALbasic 2006 Release 4 will support Universal

REAL Software, provider of REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced today that REALbasic 2006 Release 4 will ship in September with support for Apple’s Universal Binary format. The Universal Binary format enables a single Macintosh executable to run natively on...
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Virtual PC for Mac won't be Universal

News from The Mac Observer, there won't be a Universal version of Virtual PC any time soon, Microsoft suggests users to use Apple's Boot Camp and other vendor's solutions. Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (MBU) on Monday said in a statement...
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August 8, 2006

Apple drops prices of Cinema Displays

Apple today dropped the prices of its LCD monitors on Monday, taking the 20-, 23-, and 30-inch models to US$699, $999, and $1,999. The 20-inch Cinema Display was originally priced at US$ 799, it's now US$ 699, a $100...
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Apple previews Mac OS X "Leopard"

Apple previewed Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard, the sixth major version of Mac OS X, to its third party developers. Leopard, scheduled to ship in early 2007, extends Apple’s leadership in software innovation with groundbreaking new features, including Time...
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Apple introduces Xserve with Quad 64-bit Xeon processors

Apple on WWDC 2006 announced the new Xserve, a quad Xeon, 64-bit server featuring Mac OS X Server Tiger on two Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors running up to 3.0 GHz, resulting in performance that is over five times that of...
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Mac Pro: Quad Core. Up to 3GHz.

Apple on WWDC 2006 unveiled Mac Pro, a G5 Power Mac successor. Mac Pro is Intel-powered Mac Pro. Running on the Intel Xeon dual core processor, codenamed "Woodcrest" while in development, the new 64-bitcomputer offers up to 3GHz speed, 4MB...
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August 4, 2006

WebKit ported to Windows

SillyDog701 Moderator Don_HH2K informed us that WebKet, the rendering engine that powers Apple's Safari and a underneath technology of Mac OS X, has been ported to Windows. A standalone browser, named Swift, has been created for Windows users to test...
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August 2, 2006

Coca-Cola and Apple launch music promotion in Europe

Coca-Cola and Apple today announced a music partnership in Europe that includes major promotions in the UK and Germany and the launch of a new Coke branded music website across Europe, including the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As...
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200 million songs sold in European iTunes Music Stores

Apple announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 200 million songs from its European iTunes Music Stores in just over two years, and the iTunes music catalog now includes more than three million songs from major...
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Security Update 2006-004

Apple has released Security Updates to Mac OS X 10.4.7 (both PPC and Intel) and Mac OS X 10.3.9 users. Security Update 2006-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of the following components. AFP Server, Bluetooth, Bom,...
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Flip4Mac and Popwire now under the same roof

News from MacWorld. The maker of Flip4Mac, Telestream, announced the acquistion of Popwire from Teleca. Flip4Mac's WMV Component allows Mac users to watch Windows Media content using QuickTime; Popwire makes media encoding software for Macs including Compression Master, Compression...
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WWDC06: August 7-11

Just a gentle reminder from MacCentre701, the 2006 WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) is coming next Monday (7th August). The highlight will be Steve Jobs Headline Keynote Address and Leopard Preview on Monday morning. We are all for sure that there...
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