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Apple extends old MacBook Pro graphics warranty to 3 years

The flaw in some NVIDIA graphics chipsets has caused Apple to extend their warranty on NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT based MacBook Pro notebooks from 2 to 3 years. Apple has extended the warranty on these MacBook Pros to three years according to their help page regarding the issue. “Apple has determined that some MacBook Pro computers with the NVIDIA GeForce ...

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MacUpdate Bundle of 11 Apps for $50

MacUpdate has announced their latest Mac Software bundle. The bundle costs $50 (190SR) and includes a total of 11 Mac OS X applications that cost a total of $522 (1,984SR). The bundle include the following applications: TechTool Pro 5 – Comprehensive tools for your Mac and hard drives. Parallels Desktop 4 – Run WIndows, Linux, and more alongside Mac OS ...

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A satisfied Mac user in Saudi Arabia after 3 years of frustration

We reported earlier this week that Arab Computers (Apple’s Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) will finally replace Talal Bakry’s damaged MacBook Pro after 3 years of frustration. Talal has contacted us and told us that he finally got his replacement unibody MacBook Pro. Tala’s email: “I’m typing this on a brand new 2.4GHz Unibody MacBook Pro. I had my old ...

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iWork ’09 stability update

Apple has update iWork ’09 to 9.0.2. The only update notes included are “This update improves reliability when saving some iWork documents and when playing some presentations more than once per Keynote session.” The update is recommended to all users and can be downloaded using the Apple Software Update. It is a 45MB download. Thanks TMO for the update.

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Steve Jobs shows up at the Apple campus

It appears that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has shown up at the company’s Cupertino headquarters according to Italian news site setteB.IT. Sources within the company say Steve Jobs returned to the company briefly yesterday to attend a meeting with directors. No details about the meeting are known. Also Steve Wozniak said a few days go in the All Things D ...

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3,999SR MacBook gets an update

Apple has quietly updated their $999 (3,999SR) MacBook “white” today. The hardware was updated with a Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz processor, 160GB hard drive and faster RAM, 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM. The previous model that was released in January had 2.0GHz processor with 120GB hard drive and 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

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Arab Computers finally replaces MacBook Pro 3 years later

Do you remember the story titled “Apple in Saudi Arabia: 2 years of frustration” which was about Talal Bakry’s experience with Arab Computers in Saudi Arabia that we shared here last year? The story had a good conclusion a few months later where Apple Inc has promised him a new replacement MacBook Pro (before the unibody macbooks were released) whenever ...

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Sonic on the iPhone is a Sega Genesis emulator

Apparently Sega has made a Genesis/Mega Drive on the iPhone. AllTechRelated has found that Sonic the Hedgehog ($5.99 iPhone app) is actually a Sega Genesis emulator with a Sonic the Hedgehog ROM file. They have tested other Genesis games and some seem to work (Sonic 2, Afterburner 2 and Ecco the Dolphin). AllTechRelated explained the steps. Image from Macenstein.

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Java on Mac proof of concept exploit released

Landon Fuller, a security researcher, posted a proof of concept Mac OS X hack for a known Java security exploit to persuade Apple into fixing the exploit. From The Mac Observer: “This link will execute code on your system with your current user permissions,” Mr. Fuller published both a Web page that will exploit the vulnerability, and instructions for others ...

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Orange France Sells Millionth iPhone

Orange France has announced that they have sold one million iPhones since the launch of the first generation iPhone in November 2007. To celebrate this, Orange is offering unlimited viewing via the Roland-Garros iPhone application to all customers with an iPhone plan or option Via iPhone Alley.

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