Apple today released its iOS 4.3 software ahead of schedule.
The software, which was originally set to be released on Friday to coincide with the launch of the iPad 2, went out to users as an update from within Apple's iTunes software this morning.
Apple is seeding the seventh beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers for testing. This version, build 10J868, like the last few builds, contains no known issues, suggesting that Apple may be prepared for a public release of the update.
Similar to the previous build of 10.6.7 beta, the applications and functionality under scrutiny include the Mac App Store, Bonjour, SMB, and Safari. Graphics performance is also a focus for developers testing their software against the operating system.
Though Mac OS X 10.6.7 will provide some much-needed updates and enhancements for current features … Read more
Microsoft says the release candidate for Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded more than 2 million times since its release late last week.
Microsoft first released the software to the public last Thursday, after a five-month beta run with a total download count that topped 25 million. Later this month the company will offer an upgrade through the Windows Update software to those beta users who have not yet updated to the release candidate.
Included in this new version of the browser software are some 2,000 changes made since the last beta. The build also includes two new security … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--The next generation of Internet Explorer is nearly ready for the public at large, as Microsoft announces the release candidate of Internet Explorer 9 at the Hang Art Gallery in San Francisco's Union Square this morning.
A massive list of improvements debuted in the new RC, available for 32-bit Windows 7; 64-bit Windows 7; 32-bit Windows Vista; and 64-bit Windows Vista. Among the most notable enhancements are the new ActiveX filter, expanded support for HTML5 and "future-tech" standards, and advertiser tracking protection, which also was introduced this week into a prerelease version of Firefox 4.
The … Read more
A new rumor surfacing online pegs February 14 as the release date for Apple's iOS 4.3, the newest update for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.
MacStories has reported from a "reliable source" that iOS 4.3 will be available on February 14 at 10 a.m. PT.
Daring Fireball's John Gruber conjectured in his review of the Verizon iPhone that an iOS 4.3 release would make sense in the next two weeks. Verizon would have a launch and time to market its iPhone as the only one with the personal hot-spot feature (widely expected … Read more
Whispers and tweets about Microsoft's Windows Home Server hitting the all-important Release Candidate status this week have proven to be true, with Microsoft offering up the software earlier today to users on its Connect site.
The software, code-named Vail, is the second iteration of Microsoft's Home Server product, and is based on Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft first let users try out the software in beta form in April of last year. Along with Vail, Microsoft has put out a release candidate of Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, previously code-named Aurora.
One of the biggest changes to hit … Read more
The excitement over the launch of "Star Wars: The Complete Saga" on Blu-ray is palpable. And now, we finally have a release date for the box set.
According to the listing on Amazon, the 9-disc Blu-ray set, which includes all six "Star Wars" films and three discs with more than 30 hours of special features, will launch September 27.
The official date follows statements made last summer by Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, saying the set would be available in fall 2011, and a more recent blog post on the Star Wars site saying … Read more
Hot on the heels of T-Mobile's release, Verizon is now offering Samsung's Galaxy Tab to customers.
Verizon's offering is somewhat different from that of T-Mobile's. Verizon is selling the tablet device for $599.99, regardless of whether the customer opts for a two-year contract or a month-to-month arrangement. T-Mobile, on the other hand, is selling the Galaxy Tab for $599.99 with no contract or for $399.99 with a two-year commitment.
Verizon is offering more data plans than T-Mobile. The carrier said customers can choose a 1GB option for $20 per month, 3GB of data … Read more