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.
Sales of Mac OS X, or Snow Leopard, clocked in at more than double compared to Leopard for the first five weeks each OS was available. Apple confirmed the strong Snow Leopard figure during the company's fourth quarter earnings conference call on Monday afternoon.
Apple released Performance Update 1.0, an update for the company's MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air models that addresses, "intermittent hard drive related pauses reported by a small number of customers."
Some Snow Leopard users are experiencing total home directory wipes after logging into and out of their Guest accounts, and the issue is gaining some significant attention in the online world. Affected users find that after logging back into their main user accounts that it has been wiped of all data, an issue that caused no small amount of consternation in affected users.
Apple has, yet again, changed the method for enabling the root user in Snow Leopard. This time, the Directory Utility in Leopard's Utilities folder has been moved (buried) in the Accounts section of System Preferences.
Pocket Sevens announced Wednesday a new Mac app called Conspire, a collaborative whiteboard solution that allows users to connect to other Conspire users and share their whiteboard session. Users can draw, erase, add, and edit text to their whiteboard space, with those changes showing on every user's whiteboard.
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