Weekly News and Rumor Round-Up for August 26th


The big news for Mac poker players this week was the announcement from Apple that Mac OS X 10.6, otherwise known as Snow Leopard, would be released on Friday.  The new OS will have a ton of “under the hood” features that should improve stability and performance in Mac systems.  Snow Leopard will be featured soon here at MacPoker.com and can be purchase at the Apple Store for $29.99.  Now, let’s get to the rumors and announcements for the week!

New Snow Leopard Features Leaked

Thanks to international leaks of the new Snow Leopard OS X, people around the internet are getting word of what we can expect with this new operating system.  Some features include Put Back and Stacks Navigation, GPU-Accelerated Video Playback with QuickTime X, Text Editing Features and Integration, Full Multi-Touch Gesture Support for Compatible Models, iChat enhancements, and added security.  Snow Leopard will be available on Friday.

MacBook Updating Coming Soon?

AppleInsider.com is reporting that Apple is going to overhaul the design of the MacBook with a new exterior look in addition to giving a much-needed boost to the hardware.  The report mentions multiple models starting at prices below $999 in order to market the laptops to a budget conscious crowd.  The 13-inch line of notebooks could be refreshed as soon as the end of the year.

PartyPoker Announces Cash Machine Promotion

Popular poker room PartyPoker announced a new promotion coming in September called the Cash Machine, which focuses on rewarding cash game players with lucrative opportunities for bonuses.  The promotion starts on September 1st and features no maximum bonus.  The potential for high-stakes grinders to take down thousands of dollars in free money makes this one of the most lucrative promotions in recent memory.  Mac players can take advantage of PartyPoker’s Web-based version option that works in Safari or Firefox.

Bodog Offers Double Poker Points

Bodog, another poker room that invites Mac users through a Web play option, is currently holding a promotion for double poker points.  Poker points at Bodog are valuable because they can be converted into cash rewards.  All a player needs to do is earn 2,000 or more points in a month.  At the end of the month, they will the bonus points in their account.  At that time, a user can redeem their points for cash or turn them in for entry into select tournaments.


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