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Briefly: 10.5.7 due Friday? 303,000 texts in 1 month

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Wed May 6, 2009

OS X update, 300K SMS

In Brief: A rumor suggests Apple may be ready to release Mac OS X 10.5.7 as early as Friday. A California teen claims to have sent and received over 300,000 text messages on an iPhone in one month, while AdWhirl now serves over 200 million advertisements from App Store titles. seyDoggy has released a new Ultimate Theme for RapidWeaver, TW002 r4. Laserface Jones has won the uDevGames 2008 competition, while Pogo Stylus has announced the $500 Art Challenge for creations produced on the iPhone. CalDigit is offering discounts on its HDPro RAID storage systems, along with a price reduction for VR mini pre-orders. Meanwhile, TechForEducators has added Steve Wozniak to its board of advisors.

A "super-secret" Apple source has told Mac Life that the upcoming Mac OS update, 10.5.7, is scheduled for public release on Friday. Build 9J58 was seeded to developers on Wednesday, April 29th, and fixes bugs with iChat and Safari. Many expect 10.5.7 to be the last Leopard update before its successor, Snow Leopard, hits the market.

A teen from Sacramento County in California, Crystal Wiski, claims to have sent and received over 303,000 text messages in one month from her iPhone, according to CNET. Despite reading or sending an average of 7 messages every single minute, including multiple recipients, Crystal allegedly gets As in school and works 40 hours every week. "I'm popular," she said. "I can't help it."

seyDoggy has announced TW002 r4, a new Ultimate Theme for RapidWeaver 4. The theme supports ExtraContent, with controls over header height, width, split navigation, colors and fonts. Each of the three ExtraContent areas are vertically scalable and can be used to personalize or customize the previously unreachable pages. TW002 r4 requires RapidWeaver 3.6.7 or 4.x and carries a price of $20.

AdWhirl (previously AdRollo) has announced that it now serves over 200 million monthly advertisements on the iPhone and iPod touch platforms. The ads are contained in apps downloaded from the App Store, enabling developers to retain control over ad content or switch between different networks. Developers can serve ads from AdMob, Quattro Wireless, Videoegg, Jumptap and Mobclix, while Millenial Media and Google Adsense will be available soon.

Laserface Jones has won the uDevGames 2008 contest in the Overall Best Game category. The game is described as an old-school arcade shooter, with inspiration drawn from Gradius, Life Force, Contra, Battlestar Galactica and Emerson Lake & Palmer. The developer, Justin Ficarrota, previously won with his Kill Dr. Coté title. The competition aims to encourage new and original games created by independent developers for the Mac platform.

CalDigit is offering two promotion on several of its products, with up to $1,200 off (PDF) HDPros and a $100 discount for pre-orders of the new VR mini. The HDPro integrates eight drive bays into a RAID storage system, with an Intel XScale processor, at least 256MB of cache and available capacities up to 12TB. The device offers RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and JBOD configurations with transfer rates up to 440MB/s. The VR mini contains two drives and connects via Firewire 400/800, USB 2.0 and eSATA.

The creators of Pogo Stylus have announced a $500 Art Challenge. Users can draw, sketch or doodle on the iPhone using the Pogo Stylus, with the submissions judged by artistic skill, presentation and creativity/originality. Submissions can be sent to contest@tenondesign.com or uploaded at www.tenonedesign.com/contest and must be in by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 1st, 2009.

TechForEducators has announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined the company's board of advisors. Wazniak is said to have made significant contributions to the Los Gatos School District, providing the school with hands-on teaching and equipment donations. He is also the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum of Innovation and the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. TechForEducators aims to improve the performance of educators through sales of hardware, software, electronic learning aids, microscopes and other materials.




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  1. phpmaven

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Ya' right!

    [quote]A teen from Sacramento County in California, Crystal Wiski, claims to have sent and received over 303,000 text messages in one month from her iPhone, according to CNET. Despite reading or sending an average of 7 messages every single minute, including multiple recipients, Crystal allegedly gets As in school and works 40 hours every week. "I'm popular," she said. "I can't help it."[/quote]

    Not only is she popular, but she's a liar! In order to send 303,000 in one month you would have to send one every 8.5 seconds 24 hours a day for 30 days straight

  1. TomSawyer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Flawed math

    Horse stuff. No way this kid had that many transactions in a month AND worked 40 hours a week. Even if the kid only slept 4 hours a day (totaling 120 hours), worked 160 hours as advertised, and went to school half-days for another 80 hours. That means a message sent or received EVERY 4.27 seconds of the remainder of the month doing nothing else. If she received 10 messages for every one she sent it is still highly unlikely she actually read of even understood a majority of them.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    working

    Yeah, and how much of her 40 hour work weeks is she wasting texting her friends.


    But is she actually 'proud' of having 300000 texts? With all her texting, she probably doesn't have any time to actually have physical contact with any one.

  1. jameshays

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Read the Story

    She sent and received 303,000 in a month. This isn't a big deal unless she only has a few friends. If she has 500 friends all texting, this is a very reasonable number. Stupid, but reasonable.

  1. bayz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    OS 10.5.7

    I just hope that OS 10.5.7 fixes what 10.5.6 messed up, so that I can play WoW again with my Dvorak keyboard! It has been way to long with this stupid bug!

  1. jltnol

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    do the math...

    Ok.. forget about work and school...

    Let's just say she only sleeps for 6 hrs a night... which gives her 18 hours for texting..

    and lets's assume the month only has 30 days..


    303000/30 = 10,100 a day

    10,100/18hrs = 561/hour

    561/60 = 9.35 texts per MINUTE.

    this doesn't include time for eating, bathroom breaks, or talking on the phone..
    I'd be willing to be that even on WiFi, you couldn't send out 9.35 texts a minute, no matter how fast your fingers are...

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