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Safari URI holes

Various exploits based on WebKit and URI handling have been found. Install the Security Update 2004-05-24 to prevent help:// applescript exploits. See Daring Fireball for prevention of other exploits.

Mac OS X 10.3.3 update

Mac OS X 10.3.3 has been released in client and server versions:

Enhancements include:

  1. network volumes are now available in the Finder sidebar and Desktop for convenient access
  2. improved file sharing and directory services for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS) and PC (SMB/CIFS) networks
  3. improved PostScript and USB printing
  4. updated Disk Utility, DVD Player, Image Capture, Mail and Safari applications
  5. additional support for FireWire and USB devices
  6. improved compatibility for third party applications
  7. previous standalone security updates and Bluetooth Update 1.5

Security Update 2004-02-23 for Jaguar

Security updates for Mac 10 X 10.2 Client and Server and Mac OS X 10.3 Client and Server are available. All users should patch!

nVidia Firmware Flasher

This firmware update is for customers using Mac OS X version 10.2 or later with an Apple Cinema HD Display and a Power Mac G4 with GeForce2 MX, GeForce2 MX, TwinView, GeForce3, GeForce4MX.

iBook Logic Board Extended Warrantee

The iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program is a worldwide program covering repair or replacement of the logic board in specific iBook models manufactured between May 2002 and April 2003 that are experiencing specific component failures. The program is available for iBooks with serial numbers in the following range(s):
UV220XXXXXX to UV318XXXXXX.

Security Update 2004-01-26

Security Update 2004-01-26 is now available. It contains security enhancements for the following: AFP Server, Apache 1.3, Apache 2, Classic, Mail, Safari, System Configuration, Windows File Sharing. Available for Mac OS X 10.3.2 (Server, Client), 10.2.8 (Server, Client) and 10.1.5. Get it from the Software Update pane in System Preferences.

MWSF

At MacWorld, San Francisco, Steve Jobs presented:

  • iLife '04, with iDVD 4, iPhoto 4, iMovie 4 and iTunes 4 and GarageBand. GarageBand is a new consumer level application for mixing and recording tracks
  • Xserve G5 and a new Xserve RAID. The Xserve is dual G5 with ECC memory in a 1U package. The Xserve RAID is a fibre channel 3U 3.5TB storage with 14 hot swap ATA drive. It is now qualified for Linux (RH7/8 and Windows).
  • New iPod mini, 4 GB storage in a smaller aluminum package, the size of a business card.

Microsoft also presented MS Office 2004 for Macintosh.

Many Updates

Sorry for the long delay between updates.

Latest updates are:

Check the Software Update panel or Apple's Website.December28 2003

Java Update

The Java Update delivers functional enhancements and improved stability for running Java applications and applets. It contains support for both Java 1.4.1 and Java 1.3.1. It is strongly recommended that all users install this update. 41MB.November 13 2003

Mac OS X 10.3.1 Panther (Panther Server) Update

Delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for FileVault, Printing, WebDav, and FireWire 800 drives.November 12 2003

Mac OS X 10.3 Security Update

Security Update 2003-11-04 addresses a potential vulnerability with the Terminal application in Mac OS X v10.3 and Mac OS X Server v10.3 that could allow unauthorized access to a system.November 4 2003

WARNING! FW800 may cause data loss

Severe data loss may occur with FW800 drive on Mac OS 10.3 (Panther). Users are advised to update to the latest (1.0.5) firmware.November 4 2003

Mac OS X 10.3 Security Update

It addresses CAN-2003-0871 a potential vulnerability in the implementation of QuickTime Java in Mac OS X v10.3 and Mac OS X Server v10.3 that could allow unauthorized access to a system.
The issue does not exist in earlier versions of Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server.

Use the Software Update or get the update here.October 14 2003

iTunes 4.1 for Mac and Windows

iTunes 4.1 has been released for Mac OS X and Windows 2000/XP. Playlists can be shared between Windows and Mac. iTunes Music store works with both Mac and Windows (in the US only).

Mac OS X 10.3

Apple has announce Mac OS 10.3 will be available on Oct. 24, 2003. The UofT Computer Shop is now accepting pre-orders. Mac OS X 10.3 Server will also be available on that date. October 14 2003

iCal 1.5.1 and iSync 1.2.1

New versions of iCal and iSync are now available. Check the software update. October 14 2003

Mac OS X 10.2.8

"Delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, utilities, services, and technologies: Audio, Address Book, AppleScript, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, Disk Copy, Disk Utility, Finder, Graphics, Help Viewer, iChat, Image Capture, IP Firewall, Kerberos, Mail, OpenGL, Print Center, Rendezvous, Safari, and Sherlock.

