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Apple just released the second big update to Snow Leopard with Mac OS X 10.6.2. You can fire up Software Update right now to grab the good, which on my system looks to be about 500 MB in size. Here is a look at some of the fixes
- 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
There’s a lot there, and that’s without mention of the rumored killing of Intel Atom support in 10.6.2 as well. If you are running OS X on a Hackintosh, you may want to wait and see how this plays out. As for the rest of you, get to downloading!
Just in case you plan on doing your online surfing in the tub or fear you may drop it in the pool, Clevo has come up with an 8.9-inch waterproof industrial notebook. Displayed at the recent Computex Taipei 2009, the RIGID-note T890M has a RFID or 2D bar code reader, GPS, an Intel Atom Processor and an 8.9-inch WSVGA display (1024x600.) No price or release date has been announced.
ASUS has outed their 1101HA as part of their Seashell line. It has a 11.6-inch display with 1366x768 resolution, a 160GB hard drive and 10GB Eee storage. The PC has an Intel Atom Z-series processor and a battery life up to 11 hours with its 6-cell battery. It comes comes standard with 802.11n draft and Bluetooth connectivity. Available in several colors, we guess the Seashell comparison is the “tiny reflective specks which glisten in the light” on the cover.
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Lenovo’s Ideapad S12 certainly has a lot of bang for the buck. The 12-inch netbook has a NVIDIA Ion chipset, an Intel Atom N270 processor, can play 1080p video via HDMI and is good for gaming. Add to that 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB SATA drive, WiFi, Bluetooth and wired LAN capability, an upgradable 3 cell battery and Windows XP. Lenovo’s latest offering weighs about 3 lbs. and has a MSRP of $499.00.
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The Korean company Moneual has an ultra-compact mini-PC. The MiNew A10 is only 20 x 21.5 x 7cm, and can be powered up by either an Intel Atom 230 or 330 platform. The diminutive PC has 160GB HDD and 1GB RAM. The HTPC was designed for use with a TV and has a suggested price of 400,000 KRW (~$312.00.) We are thinking that at the rate the new minis are coming out, desktops may soon become dinosaurs.
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If you are thinking bare necessity, Taiwan’s MSI has officially announced their WindBOX. The minimal desktop attaches to your monitor’s VESA mount. Features include an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1 GB of RAM and a SATA II interface. It also has Ethernet and WiFi compatibility, a 3-in-1 card reader, a VGA out and 3 USB ports. Rumor has it that it will be out this quarter with a price of ~ $250.00.
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Archos is apparently getting ready to release their own netbook. The Archos 10 looks fairly lackluster and features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of DDR 2 of memory and a 160GB hard drive. The display is 10.2-inches with a 1024x600 resolution and the mini-PC has 802.11 b/g WiFi, a webcam, one Ethernet and 3 USB ports. Available in both black and white, no date or price has been formally released for the netbook.
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Viewsonic unveiled their all-in-one PC at the CES 2009. The VPC 100 has an 18.5-inch 16:9 LCD screen and is only 35mm thick. The system features a 160GB hard drive, 1GB RAM and runs on an Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU. It also has a 1.3mp webcam, a DVD +/- RW drive, built-in stereo speakers and a 3-in-1 card reader. Installed with Windows XP home, the VPC 100 will be out in February with a $549.00 price.
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Imagine a keyboard PC with a 5-inch touchscreen built in. That’s exactly what Asus did with their Eee, unveiled at the recent CES. The screen can be used for browsing while the keyboard itself can be used to stream audio and video when attached to a TV or other screen with built-in wireless HDMI. At a weight of under 1KG, it also features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom microprocessor, 1GB DDR2 DRam, Windows XP Home and either 16 or 32 GB storage. Look for the Asus Eee around September of this year.
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