Apple releases Security Update 2010-003 for Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 operating systems

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Date: Thursday, April 15th, 2010, 04:40
Category: security, Software

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Following up on a slew of recent software updates, Apple released Security Update 2010-003 on Wednesday. The update, which varies in size between 6.2 and 208 megabytes depending on the version used and fixes assorted security holes described here.

The update, as usual, can be located, snagged and installed Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.

Security Update 2010-003 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.

If you’ve installed the update and noticed any changes, let us know.

Apple releases Security Update 2010-002 for Mac OS X 10.5.x

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Date: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010, 03:26
Category: security, Software

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Following yesterday’s release of the Mac OS X 10.6.3 update for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) users, Apple also released Security Update 2010-002, a 208 megabyte download that incorporates previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update and essentially brings Mac OS X 10.5.x to the same security standard as Mac OS X 10.6.3.

For a full list of the changes, click here.

As usual, the update can also be located, snagged and installed via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.

Security Update 2010-002 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.

Apple Releases iMovie 8.0.6 Update

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Date: Saturday, March 27th, 2010, 17:25
Category: Software

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Late Thursday, Apple released iMovie 8.0.6, the latest version of its consumer-level video editing application. The new version, a 35.8 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:

– This update improves reliability when working with videos from Aperture.

The update requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run and can be snagged manually or via Mac OS X’s built-in Software Update feature.

Apple Aperture SlideShow Support Update 1.1 Released

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Date: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 03:53
Category: Software

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On Monday, Apple released its Aperture SlideShow Support Update 1.1 patch, a 3.3 megabyte download which addresses an issue affecting the playback of HD video clips used in Aperture 3 slideshows on Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). Audio and video tracks now remain properly synced in video clips that have been trimmed.

The update can be directly downloaded or located and snagged via Mac OS X’s built-in Software Update feature.

The Aperture SlideShow Support Update 1.1 file requires Mac OS X 10.5 and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.

If you’ve tried the fix and have any feedback to offer about it, please let us know.

Apple Releases ProKit 5.1 Update for Professional Applications

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Date: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010, 10:21
Category: Software

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Late Tuesday, Apple released its ProKit 5.1 update, a 32.4 megabyte download improves general user interface reliability for Apple’s professional applications and is recommended for all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, Final Cut Express HD, Soundtrack, Logic Pro and Logic Express.

The update requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run and can also be located and installed via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.

TomTom Home Updated to 2.7.3.754

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Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2010, 05:06
Category: Software

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TomTom Home, the company’s free desktop GPS management software, was updated to version 2.7.3.754 Wednesday night. The new version, a 42.5 megabyte download (via VersionTracker), includes the following fixes and changes:

– Fresh look and feel.
– Improved process for installing items to your navigation device.
– HOME now smartly manages internal and external memory on your device and helps you making best use of available space.
– A new Manage my device button now manages content on your device and you computer in one central location.
– Windows 7 compatible.
– Improved stability decreases the chance of error messages.

TomTom Home 2.7.3.754 is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run.

iSync Plugins 7.1.2.7 Released

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Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010, 05:45
Category: iPhone, Software

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iSync plugins, nova media’s shareware iSync extension package for Mac OS X and all-around useful utility that provides access to dozens of cell phones and handsets, received a small update over the weekend. Version 7.1.2.7, a 5.4 megabyte download, adds support for the following cell phone models:

– Nokia 5230
– Nokia 6700 slide
– Nokia X6
– Samsung SGH-D900E
– Sony Ericsson Pureness X5

iSync 7.1.2.7 retails for US$9.95 and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 (under Mac OS X 10.4), Mac OS X 10.5.8 (under Mac OS X 10.5) and Mac OS X 10.6.2 (under Mac OS X 10.6) to install and run.

MWSF: iPhone Explorer Allows iPhone/iPod Touch to be Used as a Hard Drive

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Date: Saturday, February 13th, 2010, 04:28
Category: Macworld Expo, Software

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Albeit there have been some utilities that have allowed your iPhone and iPod touch to double as a flash drive, this one may have it down pat.

And for free.

Per The Unofficial Apple Weblog, myPod Apps’ iPhone Explorer can be installed on your Mac or PC and allows you to view the folder structure, and drag and drop items to or from the iPhone to your desktop or back the other way.

Users can create, delete and rename folders on your iPhone. If your iPhone is jailbroken, they can access the real root and then recover things like your address book, emails and SMS messages.

iPhone Explorer requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and iTunes 8 or later to install and run.

Take a gander, see what you think and feel free to hurl your two cents in as well.

Google Chrome 5.0.307.7 Beta Released for Mac

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Date: Friday, February 12th, 2010, 04:29
Category: Software

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Google Chrome, Google’s new web browser, just reached version 5.0.307.7 beta for the Mac. The new version, an 18.9 megabyte download, offers the following the following changes:

– Extensions (finally!).
– Bookmark sync.
– Bookmark manager.
– Cookie manager.
– Task manager.
– Support pinch to zoom on the Mac.
– Cmd-three finger swipe opens prev/next page in new tab.

Google Chrome requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.

If you’ve played with it and have an opinion, let us know what you think in the comments.

Apple Releases 2009 Aluminum Keyboard Firmware 1.0 Update

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Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 04:16
Category: News, Software

On Wednesday, Apple released its 2009 Aluminum Keyboard Firmware 1.0 update for the 2009 Apple Wireless Keyboard. The update, a 1.1 megabyte download, improves battery performance of the device when used in combination with other Bluetooth devices. The keyboard must be connected or paired to perform this update. The update package will install an updater application into the Applications/Utilities folder and will launch it automatically.

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As always, the update can also be located and snagged via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.

The updater requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later running on an Intel-based Mac to function.