Apple Computer Inc. may have intensified its legal efforts against a hacker working on technology to enable the Mac OS X for Intel to run on computers other than Apple's.
On Tuesday, the site of a hacker known among tech circles as Maxxuss was offline, sparking speculation that its Internet service provider had pulled the plug at the request of the Cupertino, Calif., computer maker. Maxxuss had recently developed and released a patch for running Mac OS X, version 10.4.4, on a generic computer running an Intel Corp. x86 processor.
Happy Valentines Day... from Maxxuss. The hacking guru has announced preliminary patches for Apple's latest release of OS X for Intel, version 10.4.4. According to his website,
Apple Computer on Wednesday confirmed reports of video-display problems in the new iMacs that are based on Intel processors.
A Mac enthusiast site had reported that in playing video on Apple's Front Row media browser, some iMacs showed random horizontal lines, ghosting, video tearing and other problems.
"Apple is aware of this issue and is looking into it," the company said in an email. "If a customer has any technical issues, they should contact AppleCare." AppleCare is the company's support unit.
Apple has confirmed that over 12 million videos have been purchased and downloaded from iTunes.
CBS Corporation's Showtime Networks and Apple have also added premium cable programming from Showtime, including recent Golden Globe nominees "Sleeper Cell" and "Weeds" to the catalogue of video available on the iTunes Music Store.
The news means iTunes in the US now offers over 50 TV shows for $1.99 per episode.
Apple Computer unveiled a new iPod nano Tuesday and said it will sell shows from Showtime Networks on its iTunes Music Store.
The 1GB iPod nano, which sells for $149, comes in black and white and holds up to 240 songs or 150,000 photos, the company said in a statement. The new iPod nano features Apple's click wheel and is designed for ultra-portability, the company said, adding that it is thinner than a No. 2 pencil.
Apple (Research) also announced new pricing for its iPod shuffle, with the 512MB model costing $69 and the 1GB model priced at $99.