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Monday, October 19, 2009

Apple Seeds 10.6.2

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/apple_fixes_...latest_OSX_beta

"Apple has seeded developers with a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.2, the next major update for Snow Leopard, in which it has addressed the nasty Guest account data-destroying bug, reports of which have been in a flurry in recent weeks."

According to the article this one is fast-tracked so hopefully soon will be released as it also fixes several other bugs besides the one we reported on last week. This bug caused the home directory to disappear if you had a guest account set up in Leopard and upgraded to Snow Leopard. This new build also fixes issues with the 4 finger motion, image display problems with Safari Top Sites and reliability issues with a myriad of other programs as well as other bug fixes. 


iMovie 8.0.5 Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/10/13/imov...re-in-software/

"It looks like another day with another update from Apple. This time, iMovie has been updated to version 8.0.5. This updates fixes some minor issues, as well as improve compatibility with the 5th generation iPod nano and some camcorders."

That pretty much sums it up I think.


TomTom Updates Their App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2009/10/...gps-technology/

"I woke up this morning to what I thought was a welcoming surprise: a TomTom iPhone app update! Yes, it's true, TomTom finally realized that they still had an app sitting in the App Store just waiting to be updated with all kinds of glorious new features."

It has been a couple months since the app was released so it was certainly due for an update. However, even though they have updated the address formats and accuracy with U.S. addresses, they still haven't given it text-to-speech or real-time traffic options, two things that users wanted. I'm certainly no expert on GPS devices since I don't own one, and all I have used with GPS is the iPhone mapping with Google maps but I can understand the frustration.


Friday, October 16, 2009

TweetDeck Version 0.31

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://mashable.com/2009/10/15/new-...etdeck-updates/

"TweetDeck is one of the most popular Twitter clients, and with the bevy of features, support for multiple accounts and services - plus groups - TweetDeck has defined itself as a solid cross-platform Twitter client for the power user."

I switch around on what I use for Twitter from my desktop, and this is one of the programs that I keep in the mix. Now they have integrated keyboard command and control with this version, along with some other nice features such as newest followers in it's own group and notification changes. Not essential additions, but some that are handy.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Logic Pro 9.0.2 Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/143...l?lsrc=rss_news

"Apple has released Logic Pro 9.0.2, a minor update to its professional music recording, editing, and mixing software. Logic Pro 9 is part of the Logic Studio suite of music applications."

Less than a month after the last update, Apple releases 9.0.2. Minor update that corrects misbehavior when using the Replace Mode, fixes a Flex Marker problem and corrects a TDM plug-in problem.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Updates MobileMe

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/143...l?lsrc=rss_main

"Apple seems to be getting used to rolling out small but useful upgrades. Hot on the virtual heels of the iPhone OS 3.1.2 release, Apple on Friday announced some improvements to the MobileMe service."

Not a big update, but they gave MobileMe users new settings for public iDisk files, improved the Web interface and gave the "Find my iPhone" feature it's own link. They also tossed in a fix for several bugs, one of which was a fail message when importing multiple contacts. Apple has a list of improvements from this update on their support page.


iPhone Update 3.1.2

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/143...75:b28218966:z0

"Rest in peace, iPhone 3.1. It was just last month that the most recent iPhone update hit the streets and already it's been superseded by the younger, faster, better-looking iPhone 3.1.2 that Apple released on Thursday. Whither iPhone 3.1.1? I'm afraid we may never know."

Bug fixes involving not waking from sleep, or that caused crashes while streaming video should be fixed with this update. This isn't showing up as an option for me when I checked, but perhaps it will show up later. After updating there is also a carrier update that needs to be completed.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Growl Version 1.2 Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/143...26:b28039572:z0

"Being the operator of your computer is like being the captain of a ship: you need to be aware of what's happening on your boat in order to steer it right. Well, that and you always need to keep an eye out for pirates. Growl helps you stay informed: it's a notification framework that many of the applications you run today can use to display messages about what they're doing."

Growl now has full support for Snow Leopard, but Tiger users are left to walk the plank. The update fixes memory leaks, the Growl Mail bundle is operational and HardwareGrowler gets a new icon. Upgrade is only for Leopard and Snow Leopard, sorry Tiger.


Stitcher Version 2.3 for iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...-based_content/

"Version 2.3 of Stitcher, an iPhone app for "stitching" together favorite audio content into on-demand "stations," this week added location-based content, allowing users to create custom stations with local shows."

This is US only unfortunately, but it is a free app. They look for the five biggest cities in each state and add their shows, and with this update they have also added subscription-based premium content as well as an alarm clock. They don't have a ton of choices but they do have something for everyone.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

CoPilot Live for North America Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/09/30/copi...-more-features/

"CoPilot Live for North American roads is becoming the little engine that could. At only US$34.99 it is quickly adding new features, and in this latest update has added the coveted text to speech capability. For drivers, that means the nav app will say turn left on Elm street instead of turn left just ahead."

