Items tagged with Leo

At what point does a smartphone really become a digital camera with call-making abilities? Up until now, we've never really had to put much thought into such a scenario, because quite frankly, the integrated cameras on most smartphones leave a lot to be desired. That might change when Altek releases its Leo device, which is technically a smartphone but might better be described as a hybrid camera/phone. The reason? This thing is packing a 14 megapixel camera. Flip the thing over and you'll spy a zoom lens encased in an attractive brushed aluminum casing. It looks every bit a digital camera from... Read more...
Steve Jobs says the next version of Apple's OS, nicknamed Snow Leopard, will concentrate on easing programming for parallel processors. Of course multi-core CPUs already pose challenges to use all the available processing capacity they're capable of, but in addition to that, Jobs is proposing using the OS to grab available graphics processing power for CPU functions too. Jobs said Apple is proposing a new processing standard called Open CL (Open Computing Language) that allows programmers to take advantage of graphics processors. "Basically it lets you use graphics processors to do computation,"... Read more...
Apple issued a large patch yesterday for its Leopard operating system. While the iCal calendar exploit got a good bit of press back when it was discovered in January, most of the over forty bugs and vulnerabilities addressed in the patch haven't really been front page news, although many of them seem fairly serious. The days of "security by obscurity" for Apple users are gone now as Apple gains market share, so if you're running Leopard make sure your computer is patched and up to date. While Security Update 2008-003 targets, Mac OS X v 10.4.11 and Mac Os X Server v 10.4.11, it also incorporates... Read more...
There are some people that mod and tinker just because they can, and they usually end up with really strange contraptions that leave us in awe.  The accomplishment of getting OS X Leopard running on a non-approved platform is amazing on its own, but getting it running on a tiny VIA-powered uMPC such as the OQO Model 2 is nothing less than legendary in our books:“While greeted with heaps of initial skepticism, forum jockeys over at OQO Talk now seem convinced that a junior member by the name of TRF has successfully hacked the OQO to run OS X Leopard. Adding a video filmed by Mr. Blurry Cam didn't... Read more...
Apple's latest incarnation of OS X, Leopard, apparently has had a hard time making the grade when it comes to accessing the New York City Department of Education's WiFi network."Apple is scrambling to address the WiFi connectivity issue within its Leopard operating system.  The fix appears set to be included in the bug fixes of the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5.3 release, as noted in the report Successive Mac OS X 10.5.3 builds continue."Until the WiFi connectivity is fixed the orders remain on hold.... Read more...
Palm just doesn't seem able to catch a break these days.  Take the Foleo for example.  When Palm announced it, it made waves but also drew some criticisms.  Once VIA announced their Nanobook, many were keen to compare the two and it seemed that Foleo wasn't winning too many armchair comparisons by the world's forum jockeys.  Once Asus entered the fray it was more or less over for Foleo and Palm pulled the plug.But the Foleo might be responsible for an entire segment of UMPC/mini-notebooks.“It's easy to point to the Eee PC from Asus and its surprising and instant popularity.... Read more...
AMD Displays Technology Leadership with New AMD Xilleon(tm) Panel Processors for Outstanding LCD TV Image Quality - AMD and Samsung Collaborate to Bring The Ultimate Visual Experience to Life in New Large-Panel LCD TVs - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 7, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled a new family of AMD Xilleon(tm) panel processors designed to provide unrivaled visual quality in liquid crystal display (LCD) digital TVs. AMD's new panel processors deliver advanced motion compensation and frame rate conversion technology for excellent image processing, resulting in a rich, immersive entertainment... Read more...
Intel Upgrades Software Tools to Support Mac OS X Leopard SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2007 – Intel Corporation today announced an upgrade of its popular software tools suite for Mac OS X Leopard, the sixth major version of Apple's advanced operating system. The latest 10.1 version of the Intel C++ Compiler and Intel Fortran Compiler, as well as the Intel® Threading Building Blocks, Intel Math Kernel Libraries and Intel Performance Primitives, have been optimized for Apple's Leopard and Xcode 3.0 development environment launched last month. The combination of Intel's compilers, Leopard and Xcode... Read more...
While HH takes a firm stance against piracy and EULA-violations, we are extremely impressed that somebody managed to get OS X 10.5 working on a brand new ASUS Eee PC.  Strangely enough, the biggest technical roadblock seems to be getting Leopard to run happily on a CPU that doesn't support SSE3.Leopard runs a bit sluggishly on the Eee, but some users have reported that Tiger runs well“...For those worried that they will destroy their eeePC - You shouldn’t. Aseus encourages you to install Windows, which requires you to destroy the default Linux setup. They created an awesome bootable restore... Read more...
Apple has always done their utmost to lock consumers into their hardware/software combination, and some consumers were really hoping to see Apple release a version of OS X that could be installed on any PC.  Tiger came and went, Leopard's come, and users are still locked into Apple hardware.Since most new CPUs have been touting virtualization technology as a feature, could it be done there?  The short answer is no, not according to the EULA, at least until Leopard:“This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Mac OS X Server software (the "Mac OS X Server Software") on a... Read more...
Despite the well-publicized issues with defective DVDs and BSODs, Apple still managed to sell 2 million copies of Leopard (OS 10.5) on the first weekend.Apple said Tuesday that it sold over two million copies of Mac OS X 10.5, known as Leopard, on Friday when the operating system went on sale and over the weekend. That tally makes Leopard the most successful Mac OS release - at least if looking only at the first weekend.Available for $129 individually and $199 for a five-user license, Leopard introduces over 300 new features, according to Apple, and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.Yes,... Read more...
Some users have been having issues with a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) after an installation. Apple has posted a support document on their site, which coincidentally also appears as the top search on the support page, indicating how prevalent the issue is.According to the support document the issue may be related to "third-party 'enhancement' software installed that does not work with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard."  The document lists two different solutions.Solution 1: Reinstall Leopard (recommended).  It may be necessary to perform an Archive and Install installation of Leopard.Solution 2:... Read more...
When a new operating system is announced, it often has a long list of features that will attract potential customers.  Unfortunately, not all of those features end up making the final cut.  Sometimes the missing feature(s) are as underlying as a new file system, but other times it is a missing utility that provides some non-vital function to most consumers.For example: Leopard was supposed to ship with a wireless backup utility.  Here's the initial product description of the wireless backup utility:"With a hard disk connected to your AirPort Extreme Base Station, all the Macs in... Read more...
All is not well in Apple-Land. Several threads on the Apple discussion forums indicate a defective batch of DVDs, as well as BSODs ("blue screen of death") after installation. Now, much as we always say about Microsoft, you can't expect 100% flawless behavior; there's no such thing as bug-free software after all. But the defective DVDs, on the other hand, seem pretty widespread.According to this thread, the bad batch of DVDs has been confirmed by Apple, and support says you should not go back to the same store you originally purchased the DVD from, as the remainder of DVDs at that store would likely... Read more...
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