Second Life inhabitants running Mac OSX are being cautioned that the latest version of Apple's Leopard operating system breaks compatibility with the virtual world title.
Unlike previous releases of Leopard, version 10.5.2 causes all Second Life viewers to fail just before the game begins rendering.
This news comes on the heels of reports that certain videos designed for Apple's QuickTime player inserted into the game can be exploited to allow hackers access to player's virtual bank accounts. Thankfully, this particular exploit has since been patched by Apple.
If you ever want to see true gadget lust, unself-conscious desire for technology, stand inside an Apple store for 15 minutes and just watch people come and go.
I did it last month in San Francisco's Apple store near Union Square. The place was packed with people lingering over the computers and music players, so clusters of people formed.
Here's a video of the iPhone Firmware 1.1.3, with confirmation that the leak is real from Natetrue, famed iPhone hacker. Like before, the update breaks unlocks and third-party apps, patching previous vulnerabilities at the same time. The video shows how to move icons around in the Springboard, wobbling to indicate they can be dragged and dropped around, which is kind of an Apple-meets-Nintendo touch.
News Corporation and Apple are close to announcing plans to make the latest films from Twentieth Century Fox available to rent online through Apple’s iTunes.
In a deal struck between the maker of the iPod gadget and News Corporation, the parent company of The Times and owner of Fox, consumers will be able to rent the latest Fox DVD releases by downloading a digital copy from Apple’s iTunes platform for a fixed period.
Faced with criticism over the implementation of a new desktop organizational feature of its recently-released Leopard operating system, Apple Inc. is reported to be implementing some refinements as part of an upcoming update to the system software.
Mac OS X 10.5.2, due early next year as a free maintenance and security release for Leopard users, will pack a plethora of bug fixes and code corrections, but also include revised version of the system's Stacks feature.