Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Flash MX 2004 Gets Performance, Stability Tweaks
Macromedia has updated Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Flash MX Professional 2004 to version 7.0.1, which includes performance and stability improvements as well as expanded documentation.
Experts: Wireless Network Risk Overhyped
In reality, computer security experts say that the security risks of wireless networks are no greater than those of regular networks — provided that the wireless networks are properly configured, their users are authenticated and the data they carry is encrypted.
The Middleman's Dwindling Value
The value of the online middleman is declining rapidly as the Internet evolves into a place where our needs and wants are perfectly understood, and geography matters less and less.
iBook G4 Versus Other Apple Laptops
If cost is no object and best performance is your goral, it's hard to beat the 15" or 17" Aluminum PowerBooks.
Apple iTunes Proves Addicting
As a player and music manager, iTunes is a virtual clone of the software Mac users have raved about for months — and it's a good one.
Puzzle Pro V2
The interface is a tad confusing, complicated by a manual that explains just about everything but how to use the program, and all that I find is missing is a simple Preview button more similar to how Photoshop's Preview buttons work.
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
Like Jaguar before it, it is nearly impossible to recommend against upgrading to Panther. Mac OS X's development process is a train that's leaving the station with or without you. The message to users is clear: "Get onboard."
Panther Application Improvements
In this article, I want to look at some of the application and utility changes that give Panther some of its sheen.
TiVo Alternatives: EyeTV
In short, while the EyeTV is a great gadget and I'm quite happy with it, its deficiencies don't take long to surface.
Rendezvous Picture Transfer With Panther
There are many clever features in Mac OS X 10.3 that don't appear on the cover of Apple's Panther page. One of my favorites is the new Image Capture application that enables you to network images directly from your digital camera to others who can view them with a Rendezvous-enabled browser.
Secure Your Network (And Hack It) With MacAnalysis
MacAnalysis is the most comprehensive security tool that we've seen on any platform, and should be a part of the security toolbox of any Mac user.
HELP! : I seem to have lost all drag-and-drop functionalities in my applications — including Finder, Safari and Mail.app. (I am running 10.2.8)
UPDATE: Rebooted. Still doesn't work. Removed all Login Items. (Safari, Mail, MSN Messenger). Rebooted. Now drag-and-drop works.
Haven't rebooted with the login items. I'm still at a loss what's wrong.
Microsoft Puts New Patch Policy Into Gear
Microsoft plans to make available a series of security patches Tuesday in line with its new policy of releasing patches on a monthly basis.
Universities: A Marriage Of Convenience
"The bottom line is that universities tend to be very beholden to industry. To some extent, they are bought off."
Defiant Microsoft Seeks Deal With EU
Two days before key hearings, Microsoft Corp. said Monday that it was still seeking a settlement of its antitrust case with the European Union. But the software giant struck a defiant tone in defending itself.
Microsoft Sets Low Price For Virtual PC 2004
Virtualization product priced at $129, included in MSDN subscription.
Supreme Court To Hear Intel-AMD Document Case
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a foreign governmental body can view documents that were provided to U.S. courts under confidentiality agreements.
Internet Explorer To Stomp Pop-Ups
Microsoft plans to add pop-up blocking features to Internet Explorer next year as part of its Service Pack 2 update for Windows XP, a move that would go far toward stamping out the Web advertisements.
Clock Ticks For Web On A Wristwatch
Microsoft's Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT), which the company unveiled last year right before the Comdex trade show, is still in testing, according to a company representative, who declined to give an estimated release date. Microsoft earlier said the technology would be launched in the fall.
Microsoft Launches Windows Game Site
Microsoft launched a new Web site Monday intended to help popularize games made to run on the Windows XP operating system. The Games for Windows site includes how-to articles on game-related topics, a "Game Advisor" to help users find a game that matches their tastes, and downloadable add-ons for popular games.
Computer-In-A-Computer Idea Gains Ground
Software giant Microsoft and start-up VMware are bringing closer to mainstream use a technology for running multiple instances of an operating system on a single Intel-based computer.
Lindows-Microsoft Legal Spat Builds
In a motion filed earlier this month with the Superior Court of California for San Francisco County, Microsoft asked Judge Paul H. Alvarado to reject all claims processed by the Lindows site, which offers to help people garner benefits from Microsoft's $1.1 billion class-action settlement.