This Week In Mac: October 30, 2008

This week saw some minor software updates to Mac OS X Leopard, such as iPhoto print quality fixes. Make sure you run Software Update to download and install.
On the hardware side, Apple is now shipping updated MacBook Airs, which include new new Nvidia video chip set, the same ones in the new MacBook Pros and MacBooks.
The iPhone OS version 2.2 is getting closer. It was spotted on the net several times this week. Improvements seem to be the inclusion of Google Maps street view feature in the Maps application, and possibly the ability to download podcast episodes directly to the iPhone. It is frustrating now when you know a new episode of a podcast is available but you have to download it on your Mac and sync to get it on your iPhone. And street view arrives just in time as it is being touted as one of the ways that the Google Android mobile phone is better than the iPhone. At the same time the free Google Earth iPhone app was released this week. It’s more of a toy than anything else, but it can be a fun distraction when you have spare time and only your iPhone to entertain you.
AT&T once again seems to offer free WiFi at AT&T hotspots like Starbucks for iPhone users. They have started and stopped this service without announcements before. So we’ll see if it sticks around this time.

Comments: One Response to “This Week In Mac: October 30, 2008”

    10/30/08 @ 10:46 pm

    Podcasts sync to the iPhone… YES!
    That would be such a time saver for me. Many times I find there are two or more
    updates ready for the same day by the time I get home to log in.

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