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Apple’s 10.5.4 – Leopards final update & Mobile Me…

Apple sets release date for 10.5.4 Leopard final update, Mobile Me
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Apple just released update 10.5.3 for Leopard, which had over 200 bug fixes and resolved a number of issues and conflicts. Continuing the “Leopard must have been a beta release” vibe, Apple is planning to release the final update to Leopard in July.

Apple made headlines recently with their announcement at WWDC of new .Mac replacement and synching solution MobileMe. MobileMe is set to solve many of the issues users of iPhones and multiple iMacs or MacBooks have with synching data among programs, online storage and their phone. It is rumored to have support for Windows Mobile phones in the works, but that is unconfirmed as yet.

The final update was seeded to developers recently, and a second version of Leopard 10.5.4 went out this week. The update is set to drop in July, and will automatically bring former .Mac users into the new MobileMe world. While users of older Mac OS versions will still be able to use MobileMe, several of the features, such as iLife 08 integration and others, will be limited to people who upgrade to the Leopard 10.5.4 build.

Leopard’s 10.5.4 update will also work with the proposed iTunes upgrade to version 7.7. Leopard 10.5.4 will presumably be the last Mac OS to support the die-hard PowerPC crowd. As of the Snow Leopard 10.6 release next year, future Mac OS versions will concentrate on Intel Macs and other future technologies.

If you are a .Mac user and are concerned about the switch, Apple has you covered. They have already generated a FAQ page to assist you in the transition from .Mac to MobileMe. You can find the FAQ page on the company web site at this link. The update to Leopard is free, as always. MobileMe is slated to cost $99 per year.

(Via MAC.BLORGE.com.)

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Leopard Photoshop Plug-In

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For Web designers who need to upload things they make in photoshop, there is a a new easy plug-in for Photoshop called SiteGrinder 2 that lets you convert documents directly to Cascade Style Sheet (CSS) code right in Photoshop.  Both the basic and the pro versions the ability to upload everything from videos and slideshows to flash animations and interactive menus directly to a website, while keeping the same layouts and design exactly as it would appear in Photoshop

“We’re very excited to be releasing SiteGrinder 2 for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,” said Thomas Summerall, co-founder and President of Media Lab, Inc. “SiteGrinder 2 puts extremely powerful and easy-to-use webpage creation capabilities in the hands of our customers, letting them focus exclusively on their designs rather than on confusing webpage code. SiteGrinder 2 lets customers take ownership of their websites like never before, and at an extremely reasonable price point”.  The program costs $129 and $349 for basic and pro respectively. Media Lab, inc. and Sitegrinder have quite the reputation (Media Lab’s products, including SiteGrinder, have been used in multiple Hollywood movies, along with productions at Disney World), so hopefully the product will live up to its name.

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25 Leopard features you may not know.


Computerworld: 25 overlooked and underrated Leopard features
Computerworld’s Ryan Faas looks at the OS X 10.5 features that are buried just beneath the surface, unknown or ignored by users even though they’ve had Leopard installed for months.

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(Via Macworld.)

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