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Apple Holding iPhone 3.0 Special Event on March 17

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Apple has recently dished out invitations to a special event set to be held on Tuesday, March 17 in Cupertino to go over the iPhone 3.0 software and new Software Development Kit (SDK).

Next Tuesday’s event will come just over a year after the company released the original SDK at the iPhone 2.0 software event. [...]

Apple Hiring Sr. Web UI Designer and Video Editor Product Designer

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Apple is looking to hire a Senior Web User Interface Designer to help the company focus on further innovating its online store front, as well as a Video Editor Product Designer who can primarily focus on their pro apps.
The company has posted the available positions on numerous job boards such as 37 Signals’ and Smashing [...]

Safari 4: Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

With the new Safari 4 release, Apple aims to increase its web browser market share while innovating new features and cool new enhancements to what it calls “the fastest browser on the planet.” Indeed the new browser is speedy, but with every step forward Apple takes towards open-standards and accelerating its javascript engine, the more [...]

Apple Releases Safari 4 Public Beta for Mac and Windows Users

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Apple has announced that a new version of Safari is available for download. Powered by the “Nitro” engine, Apple claims this version of Safari should render web-pages and run JavaScript 4.2 times faster than its predecessor, Safari 3.
Alongside the new version of Safari, Apple has visually detailed some of the bigger more substantial upgrades or [...]

Screenshots of Latest Snow Leopard Build Released

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

A host of screenshots have recently emerged depicting a few minor interface changes and feature enhancements of the latest build of Apple’s much anticipated Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
A brief mention of Snow Leopard at WWDC 2008 by Steve Jobs gave the public a mere glimpse into what can be expected, yet developers had [...]

Customizable Multi-touch Gestures File Found in OS X Leopard

Friday, February 13th, 2009

A recent discovery in OS X Leopard’s system files sheds some light on Apple’s intentions on letting users customize their own four-finger swipe gestures. While their has been talks on software updates allowing users of older machines to get enabled gestures, customizing your own has never before been an option.
MyAppleGuide originally found the file (though [...]

Briefly: Analyst Speculates Over AT&T Plans, Mobile Me Large File Sharing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Apple has made an announcement on their Mobile Me news page that explains a new large file sharing feature via iDisk. Speculation over the future of AT&T’s iPhone rate plans continues, only seems a bit misguided.
A video tutorial explaining how to use the new service can be seen here. “The process is a simple matter [...]

Apple Planning a Retail Store Restructuring to Spotlight Software

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Apple’s retail stores will soon undergo some interior layout changes as the company plans to put a stronger emphasis on customer education and software.
Shortly after Apple’s recent iPhone/iPod display table overhaul, the company will ready the third major interior design change to its brick-and-mortar locations. ifoAppleStore notes that these changes have included wood floors [...]

Apple Seeds Third Snow Leopard Build to Select Developers

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

A select group of developers have been seeded the latest build of Apple’s upcoming operating system Snow Leopard (build 10A261), which is rumored to be released in the first quarter of 2009.
The information and build numbers come from, which have reported that the builds are only available to a select group of developer testers [...]

Apple Patent Shows Interest in Film Production, Script-Integrated Storyboards

Friday, January 30th, 2009

A recently published patent application titled “SCRIPT-INTEGRATED STORYBOARDS” by Apple shows the company’s interest in stepping even deeper into the world of motion picture production.
The patent application explains how it would serve as a tool for film and video editors and producers. Storyboards are a way that people involved in a film’s production can communicate [...]

Firmware Reveals Next Generation iPhone Model Labeled “2,1″

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Recently uncovered information in Apple’s iPhone 2.x firmware reveals evidence of a next generation iPhone labeled “iPhone 2,1.” Whether this refers to Apple’s next iPhone release or an iPhone model to be released sometime in the future remains uncertain.
Originally discovered by MacRumors, the different model numbers (1,1 – 1,2 – 2,1) are set in place [...]

Apple Removes Recent NVIDIA Graphics Update (VIDEO)

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Apple has hastily pulled a recent software update that was targeted at graphics issues stemming from the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter with the Mini DisplayPort-enabled MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Just two days after its release, the NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009 has been removed from both Apple’s website and software update system for [...]

Apple’s iLife ‘09: Reviews From Around the Web

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Apple’s new iLife ‘09 suite of applications was released this week and some reviews are beginning to trickle in around the web. For the most part, the new software works as promised, just don’t expect any magic.
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber runs through some of the iMovie stabilization techniques and how they can be applied. “What [...]

Apple Releases iPhone Firmware Update 2.2.1

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Apple has released an iPhone firmware update bringing the current version to 2.2.1. The update is available by connecting your iPhone to iTunes.
It should be noted that this is not a major (dot) upgrade as “3.0″ will be. This update merely focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements for iPhone owners. While there are notably [...]

What You Should Expect From Apple Over the Next Few Months

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Now that we’ve all celebrated the Macintosh’s 25th birthday, it’s time to start focusing on what Apple’s plans may be moving forward. From a home media server to a refreshed Mac Pro, some rumors are starting to brew as interest grows around what Apple may be up to.

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Even though persistent and seemingly credible [...]

Apple Releases Quicktime 7.6 Update, Aimed at All Users

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Apple has released Quicktime 7.6, which most notably addresses security, performance, compatibility and reliability issues. The update is aimed at all users, and weighs in between 72MB and 20MB in size.
In a support note issued by Apple, they explain specifics involved regarding the update, “QuickTime 7.6 includes changes that increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance [...]

Snow Leopard to Feature Four Finger Gestures for Old MacBooks

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A 9to5mac reader has noted that users of the older generation MacBooks and MacBook Pros will be able to make use of four finger gestures on the device’s trackpad.
This is said to be featured in the much anticipated release of Snow Leopard, where another 9to5 reader has made mention of a special version [...]

Apple Acknowledges Fairly Serious Safari RSS Vulnerability

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Apple has acknowledge a moderately frightening Safari RSS vulnerability than makes the browser vulnerable to attack without user intervention.
Brian Mastenbrook, a computer scientist using Apple’s Safari browser discovered the bug and reported it to Apple.
“I have discovered that Apple’s Safari browser is vulnerable to an attack that allows a malicious web site to [...]

iLife ‘09 Set to Ship On Tuesday, January 20th?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

While browsing around the web, Peter Yan over at Meoeo stumbled across a release date for Apple’s new iLife ‘09. While Apple had mentioned the new software would be shipping at the end of January, a specific date had not yet been set.
The images and video show that Apple had set a shipping date for [...]

Macworld Rumor Aftermath: What We Know Now

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This year’s Macworld saw four core announcements during Phil Schiller’s keynote speech. Even though Apple delivered some incredible new stuff, a large majority of the rumors were inaccurate, without even a brief mention.

What Came True
Macbook Pro
Most notably, Apple unveiled the brand new 17″ Macbook Pro. It has adopted the unibody design and also brings with [...]