Despite Apple’s recent spate of Airport updates, complaints on discussion boards keep climbing over long-standing problems with MacBooks and MacBook Pros holding their WiFi connection. While the WiFi technology chain is complex and problems can be transient, Apple is taking a quality-assurance beating on this issue.
Sometimes the fixes are subtle and quiet. Once TUAW reader Peder downloaded today's Airport updates and ran the utility, he noticed a new version of the Airport Extreme firmware queued up and ready (v7.3.1). After downloading the latest Airport-update he checked for updates for his AirPort Extreme and after upgrading to version 7.3.1, Time Machine recognised the attached USB-drive.
Google's famous catchphrase, "Don't be evil," has become a shorthand mission statement for Silicon Valley, encompassing a variety of ideals that proponents say are good for business and good for the world: Embrace open platforms. Trust decisions to the wisdom of crowds. Treat your employees like gods. It's ironic, then, that one of the Valley's most successful companies ignored all these tenets. Here's how Apple succeeds by defying five core Valley principles.
The iPhone v1.2 OS firmware that's been running on the iPhone SDK's emulator and a few iPhone hackers' handsets has been spotted with location logging capability. Positional data from cell tower triangulation and WiFi hotspot locations are apparently recorded and logged in the iPhone OS 1.2.L33tdawg: Somehow this seems like a really bad idea...
On the standards front, the upgrade supports new video and audio tags in HTML 5, and animations created through the use of cascading style sheets. The browser also supports CSS Web fonts.