Nov 29

Broadband Tuner 1.0

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Apple has released Broadband Tuner 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.4. The small download tweaks some TCP buffer settings to improve performance with high-bandwidth connections.

Nov 26

Software Updates: DEVONnote, CalcService, HotService

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DEVON Technologies has released version 1.8 of DEVONnote, CalcService 3.2, and HotService 2.2.

Nov 26

(crossposted from my personal weblog)

Despite what AppleMatters and Ars Technica tell you, it is possible to completely dissasemble the Apple Mighty Mouse without breaking the retaining ring.

All I had to do was slip a razor blade between it and the body of the mouse to cut the glue. I was then able to pop the top of the mouse off the hinges on the bottom, unscrew the “scroll ball” assembly, pop off its top cover, and clean the rollers.
I’ll have to glue the retaining ring back on with a couple dots of superglue, but the mouse works fine without it right now.

Update: Four drops of superglue, and everything’s back together and working perfectly.

Nov 01

Mac OS X 10.4.3 Update

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Apple has released the OS X 10.4.3 Update:

It includes fixes for:
- AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file services
- single sign-on authentication and reliable access to LDAP and Active Directory servers
- autologin for managed user accounts
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, RAW camera support, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
- Finder updates including finding on Kind and using Slideshow
- .Mac sync services
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- disc recording when creating and burning media
- creating and burning disk images using Disk Utility
- installation reliability
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iChat, Mail, Preview, Safari, and Stickies applications
- Dashboard widgets: Address Book, Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Phone Book, Stickies, Unit Converter, and World Clock
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update - compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates

More information is available here. The Combo installer can be downloaded here or is available via Software Update.