Macintosh And PC Tech Blog Posts For October, 2007

Oct 31

Mac OS 10.5 Leopard Dev Center

Apple has launched a critical web site to get developers working on new killer software applications for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.  The Leopard dev center is now open to ADC online members.

Continue reading Apple Launches Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Developer Center To ADC Members

Oct 30

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard SoftwareApple is very excited to come out with sales numbers as quickly as possible to show that their somewhat rushed job to get Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard out has paid off.  It went on sale on October 26th at 6:00 pm which was this past Friday.

Continue reading 2 Million Copies of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Have Sold Since Oct 26th

Oct 29

Jailbreak Apple iPhoneWhen users jailbreak an Apple iPhone these days, one would think that the world is coming to an end.  At least that’s what Apple would like for would be buyers of the iPhone to believe.  Jailbreaking an iPhone is not only easy to do, even with the newest 1.1.1 firmware, but it opens up the iPhone to a whole new world of software possibilities.

Some users have asked if jailbreaking an iPhone will render it useless.  This method only reassigns the root of the iPhone’s file tree.  This is technical speak, but the main fact is that it in no way affects the iPhone’s telephone function or software that runs the baseband modem of the cell phone.

Continue reading Jailbreak An Apple iPhone To Unlock It And Will This Cause Problems

Oct 28

Mac O Lantern Mac ClassicSpooky Mac’s abound on the Internet.  Something very cool an artistic individual has done with a few extra Mac Classic’s.  They have put together the Mac-0-lantern.  Flickr user timsiedell has posted pictures of the ghoulish Mac’s.  To make your own Mac Classic into a sight to be scared of, follow a few simple steps.

Continue reading Mac-O-Lantern A Mac Classic Is Now The Ghost Of Mac's Past

Oct 27

Apple’s Aperture Software Updated To 1.5.6

Apple is starting to update their other software to be compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.  The latest update to their software product line is Aperture, Apple’s professional photo program.

Continue reading Aperture 1.5.6 Apple's Professional Photo Software Update For Leopard

Oct 26

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Retail BoxApple has released Leopard Mac OS 10.5.  Tonight is the official event at Apple stores, but some lucky users who pre-ordered are receiving them now.  Users in the UK and Australia and reporting that mail-ordered copies are arriving as well.  So far the upgrade results have been positive.  Although there are a few Mac fans that are not finding the upgrade process so pain free.  It is recommended to follow the steps to prepare your Mac for Leopard before installing any new operating system.

Continue reading Apple Releases Leopard The Next Operating System For The Macintosh

Oct 25

Apple Store New York Glass BoxApple has announced on the retail page for 10.5 Leopard that it will be available on the 26th of October, 2007 at 6:00pm.  The Leopard event will be from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  If you happen to be one of the first 500 guests, you will receive a special edition Leopard T-shirt.

Continue reading Leopard T-shirts Are To Be Given Away At Apple Stores During Launch

Oct 24

Apple iPhone Dev Center Tools For Web Apps

Apple has released the iPhone Dev Center today with a section that helps developers create web software applications for the iPhone.  This is not the same as the iPhone SDK that Apple will be introducing sometime in February.

Continue reading Apple Intros iPhone Developer Center With Tips, Tricks & Sample Code

Oct 23

Apple iPod Sixth BirthdayToday is the day that Apple’s wildly popular music player the iPod, that has seen over 100 million units sold, had it’s birthday.  The day that the original iPod was released, I had mine ordered knowing that this was the next breakout consumer electronics device.  After I received mine from Taiwan, via global express shipping, it was immediately connected to iTunes.  The ease of use, the box it was shipped in, the amount of accessories included was all great.  A year after use, I decided to purchase a new iPod so it went up for sale.

Continue reading First Generation Apple iPod Celebrates It's Sixth Birthday

Oct 22

Google Docs Mobile Optimized For iPhoneAn upgrade for Google Docs has been announced on the official Google Blog.  They have added more capabilities for mobile phones to view documents created in their docs, spreadsheets and presentation applications.  The new mobile site is currently being introduced for only one mobile phone at this time.

Continue reading Google Docs Is Optimized For Viewing On Mobile Safari With The iPhone