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New MacBook Pro Gains Multi-Touch Trackpad, MacBook Speed Bumped

Apple has released new MacBook and MacBook Pro models that offer faster CPUs, larger hard drive options, and - in the MacBook Pro - the multi-touch trackpad that debuted with the MacBook Air.

Adam Engst No comments

More MacBook, MacBook Pro Keyboard Problems Fixed

If your MacBook or MacBook Pro has been dropping the first key press after having been idle, rejoice, because Apple has a fix for you. Alas, if you're experiencing this problem on any other Mac, you're still out of luck.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Learn to Wrangle Permissions in Leopard

Permissions are among the most complex and confusing aspects of Unix that Macintosh users are forced to deal with, but thanks to Brian Tanaka's clear explanations in "Take Control of Permissions in Leopard," working with permissions no longer has to feel like a game of "Mother, May I?".

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Linotype FontExplorer Broken by 10.5.2, Fixed Already

Version 1.2.3 of FontExplorer adds Leopard compatibility, and fixes problems introduced by Mac OS X 10.5.2.

Matt Neuburg No comments

Leopard 10.5.2: TidBITS Complains, Apple Listens, Sort Of

With the release of the recent 10.5.2 update, how does Leopard stand up under the criticisms I leveled at it in my article, "Six Things I Hate About Leopard"? Hint: Two out of six isn't bad, but it isn't good either.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Leopard Emerges from Beta as 10.5.2 Ships

The release of Mac OS X 10.5.2 brings Leopard much closer to being sufficiently reliable for production tasks. Some showstoppers have been fixed, many bugs squashed, and cosmetic problems cleaned up.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

For Want of a File, an Operating System Was Lost

Glenn finds that Leopard heads into an infinite Setup Assistant loop due to a single damaged file. He feels like a Windows user for a moment: the only way out is to reinstall the operating system.

Adam Engst No comments

New Leopard Ebooks Help with Backups, Maintenance, and More

Our authors have been hard at work exploring Leopard's ins and outs, and we have three new ebooks for you that tell you what you need to know about Time Machine, maintaining your Mac, and using the big new features in Leopard.

Jeff Carlson No comments

QuickTime 7.4 Improves Security, but Not Enough

Apple released QuickTime 7.4 to coincide with the latest update to iTunes and to provide a handful of important security fixes. However, QuickTime is still vulnerable to a new exploit discovered just before version 7.4 was released.

Jeff Carlson No comments

iMovie 7.1.1 and Front Row 2.1.2 Released

iMovie '08 and Front Row were both updated with minor bug fixes and improved compatibility, but for some reason the MacBook Air received all the attention.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Taste of Macworld Keynote Day Podcast

Get an inkling of what keynote day at Macworld Expo is like through a short audio adventure before and after the big news.

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MacBook Air Introduced as World’s Thinnest Notebook

Claiming the title of "world's thinnest notebook," the MacBook Air is a sub-notebook without the cramped screen and keyboard of other models of its class. It also lacks Ethernet, FireWire, and an optical drive, making wireless Apple's preferred state for this little marvel.

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Time Capsule Bundles AirPort Base Station and Backup Disk

Combining the backup power of Time Machine and 802.11n wireless networking, Apple's new Time Capsule is an AirPort Extreme Base Station with either 500 GB or 1 TB of internal hard disk storage.

Jeff Carlson No comments

MacBook Air Highlights Macworld Expo 2008 Keynote

Today's Macworld Expo keynote promised "something in the air," but the highlight actually came from a business-sized envelope during Steve Jobs' presentation. We'll have more in-depth coverage soon, but for now here's a rundown of this morning's developments.

Joe Kissell No comments

Parallels Server Brings Virtualization to Leopard Server

A new virtualization environment from Parallels allows Leopard Server to run as a guest operating system, among other interesting tricks.