An anti-virus vendor has found the first example of "scareware" for Mac users. Windows users are well used to this spam, where bogus security software tries to spook consumers into coughing up to "clean" their systems, now Mac users are being offered the same dubious benefits.
MacSweeper, which sells for US$39.99 through a website of the same name, is a rogue application that will "always find something to fix/clean, but the only way to do so is to buy the program," claimed F Secure's Patrik Runald on the company's blog.
APPLE has unveiled its much-anticipated online video rental service, which lets viewers rent movies directly from their television. But the service will not be available in Australia.
Chief executive Steve Jobs said all major Hollywood studios had signed up to offer their movies. They include Paramount, Universal, Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate, New Line and News Corp's Fox (News Corp is the owner of News Limited, publisher of The Australian).
A significant cottage industry has sprung up among experts debating whether Apple’s iPhone should be sanctioned by IT departments for use in the enterprise. Last week, various sites and publications — including internetnews.com — reported that the first hack has arrived.
The US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) issued a warning that a bogus upgrade is wending its way around the Internet. “iPhone firmware 1.1.3 prep” claims to be a necessary precursor for 1.1.3 firmware. The bottom line is that the Trojan can overwrite some utilities but that it isn’t too dangerous.
A new slim MacBook and a new way to rip off iPod owners might have gotten the bulk of the media's attention at Macworld 2008, but Apple also used the event to launch its latest bid for storage supremacy: the Time Capsule.
For Mac-loving households, this might be good news, but as a business storage solution it leaves a lot to be desired.
Time Capsule is, in essence, a Wi-Fi-enabled external drive which works in conjunction with OS X Leopard's Time Machine software to automate the backup process. Two models are available, a 500GB box for US$429 and a 1TB model for US$699.
The rumors were true. Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's latest portable, the $1,799 MacBook Air, which he called the "world's thinnest notebook." Dissing Sony's TX series, Jobs said that other subnotebook manufacturers inevitably compromise on the display, have mini-keyboards, and run too slowly due to heat issues.