• This is the Snow Leopard you're looking for: 10A432 is the Gold Master

    We got a takedown from Apple today regarding the copy of Snow Leopard release 10A432 we previewed today. This points to Apple’s habit of tying up loose ends before an official release. The takedown reads: To Whom It May Concern: We represent Apple Inc. (“Apple”). It has come to our attention that the crunchgear.com website has posted Apple confidential trade secrets and… Read More

  • Leopard: Oki starts selling robotic chair in Japan

    I blogged Leopard, a robotic office chair, last November when it still was in prototype status. Now, more than half a year later, the chair finally went on sale in Japan. And it might find its way outside this country as well, as both Japanese companies involved in the development of the chair, office equipment maker Oki and furniture company Okamura, are active overseas. Read More

  • Heads-up! OS X 10.5.6 might drop tomorrow

    Quick note to OS X Leopard users out there. Curpertino might send out your OS’s latest update tomorrow. No official word but you might find a bouncing System Update icon starving for your attention first thing tomorrow morning. Word is MobileMe syncing and more than 100 bug fixes will be addressed in 10.5.6 so the download and required restart might be worth your time. Just go talk to… Read More

  • Install, run Mac OS X Leopard on your Dell Mini 9 netbook

    A bloke at UneasySilence has managed to install Leopard on his Dell Mini 9. Even better, he’s listed all the steps, so if you’re hankering for a quick weekend project (and you have a Mini 9), this may just do the trick. Note that it does include downloading a specialized version of Leopard off The Pirate Bay, which may or may not be illegal. Who cares, I say. A quick search for… Read More

  • Disable Mail.app's data detectors

    Why you’d want to do this I can’t fathom – the data detectors are probably the best feature in Mail – but you can turn off the little pop-up windows that appear when you hover over dates, addresses, and contacts in the application. Go to your terminal and type: defaults write com.apple.mail DisableDataDetectors YES Then restart Mail. You should be a happier, if… Read More

  • About time: Newest Apple security update fixes DNS glitch

    Apple’s Security Update 2008-005 fixes that DNS glitch that has been freaking people out for the past few weeks. As such, it’s advised that you stop whatever you’re doing and apply the patch right now. Some had accused Apple of dragging its feet in applying the patch, but now that it’s here, expert plenty of “what took Apple so long?” stories. Bottom line… Read More

  • MSI Wind running Leopard: Dare to dream

    Some folks have convinced an MSI Wind that it is a Mac Pro and that it can run Leopard like a champ. Using Kalyway 10.5.2, a Leopard install, some Spanish hackers installed and ran the OS with no issues. Ethernet and Bluetooth both work sans problems. Our own experience with the Wind seems to point to an amazing machine without peer in the ultralight category, so maybe it deserves a little… Read More

  • Wait a sec, the background from the iTunes Coldplay commerical looks just like Leopard

    We’ve already had one Coldplay post today, and countless Apple posts. Let’s combine the two now, shall we? You know that Apple commercial with Coldplay singing “Viva la Vida”? Yeah, that one up there. Doesn’t the background look suspiciously like the default desktop in Leopard? What does this mean? How does this affect The Island? Will there ever be a rainbow? Read More

  • OS X Leopard/iPhone banners appear at Moscone

    Image courtesy of Gernot Poetsch The Leopard banner reads: “The world’s most advanced Operating System.” The iPhone banner reads: “The world’s most advanced mobile platform.” I’m so happy I’ll be in Berlin during the keynote getting drunk and not dealing with this nonsense. Read More

  • Leopard 10.5.3 update works just fine, cures babies of cancer, feeds the homeless, protects you while you sleep

    I’m fortunate. My upgrade to 10.5.3 from 10.5.2 took about 15 minutes and went off without a hitch. Sadly, some people aren’t as lucky. No notable differences jump off the screen, though the fix to Spaces is quite nice. Before, if I had two windows from the same app — Say, Firefox — in two different spaces, a click on the Dock icon would take me back to the first one… Read More

