May 30

Apple announces 160G Apple TV

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Apple has announced the availability (starting May 31st) of a build-to-order Apple TV with a 160-gigabyte hard drive, priced at $399. The original Apple TV will continue to be sold for $299.

Also announced was the upcoming (mid-June) capability of Apple TV units to stream and play videos from YouTube. This feature will be added via a free software update to existing units.

May 30

Apple Software Updates for May

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Sorry for the delay in posting updates; I do MacHELP as a hobby and the “day job” has gotten in the way so to speak.

Anyway, a ton of new updates from Apple in the past couple of weeks.

Security Update 2007-005 v1.1
Security Update (QuickTime 7.1.6 Mac)
iTunes 7.2 (“iTunes Plus”, featuring DRM-free downloads from EMI)
Pro Application Support 4.0
Airport Extreme Update 2007-003
QuickTime 7.1.6 Mac
Battery Update 1.2
Airport Extreme (802.11n) Firmware 7.1
Airport Base Station Update 2007-001 for Mac

Most or all of these should be available via Software Update.

May 15

Apple updates MacBook lineup

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Apple has made minor updates to its MacBook lineup. Systems now range from 2.0 to 2.16Ghz, with 1G RAM now standard on all models and prices ranging from $1099 to $1499.

May 12

Over on ITToolbox, Security Monkey has a great article about Why Security Pros Use Macs.