One of the biggest omission from Macworld Expo in January was lack of iLife and iWork updates. Apple has been updating their software suites annually in January, but decided to skip iLife and iWork '07 at Expo in lieu of a large iPhone splash.
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Whenever Apple releases a software update you sometimes have read between the lines to get the whole story. Late Friday Apple quietly released the mysterious Battery Update 1.
Apple yesterday released Battery Update 1.2 (244kb) which "updates battery firmware and improves battery functionality" for the following Apple notebooks:MacBookMacBook (Late 2006)MacBook Pro (15-inch)MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)MacBook Pro (17-inch)MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)The update requires Mac OS X 10.
Despite all their talk in the Q2 2007 conference call about moving to "subscription-based accounting" for iTunes and Apple TV, head honcho Steve Jobs has once again dismissed the idea of Apple offering an iTunes subscription service.The latest denial comes in the form of a statement Jobs gave to Reuters in an interview after Apple reported quarterly results on Wednesday.
If you haven't been following the hack of the Safari Web browser on a MacBook Pro there are some details that you should know.First, as I reported on Wednesday the attack is not native to the Macintosh.
In their quarterly conference call with analysts (replay link), Apple announced a record March quarter reporting an 88 percent increase in profits and a 21 percent increase in revenue. Much of the jump was attributed to lower component costs, specifically flash memory used in the iPod.
On Monday I reported on a Safari vulnerability that was exposed at a security conference - as it turns out, the vulnerability also affects PCs running Windows as well. Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay were able to hijack a MacBook Pro as part of the "PWN to OWN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription req'd) former CFO and Apple board member Fred Anderson said that he "warned Chief Executive Steve Jobs about accounting implications associated with the backdating of stock-options grants."Anderson made the remarks about Jobs in a statement filed by his attorney today after agreeing to settle SEC charges for his alleged role in the scandal.
If you watched last night's episode of 24, you know that when it comes to any scandal, someone's got to take the fall.At Apple, CEO Steve Jobs has managed to clear himself in the options backdating debacle, but former general counsel Nancy Heinen does not appear to be so lucky.
If you bought a Mac because you thought that it was an impenetrable fortress immune from being hacked, you may want to think again.Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay were able to hijack a MacBook Pro as part of the "PWN to OWN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.