Opera 10.01 Web Browser Released

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Date: Friday, October 30th, 2009, 04:39
Category: Software

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Early Tuesday, Opera Software released Opera 10.01, the latest version of its free web browser.

The new version, a 16.3 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

Added:
– Opera Link button with dropdown menu on the status bar; access to Opera Link in the main menu moved to Tools.

Fixed:
– Issue with Opera Turbo and plug-in placeholders.

– Enabling Opera Turbo for the first time not showing the Opera Turbo information page.

– Opera not synchronizing more than 9 Speed Dials.

– Open instance of Opera not running when a laptop enters its wakeup stage.

– Issue with the Flip4Mac plug-in.

– Problem creating a new mail account.

– Drafts sometimes missing after upgrading to Opera 10.00.

– Follow/Ignore contact not working from the message header toolbar.

– Fixed an issue where certain domain names could allow execution of arbitrary code.

– Fixed an issue where scripts can run on the feed subscription page.

– Custom changes to operaprefs not appearing when upgrading from a version older than Opera 10.00.

– Issue of 100% CPU usage fixed by preventing and avoiding the filling up of message loop.

Opera 10.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.

Apple TV 3.0 Out the Door

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Date: Friday, October 30th, 2009, 04:17
Category: Apple TV, Software

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About six weeks after dropping the 40 gigabyte Apple TV model and reducing the price on the remaining 160 gigabyte model to US$229, Apple has released version 3.0 of its Apple TV software. Per Macworld, the updated software offers a new main menu interface that provides direct access to rented and purchased movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, photos, and YouTube videos. Your content (My Movies, for example) now sits at the top of lists instead of at the bottom. Once you drill down into secondary menus, however, the interface is the same as before.

The new software also lets Apple TV users enjoy iTunes LP and iTunes Extras content for albums and movies, respectively.

The Apple TV now supports Genius Mixes as well, a new feature of iTunes 9 that also works on some iPod models.

For photos, the latest software adds support for iPhoto ‘09’s Events and Faces (but not Places) features.

Finally, Apple has stated that users can now listen to thousands of Internet radio stations and tag stations for later listening. You could in fact listen to Internet radio on the Apple TV previously, you just had to put the stations in a playlist.

The software is a free update for all Apple TV owners and can be snagged via the Apple TV’s Software Update feature.

Apple Releases iTunes 9.0.2 Update

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Date: Friday, October 30th, 2009, 04:49
Category: Software

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Late Tuesday, Apple released iTunes 9.0.2, the latest version of its multimedia/jukebox application for Mac OS X. The new version, an 85.8 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

– Adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0, adds an option for a dark background for Grid View, and improves support for accessibility.

iTunes 9.0.2 is available via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.