Mac OS 10.4.9 Released

The latest - and possibly last - update to Mac OS 10.4 Tiger has been released - fire up Software Update, and get to it!

The iPhone goes King Kong all over the New York Apple Store while analysts turn a jaundiced eye on iPhone-sales projections of 10 million phones sold. Plus: Octo-Core Mac Pro leak? Seems like it.

Intel releases new low-power quad-core Xeon processors and flash-based hard drives. Plus, the European Union continues its fight against iTunes, Apple's getting ready for the Apple TV, and more.

More stuff that'll show up on the Mac...eventually.

Have you got your Mac ready for Daylight Saving Time yet? We show you how. Plus, more flash-based notebook rumors, iPhone fallout, updates, Photoshop announcements, and more.

 There's an odd contrdiction here at the Game Developers Conference. There's a obvious Mac presence in the form of people using Macs. It feels like about a third of the crowd here is using a Mac notebook, mostly iBooks and PowerBooks, but there are some MacBooks around. Considering the Mac's small stature in the games market, it's surprising to see this many Macs. At the same time, several people we spoke to are both surprised and disappointed that there aren't more games for the Mac. Some people felt that the introduction of the Intel Mac would open up the Mac as a gaming platform, but the first Intel Mac was released well over a year ago, and we're still waiting for that rush of games we were hoping for. And, of course, we hear over and over again, "I use a Windows box only for work, but I have a Mac at home," or "I would buy a Mac if I didn't have to use a Windows box for work."

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Sony unveils a new online virtual world. Ho hum.

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Inventories are running low, so rumors and speculation are running high. Also, Apple's CFO talks a lot but says little, and more random-access Apple and tech news.

 The growth of the Mac market has caught the attention of the gaming industry. At the Game Developer Conference 2007 in San Francisco, several developers showed off games and gaming gadgets that will find their way to the Mac market. Here's a preview of three upcoming product on display at the GDC.