A software update is now available for Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro systems.
The update addressed an issue that caused the keyboard to freeze. Reports indicate that the Intel-based models running Mac OS X Leopard were affected, with keyboard freezes lasting for up to a minute, or more.
MARKET RESEARCH firm Isuppli has taken apart an Apple Ipod touch and found the bill of materials (BOM) for the 8GB model is a trifling $149.18.
The firm said if you add the cost of manufacturing, assembly and testing, that comes to just over $155, with the thing selling for $299 in the shops.
We've posted a couple of times about "virtual" GPS solutions for the iPhone that depend on cell tower identification, but now The partfoundry has announced the real deal. They will be offering a GPS dongle for the iPhone based on the SiRF Star III chipset. Needless to say this will require a jailbroken phone and the software "will be open source/community based." They've already got a prototype working (video embedded after the jump) that can report its location and send it to the Google Maps application.
NPD market survey, reported at AppleInsider notes that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is the fastest-selling Mac OS upgrade in history.
2 million copies of Leopard were sold within the first 48 hours of retail sale, but Leopard's first full month on sale beat all previous records, although NPD did not provide figures.
Apple has shipped a major security update to correct at least 41 vulnerabilities affecting users of its flagship Mac operating system. With Security Update 2007-009, the Cupertino, Calif. vendor corrects multiple critical flaws that could allow malicious hackers to take complete control of Mac OS X (Tiger and Leopard) machines.
A separate security update was also released to patch a solitary information disclosure hole in Safari 3 for Windows Beta. The Safari patch affects both Windows XP and Windows Vista systems.