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Safari 4.0.5 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Internet, Software

Safari 4.0.5

Apple just released an update to Safari 4, and you can download Safari 4.0.5 right now by firing up Software Update, or by simply hitting the Safari product page and downloading it there. According to Apple, you get a few performance and stability improvements (always a good thing,) as well as some bug fixes. Can’t complain about any of that, right?

Oh, and if you are on OS X and run something like Saft, be sure to wait before installing the update, in case it breaks your plugins and add-ons.

 


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Adobe answers Steve Jobs and his thoughts on Flash on iPad and iPhone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Software, Videos

Our pal Robert Scoble sat down with Anup Murarka, the Director of Technology Strategy and Partner Development for the Flash platform, and asked him about his thoughts on the perception that Steve Jobs has been giving to the press and consumers regarding Flash. You know, thinks like that it is a battery killer, crashes all the time, etc. Anup talks about Flash being implemented on mobile devices, their public bug tracker, and the significant enhancements in Flash 10.1 that seem to be overlooked.

It all sounds good, but still, don’t expect to see Flash running on your anytime soon.


Apple readying six-core Mac Pro Core i7-980x for next week?

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

Intel Core i7 Mac Pro

The boys over at ZDNet are reporting that they’ve been hearing whispers that Apple is set to debut an overhaul to the professional desktop line, packing in a six-core Intel Core i7-980x processor, as soon as this coming Tuesday, March 16th. They’re saying it should have a 3.33GHz 6 core/12 thread processor (that goes to up 3.6 GHz with TurboBoost,) 32nm architecture, and Socket LGA1366 130W TDP. In a nutshell, throw this chip into a Mac Pro with some updated internals, and you have one hell of a machine.

Read More | ZDNet

iPhone OS 3.2 SDK beta 4 released

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

iPHone OS 3.2 beta 4

Quick note to iPhone and developers out there, earlier today Apple released iPhone OS 3.2 Beta 4 SDK. This is build 10M2144, and comes two weeks after beta 3 was released. It’s a 2.5GB download, which can be yours immediately.


WTFJeans with special iPhone, iPod touch, USB stick pockets

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Wearables

WTFJeans iPhone iPod touch

If you’re looking for something with a flair, but made with denim, take notice of what WTFJean has going on. They make jeans with specially-fitted pockets, lined with microfiber, meant to house your or . In addition, they even have pockets meant to hold on to USB sticks, which we guess the pockets on your regular jeans are no good for? Oh, also, while they’re available in both male and female versions, if you’re a dide, it goes you some frontal padding for protection. Huh.

Anyhow, these will be on sale on May 2nd for $80.

Read More | WTFJeans

iPad launches April 3, pre-orders start March 12

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds

iPad iBooks

The news that a lot of you’ve been waiting for is finally here, as we now have a firm launch and pre-order start date for the Apple tablet. The iPad will be shipping from Apple for online orders, and also available at retail Apple Stores and “select Authorized Retailers” on April 3rd, which technically falls short of the “late March” timeframe. As for pre-ordering to make sure you can get one on day one, that starts on March 12. You can pre-order both the Wi-Fi-only and 3G models of the iPad online, or you can head to an Apple Store to reserve an iPad for pickup on Saturday April 3rd.

By the way, both models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.


Next Apple Mac mini to rock HDMI?

Mac mini HDMI

We’ve think that it’s a travesty that the only Apple product to sport an HDMI port has been the , especially when you consider that the Mac mini is pretty much the best Mac to have connected as a permanent part of your home theater setup. Well, it looks like that could possibly be changing with the next refresh, is AppleInsider sources are to be believed. They’re saying that there are prototype HDMI-based Mac minis floating through the normal channels within the company, and one or more of them are based on the NVIDIA MCP89 chipset, which would mean that the mini would stay on the Core 2 Duo architecture rather than moving on to the newer Core i3, i5, i7 processors if that doesn’t change. Of course, this is all rumor for now and there’s no release date or any other official info on the HDMI mini, so take this all with a grain of salt.

Read More | AppleInsider

Apple sells ten billionth iTunes song

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Music

One Billion iTunes

Okay, so an hour ago we warned you that Apple would be giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the purchaser of the ten billionth iTunes download, and if you didn’t act upon being put on notice, you’re too late. That’s right, Apple has officially surpassed the 10 billion song milestone with the iTunes Store, which is just unreal. Nice work, guys.

Edit: Alongside the announcement above, Apple also released a list of the the top 20 all-time best-selling iTunes songs, which has to be seen to be believed.

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iTunes likely to sell ten billionth song today, purchaser gets $10,000

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music

iTunes one billion songs

If you have any songs you’d like to purchase from iTunes, you may want to care that task sometime today. Why? Simple. Apple is gonna giveaway a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the purchaser of the ten billionth iTunes track, and based on Apple’s ticker, that’s going to happen sometime today. Hit the link below for full details of the giveaway (or head straight to the iTunes store,) and good luck!

Read More | Apple

iPhone OS 3.2 beta 3 SDK released

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

iPhone OS 3.2 Beta 3

Hey, all you and potential developers out there, you may want to hit up that Apple Developer Portal, seeing as they’ve just released beta 3 of the iPhone 3.2 OS SDK. We are hearing that one key addition is an easy way to update current iPhone apps to “include the necessary files to support” iPad right out of the gate. Fancy.


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