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Apple posts Canon Print Driver 1.1 for OS X 10.5.3
About Canon Print Driver 1.1 (267MB)
The Canon Printer Driver Update includes the following updated drivers for printers on your system.
Pixma Pro9000 10.1.1.0
Pixma Pro9500 10.1.1.0

System Requirements: OS X 10.5.3 or later "

(Also updated today's list of updated Apple support/troubleshooting docs below.)

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Price Cuts on Guardian RAID1 Ext. Drives
(from site sponsor OWC)
"NewerTech's Guardian MAXimus® is the Plug & Play solution that keeps your data safe with real-time data redundancy via hardware RAID-1 Mirroring. Connect to any Mac or (or PC) with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or USB 2.0 and it does the rest. Perfect for the ultimate Time Machine drive too! Fast, Easy to Use, Priced Right too! Guardian MAXimus RAID-1 FW800/400+USB2 provides high performance, exceptional data protection, and plug and play via its Oxford924 based FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 interface options. This solution is a hardware RAID 1 'Redundant Mirror' which automatically and real-time keeps your data backed up to protect against a hard disk failure. LED indicators on the front of the solution indicate the status of the two drives. And should a drive ever experience a malfunction, normal data operation continues seamlessly. If the malfunction if a recoverable 'soft' type, the Guardian MAXimus will rebuild the mirror (also without data interruption) automatically. If the disk failure requires a drive to be replaced, once the new drive is installed - again, the Guardian MAXimus will automatically rebuild the Mirror and without data interruption.

Offered in capacities of up to 1.0TB (1.0TB + 1.0TB Mirror), the Guardian MAXimus is a sleek, compact Aluminum design of only 9.0" Long x 2.8" Wide x 5.8" High. In addition to the benefits of Hardware RAID 1 Mirroring, these solutions are full certified for Audio/Video, Backup, Graphics, Music, General Data needs and more! With 2 x FW800 Ports, 1 x FW400 Port, 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 Port - units are fully Bootable and provide excellent access flexibility to stored data based via whatever interface choice(s) are available on systems solution may be connected to.
NewerTech Guardian MAXimus FW800/400+USB2 RAID 1 prices:

  • 250GB + 250GB Mirror 7200RPM w/32MB total Cache now $259.99 ($36 Drop)
  • 320GB + 320GB Mirror 7200RPM w/32MB total Cache now $289.99 ($10 Drop)
  • 400GB + 400GB Mirror 7200RPM w/32MB total Cache now $329.99 ($20 Drop)
  • 500GB + 500GB Mirror 7200RPM w/32MB total Cache now $379.99 ($10 Drop)
  • 750GB + 750GB Mirror 7200RPM w/64MB total Cache now $439.99 ($80 Drop + $399.99 After $40 Rebate!)
  • 1.0TB + 1.0TB Mirror 7200RPM w/64MB total Cache now $639.99 ($160 Drop! + $579.99 After $60 Rebate!)
    Special additional Hitachi Rebate offer valid through June 22nd, 2008, rebate form and information here: http://eshop.macsales.com/images/Items/08-21287_DT_dual.pdf

    Also Available - do it yourself GMAX RAID-1: 0GB Enclosure Kit - build your own Guardian Mirror available for $149.99, software bundle & cables included.

    NewerTech Guardian MAXimus solutions 250GB to 1.0TB are covered by a 2 year warranty + up to an additional 3yrs warranty (for a total of 5 years) on the partner hard drive mechanisms used inside. 0GB Kit covered by 1 year NewerTech Warranty.
    All models include FireWire 800 connecting cable, FireWire 400 Connecting Cable, USB 2.0 Connecting Cable, Intech HD Speedtools Utility Suite for Apple OS X, Prosoft DataBackup III (Full retail) for Apple OS X ($59 retail value), NovaStor NovaBackup (Full Retail) for Windows ($49 retail value) and everything you need to plug and play and go.
    Best Regards,
    Lawrence O'Connor
    Other World Computing"

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    OS X 10.5.3 user notes on Graphics/Display problems (w/games, apps, etc.)
    Yesterday I posted some notes on 10.5.3 drivers (ATI and Nvidia) from the OpenGL dev list recently and asked for reader feedback on any issues they've seen. I've posted a page with the initial replies here. (Updated for more notes on game issues, link to blizzard wow forum post on 10.5.3, etc.)
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    MacBook Pro/Express34 Card reports page updated
    I've updated the page of MacBook Pro owner reports on Express34 Cards with notes from a Sonnet eSATA card owner on driver (SI v1.1.9) install problems w/10.5.3 and a Transcend 32GB SSD card owner's notes on issues with the SSD volume unexpectedly 'ejecting'.
    If you're using an Express34 card with OS X 10.5.3, let me know if you've seen any pros or cons w/10.5.3. Thanks.
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    Apple Back to School Promo (buy a mac get a free iPod after rebate)
    As rumored, there's a new Apple Back to School Promo. ("Purchase an 8GB iPod touch or an 8GB iPod nano with your Mac and qualify for a rebate of up to $299")
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    Apple Support/Troubleshooting Doc Updates

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    Other News/Articles, Mac Software Updates

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    Recent Articles and Reviews
    Listing/links to recent articles and reviews you may have missed.
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