The big news this week is Apple’s release of new models of the iMac and Mac Pro, a new 27-inch Cinema Display, the new Magic Trackpad, and the new Apple Battery Charger. Jeff Carlson and Doug McLean run down the details of all of these new devices for you. Doug also covers Safari 5.0.1 and the new Safari Extension Gallery; Jeff explains how a bad battery in a Magic Trackpad is cause for… well, not much; and Glenn Fleishman examines how the latest DMCA exemption ruling from the Librarian of Congress renders iPhone jailbreaking legal (but not easy). Most notably, Joe Kissell contributes a detailed review and comparison of a pair of portable document scanners: the ScanSnap S1300 and the Doxie. Finally, don’t forget that the Take Control 50-percent-off sale ends Tuesday! Notable software releases this week include Snapz Pro X 2.2.3, Retrospect 8.2, and BBEdit 9.5.1.
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Apple has updated Safari, activating extension capabilities and launching the new Safari Extensions Gallery, a one-stop shop for adding new features to the company's Web browser. Quite a few specific bugs and security vulnerabilities also received attention.
Apple's new Magic Trackpad brings Multi-Touch gestures to all Bluetooth-capable Macs, not just the MacBook and MacBook Pro. The efficient Apple Battery Charger keeps the trackpad (and other devices) powered using Apple's long-lasting rechargeable AA batteries.
Jeff Carlson receives a Magic Trackpad that contains - horrors! - a defective battery. Is it time for a recall? Class action lawsuit? Or how about some common sense?
Every three years or so, the Librarian of Congress can issue exemptions to the encryption-cracking restrictions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The latest rules make installing third-party software on an iPhone perfectly legal. But Apple doesn't have to make it easy.
Apple has announced substantial speed and graphics updates to the iMac and Mac Pro lineups, and debuted a new 27-inch Cinema Display.
If you're looking to decrease paper clutter while on the go, a portable scanner may be just what you need. Joe Kissell looks at two of this year's most popular models.
Notable software releases this week include Snapz Pro X 2.2.3, Retrospect 8.2, and BBEdit 9.5.1.
Along with a pointer to Glenn Fleishman's appearance on the TechFlash radio show, we have links to Ars Technica's Magic Trackpad review, the news of Amazon releasing new Kindles, and a New York Times blog post that's scary for anyone spending most of the day at a desk.