Mac News and Rumors for November 2nd


This week, have news about another Apple lawsuit, examine what looks like a final beta release of an update for Snow Leopard, and dish out details about iLife ’11.  In addition, we have information about the latest November promotions at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and

Apple Sues Motorola

In the never-ending cycle of lawsuits against other mobile phone manufacturers, Apple has filed litigation against Motorola. You might remember that last month, Motorola sued Apple over a broad range of patent infringement rights including the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.  This week’s presumed retaliation against Motorola is over six patent infringements covering multi-touch technology.  The lawsuit names patents including the multipoint touch screen, object-oriented system, and locater system.  Offending devices include the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, and Cliq.

Final Touches on Max OS X 10.6.5

In what might be the last build for Snow Leopard, Apple has released another developer beta edition of an update for the current operating system.  It appears that Apple is racing to polish off this build in anticipation of the release of iOS 4.2, which is due out in November.

VLC Player to be Pulled from App Store?

The VLC Media Player for the iPhone and iPad might be getting pulled from the App Store according to multiple sources.  A formal complaint has been issued and, as a result, Apple could yank it.  The complaint comes from an apparent incompatibility between the GPL license and the App Store policies.  As of now, the VLC Media Player is still available as a free download in the App Store.

iLife ’11 Introduced

We didn’t give it much play last week, so we thought we’d save it for this week – Apple announced that iLife ’11 is coming.  iPhoto ’11 will have a whole new look with full screen modes for Faces, Places, and Events.  iMovie ’11 will make it easier to edit video and offers new tools for posting them online.  iLife ’11 is available immediately for a $49 upgrade fee for existing users, but will come standard on all new Macs.

PCA Women’s Adventure

PokerStars, which annually sponsors the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, announced that it has added the Women’s edition to the tour stop.  The event takes place at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas in 2011.  Players can enter online qualifiers for $2.20 and vie for one of the many $3,480 prize packages available.  Each package includes four nights at the hotel, $700 for travel expenses, entry into the Women’s Poker Boot Camp, and the buy-in to the Women’s PCA $1,000 Main Event. All of the daily super satellites feed players into the PokerStars Women’s Caribbean Adventure Final, which is held every Sunday at 17:30 ET.  Players can buy in directly to the satellite final for $215 or a Step 4 ticket.

Super Sit and Go Madness at Full Tilt Poker

Sit and go players rejoice because the Madness is back at Full Tilt Poker; this time, it’s “super!”  Players need to grind out as many sit and gos as possible during the 48 hours that the promotion takes place, from 16:00 ET on Friday, November 5th to 16:00 ET on Sunday, November 7th.  Players who grind out games qualify for extra bonuses and compete on a leaderboard for more prizes.

PLO Royal Flush Jackpot at is offering a great promotion for players at Pot Limit Omaha tables, the Royal Flush Jackpot.  When you hit a qualifying Royal Flush, you’ll get a piece of a huge jackpot and almost everyone else playing PLO will also get a share.  Half of the jackpot will go to the player who hit the Royal Flush, 25% will go to the players at the table where the Royal hit, and 25% will be given to players seated at a Royal Flush jackpot table with the same stakes.


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