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Flickr user Nigel Goodman posted a treat to the TUAW Flickr group way back in 2008 that has just been rediscovered: a comprehensive collection of OS X install discs from Mac OS 7.5.3 all the way to Mac OS X 10.5 (the current OS at the time of the photo). Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard also arrived via CD but Mac users said “goodbye” to physical media starting with OS X 10.7 Lion.
Origin, EA’s Steam-like digital distribution platform, has just launched for OS X. The project was first announced in August 2012. The free software allows users to browse, purchase, and play EA software titles that are compatible with OS X. As of now, that includes 49 games ranging from casual options to newer blockbusters.
Apple continued its slew of updates today by releasing the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04 for OS X. The update adds support for the RAW file format for several new cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. It's available now via Apple's support site or the Mac App Store's Software Update.
Apple issued a rare statement Thursday in response to the proposals to and subsequent lawsuit against the company by Greenlight Capitol manager David Einhorn. Apple's statement addresses claims by Mr. Einhorn that an upcoming shareholder proposal would eliminate the company's ability to issue preferred stock.
Apple released AirPort Utility 6.2 for OS X on Thursday. The update adds new Wi-Fi setup features and international support in addition to the usual bug fixes. It's available now from Apple's support site or via Software Update on the Mac App Store.
The first beta build of iOS 6.1.1, released by Apple to developers Wednesday, surprisingly does not patch any of the exploits in iOS 6.1 that are required for the evasi0n jailbreak, according to a member of the jailbreak’s development team, although evasi0n users are still discouraged from updating until the team has a chance to see the final 6.1.1 build.
Rumors and leaks suggest that the 5th gen iPad will be thinner and narrower with the same relative proportions as the iPad mini. Using this information, MacRumors has prepared high quality renderings of what such a device would look like.
Apple's results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013 sent the stock spiraling, despite record numbers in both revenue and profit. Statistics firm Statista released a chart Thursday hoping to put Apple's "disappointing" quarter, in which it beat all U.S. companies in terms of profit, in context.
Apple has filed for a patent application to make the iPhone more accessible to users with hearing impairments. The application describes how a future iPhone could automatically switch to a hearing aid compatible mode based on sensors that detect if the user is wearing a hearing aid device.
Apple is continuing to extensively test the next maintenance update to OS X Mountain Lion. The tenth prerelease build of 10.8.3 was released to developers Wednesday. Notably, the build fixes the file bug reported earlier this week.