PowerPage Podcast Episode 107

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Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2009, 18:48
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast Logo 2008Episode 107 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1’32:43, 38.3 MB, MP3).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Youngmoo Kim, Chuck Freedman and Tom Hesser.
Topics include: This week we discuss the new desktop Macs, AirPort hardware, Kindle on iPhone, Jason’s netbook fetish and we play “What’s on your Mac?”
What’s on your Mac?:

  • Youngmoo:
    • Tom Bihn ID – Shoulder bag for the MacBook Air ($140)
  • Chuck:
    • Youmail.com – Visual voice mail via the Web. (Free or Pro $20/yr)
  • Tom:
    • HyperSpaces – Add custom features like space names to Spaces. ($13)

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Cocktail 4.3 Tiger Edition Released

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Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2009, 15:37
Category: Software

On Thursday, shareware developer Maintain released version 4.3 of Cocktail (Tiger Edition), Cocktail, the popular shareware utility program that allows for additional Mac OS X system tests.
The new version, a 2.0 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:

  • Added ability to clear potentially harmful files such as most common trojans, worms or other files that may harm your system in any way.
  • Added ability to clear CrashReporter and HungReporter logs.
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may stop responding during a scheduled clearing of caches.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with QuickTime 7.6.
  • Updated Automator actions.
  • Updated Help files.
  • Cocktail 4.3 retails for a US$14.95 shareware registration fee and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run.
    If you’ve tried the new version and have any kind of feedback about it, let us know in the comments or forums.

    Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.0.7 Update

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    Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2009, 05:37
    Category: Software

    On Wednesday, Mozilla.org released version 3.0.7 of its Firefox web browser.
    The new browser, a 17.3 megabyte download, boasts the following fixes and changes:

  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Official releases for the Estonian, Kannada, and Telugu languages are now available.
  • Items in the “File” menu show as inactive after using the “Print” item from that menu – switching to a new tab restores them (bug 425844). This issue has been fixed.
  • For some users, cookies would appear to go “missing” after a few days (bug 444600).
  • Mac users of the Flashblock add-on, experienced an issue where sound from the Flash plug-in would continue to play for a short time after closing a tab or window (bug 474022).
  • Fixed several issues related to accessibility features.
  • The program requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.
    If you’ve tried the new browser and have any feedback about it, let us know over in the comments or forums.