News Archive for: Friday June 29, 2007 (later added items first)
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Apple iPhone Support Docs (setup, WiFi, Syncing, Mail, Troubleshooting, Accessories, Service...)

They also have an iPhone Troubleshooting Assistant that has guided help in 3 categories - Frozen iPhone and common issues, Calls and connection issues and Sync and device recognition issues.

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Apple releases iTunes 7.3 (iPhone support, more)
iTunes 7.3 for Mac (and windows) is out:

" What's New in this Version
-Activate your iPhone service
-Sync iPhone with your music, movies, TV shows, and more
-Wirelessly share digital photos from any computer in your home with Apple TV

Requirements: Mac OS 10.3.9 or Mac OS 10.4.7 or later"

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SoftRAID 3.6.2 released: Adds 10.4.10 compatiblity, improved Leopard Support
SoftRAID LLC released v3.6.2 with fixes for the problems seen with v3.6 and OS X 10.4.10 (due to version numbering) and improved support for Leopard.

"SoftRAID 3.6.2 improves support for Leopard, the next major release of Mac OS X. SoftRAID users will easily be able to migrate to Leopard when it is released. This release of SoftRAID also will take advantage of many of the new features available in Leopard.

SoftRAID 3.6.2 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.10, and is a recommended upgrade for all SoftRAID 3.x users on Tiger.

SoftRAID version 3.6.2 allows for seamless booting of SoftRAID volumes on Intel Macs. With SoftRAID 3.6.2, it is once again simple to convert your startup disk to SoftRAID. With this release, Intel Macs are now as reliable as their PowerPC predecessors.

The SoftRAID 3.6.2 release is a free electronic upgrade to all 3.x owners. The SoftRAID 3.6.2 electronic download is $129 and the retail CD is $149, both available from the SoftRAID website and retail outlets worldwide.
All registered users will receive a free upgrade via email.
Demo version download URL: "

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Mac Drive Upgrades/Compatibility Database Updated
The Drive Compatibility Database had 4 more reports added today. Current total - 16,156. (Searching by drive type/brand, mac model etc. listed below will show the full reports, most recent first) iApps burn support mentioned in optical drive/burner reports unless otherwise noted.

    Hard Drives:
  • IDE (SerialATA onboard) Samsung HM250JI 250GB in (17in) MacBook Pro (OS X 10.4.10)
  • IDE (SerialATA onboard) Western Digital WD2500BEVS (Scorpio) 250GB in MacBook Pro (OS X 10.4.9)
  • IDE (SerialATA onboard) Western Digital WD2500BEVS (Scorpio) 250GB in MacBook (OS X 10.4.8)
  • IDE (SerialATA onboard) Seagate Momentus 160GB in MacBook (OS X 10.4.x)

You can find full owner reports (latest shown first) by searching the database by drive/brand/interface/mac models (the latest reports are shown first in searches). The database includes reports on DVD +/-R, CDRWs, Combo DVD-CDRW, DVD-ROM, Hard Drives and Removables (tape drive, ORB, ZIP, MO drives, NAS, CF/Smartmedia readers, etc.) in all interface types (IDE, IDE RAID cards, SATA, Firewire, SCSI, USB, adapters).
If you've added a IDE, SATA, Firewire, USB, or SCSI, hard drive, Optical drive/burner, NAS (including Airport Extreme base connected USB drive), tape drive, etc., send me the details (drive info/mac model/OS used, etc. - *Please take a minute to test for booting from CD with Optical drives*. Thanks.)

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Mac CPU Upgrade Reports Database Updated
The Rate Your CPU Upgrade database has been updated with 1 new report this morning. Total to date: 10,320. Here's a summary of the latest addition (search database by upgrade brand, mac model, etc. for a complete list/comments of all user reports on matching criteria - latest reports first).

  • Wegener Media G3/400MHz in PB G3 Wallstreet1 (rated 3)
    (Listed under "Other Brand", noted repeated failures just outside the warranty period)

    (Full reviews of G4 and G3 upgrades compared to stock CPUs, including real world apps/game tests, install info, etc. are linked at the G4 upgrade reviews and G3 upgrade reviews pages. OC/CPU module articles are on the Systems page.)

You can find the full reports by searching the database selecting the indicated Mac model and upgrade card brand/type. If you've upgraded the CPU on your Mac, send a review with your experience (performance/stability/installation, etc.), Mac Model/Upgrade brand info and overall rating (1= worst to 10=best). Search the database for entries from most every upgradable Mac model *before* you buy. (Searchable by mac model/upgrade brand).

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Other News/Misc. Software Updates
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