Jun 29

Apple updates iPod lineup

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Along with the release of iTunes 4.9 with Podcasting support, Apple today updated the iPod lineup. The 1G iPod Shuffle was reduced to $129, and “regular” iPods (all now with color screens and photo support) are available in 20G and 60G varieties for $299 and $399, respectively. The iPod U2 remains at $329, with 20G of storage and a color screen. The iPod Mini is the only remaining iPod with a monochrome screen.

Jun 28

Software: iTunes 4.9 Released

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Apple has released iTunes 4.9 (also available via Software Update), featuring Podcasting support.

Jun 27

Software: PHP Studio 1.0

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Neometric Software has announced the immediate availability of a new software product called PHP Studio. PHP Studio allows users to write, visualize, and test PHP code with true Mac style and supreme efficiency.

PHP Studio can be purchased for $25 at the Neometric Software website. A shareware version can also be downloaded, free of charge.

Jun 24

More Developer Transition Kit Details

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AppleInsider has more details about Apple’s Intel-based Developer Transition Kit including new photographs showing the machine’s BIOS setup screens.

Everything I’ve seen points to the fact that the final shipping systems will most likely use Intel’s Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) instead of a standard PC BIOS.

Jun 24

Apple stops sales of single-CPU 1.8Ghz PowerMac

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Apple has ceased sales of the single-processor 1.8Ghz Power Macintosh, stating that the entire line is now dual-CPU across the board. Customers wanting a single-CPU system are now directed towards the iMac G5.

Jun 22

Details on Apple’s Intel-based Developer Kit

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ThinkSecret has more details (including pictures) of Apple’s Intel Transition Kit for developers, and even shows Windows XP running on the system.

Jun 09

Software: iSale Wins at 2005 Apple Design Awards

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At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, Equinux’s iSale, an eBay listing client, was given the 2005 Apple Design Award as a runner-up for the “Best Use of Mac OS X Tiger Technologies”.

Jun 09

New OS X Books from O’Reilly

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O’Reilly Media has released two new books, Mac OS X Tiger for UNIX Geeks and Learning UNIX for Mac OS X Tiger.

Jun 09

Security Update 2005-006

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Apple has released Security Update 2005-006, with versions for OS X 10.3.9 and OS X 10.4.1. It contains fixes or updates for the following subsystems:

-AFP Server
-Bluetooth
-CoreGraphics
-Folder Permissions
-launchd
-LaunchServices
-NFS
-PHP
-VPN

Jun 08

“Dating an Apple Developer”

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Emily Hambidge has a great post about Dating an Apple Developer. Going along with that, check out Why Geeks and Nerds are Worth It.