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New Xserve Goes Eight-Core Too

Not content with updating just the Mac Pro before Macworld Expo, Apple also released a new eight-core update to the Xserve that mimics many of the Mac Pro's specs.

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Apple Tells Back to My Mac Users to Be Patient

Is Back to My Mac not working among your Leopard systems? Apple advises patience, please, as they work to improve the service.

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LogMeIn for Mac Released

The remote control software LogMeIn Free for Mac has been released. It allows remote viewing and control of Macs and Windows systems, even those behind private network gateways.

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Hidden Network Information in Leopard AirPort Menu

An option in Leopard - literally - lets you get a quick glimpse of your Wi-Fi network connection's speed, signal strength, and other details. And another hidden bit of interface goodness reveals signal strength and encryption method for other nearby networks.

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Punching a Hole for Back to My Mac

Back to My Mac can work with a little firewall configuration help, and Apple's provided some more detail that we explain how to use. Also, Apple confesses Back to My Mac's security weaknesses - at either end of the connection, not in the middle.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.11 with Safari 3

The question of whether Safari 3 would be released for Tiger is answered: yes. Apple pushed out Mac OS X 10.4.11, which fixes a huge list of bugs and security flaws along with the enhanced Web browser.

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Fetch 5.3 Dons Leopard Spots

Fetch Softworks has released Fetch 5.3 with lots of Leopard-specific features along with the capability to use Copy and Paste to upload files and move files between servers.

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Webjimbo 2 Eases Network Setup, Adds iPhone Interface

A new version of Webjimbo provides better remote access to the arcana of ours lives stored in Bare Bones Software's Yojimbo, while offering a separate iPhone-tailored interface.

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Google’s View of Our Cell Phone Future Is an Android, Not a GPhone

Google is not building a phone; it's building its vision of the future. A consortium of companies, many of them competitors, are backing a free, open-source cell phone platform that could be customized at will, providing unprecedented options for consumers. We'll see.

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Leopard Firewall Takes One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Apple touted Leopard's firewall as an improvement over Tiger, but security consultant Rich Mogull found significant problems with how it works and makes some suggestions for better security.

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Apple to Allow Virtualization of Leopard

Apple has changed the software license agreement for Leopard Server to allow virtualization, something that was previously forbidden. Read on for news from Parallels and VMware about their plans, an explanation from the field of why virtualizing servers is a good thing, and speculation about what this means for the future of the Xserve.

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Gmail’s New IMAP Support a Boon to Mac and iPhone Users

Last week, Google announced Gmail now supports IMAP connections, making their free Web-based mail client even more useful for Mac users and iPhone users on the go.

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Screen Sharing with Leopard Extends to Tiger

Leopard lets you share and share alike, offering your system up for remote viewing and control, as well as letting you take control of others' systems (with their permission). But Tiger can play nice, too, through built-in Mac OS X support and Chicken of the VNC.

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Leopard Simplifies File Sharing

Leopard overhauls file sharing for services like AFP (remembered fondly as AppleShare), Samba, and FTP, while bringing back the long-missed shared folders options. The new approach makes it much easier for any user to share files over a network or the Internet.

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TwitterWhere Illuminates California Fires

With the new TwitterWhere service, you can find tweets from people in specific locations, making it an interesting way to track important events like the Southern California fires.