Posts Tagged ‘update’

10.5.2 first impressions

February 12, 2008 Leave a comment

341Mb of update later (followed by 48.6Mb of Leopard Graphics Update) and the trusty Macbook is running 10.5.2. Nothing immediately different on startup except one puzzling problem that I will detail later. Here’s the most immediate visible changes.

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10.5.2 is finally here

February 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Software UpdateI know it’s only a software update, but this one has enough bug fixes and tweaks to justify a service pack 1 title. 10.5.2 is now available in software update as a substantial 341Mb download. Good job software update supports resuming as I would hate to get 99% of this and have to start again. I’ve stopped all other internet traffic on my network so I can get this asap, but it’s still a relatively slow download. More news on the changes once it’s installed, and don’t forget to back up all your valuable data before updating. I ran Superduper this morning so I have a bootable backup waiting if there are any problems.

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16Gb iPhone and 32Gb iPod Touch Announced

February 5, 2008 6 comments

iphoneipodtouchApple has today announced memory upgraded versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch in the US. These do not appear to be available in the UK yet, and no details yet on when they will be. The 16Gb iPhone and 32Gb iPod Touch both cost $499, so following Apple’s recent conversion rate this should mean a UK pricing of around £349.

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10.5.2 due this year

February 2, 2008 Leave a comment

Mac OS Leopard discI can understand wanting to get the next Mac OS update right but how long do we have to wait? I’ve delayed starting on my hackintosh until 10.5.2 is out to make sure I buy hardware that will work with the minimum of patching. There are so many reputed fixes in the update that it’s going to be a must for all Leopard users, finally giving us the quality we were originally promised.
Mac news sites and forums were happily predicting 10.5.2 would accompany the Macbook Air, but it wasn’t so. They’ve now moved onto new multi touch Macbook Pro’s due in February and 10.5.2 will launch with them. MacRumors has news that build 9C27 was made available to developers on Thursday, so even if that becomes the final version we won’t see it until late next week.
I’ve got money burning a hole in my pocket Apple. Please get the update out before another gadget tempts me.

Apple Keynote 2008 opinions

January 15, 2008 1 comment

Lets get the big rant out of the way first.


Normal non-shouty blog resumes. I can understand the Mail, Maps, Stocks, Notes and Weather apps not being on the original iPod touch. It was an iPod, so did what the previous iPod did when it came to PIM. Not being able to add calendar events was a mistake that was rectified. But this is just taking the piss. All the early adopters that helped make the Christmas quarter such a huge success get shafted. Buy an iPod touch today and get the software for free. How can the company which styles itself as the cool guy fighting Microsoft’s corporation crap on its users like this? Leaves an unpleasant taste after all the other good things that were announced.

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