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Mac OS X Snow Leopard build 10A394 available for devs

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

Snow Leopard 10A394

Apple has just released a new developer build of , the first since . This one is Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard build 10A394, and is the first Snow Leopard dev update that is available simple by firing up Software Update. Just a word to the wise, after running the update, you’ll need to download and install Xcod 3.2 for Snow Leopard 10A394, and if you do iPhone development on your Snow Leopard system, you’ll need to download and re-install the 3.0 for Snow Leopard. Have fun!

Update: For those asking, yes, Dock Expose is live in this new build!


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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.

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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.

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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.


Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2

iPhone OS 3.0

Hey, looks like has just released iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2 to developers as of a few minutes ago, alongside beta 2 of the iPhone SDK 3.0. As you recall, introduces a bunch of new functionality for consumers, and over 1,000 new API for developers. Many who upgraded to firmware 3.0 when it was made available have complained of much sluggishness taking over their iPhone or iPhone 3G, so let’s hope that upgrading to beta 2 cleans up some of that, for those people who didn’t downgrade back to 2.2.1. Developers, you can grab iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2 right now.


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