Why Apple Will Change TV

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Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: iTV

Steve Jobs described the iTV as Apple’s entry into the living room, as if it were a strategic move in a larger game plan. But with several wireless TV extenders already on the market, why will Apple’s be any different?
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM

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Apple Releases Mac OS 10.4.8

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Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: Software

In addition to Aperture 1.5, Apple also shipped a major update to the Mac OS on Friday, 10.4.8.
The update is available for PPC (31MB) and Intel (206MB). Combo and Delta versions are also available. The best way to get the update is via Software Update.

What’s New in this Version
The 10.4.8 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:
– connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol
– Apple USB modem reliability
– using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
– compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs
– scanner performance
– RAW camera support
– printing documents with Asian language names
– performance of the Translation widget
– broadband network performance
– security updates

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Aperture 1.5 Update Squeaks out as Promised

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Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: Software

Apple slipped out the 1.5 update to Aperture late Friday, just inside of Steve Jobs deadline of before the end of the week. Aperture 1.5 may not show up in Software Update (it didn’t for me) and it requires that you have Mac OS 10.4.8 installed. You also have to register your copy of Aperture 1.x with Apple (this is not optional) and enter your serial number before it will let you download the 125MB update.

Aperture 1.5 delivers more than 20 new and enhanced features that improve file management, metadata handling, and image adjustment. This update also addresses numerous issues related to overall reliability, performance, and compatibility.

Apple – Support – Downloads – Aperture 1.5 Update

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The Apple Core: MacBook WiFi hacker cancels talk

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Date: Monday, October 2nd, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

Instead of a planned presentation WiFi hacker Johnny Ellch delivered only a prepared statement at ToorCon, San Diego’s annual security conference on Saturday.
I reported last week that Maynor and Ellch were scheduled to speak at ToorCon, where the inflammatory duo’s “complete story” of their infamous MacBook WiFi hack was to be told. The talk was supposed to “offer analysis and commentary of public responses while at the same time giving anyone who has a question a chance to have it answered” according to the hyperbole on the conference Web site.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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Inventec Beats Quanta for new Video iPod

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Date: Sunday, October 1st, 2006, 21:28
Category: iPod

Apple Computer will focus its new video iPod orders at Inventec rather than distributing to both Inventec and Quanta Computer, according to component makers cited in a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

A production bottleneck at Quanta is said to be the major cause of the order adjustment, said the paper. Quanta was cited by the paper as saying that orders for 2006 and 2007 are still on schedule.

DigiTimes > Inventec reportedly beats Quanta for new video iPod orders

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