As predicted, Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.8 today in the Mac OS X Software Update. According to Apple:

The 10.4.8 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

- connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol
- Apple USB modem reliability
- using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
- compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs
- scanner performance
- RAW camera support
- printing documents with Asian language names
- performance of the Translation widget
- broadband network performance
- security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n304200.

For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.

For users of Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther), a security update has been released.

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Apple has released updates today for all iLife ‘06 and iWork ‘06 applications.

The updates “update addresses compatibility for accessing Aperture 1.5 content”, this goes for all iLife ‘06 and iWork ‘06 applications.

Hopefully, Mac OS X 10.4.8 will also be released within days.

The new iLife ‘06 and iWork ‘06 updates are available via Software Update.

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Yesterday, Apple released iTunes 7.0.1.

The new version has bug fixes for stability and performance issues with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more.

“One user noticed text strings have found their way into iTunes 7.0…. including ones that indicate that future iTunes-compatible phones may support TV shows and Movies:

“4301.123″ = “Are you sure you want to sync TV shows? All existing TV shows on the mobile phone “^1” will be replaced with TV shows from your iTunes library.”;”

More info on the strings found here.
The new update is available at Apple’s website, or by Software Update (Mac OS X only!).

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True Launch Bar is a superior replacement for the standard Quick Launch bar. All functions presented in Quick Launch are also in True Launch Bar. However, the True Launch Bar is fully compatible with Quick Launch because it uses the same folder for shortcuts. But there is one huge difference. True Launch Bar allows you to combine your shortcuts into groups. This feature looks like popup menus. This vastly improves the management of your shortcuts and save working space on your desktop. By using True Launch Bar, you speedup the launching of your applications like never before.

You can extent your toolbar by adding plugins. True Launch Bar supports many useful plugins like News Reader, Address Book, Mail Monitor, Weather forecast and many others.

For more info or to purchase the software, please visit True Launch Bar website

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Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 (RC 1) is a preview release of the next generation Firefox browser and is being made available for download to Web application developers, the testing community and users who want to get a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox. Please note that at this time, users should not expect all of their extensions, plugins and themes from previous versions of Firefox to work properly.

Download: Firefox 2.0 RC1

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