Back in November last year my good friend Carly Bond invited me to a rugby match.. Something i’d never done before, an as I’m not really a sports fan It took me a while to decide if i was going to take her up on it. I am so pleased i did! It was a game between Leeds Rhinos and Hull, i entered the stadium completely impartial not knowing who i was going to support.. However, upon leaving i knew the Rhinos where the team for me! They just seemed to embrace the crowd more and appreciate the fans and their support!
That all seems like so long ago now! An although I’m mot yet a season ticket little would stand between me and a Rhinos game!
Back in the early days of my new found love for the team I’d have never thought I’d have been blogging about it on my way to Wembley to watch the mighty Leeds Rhinos take on Wigan.
The excitement in our convoy is something i’d struggle to put into words!
I can’t wait to truly soak up the Wembley atmosphere!
On a side note, I’d like to thank Carly Bond for inviting me to my first game, and providing me with the ability to attend many games across the season!
Heres to many more years as a Rhino’s fan!
Apple have just released the first update in the OS X Lion series, version 10.7.1 update is available now using the built in Software Update facility. Or can be downloaded direct from Apple’s website using this link.
Before upgrading it’s always advised to ensure all of your backups are up to date, and many people suggest booting into Single User Mode when installing updates to ensure there are no issues with the update process.
The OS X Lion v10.7.1 Update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:
- Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari.
- Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out.
- Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections.
- Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion.
- Resolve an issue in which an admin user account could be missing after upgrading to OS X Lion.
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4764.
The download is approximately 17.4 MB and is available now.
Popular VOIP application/service Skype have today released there latest update of their client for Mac. Version 5.3 now offers amongst over things, HD video calling! As long as your internet connection (and hardware) is powerful enough to support it.
Although the previous versions have seemed to work perfectly on Lion, they have never truly been supported.
The latest version of Skype can be downloaded from their website, or by using the ‘Check For Updates’ menu option in Skype.
As per my previous blog post, it’s always best downloading updates such as this direct from the developers website, to ensure you get an unmodified copy of the software.
A new trojan called Bash/QHost.WB is doing it’s rounds amongst Mac users, the trojan purports to be a Adobe Flash installer for OS X. Whilst secretly hijacking your hosts file, redirecting all attempts to access Google webpages to a fake page hosted in the Netherlands.
The trojan is also designed to bug the user and presumably earn the writer cash by popping up adverts on the victims machine.
Many people believe OS X is immune from virus infection due to its need for elevated privileges in order to install such software. However users are being tricked into thinking this is the real thing, and are installing the trojan.
It’s always best to avoid third party software hosting sites when downloading/installing software, and for Flash you’re best downloading direct from Adobe‘s website. Not only will this ensure you get a true Flash installation, but also that you get the latest available version.
If you have been infected by this, or any other Mac virus you can download a copy of Sophos AntiVirus for Mac for free from Sophos’s website.
Apple have recently launched the first Beta of their new long awaited MobileMe service, iCloud.com. iCloud.com is now available for long in if you hold a valid Apple Developer account, which is available from the Apple website for around £99 per year.
Upon account creation you are given access to 5GB of free online storage, with access to more (at a price) In fact a total of 55GB is available, if you are willing to pay the hefty price tag of £50 per year!
iCloud.com features all of the applications/facilitates you’d have expected to find in MobileMe, the first immediate difference is the interface of the apps. They have been designed to look similar to the apps found on Apple’s iPad range.
iCloud.com also features iWork, which is designed to sync all your ‘Pages’ documents on your web connected devices.
The opening of iCloud.com to developer means Apple should be on track for their ‘Fall’ public release, which is rumoured to be around September and at the same time as the iPhone 5.
If you intend to sign up to iCloud.com on it’s release its worth remembering to use it to it’s full potential your iOS devices will need to be running iOS 5 and your Mac’s will need to be running OS X Lion!