The 10.2.8 Update (Build 6R73) delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: Audio, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, Finder, Graphics, LDAP, Power Management, Safari, and FireWire and USB device compatibility. It also includes an updated ethernet driver for 450MHz and 500MHz dual processor Power Mac G4 desktop systems and an update to the battery status menu.

The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest Security Updates."October 5 2003

New Aluminum PowerBooks

Apple announced new 12", 15" and 17" Aluminium PowerBooks, running 1 - 1.25 GHz G4 processors.

WWDC

At the Apple World Wide Deveolper Conference, Steve Jobs made some announcements:

Apple G5

Mac OS X 10.2.6

The 10.2.6 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: Address Book, Graphics, Printing, OpenGL, and PC Card and USB hub device compatibility.May 6 2003

iTunes 4, new iPods, Quicktime 6.2, iTunes Music Store

Apple has announced iTunes 4, with support for AAC (mp4) encoding of songs and access to the iTunes Music Store. Quicktime 6.2 is needed for AAC encoding in iTunes.

A new redesigned iPod was also announced today. Existing iPods can be updated to use the AAC codec.April 28 2003

Mac OS X 10.2.5

Mac OS 10.2.5 upgrade is available. It fixes several critical security vunerabilities. All users are advised to upgrade.

The 10.2.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: AirPort, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, FireWire, Graphics, Image Capture, Mail, and OpenGL. The update includes improvements to AFP, web services, dial-up connections over PPP, and Windows file services, as well as audio, disc recording, graphics, and printing improvements. The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest security updates. For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n25405 April 11 2003

WebObjects 5.2.1

WebObjects 5.2.1 update is available April 2003

Mac OS X 10.2.3

The 10.2.3 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, utilities, and technologies: AppleScript, Classic compatibility, Disk Copy, Disk Utility, Image Capture, Mail, OpenGL, Print Center, and Rendezvous. It provides audio, disc recording, graphics, printing improvements, as well as AFP and WebDAV networking improvements. The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest Security Updates.
For detailed information on this Update, please visit http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n107263December 19 2002

Virtual PC 6

Virtual PC 6 was announced today by ConnectixDecember 18 2002

Mac OS X 10.2.2

Mac OS X 10.2.2 and Server 10.2.2 were released. Minor bug fixes. Update through the software update panel. A journaling file system is a new feature. To enable the journaling filesystem in Client, in Terminal type: sudo diskutil enableJournal / and to check type sudo diskutil information /November 12, 2002

WebObjects 5.2

WebObjects 5.2 was released today. A trial download is available through the ADC. Registration is required. WebObjects applications can now use or build Web services without writing low-level XML, SOAP or WSDL. November 12, 2002

New Laptops

  • New iBook 800 MHz, prices reduced. Starting at $999USD. Radeon M 7500 graphics, 6h battery life
  • New 1GHz G4 Ti PowerBook. Now with Superdrive, Radeon M 9000 graphics. November 7, 2002

Software updates

New Updates: October

New updates
iCal 1.0 for Mac OS X
iTunes 3.0.1 for Mac OS X
Security Update 2002-09-20September 29, 2002

Security Update 2002-08-20 is now available through the Software Update pane in the System Preferences of OS X. Minor updates of the Software update mechanism and OpenSSL.August 20, 2002

Apple now offers new G4 towers: dual 867, dual 1 GHz and dual 1.25 GHz. The two higher end have PC2700 DDR-SDRAM memory and the 867 MHz model has PC2100 DDR-SDRAM. All models are in a new enclosure with dual ATA buses and either nVidia4MX or Radeon 9000 video cards (dual display).August 13, 2002

The eMac now has an optional Superdrive making it one of the least expensive computers for DVD authoringAugust 13, 2002

New security updates:Security Update 2002-08-02 and Security Update 7-18-02. These fix SunRPC, ssh problems and adds cryptographic signature verification to Software Updates.August 13, 2002

Apple announced some new products at today's MacWorld: iCal, collaborative calendaring software, plus new features of Mac OS X 10.2 ($129USD) like Rendezvous, iSync, Inkwell and Quartz Extreme. A new 17" LCD iMac was released and the price of the 15" iMac was lowered. New .mac services announced.July 17, 2002

From Microsoft: Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac allows you to connect to a Windows-based (XP Pro) computer and works with programs and files on that computer from your Macintosh computer.July 17, 2002

Quicktime 6 has been released. Features MPEG-4 audio and video encoding.July 15, 2002

Microsoft has security updates to Internet Explorer. IE 5.1.5 for Mac OS 9 and IE 5.2.1 for Mac OS X can be obtained from Mactopia. July 6, 2002

Apple has releases Mac OS 10.1.5 update. Check the Software Update control panel. June 4, 2002

Microsoft has announced an update to Office X which incorporates more than 1000 performance improvements. June 3, 2002

Updated 2005-06-06
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