Apple has posted an update to correct issues affecting some Java users following the installation of Mac OS X v10.3.9 Software Update.
After updating to Mac OS X 10.3.9, some systems may have issues with Java applications and Java-enabled websites when using Safari. Safari may unexpectedly quit, and standalone Java applications may unexpectedly quit or not launch. This update resolves that issue.
Lesson: Don’t install software updates for at least seven days after it is released, period. Sheesh, Apple is becoming more and more like Microsoft all the time.
MacMinute is reporting that protesters picketed Apple’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday because of the company’s policies on old computer recycling, leading company CEO to use foul language in response.
At the meeting, which was picketed by protestors, Apple CEO Steve Jobs defended the company’s recycling efforts, noting it is leading the industry on environmental issues and that it took back 1,500 tons of products in 2004 through its recycling program. Jobs said the environmental activists want product recycling to be free to consumers, but that Apple’s fee is in line with others in the industry. “We think $30 is a reasonable price to charge,” he said, pointing out that Dell charges about $20 to recycle a PC while HP charges about $40. He also expressed frustration at Apple being singled out by activists over other companies, calling it “bullshit.”
OWC and NewerTech announced the NuPower high-capacity replacement battery for 12-inch aluminum PowerBook models for US$139. Acccording to the OWC, the NuPower battery offers the highest capacity and longest life of any battery on the market. (Business Wire)
Listen, watch and play longer between recharges with up to 13% more capacity than Apple-installed batteries and as much as 32.5 percent more capacity than other non-Apple aftermarket batteries. Make your PowerBook or iBook even more powerful by replacing the original battery or adding a spare. All Batteries are brand-new with 1-year NewerTech Warranty.