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Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update and more!

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Apple‘s software team has been busy of late releasing updates for Tiger (both Intel and PPC versions) – Mac OS X 10.4.8, Tiger Server 10.4.8, Aperture 1.05, and host of Security updates for Clients and Servers.

Notable changes
The 10.4.8 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

– connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol
– Apple USB modem reliability
– using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
– compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs
– scanner performance
– RAW camera support
– printing documents with Asian language names
– performance of the Translation widget
– broadband network performance
– security updates

Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update (PPC) SHA1 Digest:
http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n75510.

For detailed information on SHA 1 Digest, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n75510.

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n304200.

For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.

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The Apple Store, Fifth Avenue – Whoa!

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In Malaysia, we have 24-hour eat-outs at our friendly neighbourhood mamak. In New York, we have 24-hour Apple shopping on Fifth Avenue. Completely mad. Pure genius.

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The end of broadband. Period.

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For my personal broadband connection at home, at least, that holds some truth. You see, since having installed, measureable speeds have been unmeasurably way below expectations. I have tolerated, waited (mostly waited, actually) and waited and tolerated and waited since February for some sort of improvement in service.

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12-inch MacBook Pro on the way?

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An Intel-based 12-inch MacBook Pro may be on the way according to popular rumour site macosXrumors.

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If the iPod was a phone, what would it be like?

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Isamu Sanada, famous Japanese product designer, whose cutting-edge concepts of Apple products has left the world salivating and wanting (yours truly, absolutely included!), has done it again with his Apple iPod-phone hybrid concepts.

Apple has always been rumoured to add a full-featured, multimedia phone to its expanding product line, although CEO Steve Jobs has openly denied this countless times. The closest ever realisation is the iTunes compatible Motorola ROKR mobile phone. Even so, implementation is far from ideal.

But imagine this. Imagine the Apple mobile. A hybrid of the best features from the iPod (music playing, photos, videos, PDA features) and that of a very advanced mobile platform, like a Sony Ericsson. Made to please.

Of course, undeniably, you have one of the best mobile phones on the planet already with the Sony Ericsson W900i.

Oh well, while we wait, let’s just drool over some Sanada concepts shall we?

A few strangely, look like current offerings from Sony Ericsson. Sony inspired by Sanada? Who knows? But if Apple ever released mobile phones, take your pic people. Stunning.

By the way, if you happen to own a 1st or 2nd Gen iPod and your battery’s gone wonky, fret not. I am here to rescue you from the valley of darkness. I have in limited stock, Newer Technologies replacement batteries, for a very low price of RM128. Contact me for orders. Cheerios!

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It’s alive! My iPod’s back!

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Some time in November last year, my beloved 1st Gen iPod decided to go bust on me. It outlived its claimed 18-month battery life by doing at least 6 more, but alas dropped dead, short of being a relic (no thanks to the smaller, lighter, thinner new iPods, nanos, Mini and Shuffle).

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TMNut on WIKI

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This is hilarious. How’s that for a vote of confidence? By the way, my crawling net speed issue is still unresolved. Apparently it is due to a port problem which is directly related to the main switch. They are supposedly awaiting a switch upgrade which they are testing and pending approval.

Hah. Whatever. Just make sure it gives me at least 800Kbps. And in a huff, please!

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Sing It To Me, Baby!

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If there’s one thing great about Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, it’s the introduction of Dashboard and Widgets. Mini-applications, some completely useless but fascinating, that help spice up your desktop. My boo introduced me to one useful one – Sing that iTune!

This widget displays lyrics for the iTunes track currently playing, along with its artwork, where available. There’s even an option to save lyrics in music files is also available. Fantastic! I’ve tested with some tracks downloaded from the web, and also ripped (legally) from my personal CD collection. Works like a charm. Highly recommended, this!

Some features at a glance:
– Multi-lingual (English, Japanese and Chinese)
– Handles radio streaming titles.
– Retry or search Google when the lyrics is not found.
– You can edit the lyrics right on the widget.
– iTunes controller. (Click the artwork to show.)

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My 1st Gen iPod. Dead.

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Hah. What do you know? Old farts die eventually. And the venerable 1st generation 5GB (with its much publicised battery deficiencies) is not spared. Lest mine. It’s been a trusty companion, my iPod. Bought it brand new and cheap way back in 2002. Whoever said the battery lasts 18 months, eat your heart out!

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The Girl From Ipoh – Looked like tasty hor fun, but not quite…

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“Doncha wish your hor fun was smooth like me,
Doncha wish your ngar choy was fresh like me,
Doncha…”

Sang the all-girl LiT performers, half of what made up Low Ngai Yuen’s The Girl From Ipoh musical drama, which was performed from the 9th – 13th November 2005. I happened to catch the performance on the final night with my boo, parents and brother Vince + girlfriend Jo. Pentas 1 of KLPAC was packed. I wondered if it was the strength of the play or the attraction of the gorgeous Carmen Soo who brought in the eager numbers. Joanne Kam Poh Poh and former Miss Malaysia Elaine Daly were amongst the audience.