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Mac OSX 10.6.2 Update Fixes Almost ALL Bugs

Apple has released an update to Snow Leopard (10.6.2) and a security update to Leopard. Here’s a list of fixes for Snow Leopard:

IF YOU RUN OSX ON A NETBOOK, DO NOT UPDATE. IT WILL KILL INTEL ATOM PROCESSOR USE.

– an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
– a graphics distortion in Safari Top Sites
– Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts
– a problem that prevented authenticating as an administrative user
– issues when using NTFS and WebDAV file servers
– the reliability of menu extras
– an issue with the 4-finger swipe gesture
– an issue that causes Mail to quit unexpectedly when setting up an Exchange server
– Address Book becoming unresponsive when editing
– a problem adding images to contacts in Address Book
– an issue that prevented opening files downloaded from the Internet
– Safari plug-in reliability
– general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk
– an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3874.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Headlines Missed from Last Week

Bamboo Multi-Touch outed, only $69 somehow at BestBuy. It was unboxed and reviewed.

Android SDK 1.6 available now.

Nintendo DSi coming to America in pink and white colors.

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Snow Leopard already more than double Leopard sales.

Music Industry wants royalties for the 30 sec preview in iTunes. They probably won’t get it, since the interweb community has lashed out against it.

Snow Leopard unboxing

It has been a week since Snow Leopard has been out, and we just want to share a nice little unboxing we did with it last week.

Snow Leopard’s “Wake on Demand” Feature

[Wake On Demand] is Apple’s name for a new networking feature that lets a Snow Leopard Mac go to sleep while a networked base station continues to broadcast Bonjour messages about the services the sleeping computer offers. The base station essentially acts as a proxy for the slumbering Mac. Advertised Bonjour services includes file sharing, screen sharing, iTunes library sharing, and printer sharing among others.

Apple TV benefits greatly from this.

According to them, user’s are required to have a 2009 Mac, and Airport base station, and a Mac running Snow Leopard 10.6.

However, I have Mac’s from 2008 which all have Wake On Demand supported. Readers have found that ANY Airport base station (Express, or Extreme) will work, and older Mac’s are also supporting the feature.

To check your Mac, click on “About this Mac” on the Apple drop down menu in the upper left hand corner of your toolbar, then click on “More Info”, then go under the “Network” tab, and click on “Airport” and “Wake on Demand” will be listed there as supported or not.

Snow Leopard Compatibility List

Make sure that if your buying Snow Leopard, that your everyday apps are up to date. [Compatibility List]

And check out every new feature for Snow Leopard here. [New Features]

Snow Leopard Available Friday (Order Now)

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Apple’s newest OS (10.8) Snow Leopard is ready earlier than thought, and it’s available for pre order. For only $30, you’ll get a massive upgrade as explained here from Engadget:

Apple wants you to know that Snow Leopard’s Finder is more responsive, Mail loads messages twice as fast, Time Machine will complete initial backups 80 percent faster, and a 64-bit version of Safari 4 is 50 percent faster than its predecessors. There’s even QuickTime X with a redesigned player that lets users view, record, trim and share video. Of course, this release also includes Grand Central Dispatch, a new way for devs to take advantage of multi-core processors as well as OpenCL support to accelerate apps with the help of that idling graphics processor. Oh, and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange too. All in all, a worthy update, especially for the price.

Order by Wednesday and have it Friday morning when it releases. Just be sure to have a Mac with an Intel processor. Power PCs are not supported.

WWDC Keynote Aftermath

Yes, it was a good keynote by Apple, but more announcements were made today that answer some questions asked on Monday.

To start, Snow Leopard is completely ditching the PowerPC chip. Intel chips are now a requirement to run OSX 10.6. It will also give all multi touch trackpad equipped notebooks full support for 3 and 4 fingered touch gestures.

Secondly, AT&T has confirmed that they will support tethering, although we don’t know when. It would have been nice to see them in the Keynote presentation, but they’re always behind.

The “Find My iPhone” feature of Mobile Me is also live now, and working as planned. This also comes with the announcement of a free “iDisk” app that will support all your documents and give you the ability to view your Mobile Me iDisk on your iPhone, giving it a small version of a file system. The iPhone 3G S also has a fingerprint/water and oil protected screen, which only needs a dry cloth to clean it, reducing the risk of water damage.

A bit of bad news however: iPhone 3G only supports Open GL 1.1, while the new iPhone 3G S supports 2.0. This leads to questions about the app store dividing into split sections, along with the fact that the new iPhone has a  600Mhz processor and 264 MB of RAM. Apple says that you can always develop GL 1.1 to support all touch devices and not just 2.0.

-Jon Rubinstein has taken over as CEO of Palm, officially making it the anti-Apple.

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And lastly, a bit of advice from Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo: AT&T is right about charging full price, because they are already giving us discounts, and it’s not like the economy is great anyway. Have an iPhone 3G? Does it work? Then take advantage of the speed boosts in the free iPhone 3.0 update next week, and be happy with it, because it will save you more than a few hundred dollars.