MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3 fixes a display issue on 2.2/2.4GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro models. According to the Apple website, the update requires MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0. Some users are reporting of banding issues after applying the update; the fix is to flash the nvram and pram by holding down command + alt + p + r during boot up. One notable gain however is improved battery life - prior to this, MBP users were reporting battery life of about 3 hours 30 minutes. The update pushes this up by at least another 1 hour and 10 minutes! Sweet :)
Apple has plugged around 100 vulnerabilities in OS X so far this year, but the malware threat to Mac customers is insignificant compared to users of Microsoft Windows.
So far this year, Apple users have been exposed to the kind of vulnerabilities that are more commonly associated with Windows. The Mac maker has plugged security flaws that could have resulted in OS X customers being "owned" by basic actions such as visiting a malicious website, watching a video file or opening an email attachment.
Just a day after one of its Taiwan analysts predicted that Apple would produce an iPhone based on the iPod nano, JP Morgan's American headquarters has dampened expectations with a second report.
The financial institution appeared to distance itself on Tuesday from bolder claims made by Kevin Chang, who reckoned that a mid-priced iPhone was due to ship by the end of 2007. Senior analyst Bill Shope noted that Chang's sources have yet to be corroborated and would contradict Apple's historical business approach of waiting until a new device becomes truly necessary for the market.
So you decided that for whatever reason, the iPhone just isn’t for you. You’re not alone, many people (myself included) decided not to get one. For those of you that still long for for a touchscreen iPod without hacking a $500 iPhone, you may need only wait until January. January is when the 6th Gen iPod is rumored to be hitting shelves. It is expected to have a full touchscreen while running a version of OSX and even including iPhone-like features. Though I doubt we’d see it, I think it would be awesome if it allowed for internet access via WiFi.
Builder AU tracked down the first person outside of Apple to get their hands on the inner workings of the iPhone and asked him via e-mail the what, the where and the why of hacking the iPhone.
By day he's your average American teen. Just two weeks out of high school, he saved money from his part-time job fixing computers and waited three hours outside an AT&T store to buy an iPhone. By night, he leads the vanguard of a growing community of iPhone hackers under the name geohot.