Apple Releases Security Update 2007-003 for Mac OS X 10.3.9

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Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2007, 17:58
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Ensuring that Mac OS X 10.3.9 users receive the same security updates as found in yesterday’s Mac OS X 10.4.9 release, Apple released Security Update 2007-003 for its Mac OS X 10.3.9 user base.
The update, a 36 to 45 megabyte download (the full Apple knowledge base article can be found here) offers security improvments to the following system components:
-Crash Reporter
-Directory Services
-DiskImages Framework
-Flash Player Plug-in
-Print Center
If you’ve downloaded and installed the update and had either a positive or negative experience with it, let us know.


Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.9 Update

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Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2007, 11:51
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After months of builds and testing, Apple released the client and server versions of its Mac OS X 10.4.9 operating system for PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
The update, a 127 to 310 megabyte download (depending on version selected) through Mac OS X 10.4.x’s Software Update feature as well as Apple’s downloads page, provides the following changes:
-Improvements to RAW camera file support.
-Fix to repair whether or not large or malformed images could lead to crashes.
-Image capture performance improvements.
-Mouse scrolling and keyboard shortcut fixes.
-Font handling improvements.
-Playback quality and bookmark improvements in the DVD Player application.
-Support for USB videoconferencing cameras in iChat.
-Improvements in Bluetooth device support.
-Improvements in browsing Apple File Protocol servers.
-Improvements in Apple USB modem support.
-Better Windows-created digital certificate support.
-Improvements in Open and Print dialogs for Rosetta-based applications running on Intel-based Macs.
-Additional support for the 2006 and 2007 Daylight Savings Time changes.
-Included security updates.
The update’s knowledge base article has additional details about the changes including improved .Mac and synching performance, changes to iCal, boosted WPA2 support and improvements to the OpenGL graphics system, especially with games like World of Warcraft.
If you’ve tried the Mac OS X 10.4.9 update and have had a positive or negative experience with it, let us know.


iPhoto 6.0.6 Update Released

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Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2007, 10:34
Category: Software

On Tuesday, Apple released version 6.0.6 of its iPhoto image organization and editing tool.
The update, an 8 megabyte download, serves as a maintenance fix an repairs bugs found
in the program’s Exchangable Image File compatibility and photocasting features.
iPhoto 6 is part of the iLife 2006 package and is available for US$79.00.
iPhoto 6.0.6 requires a Mac running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later for the Mac OS X 10.3 operating system and Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later for the Mac OS X 10.4 operating system.
If you have any comments or feedback about the new version, let us know.