Apple is reportedly applying the finishing touches to the first post-release update for Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard'.
Mac OS X 10.5.1 is apparently being put together now with widespread testing scheduled to begin "as early as this week," AppleInsider reports.
The update will address several issues that have emerged since the OS shipped and is a maintenance and security update that answers various problems experienced by users since the OS shipped.
An elaborate array of virtual chastity belts is supposed to keep the iPhone pure. But, as Giles Turnbull reports, that is just a red rag to a geek. Apple’s iPhone goes on sale in the UK at 6.02pm tomorrow The 8GB device, which combines an iPod music player with a web browser and a mobile phone, costs £269. Customers will also have to sign up to an 18-month contract with Apple’s network partner, O2, with tariffs ranging from £35 a month to £55 a month.
Apple has released the Darwin source code behind its Leopard operating system to developers.
Darwin 9.0 forms the backbone of the UNIX-based operating system and is being made available to developers in the open source community, as it has been since Mac OS X 10, the first version of the OS. Darwin 9.0 is a fully-conformant UNIX operating system that's built on Mach 3.0 and FreeBSD 5. It bundles over a hundred popular Open Source products, including bash, tcsh, ksh, and zsh, emacs, vim, and nano.
So, you got yourself an Apple iPhone very early on.
You enjoyed its multi-touch display and loved it even more when you could hack into the 1.0.2 firmware, unlocking the device for use with any GSM provider. And then, it happened. The evil 1.1.1 firmware arrived and death rained from the sky. Your beautiful iPhone got re-locked, shoved into pre-activation limbo.
Maybe it wasn't such a bad idea that Apple decided the firewall in Mac OS X Leopard should be deactivated by default. It turns out that it signs programs retrospectively in the "Set access for specific services and programs" settings - and can affect program integrity as a result. Complaints have been coming in from users that VoIP application Skype and online role-playing game World of Warcraft no longer work after they have been activated in the firewall.