The big change, besides the text to speech capability, is that you are now able to use the iPhone keyboard instead of the one that was within the application, a much needed improvement from what I've read. The biggest complaint about this program, however, is the lack of map data for certain areas, which is a big problem. The company says they are aware and subsequent updates will address this problem. $34.95 USD may not be too bad of a price, but not if the map data isn't correct.


iWork Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/09/28/iwor...dy-and-waiting/

"Fresh off Software Update, it's iWork 09 Update 3 which addresses a ton of issues in Keynote, Numbers, and Pages as well as the iWork.com beta. It's recommended for all iWork 09 users."

The update fixes general compatibility issues, along with improved image handling when using size reduction and improved file size management when inserting movies. You can get more info at the update page.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Logic Pro and Express Get Updates

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/142...l?lsrc=rss_main

"In addition to updating its iTunes software for listening to music, Apple on Tuesday released maintenance updates for two programs used to create songs. Both Logic Pro and Logic Express saw updates aimed at improving stability while adding fixes and enhancements."

Logic Pro and Logic Express both got an update, both version 9.0.1. And not to be outdone, MainStage (the application for playing music and effects within the Logic programs) also received an update to 2.0.1. All of these updates require Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later.


iTunes 9.0.1 Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.iphonealley.com/current/...nes-901-update?

"Today Apple pushed out the first update to iTunes 9, version 9.0.1. The most prominent change since iTunes 9's release can be seen in the behavior of the green maximize button. In iTunes 9, the maximize button no longer switched iTunes into miniplayer mode and required users to option-click the button instead. This latest update reverts the button to its previous behavior."

I never liked that so I for one am glad they are switching back. Apparently there were also some issues browsing the iTunes store and performance issues with the program itself. You can find more about it at the Apple site or just head to software update to get the party started.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

iPhone 3.1 Rundown, Along With a Potential Problem

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/142...50:b27701806:z0

"Behind every great point-oh release is a point-one update just waiting for its time to shine."

iPhone 3.1 took the edge off of iPHone 3.0, just as most .1 updates do, so this article runs through the changes and how they work. Most of the features talked about will also work on the iPhone Touch, although that update is technically 3.1.1. What it doesn't talk about are some of the problems creeping up in the discussion boards at Apple. It appears the update is not playing nice with some of the iPhone 3G models. The problems mainly occur when waking from sleep, exiting applications or unlocking after going into standby mode.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Apple Updates Snow Leopard, and Tiger, and Server, and iMac...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-1...subj=News-Apple

"Apple on Thursday released a relatively minor update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard that fixes an issue users had with the operating system that downgraded them to an older version of Adobe Systems' Flash Player."

This was just one of many updates yesterday delivered by Apple. This particular one fixed the Flash Player issue that Snow Leopard originally broke, which could potentially cause a security issue. And for Snow Leopard 10.6.1, they also updated the HP Drivers with this update. Apple also issued several updates for server, Tiger and iMacs running the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro or ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics cards. You can get the whole list at the Apple download page.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

iTunes 9.0, iPhone 3.1 and iPod Touch 3.1.1

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

Obviously it wasn't all about the iPods, they do have a vital partner in the iTunes software, as well as the iPhone software, both of which were updated. So just what did they change?

iTunes 9.0

No Beatles like I thought there might be since Rock Band was releasing their Beatles edition, but there was enough change in iTunes to make me a happy camper.

Read more...


Friday, August 14, 2009

Update Smorgasbord!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-1...subj=News-Apple

"It was a busy Tuesday for Apple's software team. The company released updates for its Safari Web browser, its wireless AirPort client, and the Multi-Touch trackpad for users who have Windows installed on their Mac."

On the same day as the Safari update, Tuesday to be exact, Apple also released a few more updates. One was for the Airport client in models of the MacBook and MacBook Pro line, which is aimed at Airport problems while running on battery power. Another update was for users of Bootcamp, which will improve the Multi-Touch Trackpad performance when running Windows XP or Vista. And yesterday there were several updates for Tiger (Intel, PPC, Server Universal and Server PPC) as well as one for Leopard. Whew! Busy week for updates!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Safari 4.0.3 Update Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...mprovements.ars

"Apple has released a minor update to its Web browser this afternoon, which claims to come packed with stability improvements, bug fixes, and security improvements. Will it stop our frequent crashing?"

This is a 40MB update that has fixes for some minor problems with display issues, as well as some security and stability issues. The update was released yesterday for Tiger, Leopard and Windows users, and for all the specifics Apple has the list of fixes on their update page.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Apple Updates Tiger Too!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/142...l_mwnws_h_crawl

"At the same time that Apple released Mac OS X 10.5.8, the company also dropped four security updates for users of OS X 10.4."

Don't worry Tiger users, if there are any of you left, Apple hasn't forgotten about you! The four updates are security updates that affect PowerPC Tiger and Tiger Server, as well as the Intel versions of both. This does require that OS X 10.4.11 be installed.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Updates for OS X and GarageBand

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-1...subj=News-Apple

"Apple released an update to its operating system Wednesday, version 10.5.8."

They also released a GarageBand Update, version 5.1 a few days prior, which addressed stability and problems in downloading the lessons from iTunes. The OS X update is supposed to fix several compatibility and reliability issues with Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, which should help with the frequently reported problem of disconnects from those using Bluetooth keyboards and mice. It also addresses several issues related to Safari, iCal and MobileMe, among others. Sounds like a diversified update that should be installed.


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