I have Snow Leopard and needed to install an update, the SMC v1.5 update. I downloaded it and installed it, appeared to install without error. I went to see if the update had been installed and it said it had been installed yet it also said I had 1 update, SMC v1.5 to install! I did the update again and it installed, now no more updates are showing but looking in the list of installed updates, there are several installs of one update on many days like a Thunderbolt update 1.3 installed 4 times! Am I missing something here, like …

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Hi Guys, I recently had my macbook taken in for service to due to memory problems or something like that. They upgraded my system to OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard [I]from[/I] 10.5 Leopard. I had backed up all my stuff including Iphoto and my Itunes library. When I got my macbook back, I started putting things from my external harddrive back onto the mac HD. I put the Iphoto onto my desktop first and then dragged it into the Iphoto icon in the dock with no problems. All photos were transferred. When I went back into my time capsule, I found …

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So i set up a L2TP/ipsec VPN server on my mac running 10.6.x. I can connect to the VPN from my LAN, but not from outside of it. This is from my HTC evo. I set up a VPN server using a virtual machine of 10.6.x Server, with the same results (can connect inside LAN, but not outside). Not that it makes any difference, but I can't connect either when I'm on my LAN but going outside my LAN and coming back (that is, the destination address isn't a local private address but rather my WAN IP address). I have …

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Use a [B]Titanium G 4 867[/B] with[B] OSX 10.5.8 Leopard[/B]. After upgrading to Leopard operating system from Tiger I began having issues with my [B]ITunes[/B] hanging up on me. I don't know if this was a coincidence that this started shortly after installing Leopard or not. This problem arises when I'm using [B]Youtube[/B] as well. There will be times where the sound performs without a problem then suddenly starts having issues and begins to hang or cut in and out. Use headphones a lot and when this starts happening if I take the headphones out of jack it tends to …

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I have a Mac running leopard that won't connect to sites that start with [CODE]https://[/CODE] It connects fine with all sites starting with [CODE]http://[/CODE] When I try t connect to a https safari displays [QUOTE]Safari can’t open the page [I]page url[/I] because Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server [I]server[/I]”.[/QUOTE] The mac is connected to the internet using airport and the wifi signal is usually good. When I try to add a gmail account to iCal that starts with https it also displays an error message so I don't think this is just safari acting weird. Please help …

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I need to find out where I can purchase the Leopard O/S. I have a non-intel iMac G5 which I can't install SNOW Leopard on. Can someone tell me the best place (and least expensive place) to purchase this? Thanks, Beth

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alright, so i'm running snow leopard i have a wnr2000 netgear wireless n router and a late 2008 macbook pro. ever so often i get a self assigned ip error and when i shut the modem off and back on again things are jolly until it happens again. i tried renewing the DHCP under the settings but that doesn't work, any input is appreciated.

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As people on this board may know, I have drank the Apple Kool-aid though I dont have an IPhone yet... Anyway, I just upgraded to Snow Leopard OS and I dont see any difference whatsoever. Not even online or offline. Saying that, I do wonder if it will enhance my online experience, especially social media apps. I remember back in the days that everytime you upgraded your OS, it meant buying new versions of software. Now, since everything is online, OS upgrade has less of a major software haul effect. Thus, what are your thoughts about how OS actually dont …

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Apple has grabbed lots of headlines this week, some for things it has done, others for things done to it. Of all the major Apple products, only the iPod has escaped mention. With perhaps the potential to affect the most people is the deal announced this week with AT&T to extend exclusivity with the iPhone's only service provider until 2010. According to a [URL=http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/phones/2008-07-31-att-iphone-stephenson-apple_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip]story Thursday in USA Today[/URL], the two have conspired to ditch Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon customers, which expected to have access to the apple of every geek's eye after the end of 2008. AT&T made the deal …

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Apple has rolled no less than 25 patches into the [URL="http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/"]Mac OS X 10.5.4 Leopard update[/URL] that was announced yesterday. These address a number of Ruby vulnerabilities, as reported [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2657.html"]here on DaniWeb[/URL] last month by fellow blogger Davey Winder. So that's six of the patches accounted for at any rate. Others are a little more difficult to pin down, although Apple does say that they address operating system and application performance issues. It seems, from a quick bit of asking around the usual online suspects, that these include components such as Alias Manager, CoreTypes, c++filt, Net-SMTP, Tomcat, VPN and Webkit …

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Mac OS X is safer today than it was Tuesday, thanks to Apple. The company on Wednesday posted [URL= http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1141]Security Update 2008-003[/URL], containing forty one performance and security fixes for the enhanced Active Directory, AirPort, iChat, Mail, Time Machine and several other components of the company’s operating system. It also fixes a flaw in iCal that would leave machines vulnerable to remote code execution and potential hacking or theft of data. The update, for Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Mac Server OS X 10.4.11, brings Leopard users to version 10.5.3, and is strongly recommended for anyone using prior versions. Mac …

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All is not well for Apple, in a week when it should be flag waving the release of Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' the firm finds itself, and its users, under attack instead. The culprit being a new Trojan which, once installed, changes the Mac's domain name system server. This kind of DNSChanger Trojan is nearly always criminally motivated, and that would certainly seem to be so in this case, which of course means that the people behind it calculated the potential profit was valuable enough to develop the malware. That has to be a worry for Mac users. The …

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Somewhat surprisingly, Apple has admitted that they can no longer stick to the Leopard schedule that had previously planned this spring of 2007 as the release for the new operating system being brewed by the developers of Apple, and so you should expect it 4 months later, says Apple. Reasons given for this is basically that Apple doesn't have enough resources -- and is being forced to shift its Leopard developer team to the iPhone to help get that finished on time. In a statement, Apple said that "life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we're sure we've made …

