Mac OS X 10.5.2 Update

It finally arrived, Mac OS X 10.5.2 update. It weighed in at a whopping 180MB!! It has a huge number of fixes, most of which you may or may not notice. I did however notice that a lot of the bugs that were pestering me, have all gone away. The networking problems I was having are fixed, and perhaps a bigger deal, all the GUI bugs I was experiencing have been fixed as well. OS X Leopard is officially ready for the masses I think. On a side note; directly after the 10.5.2 update Apple sent out an update labeled “Apple Leopard Graphics 1.0” this could of been a contributing factor to my GUI problems being fixed, either way I am glad Leopard is working a lot better now.Apple Leopard 10.5.2 Update ListActive Directory ▪ Addresses issues which could hinder or prevent binding Mac OS X 10.5.x clients to Active Directory domains.AirPort ▪ Improves connection reliability and stability▪ Includes 802.1X improvements.▪ Resolves certain kernel panics.Back to my Mac ▪ Adds support for more third-party routers, as detailed in this article.Dashboard ▪ Improves performance of certain Apple Dashboard widgets (such as Dictionary).▪ Addresses an issue in which Dashboard widgets may no longer be accessible after switching to or from an account that has Parental Controls enabled.Dock ▪ Updates Stacks with a List view option, a Folder view option, and an updated background for Grid view.Desktop ▪ Addresses legibility issues with the menu bar with an option to turn off transparency in Desktop & Screen Saver preferences.▪ Adjusts menus to be slightly-less translucent overall.iCal ▪ Improves iCal so that it accurately reflects responses to recurring meetings.▪ Addresses an issue in which a meeting may remain on the calendar after being cancelled.▪ Addresses stability issues related to .Mac syncing of iCal calendars.▪ Resolves an intermittent issue in which editing an event with attendees would cause the event to shrink and not register that the event was updated.iChat ▪ Addresses an issue with simultaneously-logged in accounts in which iChat sounds generated from one account might be heard in another account.▪ Fixes an issue in which iChat idle time is affected by Time Machine backups.▪ Improves connectivity when running iChat behind a router that doesn’t preserve ports.▪ Enables logged chats from previous versions of iChat to open faster and more reliably.▪ Addresses an issue with text chats in which users may be unable to receive messages from the sender.▪ Addresses an issue that may prevent rejoining an AIM chat room without reopening iChat.▪ Addresses video chat compatibility issues with AIM 6 and third-party routers.▪ Fixes an issue with case-sensitivity of AIM handles.iSync ▪ Adds support for Samsung D600E and D900i phones.Finder ▪ Addresses an issue in which Finder could unexpectedly quit when displaying folder contents in Column view.▪ Addresses an issue in which Finder could unexpectedly quit when accessing Users and Groups in a Get Info pane.▪ Resolves an issue that prevented setting permissions on a folder alias.▪ Resolves an issue in which the Eject command could write to a disc in the optical drive.▪ Fixes an issue in which the scroll bar might disappear when deleting a file within a folder that includes files that are out of view.▪ Fixes an issue in the Sharing & Permissions section of Get Info windows, in which the gear icon appears to be gray/disabled after authentication.▪ Addresses an issue in which the Show Icon Preview preference might not be not saved when turning it off.▪ Fixes an issue that could occur when trying to print an image from the Finder.Mail ▪ Addresses an issue with Message menu’s Mark > As Read choice.▪ Fixes an issue in which duplicate On My Mac folders may appear in the sidebar after upgrading to Leopard.▪ Improves the accuracy of the Data Detectors feature.▪ Resolves an issue with scrolling through a Note that is displayed using the split view in the message window.▪ Fixes an issue with deleting messages located in the Drafts folder.▪ Fixes an issue in which dragging the icon in the Safari URL field into a Mail message creates an attachment instead of a link.▪ Addresses an issue found when opening a item in the Notes folder that is not a Note.▪ Fixes an issue that may prevent RSS feeds from being delivered in Mail.▪ Resolves an issue in which a selected message could “flash” from blue to gray when in Organize by Thread mode.▪ Fixes an issue with scrolling between multiple To Dos in an email message.▪ Fixes an issue in which the body of email messages with certain MIME structures may not be displayed.▪ Improves performance with America Online (AOL) account-based messages in Mail.▪ Addresses issues with some ISPs during automatic set-up in Mail.▪ Addresses an issue in which Mail might not send mail on some networks to some SMTP servers.▪ Mail now automatically disables the (unsupported) third-party plugin GrowlMail version 1.1.2 or earlier to avoid issues.▪ Adds an option to view large icons in the Mailbox list.Networking ▪ Addresses a hanging issue that may occur when connecting to an AFP network volume.Parental Controls ▪ Improves stability when opening the Parental Controls System Preferences pane.▪ Fixes an issue that may prevent changes to the email address for permission requests.▪ Addresses an issue with printer administration for a guest account enabled with Parental Controls.▪ Addresses an issue with setting printer administration privileges from another Mac on the local network.▪ Fixes an issue that could prevent certain applications from being allowed.▪ Addresses accuracy issues with the web content filter.Preview ▪ Improves stability when scrolling through a PDF document.▪ Fixes an issue that prevents tabbing within a PDF document after clicking on the PDF.▪ Improves the Mail Document feature so that email attachments are more reliably created from Print Preview.Printing ▪ Addresses an issue in which remote printers may be deleted when the computer is put to sleep.▪ Improves printing performance when using some Microsoft Office applications.▪ Resolves an issue with some printing options, such as landscape orientation, number of copies, two-sided printing, and so forth that may not have functioned with some printers shared by Microsoft Windows.▪ Adds support for certain printers connected to the USB port of an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express base station.▪ Resolves a stalling issue that could occur when installing certain Canon printing software from a disc.RAW Image ▪ Adds RAW image support for several cameras, as detailed in this article.Safari ▪ Addresses issues with Safari reliably resolving certain domains.Login and Setup Assistant ▪ Addresses an issue in which Setup Assistant could unexpectedly appear each time Mac OS X 10.5 starts up.▪ Improves stability and performance during log in.System ▪ Improves the accuracy of the grammar checker.▪ The computer will now shut down if an automatic disk repair does not succeed during startup.Time Machine ▪ Adds a menu bar option for accessing Time Machine features (the menu extra can be enabled in Time Machine preferences).▪ Improves backup reliability when computer name contains slash or non-ASCII characters.▪ Fixes an issue in which the backup disk displayed in the Finder may be out of sync with the disk chosen for Time Machine.▪ Addresses issues in which some external drives are not recognized by Time Machine.▪ The status menu now appears by default.Other ▪ Improves general stability when running third-party applications.▪ Addresses an issue in which the incorrect search results may be displayed for certain Automator Find/Filter actions.▪ Addresses an issue with the Latvian and Russian keyboard layouts.▪ Addresses an issue in which the backlight could turn off before Energy Saver’s backlight setting.

