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iPhone 3G Screens “Warmer” by Design; Yellow Tinge Reduced with Firmware Upgrade


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As I wrote earlier, some users were seeing yellowish-tinted iPhone 3G screens (above). This included a friend of mine who bought an iPhone 3G (I am, quite sadly, not qualified for an upgrade).

There are two components to this issue, apparently. One is that according to Apple, the yellowish-tinge, likened to being “warmer” (if you check out some light bulb boxes sometimes you’ll see a reference to a “warm glow.”), is by design. Continue reading iPhone 3G Screens “Warmer” by Design; Yellow Tinge Reduced with Firmware Upgrade

Can A Mac Get A Virus? Are Apple Computers Virus Safe?


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The long and short to this question is yes and no. Confused yet? The yes part of the answer comes from the fact that any computer can get a virus; the no part comes from the fact that it is much more difficult for Macs to contract a virus. There are many reasons for this discrepancy.

To begin with, the new Apple operating systems, like Mac OS X are built based on the UNIX kernel, which has been around the longest, and is the safest operating system available. UNIX is an operating system that was developed in the 1960s by Bell Labs, and believe it or not, was used to play a game called Space Travel after being booted off of the creator’s regular systems. A kernel is another word for operating system; it is technically the first piece to load into memory during a startup. It is usually responsible for things like managing disk drives and handling memory.

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iPhone 3G and Original iPhone Comparison


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This video shows a side-by-side comparison of the new iPhone 3G and Original iPhone .The iPhone3G was slightly slower with many functions, but that could be fixed with the next iPhone OS upgrade.

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Developer fixes 33-year-old Unix bug


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An OpenBSD developer has discovered and fixed a bug in the software that has been traced back to an AT&T version of Unix from 1975. OpenBSD is a variant of the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a widely used, open-source, Unix-like operating system. BSD’s variants include OpenBSD, FreeBSD and NetBSD, and it forms the basis of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system.

Apple iPhone Nano


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A picture comparing Apple’s iPhone with the iPhone Nano which is supposed to come out in October 2008
was published on Flickr. The iPhone Nano, as usual, will be smaller than it’s first generation predecessor but also cheaper retailing for a price of $300 or less.

The iPhone Nano will have a smaller 2,75″ screen compared to the 3,5″ screen of the iPhone Classic.  According to this comparison it will not offer Internet access which is a huge drawback if you ask me. It is still multi-touch and combines a phone and music player in one device but will only ship with either 4
or 8 Gigabytes of Ram compared to the 8 or 16 Gigabytes of the classic iPhone.

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