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Mac OS X 10.5.7 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

All you users out there, it’s time once again to fire up Software Update if you are on Leopard, because Mac OS X 10.5.7 is now available for download. This update focuses on bug fixes, stability, and security, with changes to iCal, Mail, parental controls, printing, and more.

Word on the street is that this may be the last update for Leopard, as is right around the corner, seeing seed updates about once every two weeks. We’ve got the full list of changes for 10.5.7 for you, after the jump.

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Elgato Video Capture: Record analog video to your Mac

Elgato Video Capture

If you’ve got a lot of old VHS or other analog media laying around and need an easy solution to digitize it, the Video Capture device seems to be right up you alley. It’s actually quite simple, as you just plug the device into your Macs USB port, and connect the other side to your analog video player using either S-Video or RCA cables. The import software lets you do some simple editing/trimming, and will even let you send clips directly to YouTube.

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iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iPhone OS 3.0

Hey look at this, after just a little more than a week, we’ve another build of the beta. has released iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 (build 7A312g), which is now available for download to iPhone developers. Of course, iPhone SDK 3.0 beta 4 (build 9M2735) is also available. In order to get iPhone 3.0 beta 4 working, you need to be running the newly released iTunes 8.2 Pre-release (b10).

Of interest here is that the SDK is just one build newer than the last one, and the fact that we are getting close to weekly beta releases. This is an obvious sign that Apple is in the finalization stages of the iPhone 3.0 OS, which lines right up with the June release of the platform.

Read More | iPhone Developer Portal

Video: iPhone tethering and MMS in action

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Videos, USB

We all know that two of the new features being introduced in are MMS and Internet tethering. Well, it looks like someone was able to get those hidden features up and running in the latest iPhone 3.0 beta 4 software, as evidenced by the video above. Give it a look to see how Internet tethering with the iPhone will work over Bluetooth, as well as USB, as well as a look at sending and receiving MMS messages. Consider us psyched.


iPhone OS 3.0 beta 4 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iPhone OS 3.0

Another two weeks has gone by, which means another build of the beta. has released iPhone OS 3.0 beta 4 (build 7A300g), which is now available for download to iPhone developers. Of course, iPhone SDK 3.0 beta 4 (build 9M2734) is also available. As you’ll remember, iPhone 3.0 introduces a bunch of new functionality for consumers, and over 1,000 new API for developers. In order to get iPhone 3.0 beta 4 working, you need to be running the newly released iTunes 8.2 Pre-release.

Some changes in the current build of the iPhone OS 3.0 beta 4:

  • Performance updates, less crash prone.
  • The setttings area for “Store” now works, allowing you to control your iTunes account
  • MMS seems to be working on more carriers out of the box

Let us know if you find anything else.

Read More | iPhone Developer Portal

Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard build 10A335 to developers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Snow Leopard

has just seeded out the latest developer build of the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6 operating system, also known as . The latest build is 10A355, and early reports are that stability improvements are continuing as a trend across the board, while Apple has listed nine known issues in the seed notes for devs to take heed of, including the fact that Quicktime Player X may crash when playing DRM-protected content in 64-bit mode. All recent Apple hardware is now capable of running Snow Leopard in 64-bit mode, and when installed on either the Early 2008 or Early 2009 Xserve machines, 64-bit is the default.

We don’t yet have a firm date for the launch of Snow Leopard, but we are fairly certain that we will hear a lot more about that at 2009 in June.


Apple App Store passes one billion downloads

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: App Store News, Apple

App Store Billion Downloads

If you had any doubt of the success of ‘s App Store, the fact that one billion apps have been downloaded in nine months should be enough to change your opinion. At 1:52 pm today, the App Store officially sold its 1,000,000,000th app for the and platforms. As exciting as that is, we have the iPhone 3.0 SDK currently in beta, which will allow apps with new capabilities that aren’t yet available. Exciting times.

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AT&T selling refurbished 16GB iPhone 3G for $149

AT&T iPhone 3G refurbished

Well, lookie here. If you’ve been jonesing for an , but thought it was a big too expensive, you’ve gotta see what AT&T is selling refurbished iPhone for. You ready for this? You can grab a refurbished 16GB iPhone 3G for $149.99. You are saving $150 off the regular price of $299.99 - that’s 50% off. It really doesn’t get much better than this.

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iPhone OS 3.0 beta 3 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iPhone OS 3.0

Look at that, continues their two week update schedule with iPhone OS 3.0 beta 3 (build 7A280f), which is now available for download to iPhone developers. Of course, iPhone SDK 3.0 beta 3 (build 9M2728) is also available. As you’ll remember, introduces a bunch of new functionality for consumers, and over 1,000 new API for developers.


iTunes Prices Raised

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Music

iTunes logoYou may have noticed by now the change of pricing on iTunes. As of Tuesday, Apple has begun to sell some of its most popular titles for $1.29 each. Others will be lowered to $.69 while some will remain at $.99. Recording companies decide the prices and Apple has also dropped DRM, so that others sans iPods can enjoy the downloads, as long as they support the company’s AAC encoding. It might pay to shop around though, as Amazon offers many of them for 79 and 89 cents.

Read More | USA Today

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