The Apple stuff you’ve been hankering for Staples to carry should be there by late March.
Per Mac Rumors, a series of screenshots from training materials for Staples sales associates. The screens describe sales curricula for the iPhone 5, Apple TV, and Mac notebooks.
Those materials showed that the training modules needed be completed by March 26 or 27, likely indicating that the retailer will begin selling Apple products shortly thereafter.
Reports that Staples was preparing to sell Apple products emerged earlier this year, with a Staples executive tweeting the news, though without specifics. Subsequent reports brought word that the retailer would be carrying Apple TV and accessories.
The addition of Apple’s higher-end merchandise to Staples’ offerings will put Apple products in more than 1,500 outlets across the United States, considerably expanding the computer maker’s accessibility. Staples’ reputation in the enterprise sector could also aid Apple in accelerating the growth of its presence in the enterprise segment.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.
On Wednesday, Google released version 25.0.1364.172 of its Chrome web browser. The update, a 48.8 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:
- This release contains stability improvements, and a new version of Adobe Flash.
Google Chrome 25.0.1364.172 requires an Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run. If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.
Late Tuesday, Adobe released Flash Player 11.6.602.180 for Mac OS X, a 16.9 megabyte download via MacUpdate as a pre-release beta. The new version adds the following fixes and changes:
- Loading of telemetry.cfg causes performance problems on page refresh(3506936).
- Opera browser crash(3488141).
- Flash Player crash due to integer overflow(3475889).
Memory intrinics: To enable memory intrinics two changes are required:
- Produce the memory op codes by changing the compiler
- Expose the appropriate APIs through playeglobal.swc to leverage these opcodes
Graphics Data Query:
- Improved permissions UI for full screen keyboard access.
- Multiple SWF support(iOS).
- Setting device specific Retina Display resolution(iOS).
- Updated File API following App store guidelines(iOS).
- HiDpi support for FlashPro.
Adobe Flash Player 11.6.602.180 requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new Flash Player and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.