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Recently one of the most talked about things is this Apple Wifi hack that was demonstrated by a group called SecureWorks at one of the largest security conferences, Defcon. [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chtQ1bcHLZQ&mode=related&search="]Here is a link[/URL] to the video so you guys can watch the video yourselves. Now Here is a link to an[URL="http://daringfireball.net/2006/08/curious_case"] article [/URL]similiar to most articles saying that this video is a hoax. Now if you have watched the video and read an article or similiar one than a question comes to mind. Why are the people writing all these articles and going on and on about something you would …

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So lately the Apple Fanboys have been talking about this software called Parallels which can emulate Windows inside of Mac OS X. However is this really good or bad for Apple? In the short term I would say yes, but in terms of long term success Microsoft will be hands down winner. How So? you might ask well this is why. Apple will start to take market share and sell more and more hardware because they are mainly a hardware company. I would still see the PC having the majority of the market share but slipping faster. And who is …

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I love IT wars, always have. Back in the day, I was a columnist for a couple of Amiga computer magazines and more than happy to throw my opinion around concerning just why an Atari was such rubbish by comparison. Things have moved on since then, but also stayed much the same. I was there during the web browser wars and lived to tell the tale (many times over, and got paid for the telling.) I have been there as the PC Vs Mac battles have been fought, and survived without too much emotional damage. Which is why I am …

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As from July 11th, some 70 million users of the Windows OS will be left stranded without official support, and that includes no more security updates. By withdrawing support for its Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows ME platforms, Microsoft is effectively leaving around 12.5 percent of Windows users open to hack attacks and malware exploits. Of course, the counter argument is that users of these outdated legacy systems are leaving not only themselves open to attack but at the same time exposing large swathes of the Internet to attack as their machines become used as spam bots, host …

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Belkin has announced the launch of their N1 range of next generation wireless routers based upon a new WiFi standard that could extend the range of existing ‘wireless-G’ solutions by a factor of 4, and speeds by as much as 12. This might bring out the excited little geek in me, were it not for the fact that there isn’t any standard yet, no guarantee it will work properly with other 802.11n kit (even from the same manufacturer) now or in the future, and most damning of all: nobody really needs it. OK, so when has need ever stopped an …

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Recently, I noticed some strangeness on my home wireless network. Sometimes the speed would be slower than normal, I couldn't print to my printer, and some of my more advanced router settings (for port forwarding, firewall, etc.) would seem to be "lost". As it turns out, my laptop was attaching to my next-door-neighbor's network. When I went to help him out, we saw that he could see HIS neighbor's network! Both had failed to do some basic wireless security. Failing to secure your network could have several negative consequences. First, it's your network. You don't want freeloaders using your bandwidth. …

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Operating System software is an entity that lives and breaths on it's own. It requires little tweaks and enhancements here and there to make it better, and to fix problems. Such is the case with Apple's Tiger OS X, 10.4, and the release to 10.4.3 Let's look at some of the highlights of the update. Available by web or via Apple's Software Update, the software is available in 2 formats: a Delta Update that will work with 10.4.2 --> 10.4.3 or a Combo Update that will 10.4.0 and all inbetween --> 10.4.3 Apple's website details all of the updates -- …

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Apple has had a busy month -- a new iPod, new iTunes, new iMac G5, and now, 3 new ultra-cool Powerbooks! Available in the standard 12, 15, and 17" models, these new laptops have new features and performance levels not seen before in Apple's line, and after taking a look at them, I want one for Christmas! Let's start with the basics available across all of the models: -- built in 54 Mbps Airport Extreme: 802.11g -- built in Bluetooth 2.0 -- built in 56K V.92 modem -- full-sized keyboard. 15 & 17" midels feature ambient lighting -- built in …

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A little discussed feature of the upcoming Windows Vista is called 'Freeze Dry', and it's sure to be a blessing for all of us who leave our PCs running rather than shutting everything down when we move away from the keyboard. Have you ever come back only to find that an update has rebooted the system and you've lost the data you were working on? Have you ever clicked 'Yes' to a restart request only to realise you hadn't saved our data? There's no need to worry about that frustrating circumstance any more. Built on a core of software technology …

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My friend Darren from Google just informed me a couple of minutes ago that Google Notifier is out in beta ... for the mac! You can check it out at: [url]http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/index?promo=gdl-en[/url] Now comes the time when I thank Darren for considering the fact that I'm a mac girl and messaging me the minute he got the official word :) While the official Google Talk app is Windows only, the non-voip features are available via third party clients. Now this comes the time when I give yet another shoutout to Sean from gaim.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, stop the presses! Well, in today's world, I should change that... Stop uploading the websites! This is BIG News. Ever since Apple came out with the Macintosh (1984), they have only shipped with one-button mice. Even mice prepared for the Apple IIe / IIc / IIgs had one mouse button. The reason was clear enough -- the OS was designed to be simple and effective to use. It would just take one button. With the development of USB, PC-based mice would work with Macintosh, and Apple built right-button functionality into OS 9 and OS X. WOW. Check …

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John C. Dvorak has a vision and I suspect it may be myopic. Over at Ziff-Davis’s PCMag, the renowned John C. Dvorak has witnessed Windows Vista’s arrival as an almighty dull thud, and sees recent events as a potential portent of the demise of the mighty Microsoft. [url]http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1840480,00.asp[/url] Windows Vista is a hollow shell of what it should have been he considers, and the omission of the previously discussed Windows File system the empty space in that shell. With Apple’s move to the x86 platform future versions of its OS may reign supreme, according to John’s prediction, and become dominant …

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The End.