Final Cut Express HD 3.5.1 and iPod shuffle Reset Utility 1.0

Final Cut HD 3.5.1
Final Cut Express HD 3.5.1 addresses compatibility on specific hardware.
Macintosh computer with a PCI Express video card:

  • iMac (iSight)
  • Power Mac G5 Dual
  • Power Mac G5 Quad)

To download the Update
Sign in with your Apple ID. Enter your Final Cut Express HD 3.5 serial number, then click the “Download Update” button to begin downloading the update. (17MB)

iPod shuffle Reset Utility 1.0
The iPod shuffle Reset Utility restores First Generation iPod shuffle.

iPod shuffle Reset Utility

iPod shuffle Reset Utility is only for First Generation 512MB and 1GB iPod shuffle.

iPod shuffle Reset Utility 1.0 for Macdownload (2.1MB)
iPod shuffle Reset Utility 1.0 for Windowsdownload (1.3MB)

Use the iPod shuffle Reset Utility to fix the following issues:

  • With the iPod shuffle switched on, pressing the Play button will cause amber and green LEDs to flash for a few seconds, and the unit will not play any music, nor can you sync music to it from iTunes.
  • On a Windows PC, iPod shuffle will appear in My Computer as a “Removable Disk,” however the iPod shuffle volume will not mount correctly. The unit is listed in Device Manager under “Disk Drives” as “Apple iPod USB Device.”
  • On a Mac, the unit will only be recognized in Apple System Profiler under Hardware -> USB and will not appear or mount in the Finder.
  • When attempting to restore, the unit may not be recognized at all. However, if it is recognized, the restore may fail with an error dialog “Firmware update failure. Disk write error” or another error. It may take 3 restore attempts before the error appears. Note: iPod shuffle may take several minutes to be recognized.

iPod shuffle Reset Utility image ©2006 Apple Computer, Inc.


Firefox 2 is Officially Released

Mozilla Foundation officially released Firefox 2, the multi platform web browser. Firefox 2 has been in development for the past year and was released in series of betas and release candidates. It was actually posted at ftp servers on Monday 10.23.2006, but wasn’t officially made public.


What’s New in Firefox 2

Improvements to the user interface, security tools and options for customization, combine to deliver a rich, engaging, safer and more productive Web browsing experience for all.

  • Tabbed browsing.
  • Spell checking.
  • Search.
  • Web feeds.
  • Identity theft protection.
  • Proven security model.
  • Customization.

For more information, read it at:


MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo and Magsafe Airline Power Adapter

Apple Releases MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo

From Apple:
MacBook Pro Notebooks Now Feature Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
The entire MacBook Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation. All MacBook Pro models now offer double the memory and greater storage capacity than the previous generation, as well as a FireWire 800 port for connecting to high-speed peripherals. [Oct 24, 2006]

All MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models (15″ and 17″) now sport Dual Layer DVD Burner and FireWire 800.

The MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo built to order options come with maximum of 3GB RAM, and up to 200GB SATA hard drive.

In addition to that Apple also offers Magsafe Airline Power Adapter (Part Number: MA598Z/A).
Magsafe Airline Power Adapter
MagSafe Plane Adapter

Important notes:

  • Using the MagSafe Airline Power Adapter provides power for your computer but does not charge the battery.
  • The MagSafe Airline Power Adapter is not compatible with automobile power ports.