  • Apple updates OS X to 10.5.3

    Today, Apple released an update to Leopard and the list of tweaks is quite long. Unfortunately, I can’t restart in the middle of the day so I’ll have to wait until tonight to update, but let us know how it is. Read More

  • Psystar unleashed a plethora of Leopard updates

    Those of you with Psystars running Leopard might want to hot-foot it to Psystar’s website to download some important fixes. They activate Time Machine and patch many other specific errors. Since Leopard wasn’t ever meant for non-Mac computers, it makes sense that there is much patching needed. Read More

  • Video: Leopard running on an OQO UMPC

    Finally, a UMPC I’d want. Someone got the idea into their head to install Leopard on an OQO UMPC. It dual boots from Windows to Leopard, and appears to run rather slow, but it does work. I’m not a fan of the MacBook Air, but something like this is what Apple should work on. Read More

  • OS X on OQO

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fengadget%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F870178%3Freferrer%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eengadget%2Ecom%2F2008%2F04%2F29%2Foqo%2Dhacked%2Dto%2Drun%2Dleopard%2Dnow%2Dworlds%2Dsmallest%2Dmac%2Fsource%3D3&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2F%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dbrandlink&brandname=blip%2Etv&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf I looked into getting Leopard to run on mini-PCs and this gives me hope that it is actually possible. While it’s not easy, this hack lets you install Leopard onto the OQO mini-PC and even dual-boot into Windows when you need to run Quicken. The only thing they couldn’t get to work was WWAN, which they’re working on now&hellip… Read More

  • NYC Dept of Education has had it with Leopard's Wi-Fi

    Most Mac users currently running Leopard may have experienced this little problem; you’re tooling around the interconnected network of world wide web sites and all of a sudden your connection just drops…then reconnects…then drops. Or it’ll look like you’re not connected, but you are. Or vice versa. 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that the aforementioned glitch has… Read More

  • Leopard getting an update very soon?

    We got a tip from a young man today claiming that OSX was due for a fairly minor but important upgrade sometime before the end of April, bringing it up to 10.5.3. The update is fairly technical in nature but fixes many minor and some major bugs in the OS. Will your nitpick be resolved? Hit the jump for a full list of what the update does. Read More

  • Maybe Mac clone maker Psystar isn't real at all?

    It’s looking more and more likely that the Psystar-produced Mac clone is a scam, surprising people who figured that out within four seconds of reading the initial reports. The Guardian, in a journalistic coup, did a little Google Mapping and telephone calling last night, discovering nothing but dead-ends and run-arounds. And now Gizmodo, the gadget guide, sent one of its readers to… Read More

  • Apple fixes Rush Limbaugh's Mac problem

    [photopress:rushmacfixed_1.jpg,full,right] Rush Limbaugh’s on-air plea for Steve Jobs’ help worked. The conservative radio talk show host recently broadcast the problems he was having with the way Mail.app archived—or, here, didn’t archive—his e-mail. Following the plea for help, an Apple engineer helped him sort out the problem. The engineer deleted a null folder… Read More

  • CoverFlow for Apps comes to the iPhone

    I’m not a big fan of CoverFlow and rarely use it, but it seems a lot of people feel differently about it and now it’s making an appearance on the iPhone thanks to Erica Sadun. Erica came up with AppFlow, which is essentially the same thing as CoverFlow, but it’s for your iPhone apps. You can find it here. Thanks for the tip, Patrick. Read More

  • Rush Limbaugh wants Apple to fix several Leopard bugs

    [photopress:rushmac.jpg,full,right] Rush Limbaugh needs your help, Apple. He can’t get Back to My Mac or Time Machine to work properly. The radio talk show host spent some time on his show recently pleading with Apple to fix certain problems introduced with Leopard. For one, Time Machine, the automated backup app, doesn’t work with Limbaugh’s Mail.app. (Limbaugh says he… Read More

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