Point your browser to d-point.org and you will find two new icon collections.
The first ‘MacBook Family Collection’ has been updated to the MacBook and MacBook Pros, you will even find a red coloured MacBook in there too. Even more up to date is the ‘iPods 2006 Collection’ which includes the new Product Red iPod. The collections can be downloaded direct from d-point here or you can grab the collections via Apple’s website here and here.
If you are worried about your iPod being stolen, then take things into your own hands. iDisguise have just launched two new cases that disguise your Nano as a tin of peppermint candy or candy mints.
“iDisguise will offer each model on a limited basis and regularly introduce new disguises to prevent thieves from recognizing any single disguise.” The cases are made of high quality tin metal and lined with a high density EVA foam to securely hold your Nano in place. The finger notch in the foam allows for an easy way to remove the iPod.
Available now for $10.95 they fit the iPod Nano only at the moment. Other iPod models will be supported soon.
Link to product.
Kepmad Systems today upgraded their ImageBuddy application to version 3.5. The most significant change is that the app is now a Universal Binary offering a 2x speed increase. The image limit has been increased from 1,024 to 2,048 images, there are new image scale and crop controls, plus an improved look and feel to image selection.
ImageBuddy can be downloaded here, with a single user license costing $19.00.
Apple UK have extended a great deal for its’ UK customers. Buy a qualifying Mac between 3 November 2006 and 22 January 2007 and you will receive a £20 instant discount on the purchase price. This applies to both individual .Mac purchases and the family pack. .Mac costs £69.99 per year, or £49.99 to customers qualifying for the deal.
Source: MacWorld UK
Take a look at the PlugKing, a modular design trailing socket being developed by CopperRED. Seems that this is a great idea, with different modules for plug sockets, docks, USB sockets, that all snap together into one unit.
“PlugKing replaces your mess of power strips and multi-plugs, it allows for versatile and flexible deployment in homes and offices. The portable and neat design means that there is less wire clutter and you can bring it along wherever you need.”
No pricing is available at this time, check out the CopperRED website for more details.
Though Out, makers of ‘Ped’ stands for iPods, have announced what looks like a handy gadget for the new 2nd Gen iPod Shuffle.
Many people have been picking up on the fact that you cannot use the new Shuffle as a USB drive, due to the new docking station. Well the KEY looks to offer a solution. “With the KEY, 2G iPod Shuffle users (second generation) will be able to sync, charge and transfer data like any standard USB drive. This tiny little connector is so small that it fits on your key chain ring and is always there at your finger tips.”
Slated for a first quarter of 2007 release, for approximately $22.
Symantec has posted details of a virus for Mac OS X. The Macarena is a proof of concept virus that infects files in the current folder on the compromised computer. The company has made a virus definition update available for the Mac version of its’ software to tackle the threat.
TechTool Pro, the app used to diagnose, repair and prevent problems with your Mac system and hard disk, has just received an update to version 4.5.2.
The update does not add any new features, but fixes the following issues;
* Fixed Video Memory issue for specific Intel Macs.
* Fixed Main Memory RAM calculation size issue for Intel Macs.
* Fixed Wipe Data issue for GUID partitioned volumes.
* Fixed Data Recovery issue for GUID partitioned volumes.
* Updated Volume Structures test.
* Addressed eDrive free space capacity issue.
* Other minor changes and feature enhancements.
Full details of the upgrade and download links can be found here.
Star Wars: Empire at War will be coming to the Mac platform. Aspyr Media announced today that they will publish the game with a target release of February 2007. Star Wars: Empire at War, licensed by LucasArts is being developed for the Mac by Aspyr Studios.
Parallels have just launched a new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac that includes a new Installation Assistant.
From their website: “Now the installation of the Windows operating system on a Mac is even easier than installation on a PC – with the introduction of the Parallels Installation Assistant. The software comes included as part of Parallels Desktop for Mac and available as FREE, AUTOMATIC update for all registered customers.”
How does Installation Assistant work?
Windows installation is completely automated and requires no user interaction. You do not need to enter any additional information, select settings, or answer any potentially confusing technical questions posed by Windows during installation.
Parallels Desktop is available for the Mac at just $79.99 – the software allows you to install other operating systems on your Mac and run them alongside Mac OS X in a separate window.
Find out more details here.