Monthly Archives: February 2010

Latest Mac OS X 10.6.3 beta suggests release imminent

A new test build of Mac OS X 10.6.3 has been seeded to developers, with known issues listed as “none.” This typically means that the build is a final test seed and barring major surprises, can be expected to be released in a matter of days. Read more

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Apple pulls “sexy” apps from app store

A post over at TechCrunch details what may be a new policy change for iPhone Apps containing sexual content. The developer of the “Wobble iBoobs” App claims to have received a letter from Apple explaining that the app has been pulled from the store due to customer complaints.

Update: A reader has pointed out that the Wobble iBoobs App does not include content of any kind, and only modifies user-supplied photos.

The search field in the desktop iTunes application still auto-completes the Wobble iBoobs name when searching the App Store, but the search itself returns no results, suggesting it has indeed been pulled months after it was approved.

Several other iPhone Apps containing sexual content are said to be missing, while others remain on the App Store. Read more

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Apple posts 27-inch iMac Display Firmware Update 1.0, halts iMac production?

Today Apple posted 27-inch iMac Display Firmware Update 1.0, which targets the display itself rather than the graphic hardware. The official release notes say this update is intended to fix “intermittent display flickering”, a common complaint with the new machines.

In addition to the new firmware update, Hardmac is running a story that cites unnamed sources, who claim Apple has actually stopped production of the core i5 and i7 versions of the 27″ iMac model.

Users posting in the Apple support forum say that previously ordered iMacs are still shipping.

Apple previously issued a 27-inch iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0 intended to fix “image corruption or display flickering” on machines with an ATI Radeon HD 4670 or 4850 chipset. Read more

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