Apple Inc. is in the latter development stages of what could possibly be its most significant 'dot release' of Mac OS X ever.
Due out next month as Mac OS X 10.5.2, the update will deliver to users of the company's Leopard operating system nearly 100 code corrections and enhancements, people familiar with the software say.
The MacBook (Hot) Air is the usual triumph of wannabe coolness over value. But once we get away from the self-congratulatory Apple polishers, who pat themselves on the back for recognizing how "insanely great" Steve Jobs is -- while conspicuously advertising they've got the dough to purchase another toy, one without a DVD drive, yet -- most of us want a computer we can live with for business and leisure. That means a Windows machine. Fortunately, there are some nice ultra-portables out there.
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.