I decided to spoil myself with a rather extravagant Christmas Present this year:
The new 11″ Macbook Air. I’m still in the process of discovering all the ins and outs of this little powerhouse so in the meantime feel free to have a read of what TUAW think of it.
Looks like Apple’s latest phone offering is even more popular than they expected. After suffering numerous issues with AT&T’s pre ordering systems yesterday customers are now being told that pre-orders have been suspended and new orders will not be accepted until after the release date.
Apple’s PR statement (which first appeared on Engadget):
- Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.
All I have to add is that they’d better not delay the Australian release because of US demand – like they did with the iPad.
The 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:
- resolve an issue that causes the keyboard or trackpad to become unresponsive
- resolve an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
- address issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
- improve reliability of VPN connections
- resolve a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing
- resolve an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
- improve compatibility with some braille displays
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4150.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
You can grab it from Software Update or download the Combo update (887MB) here.
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Processor and Memory
- 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache
- 1066MHz frontside bus
- 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
Graphics and video support
- NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory4
- Mini DisplayPort with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
- HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution
- DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)
- VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
- Support for extended desktop and video mirroring across both ports
- One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
- Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
- SD card slot
- Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
- Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
- HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
- Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
- 320GB or 500GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
- 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
- Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW and DVD+RW; 24x CD
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