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TidBITS#995/14-Sep-09

Apple dominated the news again last week, releasing a snazzy new iPod nano and minor updates to the rest of the iPod line, along with iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1. And if that weren’t enough, two days later the company pushed out Mac OS X 10.6.1 and a raft of security updates for Tiger and Leopard. We have all the details on those releases, along with coverage of the New York Times Web site being compromised and AT&T’s announcement of which cities would get faster cellular connectivity first. In fact, lots of other stuff happened last week too, so check the Bonus Stories for links to more content on our Web site. Finally, Snow Leopard continues to drive software releases, including Default Folder X 4.3.1, Phone Amego 1.0.3, PDFpen 4.2.1, PhoneValet Message Center 6.0.3, Simon 2.5.3, Airfoil 3.3.3, Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.3, Cocktail 4.5, ConceptDraw Updates, HP Printer Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6, iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0.2, Apple RAID Card Firmware Update, Firefox 3.5.3, QuickTime 7.6.4, and Suitcase Fusion 2.v13.2.

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Tiny Mac OS X 10.6.1 Update Fixes Some Bugs

Even Snow Leopard's updates are faster and sleeker. Mac OS X 10.6.1 is out with minor fixes for Apple Mail, Flash security, and printer drivers. A few unacknowledged errors seem to have disappeared, too, although other problems remain. We wax poetic. Or at least prosaic.

Doug McLean 1 comment

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14-Sep-09

Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 4.3.1, Phone Amego 1.0.3, PDFpen 4.2.1, PhoneValet Message Center 6.0.3, Simon 2.5.3, Airfoil 3.3.3, Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.3, Cocktail 4.5, ConceptDraw Updates, HP Printer Drivers for Mac OS X 10.6, iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0.2, Apple RAID Card Firmware Update, Firefox 3.5.3, QuickTime 7.6.4, and Suitcase Fusion 2.v13.2.

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Bonus Stories for 14-Sep-09

Between Apple's iTunes, iPod, and iPhone announcements last week, and the release of Mac OS X 10.6.1, we just ran out of space to include everything we wrote in this issue of TidBITS. These articles will likely appear in the future, but if you want to read them now, just visit our Web site (where you can make comments too!).

Jeff Carlson No comments

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 14-Sep-09

TidBITS Talk continues to be a great resource for good information, as this week proves. Readers share their experiences with Snow Leopard upgrade stumbles, AirPort connection problems, recovering iCal calendars, and buying external hard drives. Also, readers discuss Mac OS X support for the ZFS file system in Snow Leopard, cropping photos in iPhoto prior to making a book, and whether the new iPod nano with video can be controlled by a computer.