updated 10:55 pm EST, Mon November 23, 2009
Bluetooth update hacked and converted into .exe
In Brief: Although Apple only provides drivers to support the new Magic Mouse on Mac OS X or Windows via Boot Camp, a recent software update has been hacked and converted into an .exe for operating the mouse on ordinary Windows PCs. Meanwhile, a separate report suggests Apple has been rejecting warranty claims for Macs that have been used in smokers' homes.
Apple's recent Bluetooth update was hacked and modified for Windows PCs, allowing users to take advantage of the new multi-touch and scrolling features of the Magic Mouse. The .exe files, available from UNEASYsilence, can be downloaded for either 32-bit configurations or 64-bit Windows systems.
The Mac maker is allegedly voiding AppleCare warranties in certain cases where the user exposed their computer to second-hand smoke, according to a report by The Consumerist. Although the warranty terms and conditions do not contain any information related to cigarette smoke, several Apple representatives reportedly rejected systems due to the presence of smoke residue on the internal components of Macs. In several cases, Apple has referenced OSHA regulations which list nicotine as a hazardous substance.