Topic / Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS 10.6.7 and AppleTV 4.2.1

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Its update time! The folks at the Infinite Loop have released some software this week including: Mac OS X 10.6.7 Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac. Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers. Address various minor Mac App Store issues.   AppleTV 4.2.1 (2nd Generation) Displays: Addressed issues that may cause screens to flicker or display incorrect color on older TVs. Wake from sleep: Addressed […]

Mac mini price drops

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If you’re thinking of getting a Mac, but want to start small Apple, hears you. They just reduced the non-US prices of the Mac mini from $999 to $899. While it still costs more than the US price (US $699), the reduction could be just enough for people to buy it as a secondary computer or for use with your TV.

Apple to live stream September event – for Macs

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Well, after learning from their previous mistakes when trying to demo the iPhone 4 but were not able to because of the numerous wireless connections trying to live blog the god damn event, Apple has decided to live stream their event on its website. Only one problem. You need to be using an Apple product to watch the event, limiting access to those who use Snow Leopard with Safari, or […]

Mac OS X Software Updates: Security, 27″ iMac CPU & Display Issues, Server Admin Tools

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With all the hubub with updates this month, Apple have given their OS a shakedown as well. Apple has recently released a large number of updates aimed at a variety of users. Snow Leopard (10.6.x) Users: Security Update 2010-003: Issues addressed include the recently discovered Zero Day vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and other security flaws. 6.50 MB download size Max OS X 10.6.3 v1.1 Combo Update (Client & Server): […]

Backup – the forgotten app.

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With today’s revolutionary technologies on Mac OS X, one application that has been around since Tiger and has remained faithful is Backup. This application was revolutionary when it arrived, providing powerful but simple backups to network storage, disc, iDisk or other external device. However, with Time Machine and more competitive software, Backup became the way of the dinosaurs. No more. Today, Apple released an update to Backup, rendering it version […]

Bug in Snow Leopard can delete data

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New reports on Apple’s Support discussion boards are claiming that they are losing their data on their accounts if a user logs into the Mac’s Guest account – either accidentally or on purpose – and tries to log back into their regular account. Speculation is on the cause is on how Snow Leopard treats Guest accounts, which is set to delete all data when you log out from the account. […]

Snow Leopard’s malware protection scans only for two trojan infections

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Remember when Apple confirmed the much-hyped malware protection in Snow Leopard; well, it turns out that its nothing more than a XProtect.plist file that contains five file signatures for only two, and the most popular, trojans out there infecting Macs – OSX.RSPlug and OSX.Iservice. Both threats, described as very low threats by Symantec, are usually attached as payloads on shady installs of the latest iWork and Adobe CS4 software found […]

Apple confirms Snow Leopard malware protection feature

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Apple has now confirmed the rumours of the existence of some malware protection software in the new operating system. According to The Loop, it scans and checks all files downloaded via Safari, iChat and Mail. As seen in the above image, it will indicate which file contains what type of malware and will note the time and date when you downloaded the file, which application downloaded it, and where from. […]

Apple starts pre-orders for Snow Leopard

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Apple fans can rejoice in glee as Apple has now made available from the Apple Store a way to pre-order the next version of Mac OS X, 10.6 Snow Leopard, and for only AU$39.00 (US$29.00 in the US). Be warned: that price is only available for those who have 10.5 Leopard and running a Mac with an Intel processor. Those who do not meet that criteria, you might as well […]

WWDC09: Mac OS X Snow Leopard & Safari 4

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Apple has announced the release date for Safari 4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including announcing new features and updates to the OS core – after saying that they did a “rewrite” of the operating system. Safari 4 is out today, for Leopard, Tiger and Windows. Snow Leopard includes out-of-the-box Exchange support, an updated UI and logo for Quicktime X (10), support for 64-bit programs (and some of its […]

Snow Leopard showcased at Macworld – report

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MACWORLD 2009 : Phil Schiller is set to use a portion of his keynote at next month’s Macworld Expo to show off the latest version of the Mac OS X operating system, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, according to a report filed by UK’s The Guardian. “Apple and its partners have been privately dropping hints to developers that its upcoming release of its Mac OS X operating system, dubbed Snow […]

Rumour Mill : Apple to release “Snow Leopard” in Q1 2009?

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According to a presentation made by Director of the Unix Technology Group over at Apple, Jordan Hubbard, at the Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference, Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is expected to be released in Q1 of 2009. While we don’t know the exact date for its release, we at least get something to look forward for – unless it is proven to be wrong… Remember, when Snow […]

Snow Leopard to have Cocoa-based Finder, Exchange support

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AppleInsider is reporting that the new Mac OS X 10.6, also known as Snow Leopard, will feature a massive rewrite of its Finder application to be on its Cocoa environment, similar to most applications that Apple and other developers have been using to write applications. On Leopard (OS X 10.5), it still uses the old Carbon environment. New features include the support of Microsoft Exchange in Snow Leopard’s versions of […]