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Friday, November 18, 2005

Wohoo, Friday!!!

Man, between cutting down some large trees (that are on the hill) with my chain saw which where blocking part of my view of the city of Moreno Valley, washing baskets full of clothes, doing the dishes , and writing this blog, I'm tried.

My Back and ankle hurts, I need some rest. I'm a disabled stay at home dad who thanks God it's Friday.

well enough about me, let's get on with today's Mac news.....

Well according to the Apple Insider it seems the next generation shuffle will be smaller and come in various colors.
According to the Apple Insider, American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu quote:
"believes storage capacities and price points will remain similar to Apple's current iPod shuffle offerings at $99 for the 512MB model and $129 for the 1GB."

One question I have is will people begin connecting this smaller shuffle to the Love Labs iPod vibrator. The 2-inch, $30 iBuzz plugs into the iPod's headphone jack and vibrates in sync with the rhythms of the iPod. It works off 2 AAA batteries.

The only online retailer that seems to be selling it so far is Lovehoney a U.K. distributor. The site does have a note telling buyers that
"The iBuzz is currently only available for despatch to European countries. This product can not be shipped to the North America or Canada."
But I guess if someone really wants this product, they will get it . :D

It seems eEye Digital Security has been busy, it has put out a Advisories about iTunes and QuickTime.

The iTunes one they say is a critical vulnerability ( Severity High) that has been found in some versions of iTunes that could allow attackers to remotely take over a user's computer.

They also have a Upcoming Advisory on Quicktime which they put the Severity as High, and which is a remotely exploitable flaw that allows arbitrary code to be executed in the context of the logged in user.

Apple Front Row Update
Apple has released a update to it's front row software. The Front Row Update (v1.0.1) delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for browsing music, photos, and videos on your iMac.
You can download it here.

FireFox beta update
Modzilla has updated there FireFox web browser to beta version 1.5rc3.

You will have to "option-click" to force the download, then remove the ".html" extension from the name after downloading the file.

The file "Firefox 1.5rc3.dmg" file will open normally.

Improvments include:

Automated update to streamline product upgrades. Notification of an update is more prominent, and updates to Firefox may now be half a megabyte or smaller. Updating extensions has also improved.

Faster browser navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance.

Drag and drop reordering for browser tabs.

Improvements to popup blocking.

Clear Private Data feature provides an easy way to quickly remove personal data through a menu item or keyboard shortcut. is added to the search engine list.

Improvements to product usability including descriptive error pages, redesigned options menu, RSS discovery, and "Safe Mode" experience.

Better accessibility including support for DHTML accessibility and assistive technologies such as the Window-Eyes 5.5 beta screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Screen readers read aloud all available information in applications and documents or show the information on a Braille display, enabling blind and visually impaired users to use equivalent software functionality as their sighted peers.

Report a broken Web site wizard to report Web sites that are not working in Firefox.

Better support for Mac OS X (10.2 and greater) including profile migration from Safari and Mac Internet Explorer.

New support for Web Standards including SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6.

Many security enhancements.

Game Time!!
Well with Friday comes my stress breaker Unreal Tounament 2004.

So come and get wacked on the
DarkSide Server

Hope to see you there!!


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