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Longtime Apple fans will want to head to Georgia this April to attend the just-announced Vintage Computer Festival Southeast. Products from all eras of Apple's history will be showcased in a 6,000 square-foot "pop-up museum" at the event.
Image files hidden in the iPad's iOS 6.1 firmware add support to the longstanding rumors that Apple may soon launch a Pandora-like "iRadio" service. The images show a radio tower icon, a plus button, the word "buy" in the filename, and may apply to an online internet service or even a future FM tuner in Apple's tablet.
Apple has begun extensive testing of the next version of OS X. Traffic logs at The Mac Observer and several other Apple-focused sites reveal a significant jump in hits claiming to be from Apple's next big cat since the beginning of 2013. If Apple follows the release schedule of 10.8 Mountain Lion, the company could introduce the first prerelease builds of 10.9 as early as next week.
As expected, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak, codenamed "evasi0n," has been released. Developer team "evad3rs" updated the jailbreak's website this afternoon with links to the tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Mac Geek Gab listener Ernesto is about to set up a new Mac and is concerned about the effectiveness of his five-year-old surge protectors. Should he replace them with new surge protectors or upgrade to an uninterruptible power supply? We explain the difference and offer a recommendation.
An unopened and rare fourth-generation iPod from the “iPod+HP” era is for sale on eBay for the perfectly reasonable price of US$25,000. The 40 GB iPod dates back to the failed 2004 partnership between Apple and HP to increase iPod sales channels via a joint distribution strategy. Thanks to ReadWrite for the reference.
The much-anticipated iOS 6.1 jailbreak is set for release today (Monday), according to a tweet from a member of the development team. The jailbreak will support every iDevice that can run iOS 6.1 with the lone exception of the third-generation Apple TV.
Developers can now use easy-to-remember short links to promote their iOS and Mac App Store content. The links, introduced during a Super Bowl Star Trek ad, will be assigned by Apple using the AppStore.com domain.
An odd bug in OS X Mountain Lion was discovered last week. Typing a specific phrase into almost any OS X app will immediately cause the app to crash.
The Java security saga continued Friday as Oracle released yet another critical update to the software platform, just two days after Apple remotely blocked it in OS X. The update claims to address all known security issues associated with a serious exploit that was first revealed to the public by the Department of Homeland Security in early January.