Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Apple Fan Boy Fetish

This one's for Pipes and other people with a steve jobs fetish.

Apple releases slew of fixes, and first patch for iPhone

The iPhone's early possessors have been anxiously awaiting software updates for Apple, hoping new bits would bring new capabilities, such as allowing custom ringtones or compatibility with Exchange e-mail servers.

Well, the first iPatch for The Object of Your Desire is here, but it brings no new powers. Instead, it fixes security flaws in the existing ones. Specifically, it fixes five issues in Safari and Web-related components of the iPhone.

In addition, Apple released an update for the various versions of the Mac OS X that fixes 24 different issues. There's also an update for the beta of Safari 3.0 that fixes security vulnerabilities in both the Macintosh and Windows versions.

Finally, there's also an update for the AirPort Wi-Fi cards in all Intel-based Macs. There are no details on what patch does, other than that it "improves the reliability of AirPort connections."

Mac owners can get their fixes via Software Update. The Safari update for Windows users is here.

And to update the iPhone, connect it to your computer and iTunes will handle the chore. Note that, after the update is complete, your phone will reactivate with AT&T.

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