News Roundup: Daylight Saving, Notebook Rumors, iPhone Musings, Airport Upgrade, and More

News Roundup: Daylight Saving, Notebook Rumors, iPhone Musings, Airport Upgrade, and More

Update your Mac for Daylight Saving Time: Thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, this Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. it's time to spring forward an hour. To ensure that your Mac is ready for the change, make sure to run the appropriate Apple-supplied Software Updates for Tiger (10.4.8) or Panther (10.3.9). If you're still running Jaguar, there's a third-party patch available - there's even an unofficial patch if - for reasons we can't fathom - you're still running Cheetah (10.0) or Puma (10.1). Apple's Mac OS X patches will also update your Classic environment, but if you're running Mac OS 9.2 or earlier, you'll need to set your Mac manually in the Date and Time control panel. If you're using Boot Camp to dual-boot your Intel Mac into Windows, Microsoft has help for you as well, and if you use Microsoft Office for Mac 2004, don't forget the 11.3.3 update. Oh, and speaking of Microsoft, for the first time in eighteen months, that company won't release any patches on this month's Patch Tuesday - odd, seeing as how that company's software is suffering from nine known vulnerabilities. Whatever...

 

More MicroBook/nanoBook rumors: Whatever you choose to call Apple's rumored notebook based on NAND flash-memory technology, it's causing increased buzz amongst the rumorati. One analyst says it's on track for release in "the second half of 2007," though Apple may not be the first to offer a flash-based notebook. Jason O'Grady isn't happy that the rumors include the fact that the li'l fella will run a stripped-down version of Mac OS X. We agree with him, due primarily to the fact that the stripped-down OS X planned for the iPhone is reported to not allow users to add third-party software. A notebook with Apple-only apps? C'mon, Steve, give us a break.

 

More iPhone fallout: Motorola's European marketing director, Simon Thompson, is apparently getting mighty sick of fielding iPhone questions, replying to one with "iPhone, iPhone, iPhone! I'm just bored of this darned question." (We wonder if his actual response used the word "darned...") Palm is responding to the iPhone challenge by hiring a former top-level Apple engineer, even as one analyst says that "with the imminent arrival of the iPhone, Palm seems doomed." Palm may take some comfort in another analyst's opinion that Apple's projection of 10 million iPhone sales in its first year may be "too lofty a goal." Two final iPhone-related notes: New rumors suggest that Google may be planning to release its own mobile phone, and the iPhone thoroughly spanked Vista in search engine queries after its announcement.

 

In other news: You might be able to soon control your gaming endeavors using brain waves; Adobe announced that it will offer an "Extended" version of Photoshop CS3 that will include "integration of 3-D and motion graphics, image measurement and analysis;" Apple has released an update to AirPort Extreme; Apple's retail stores and marketing efforts are receiving high praise; there's a rumor floating around that Apple will soon add H.264-video hardware acceleration to all new Macs; and (surprise!) Steve Jobs is rich - perhaps even flush enough to purchase fridge that can toss him a beer from across the room.

 

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