Mac OS X 10.6.7 Released Tackles Issues On New MacBook Pro

After being released to developers in mid February, Apple has now rolled out its latest Mac OS X 10.6.7 update to Mac machines. The new update brings with it a number of minor issues fixes to the software, but if you have a early 2011 MacBook Pro then the update is a little more important as it includes a number of fixes for issues users have been experiencing with Apples new MacBook Pro’s.

Its also improves the reliability of Back to My Mac and fixes issues when transferring files to certain SMB servers together with minor Mac App Store issues.

 

 

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Original iPad Gets A Smart Cover With A Simple Hack

When Apple announced the iPad 2, they also announced the new Smart Cover, which connects to the iPad 2 with magnets, and uses magnets inside the iPad 2 to keep the case on.

One clever iPad fan has decided that they wanted to use the Smart Cover with their original iPad, and they have put together a video showing how this was done, although it will include attaching some magnets to the outside of your iPad.

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Amazon Launches Android App Store, Apple Sues Amazon

Amazon’s App Store has launched in the US, and you can now download a number of Android apps directly from Amazon, which include exclusive titles like Angry Birds Rio.

It seems that Apple is less than happy about Amazon’s use of the ‘App Store’ name, and according to a report by Bloomberg Apple has filed a complaint in the federal court in California on the 18th of March in an attempt to stop Amazon from using the term ‘App Store’.

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Nintendo Not In Dollar-Game Business, But in Awesome Game Business

The sweet spot for mobile gaming in any of its myriad forms has most assuredly not been hit and while Sony is trying the two-pronged approach with a gaming mobile phone and a badass console powerhouse, Nintendo’s one lonely stereoscopic prong comes with a sizable caveat. There doesn’t seem to be much room for the video game entree so to speak, aka the $1 App Store-style game. And they like it that way.

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Xperia Play Games To Go For £10 Or Less

The amount of games on offer for the Xperia Play might not be knocking socks or any other part of our wardrobes off just this minute, but it’s a fair bet you’re still interested in knowing the damage per game, yes? And if I hadn’t given it away in the title already, this is the part where the big game price reveal would have been.

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Buffalo Dualie 500GB Hard Drive And iPhone,iPod Dock Review

The Buffalo Dualie is a slightly different in design to your standard iPhone dock as it combines both an iPhone, iPod dock with a removable 500GB external hard drive for extra storage.

The docks compact design allows you to save space on your desk by providing a sync connection for your iPhone, iPod together with 500GB external storage via a single USB 2.0 cable and whilst docked the Buffalo Dualie will also charge your Apple device.

The Buffalo Dualie does require an extra power adapter supply to function and this plugs into the rear of the dock, where there are also 2 x USB 2.0 ports and 1 x mini USB port.

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D-Link Unveil Wireless Nano USB Adapters

D-link has unveiled a new line of tiny wireless Nano USB adapters which are perfect if you have an older wifi card installed on your laptop or computer and need a quick and easy way to upgrade with the minimal amount of protrusion.

The DWA-131 includes the latest 11n technology which use Intelligent Antenna technology to transmit multiple streams of data providing a faster and more resilient Wi-Fi connection.

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AT&T Announces HTC HD7S Windows Phone 7 Smartphone

As well as announcing the new LG Thrill 4G, AT&T also added another new smartphone to their range, the HTC HD7S, which is basically an AT&T branded version of HTC Windows Phone 7 HD7.

The HTC HD7S features a WVGA 4.3 inch touchscreen display, there is also a five megapixel camera that can record High Definition video in 720p, and it looks like the AT&T HD7S features a new Super LCD display.

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Google Fined $142,000 By CNIL For French Street View Data Collection

France and the National Commission for Information Freedom (CNIL) has fined Google $142,000 or €100,000 after finding the Internet giant guilty of collecting private data and then not not keeping to its pledge to erase all the private data it has collected. Finding that Google had used the data to identify wi-fi access points.

Google Street Cars had scanned Wi-Fi networks as they photographed French streets together with unencrypted data from these networks caught at the same time. Yet the UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) ruling that Google did no harm while collecting unauthorised Wi-fi data. A decision that outraged and angered privacy campaigners in the UK.

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LG Thrill 4G (Optimus 3D) Headed To AT&T

AT&T and LG have announced a new smartphone, the LG Thrill 4G, which is basically the AT&T branded version of the LG Optimus 3D. The LG Thrill 4G features a dual core 1GHz processor, and it will come with Android 2.2 Froyo.

The LG Thrill 4G features a 4 inch touchscreen display, which is capable of displaying 3D video without the need for 3D glasses, and it also features dual five megapixel stereoscopic cameras that can record HD 3D video in 720p.

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