Mac OS 10.4.3 Released via Software Update

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005, 20:19
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The 10.4.3 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

It includes fixes for:

- AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file services
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support
- disc recording when creating and burning media
- .Mac sync services
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit Converter
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail, and Safari applications
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n301984

For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

Independent Online Interviews Steve Jobs

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005, 11:12
Category: Interview

The Independent has published an interview with Steve Jobs that was conducted during the iPod nano launch in Paris:

Imagine the scenario: a billionaire walks into a mobile phone shop. The sales assistant says, “Can I help you?” but gets the reply “Just looking, thank you.” The man tries a few phones, lifting his glasses to look at the detail of the display. He presses a couple of buttons. He shakes his head. He could buy any phone in the shop; in fact he could buy the shop, or even buy the chain. But he doesn’t. He walks out, empty-handed.

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Writer's Block Live

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005, 11:36
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badge2.jpgI’ve been reading Mike Evangelist’s live blog of his experiences working at Apple: Writer’s Block Live and it’s fascinating. Mike was a director of product marketing at Apple from April 2000 to July 2002 and was responsible for Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, iDVD and few others.

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Repetitive Motion Injuries Invading the Mobile Handheld World

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005, 07:53
Category: Gadget

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The Associated Press reports that doctors are warning users of wireless handhelds to keep typing to a minimum:

Chris Claypool was addicted to his BlackBerry wireless handheld. Like many users, he never thought twice about pecking away at lightning speed, replying to a wave of e-mails from clients around the globe.
Last year, the 37-year-old agricultural sales director from Post Falls, Idaho, noticed a throbbing sensation in this thumbs whenever he typed. He switched to tapping with his index finger, then his middle digit and finally his pinky. But his thumbs pained him to the point where he can’t even press the buttons on his TV remote control.

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Flock Updated to 0.4.9

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005, 07:52
Category: Software

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The new Flock Web browser I’ve been raving about integrates cool services like blogging, del.icio.us and Flickr has been upgraded to version 0.4.9. Read more about Flock’s features, but be sure to read the release notes before you dive in. Also worth a read is the Flock developers blog. Version 0.4.9 seems to add better support for Movable Type, which makes me very excited.

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