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Safari 3.2 Fixes Security Flaws

Apple releases Safari 3.2 to repair vulnerabilities and other problems in all versions of its flagship Web browser.

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6 GB of RAM in a MacBook or MacBook Pro

Can you install more RAM in a MacBook or MacBook Pro than Apple says? It seems that you can go up to 6 GB, but not 8 GB. Those with Apple's newest laptop models should beware, though, since those extra few gigabytes will cost a pretty penny.

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Importing Video from a FireWire Camcorder to an Aluminum MacBook

The new MacBook no longer includes a FireWire port, which is bad news for owners for MiniDV and HDV camcorders that connect to a computer via FireWire (or i.Link). Here's a possible workaround for getting your footage onto Apple's consumer notebook.

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On the Way Out: FireWire and Matte Screens?

Apple's removal of FireWire from the redesigned MacBook and elimination of the matte screen option generates a firestorm of complaints from Mac users. We don't like it, but we'll probably have to lump it.

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Redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro Unleashed

Apple revamps the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a fresh look, improved graphics, glass trackpad, magnetic latch, and more, although you won't find FireWire 400 or a matte screen option.

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Updated MacBook Design Gets Metal and Glass

The long-awaited redesigned MacBook arrives with a metal enclosure, faster graphics, and a backlit LED screen. It can also drive larger monitors than ever before, but on the downside, it lacks FireWire.

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New MacBook Air Adds Capacity and Graphics Performance

The new MacBook Air gets a taste of some of the new technologies brought to the other MacBook models.

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New 24-inch Cinema Display Goes LED, Gets Hydra Cable

Apple's new 24-inch Cinema Display offers LED backlighting, an iSight camera, microphone, speakers, and, most notably, a cable with three connectors that provide USB, audio/video, and power connectivity to the new models in the MacBook family.

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Running the 2008 Mac Numbers with Tim Cook

Apple loves to share positive numbers at the beginning of keynotes, and the special event to introduce new laptops was no exception. Read on to see just how high Apple's market share has risen, how many visitors the Apple Stores are receiving each day, how many Macs have been sold so far in 2008, and much more.

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MacBook Pro Repair Program Addresses Nvidia Flaws

Apple has instituted a repair program to fix MacBook Pro models that exhibit video problems due to faulty Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics cards.

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Apple Openly Pre-Announces Laptop Announcement

Apple seems to have embraced a form of openness in its invitation to media and analysts for a corporate campus event 14-Oct-08. "The spotlight turns to notebooks."

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Older Mac Pros Toxic or Just Smelly?

A problem with Mac Pros manufactured before 2008 has gained new life after a recent article in a French newspaper claims the machines are emitting volatile organic compounds, including the carcinogen benzene.

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Leopard Screen Sharing Loses Hidden Features

The extra controls you could enable by entering command-line instructions for Leopard's Screen Sharing program have been sheared off in Mac OS X 10.5.5, Macworld's Rob Griffiths notes.

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Take Control News: Buy the Right Mac at the Right Time

Our latest book, the third edition of "Take Control of Buying a Mac," is an indispensable guide to buying the best new Mac for your needs, figuring out the best time to buy it, and moving your files from your old Mac to your shiny new one.

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Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update Focuses on Bug Fixes

Apple fixes mostly minor bugs with Mac OS X 10.5.5 for client and server, as well as squashing a host of small security flaws. Security Update 2008-006 is also available as a standalone alone update for Mac OS X 10.4.11.