Oh ya…..they updated the iPhone. 1.1.3

yes it has been like 2 weeks since the 1.1.3 iPhone update. I didn’t write about it till now for a couple reasons. Pretty much every already wrote about it, and also it’s pretty much yet another non event as far as the iPhone goes. I really don’t think any of the updates thus far are very great. Not until we get a real SDK and can start writing native apps, will the phone reach its potential. I hope I will be begging to write a raving review once that update hits the streets. I figure somewhere around the 1 yr mark of the phone being out will it be what it should of been from day one!!The sad thing is that even though the iPhone is severely crippled by either Apple, AT&T or both, it is still the sweetest phone out there. Phone makers need to get on the ball.iPhone_maps

Mac OS X 10.5.1 Update

That sure came a lot sooner than I thought. OS X 10.5.1 has been released. At this rate we are going to be going past 10.5.9 in no time. As far as 10.5.1 goes, its your usual bug fixes and security fixes. Looks like they fixed the “move” problem, which I never understood why people did that to begin with but its fixed now. Other than that, it “feels” the same. It didn’t fix any of the issues I have been having with leopard…but there is always 10.5.2.

Mac OS X 10.4.11 Update

Well I was quite surprised to see OS X 10.4.10…….then Apple dropped 10.4.11 on me! Both client and server. The update included security fixes as well as some bug fixes. I thought for sure at this point they would just push everyone to leopard, but it looks like i was wrong. Although I am running Leopard on my macbook (this computer) I still don’t think its ready for my production machines. Enjoy 10.4.11 everyone. I am going to say that a 10.4.12 is definitely not going to happen! haha well we will see.

iPhone Update 1.1.2

So I have had the 1.1.2 update for a while, but recently it was finally released to the masses on iTunes. Either way you look at it, it’s a non-event. The biggest additions were to languages for our friends in europe, since they got the iPhone now. Aside from that, there isn’t much to speak of. More of the “cat and mouse game” between Apple and the wonderful iPhone hacker community (who’s dies I am on). So hooray for 1.1.2, now hurry up and get that SDK out apple! not to mention the missing BASIC features that should of been in the iPhone from day 1.- Cut and freaking paste!!!???- MMS (picture messaging) even the eleventeen dollar phones can do that, my $600 one should be able to….- Applications (coming in feb supposedly)- Use my own custom ringtones without having to use a 3rd party app, or hack the phone. (and no i dont mean the STUPID pay twice for a song from apple for a crappy song I dont want)

Anyways, thats that on the update. I can’t wait for 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6…..