Apple News and Rumors for May 14th


This week, there are numerous Apple-related rumors and news that we’re ready to eat up.  This time, some of the news isn’t encouraging or exciting, but for poker fans on a Mac, there seems to be a lot going on at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.  Let’s get to the news.

Steve Jobs and New iPhone a No-Show at Worldwide Developers Conference (WDC)?

A report has surfaced saying that Steve Jobs will not be giving the keynote address at the annual WDC in June and that “a team of Apple executives” will instead be handling the task.  Apple also suggested in a press release that the focus of the conference would be the new iPhone operating system software and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.  There is hope that Apple may spring a surprise on everybody or a special conference might be held later on to announce the return of Jobs and the introduction of a new iPhone.

Mac OS X 10.5.7 Released

Popular operating system Leopard received a beefy update on Tuesday to the tune of a 442MB download.  Highlights from the update include:

– Improvements to Parental Controls and application restrictions
– Addressed a situation regarding using Safari to log into Gmail
– Improved Finder results for network searches
– Improved performance of video playback and cursor movements for Macs with NVIDIA graphics cards.

PokerStars Promotions

Popular poker room PokerStars, one of two that offer its own Mac OS X downloadable client, has a slew of promotions to take advantage of.  First, players from the Nordic and Baltic regions can get into special World Series of Poker freerolls and tournaments to fight for their chance to win an expensive getaway package to play in this year’s Main Event in Las Vegas.  Also running on PokerStars is the May $1 Million Turbo Takedown, where you can buy in for 2,000 FPPs and play for a $1 million dollar prize pool (and a Porsche Cayman S).

Full Tilt Poker Television Qualifiers

The other site with fully-downloadable client software for Mac OS X, Full Tilt Poker, has a breadth of promotions of its own currently running.  The 12th Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) is in full effect and is widely regarded as one of the top online poker tournament series.  Players 18 years of age and over can also play qualifiers to the Poker Million live tournament (with a $1,000,000 prize pool) or Late Night Poker, which both air on television.


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