Source: OS Opinion
Although Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) OS X is steadily maturing, the operating system's progress is still stymied by the fact that many key applications still must run in "Classic" mode, or OS 9.2.
Some disappointed developers have found that porting applications to Carbon or rebuilding them in Cocoa is more difficult than they had anticipated, while others are waiting for more OS X functionality before debuting products that are native to the new operating system.
With all the propaganda and hype surrounding Web services its nice to see some useful services coming out thanks to our favorite search engine. Last month Google announced that it was creating a Google Web API developer kit for accessing its data via SOAP and WSDL - for Java and .NET.
Source: CNet News
C# is Microsoft's new Java-like language and a crucial piece in the software company's .Net Web services strategy, in which software is made available over the Net to be accessed by multiple devices, such as PCs, cell phones and handhelds.
SmtpRC is a fully configurable, multithreaded open mail relay scanner. It supports scanning of IP blocks, and can print the results to a Web page. It is intended for Systems Administrators to check IP blocks under their control.