As a very nice Christmas present to all the OS X x86 hackers, Maxxuss the 'hacking god of OS X' has released version 4.0 of his SSE3 emulator for build 8F1111A. From the Win2OSX posting:
v4 is a complete rewrite of the SSE3 Emulator.
- 30% faster than v3
- Emulation runs in user mode (or kernel mode for kext), thus no stability problems or crashes should occur
- New opcode LDDQU supported. It's used e.g. in DVD playback, which should now work.
Ever since Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store made internet song downloads both legal and easy, pundits and users alike have been asking: Why not movies, too?
The wait might end next month as Intel rolls out Viiv, its plan to make computers the reliable centers of home entertainment. More than that, some feel Viiv, which rhymes with "five," might signal the true calling of Apple's Mac mini.
Don't open media files from sources you don't trust — it may lead to your computer being hacked, a security researcher has warned.
Tom Ferris, an independent security researcher, has provided more details on a security flaw in Apple Computer's popular iTunes and QuickTime software that could put systems running Windows and Mac OS X at risk of attack. He first disclosed the flaw in early December.
Frequent readers of this space will remember that I am a big fan of the iPod, the grea music player from Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) . In fact, I liked my iPod so much I bought my first Apple laptop because of it.
I have purchased a variety of products for my iPod, mostly for use in my travel. The best of these travel-related products has to be my Bose QuietComfort 2 headphones. At the time of my review I mentioned that an iPod and the Bose headphones were a "religious experience."
Apple Macintosh users could be making themselves less secure by installing Symantec's flagship anti-virus application.
On Tuesday, Symantec admitted that all versions of Norton Anti-Virus (NAV) contain a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious user to remotely take control of the computer. This kind of announcement is common to Windows users but this flaw also affects NAV running on Apple's OS X platform.