Apple released Security Update 2010-001, an update for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server, versions 10.5.8 and 10.6.2. The update addresses several key security issues, including issues with maliciously crafted MP4 audio files (AAC), as well as a forced Adobe Flash update.
Nova Media announced Friday the release of Phone Plugins 2.3.3, an update to the Mac OS X utility that adds support for 20 new phones from Samsung, Nokia, and Sony Ericsson. Phone Plugins allows Mac users to send and receive text messages and make phone calls through the cell phones directly through their Mac.
The developers behind the open source VLC project are short on Mac OS X participants, specifically on the GUI side. Accordingly, there is a call out for developers and designers to help work on the project's new Lunettes GUI development effort.
Judge William Alsup granted Apple's request for a permanent injunction against erstwhile Mac cloner Psystar. That injunction prevents Psystar from selling Mac clones, selling or copying Mac OS X in any incarnation, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware, circumventing Apple's control measures that prevent Mac OS X from being installed on non-Apple hardware, selling or other distributing technology that allows such circumvention, or helping anyone in such circumvention efforts.
Along with Mac OS X 10.6.2, Apple released Security Update 2009-006 for Leopard and Snow Leopard on Monday. The security update addressed several issues related to SSL certificates, QuickTime, and more.
MacUpdate announced Monday the release of MacUpdate Desktop 5.0.1, an update to the company's third party software update application. The new version includes new features and bug fixes.
Symantec is alerting Mac users to new Mac game called Lose/Lose that deletes files in the user's home directory every time the player shoots an alien ship. Destroy a ship, lose a file. What's more, the game's creator tells users exactly what will happen when they play, making the game something less than a trojan horse, but much worse than the art project he labels it.
Apple released software updates that enable Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard to take advantage of the new Magic Mouse in all its glory. It had been thought that the device would be dependent on Mac OS X 10.6.2, but today's updates mean that users can buy and use the Magic Mouse with current versions of both operating systems as soon as it is available as a standalone purchase.
Objective Development announced Wednesday the release of Launchbar 5, the company's utility for controlling your Mac from your keyboard. The update adds a digital ton of new features, including support for Snow Leopard, new clipboard tools, improved iCal support, AppleScript support, and much more.
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