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Tuesday, 01 April 2008 15:08

Software Watch: April 1

AirPort Extreme Update for Tiger, new Mac Pro firmware and a free media server.

AirPort Extreme Update 2008-001 for Tiger

This update is reportedly a back-port to Mac OS X 10.4 of the wireless networking fixes recently delivered for Leopard.

Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.3

For early 2008 Mac Pros. Apple merely says the update fixes several issues to improve stability.

Firmware Restoration CD 1.5

The latest version of the Firmware Restoration CD is specifically for the early 2008 Mac Pro, and undoes the above update.

Kenbushi Pro 7.3

Kenbushi Pro is a free media server for Mac OS X or Windows. New features of version 7.3 include vodcast management on the main window, 30 new Internet TV channels, simplified setup and user interface improvements.

Software Watch highlights new and updated Mac software that I think is interesting, useful or otherwise significant. It makes no recommendations - its purpose is merely to provide pointers for people who share my interests.

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Stephen Withers

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



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