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If you’re still on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Apple has a minor security update now available for you. Meanwhile, CEO Steve Jobs responds to yet another e-mail inquiry, this time on the subject of MobileMe.
AppleInsider is reporting on a couple of news stories from Tuesday that will be of interest to both users of older Macs (or Windows PCs) and current MobileMe users alike.
First up is a minor security update for QuickTime, but only for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 users (Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.5 already includes the 15 vulnerabilities patched with this update). Leopard users don’t get to see much action from their Software Update panel lately, so anything is welcome!
QuickTime 7.6.9 “addresses several issues with JP2, GIF, PICT and FlashPix images as well as AVI, MPEG, QTVR, Sorenson and other movie files. Most of the issues resolved could have resulted in unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution if applied.”
Mac OS X 10.5 users can get the update via Software Update or download it directly from the QuickTime website. The Windows version is a 32.86MB download, also available online or through the Apple Software Update program.
For the rest of us, there’s word from Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself that the often-maligned MobileMe service will “get a lot better in 2011,” according to an e-mail received by a MacRumors reader's complaint. The CEO’s e-mail was typically short and sweet, so there’s no word on how Cupertino might be tweaking the service to make that happen.
The most obvious possibility is the opening of Apple’s new data center in Maiden, North Carolina which is scheduled to fire up by the end of the year. The 500,000 square foot complex is expected to house a host of streaming and data services, which could include “an overhaul of its iDisk or Gallery services” among others.
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