Apple Releases Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta with Two Finger Scrolling and Right Click

Apple releases Boot Camp 1.1.2 Beta

Two Finger Scrolling and Two Finger Right Click on MacBook (Pro) Trackpad is now enabled for Windows XP.

Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta provides updated driver support Intel-based Macs including the newly released MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo.

Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta weighs in at 143MB while Boot Camp 1.1.1 weighs in at 186MB

From Apple:

Changes in Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta
Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users.

Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta includes:

  • Support for the latest Intel-based Macintosh computers
  • Easier partitioning using presets for popular sizes
  • Ability to install Windows XP on any internal disk
  • Support for built-in iSight cameras
  • Support for built-in microphones
  • Support for the Apple USB Modem
  • Trackpad scrolling and right-click support on Apple Laptops
  • Improved Apple keyboard support including Delete, PrintScreen, NumLock, and ScrollLock keys
  • Improved International Apple keyboard support

Download Boot Camp 1.1.2 beta

Important note:
It is recommended to uninstall the previous “Macintosh Drivers” before installing “Macintosh Drivers 1.1.2 beta”.


Apple is Rolling Out The New .Mac Webmail Interface

Approximately 6:00PM Pacific Standard Time (PST), I logged on to my .Mac webmail and I was greeted with a message from Apple. I have been using the .Mac webmail the whole day because I was not working on my usual computer where I use as the email client.

Apple is officially rolling out the new .Mac Webmail interface.

New .Mac Webmail Interface Message - October 2006
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If you have .Mac account, just log in to your .Mac webmail.

Based on a number of poeple I know, not all of them have their account switched to the new interface yet.

Update (9:00PM PST):

It seems that Apple rolling it out pretty quick. More reports from colleagues and friends; they are getting the new UI.

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Features of the new .Mac webmail

  • Drag-and-drop functionality
  • A message pane
  • Quick Reply
  • Address Book integration
  • Message previews
  • Message flagging
  • Keyboard shortcuts

List of supported browsers:

Mac OS X

  • Safari 1.2 or later
  • Firefox 1.0.4 or later


  • Firefox 1.0.4 or later
  • Internet Explorer 6 or later


MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.1 to Address Unexpected Shutdown

Apple posts MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.1 to address issues with unexpected shutdowns.
Download MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.1 (<1MB)

From Apple:

MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.1

About this update

The SMC Update improves the MacBook’s internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns. This update is recommended for all MacBook systems, including those that received warranty repair.

If your MacBook is running Mac OS X 10.4.6, you won’t be able to install the SMC Update until you update to Mac OS X 10.4.8.

MacBooks running Mac OS X 10.4.7 will be able to download and install the SMC Update, so it is not essential that you update your system software, although Apple always recommends updating to the latest version of the system software.

After this update has completed successfully, your SMC Version will be: 1.4f12.