Mac OS X 10.5.6: Snappier Safari, MobileMe as Jobs intended, Pwned iPhone Pwners, and more

Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update “fixed some long standing Mobile Me issues. ‘This is how it should have worked from the beginning’ – is what I’ve heard some people say. I am personally not a big MobileMe user but people around the web seem very happy,” Seth Weintraub reports for Computerworld.

“Apple also broke the ability of iPhone Pwnage tool to get the iPhone to go into DFU mode, thereby eliminating the quickest path to jailbreaking iPhones,” Weintraub reports.

“Safari certainly feels snappier. I haven’t checked but Apple might have updated it to include a more recent version of Squirrelfish Webkit Javascript engine,” Weintraub reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl H.” for the heads up.]


  1. “Apple also broke the ability of iPhone Pwnage tool to get the iPhone to go into DFU mode…”

    The good thing is that OS X is so versatile, that it can boot from almost any external device. So I just install the 10.5.5 in any external drive and boot from there every time I need to jailbreak my iPhone. You don’t do that too often.

    By the way, I just broke the down connector of my iPhone. It is a membrane that connects the iPod connector, the Mic, Speaker and the home key. Where can I get it?

  2. “I haven’t checked?”
    You call that journalism?

    Make sure you’re aware of the difference between a journalist and a blogger

    The article above was from some person’s diary. I don’t think diaries are considered equivalent to newspapers or other news media.

  3. I’m not sure that MobileMe is working the way Steve Jobs designed… It’s now trying to sync accounts that are set up on our internal iCal Server (which is in the process of being set up and I had to undo part of the setup).

    It never behaved that way before and i didn’t want itto behave that way now… IMHO: There needs to be more control over what calendars actually sync with MobileMe…

  4. @ Predrag

    I can see how a personal blog maybe doesn’t have to meet any real standard, but when you’re “blogging” for Computerworld it seems to me like your really just a journalist without standards. Lots of people write articles multiple times a week for major publications and it’s journalism, but if you’d rather just be able to blather without having to do research or have backup you call yourself a blogger and then anything goes.

    I say it’s different for individuals and corporations.

  5. Yeah, modern journalists are all about standards and research and all that good stuff, arent they?

    Some guy with a blog gets it in the neck because, in reality, 99% of journalists are lying no-good hacks that will write whatever the owner tells them to.

    I put MDN in the 1% for its fearless reporting of the facts, and its dedication to research and the truth.

    The above statements were obtained without any checking – they may not be true or accurate.

  6. Caveat: (I will say that I think Seth does a nice job the vast majority of the time. He’s a good writer and has added good info to the mix on many occasions. I just think that “I haven’t checked” is borderline sketchy when it comes to writing for audiences.)

  7. Apple still has not fixed the bug that prevents Mail from quitting immediately after checking your mail. Some background process hangs for up to a couple of minutes. This bug has been around for quite awhile, but Apple ignores it.

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