If you happen to check for software updates on your Mac now, you should find that the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update is available for download. It appears to be a lovely update with plenty of bug fixes, performance improvements, and stability enhancements:
Apple is discontinuing their Xserve line of server computers—they'll stop selling them on Jan. 31. Folks looking for an Apple server have two options: a Mac Pro or Mac mini configured as servers with OS X Snow Leopard Server.
Mac OS X 10.6.4 is currently sitting pretty in your Software Update and brings Safari 5, if you haven't already jumped on the train, and what looks to be a ton of bug fixes with it. Our update weighs in at 640MB but we've seen some as low as 300MB. Guess we need the fixin'.
Snow Leopard 10.6.3 is waiting for you to grab it via Software Update—it fixes lots of things, from QuickTime X to OpenGL to "reliability of 3rd party USB devices." If it does anything else magical, we'll let you know.
You got a new Mac for Christmas? Awesome. But don't let Justin Long's smarmy face fool you, it doesn't just give you a warm hug and set itself up. Here are 10 things you need to do pronto:
You will never find this snow leopard in any Apple promotional shot. Why? Because there's a naked woman in there. And a very sexy one at that. Can't you see her? She's right there, completely nude. Not yet? Look closer:
Networking is stupid. You'd think it'd be real darn easy to share stuff between PCs and Macs, but it's not as nearly simple as it should be. So, here's how to make 'em talk and share stuff like best friends.
It was going to happen eventually, since Windows has 18 times OS X's marketshare, but Windows 7 already passed Apple's install base about a month after having been released. Again, not a surprise, but it is interesting how many people already upgraded to Windows 7 (or bought a new machine with Windows 7 on it). […
I've definitely wanted to Force Quit some conversations in my time, so a real life spinning beach ball of death would be the perfect excuse. Watch:
High-Def Flash video is a stretch on some hacktintosh netbooks, but Flash 10.1 brings it into the realm of possibility. I just installed it on my MSI Wind running Leopard, and damn: HD YouTube and Vimeo videos were almost watchable.
When Apple killed Atom processor support in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update, it was one of the first times they'd actively tried to stop hobbyist hackintoshing. It was also sort of a dick move! Luckily, it's not going to stick.
Screencap formats, secret dock animations, previously unseen menu shortcuts, login screen backgrounds: These are the hidden settings the Apple doesn't want you to see (or just forgot about) and that Secrets, a free, super-simple app, helpfully wrangles into one place.
It's a virtual war: VMWare Fusion 3 for Snow Kitty and Win7 popped out last week, and now here's Parallels 5. It's also fully 64-bit, with Windows apps that behave like native ones, including full multitouch gestures, and more zoomzoom.