Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update released

September 15, 2008

Apple have just released the 10.5.5 update for the OSX, weighing at 321MB, ahhh and I just did a restart after finally installing the latest iTunes 8.

OSX 10.5.5 Update Screenshot

What’s included

General

  • Includes recent Apple security updates.
  • Addresses stability issues with video playback, processor core idling, and remote disc sharing for MacBook Air.
  • Addresses an issue in which some Macs could unexpectedly power on at the same time each day.
  • Resolves a stability issue in TextEdit that could be found when accessing the color palette.
  • Improves Spotlight indexing performance.
  • Fixes an issue in which contacts might not sync properly with PalmOS-based devices.
  • Improves iPhone sync reliability with iCal and Address Book.
  • Includes improvements to Active Directory (see this article for more information).
  • Improves Speech Dictionary.
  • Fixes Kerberos authentication issues for Mac OS X 10.5 clients that connect to certain Samba servers, such as Mac OS X Server version 10.4.
  • Includes extensive graphics enhancements.

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Nike + iPod Touch Workout App reviewd

September 14, 2008

This is really for the fitness fanatics or maybe the casual runner. Gizmondo have a look at the new Nike workout application for the iPod touch but are left disappointed, read on to see why!

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Apple re-released iTunes 8 for Windows

September 13, 2008

It appears that Apple has re-released iTunes 8 for Windows, after Vista users where complaining about continuously getting a Blue Screen Of Death after installing iTunes 8.

People who want to install the fixed version of iTunes 8, are advised to uninstall any other versions of iTunes 8 before attempting to install the new version .

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iPhone 2.1 firmware out now

September 13, 2008

Just on Tuesday, Apple announced the latest firmware update version 2.1 and now its out. Looks like the backup procedure has be improved, hurray! hopefully I won’t have to wait an hour or so for my backups to complete.

iPhone

Updates

  • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
  • Significantly better battery life for most users
  • Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
  • Faster installation of 3rd party applications
  • Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
  • Improved performance in text messaging
  • Faster loading and searching of contacts
  • Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
  • Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
  • Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation

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