Apple will release Mac OS X 10.6.5 update soon!

There has long been rumors that Apple would release an update to OS X soon, well now it seems as if that might actually happen REAL soon, if internal reports pegging the imminent release of OS X 10.6.5 are accurate.

According to Apple folks tipping 9to5Mac, the final build of Mac OS X 10.6.5 was release internally yesterday, and should be ready for distribution during this week.

Here’s what is new:

• Improved reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers.
• Addresses performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture.
• Address stability and performance of graphics applications and games.
• Resolves a delay between print jons.
• Addresses a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an Airport extreme.
• Resolves an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal.
• Addresses an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide.
• Resolves an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary.
• Improves performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems.
• Resolves spacing issues with OpenType fonts.
• Improves reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays.
• Resolves a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5.

The update clocks in at a beefy 496.6 MB, so if you are on a slow connection it might take a while for the update to install.

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Apple drops price on Mac Mini


According to several sites Apple has dropped the price of the Mac mini in international markets this morning. According to Macerkopf.de, the change is reflected in all markets not priced in U.S. dollars.

In the UK, prices of the two Mac mini models dropped from:

£649 to £599 for the 2.4 GHz

£929 to £879 for the 2.66 GHz server version

while in other European countries prices dropped from:

809 euro to 709 euro for the 2.4 GHz

1149 euro to 999 euro for the 2.66 GHz server version

The current prices in the U.S. however haven’t changed and are still  $699 and $999 for the two Mac mini models.

We think its a good idea for Apple to change the prices on the International markets once in a while since many people have been complaining that the prices have been too high. Perhaps this is a good incentive for people to get a Mac for the holiday season.