Stuff that found its way into my inbox today:
The 10.4.3 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It includes fixes for: - AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file services - AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access - Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support - disc recording when creating and burning media - .Mac sync services - Spotlight indexing and searching - Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit Converter - Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail, and Safari applications - Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update - compatibility with third party applications and devices - previous standalone security updates
My favorite fix (right after the Acid2 support): "Addresses an issue in which high ASCII characters in a password could lead to a blue screen at startup, or prevent log in.". A blue screen? Oh boy.
I'm going to try it on my iBook first, just in case. More news:
- Telenor bought Vodafone Sweden. The resulting company will still be under a Vodafone partnership agreement.
- In the meantime, Telefonica grabbed O2, which is particularly interesting for personal reasons. I will be tracking this one closely to see what happens to their service portfolio...
- The Eolas idiocy is still ongoing.
- The iTunes Music Store is likely to change its name soon, now that it hit the one million mark in video sales. One million in a little over two weeks - I guess there's some form of demand there, much to the chagrin of naysayers...
- Engadget on the JackPC I wrote about earlier.
- The Blackberry/8700 Cingular advertisement. For what it can do, US$299 is a steal, but if you'd rather have a Pocket PC, check out a review of the latest 6700 series iPAQ (via Peter van Impelen).