Apple Releasing Security Update 2010-006


TOKYO (MacHouse) – Apple, Inc. has issued a minor security update for Mac OS 10.6. According to the company, Security Update 2010-006 modifies AFP. Without a patch, a “remote attacker may access AFP shared folders without a valid password,” they say.

This security update is recommended for Mac OX 10.6 and Mac OS X Server only.

Click on the button for more information on this security update. VTC

Briefly: Apple Introducing New iMacs


TOKYO (MacHouse) – Today, Apple, Inc. introduced a new line of compact Mac models. All models come with Intel Core i3 (3.06 or 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3) or Core i5 (2.8 GHz Intel Core i5), the display size either being 21.5 or 27 inches. Also, a custom-configure order is possible with 2.93GHz Intel Core i7. Buyers of 21.5-inch models have an option of ATI Radeon HD 4670 with 256MB of GDDR3 or ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory. 27-inch models are equipped with ATI Radeon HD 5670 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory or ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. For now, iLife is not updated. So this line of models comes with iLife 09. Furthermore, all models comes with 2 2-GB SO-DIMMs (1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM). There are 4 SO-DIMM slots available.

Apple adds a new component to this line of iMac models. Apple has also released a new device. They call it Magic Trackpad. It’s a wireless (with Bluetooth) trackpad, first time being introduced to non-laptop models.

Click on the button for more information on a new line of iMac models. VTC

Apple Releasing Safari 4.0


TOKYO (MacHouse) – Apple, Inc. previously released a beta version of Safari 4 late February. Today, the company removed the beta status of the web browser and released Safari 4.0, noting

Now, with Safari 4, you can choose your favorite sites from a stunning wall of graphical previews with Top Sites. Flip through websites as easily as you flip through albums in iTunes with Cover Flow. Easily retrieve sites you’ve seen before with Full History Search.

Click on the button to download Safari 4. VTC

Is Apple Display Image Persistence A Widespread Problem?

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Here is another hot topic that has caught the eyes of a lot of Mac users lately at Apple Discussions. It’s about a persistent image issue on the Apple LCD display. One topic was posted by a Mac user named Jeremy Summers in March 17. (See Screenshot 01.) This particular topic has been since viewed 12,288 times. And there was another similar topic posted several hours ago.

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Source: Apple Discussions
  Apple iMac restarts shutdowns fix
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Source: Apple Discussions

Jeremy says there are some sort of persistent images comprised of text and icons appearing on the iMac display even after the computer was rebooted. (See Screenshot 02.) And his concern has returned 78 replies so far.   Continue reading

iMac Core 2 Duo – Sudden Restarts and Shutdowns: Faulty Cable to Blame?

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There’s one topic we’ve been recently keeping track of under Using your Intel-based iMac at Apple Discussions. As of today, this 2-day-old post has been read more than 1,350 times. (See Screenshot 01.) One Mac user initiated a topic by saying that his or her refurbished iMac starts up with no problem but that it frequently restarts and shutdown itself. So far, this post has returned 32 replies. A dozen people or less share the same restart/shutdown problem. And a couple of Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs) or equivalent have jumped in.

The original topic goes

I recently bought a refurbished iMac from Best Buy. When I inspected the unit after I unpackaged it, nothing appeared wrong externally. Also, the setup and installation of the OS went smoothly. However, after turning it on and browsing the web on Safari, the iMac suddenly shuts down. I thought that the power cord might’ve had a short in it at first, but have since moved away from that conclusion. Now, whenever I turn on the computer it will boot up fine and then suddenly shutdown or restart.
And as I write this, there is a new symptom: as soon as the iMac loads the desktop, the fans start up really loudly and then the computer shuts down.

(See Screenshot 02.) One AASP technician says replacing the power cable will not fix the problem, which probably doesn’t surprise anyone. How about removing the cable that connects the logic board to the CD/DVD drive? One says disconnecting this cable fixed the restart/shutdown on his iMac.   Continue reading