Saturday, May 22, 2004
Apple Issues Mac OS X Security Patch
Apple on Friday issued an update to Mac OS X to address flaws that security firms said could allow malicious code to be run on a Macintosh. The update fixes a pair of flaws that could be used to create a virrus that spreads through a Web link sent via e-mail messages.
Apple's Whole-Earth iPod Movement
While the new iPod division may simplify the supply chain, the bottom line still comes down to hardware availability.
The Name's Mac; PowerMac
Having covered Apple for nearly a decade, this is the first example I've encountered (if it's true) of someone naming a child after Apple, and I've looked pretty hard.
Don Flood: An Eye For Fashion
"I find a lot of satisfaction at the end of the day seeing what we did. There's no wait-and-see anymore. I love the confidence of knowing I've got the shot."
Apple Spins iPod Into Separate Unit
It is clear that Apple's realignment involves more than iPod — especially given the company's reputationo f being a quick-change artist.
Xserve RAID Is "iPod For The Enterprise" — Apple
Apple is extending its bid to gain business in the enterprise market with a joint global tour with enterprise software vendor, Oracle.
Could You Live With The End Of The Mac?
Several years ago, before he returned triumphantly to as CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs said Apple should, in effect, market the hell out of the Mac and then move on to the next great thing.
Divide And Conquer: Why Apple Has An iPod Division
This all makes sense on the surface, but then I recalled something I was told more than 20 years ago by a much younger Steve Jobs. Back then Apple had three divisions — Apple II, Lisa, and Macintosh. Why have separate divisions? "Because it's easier to shut one down," said Steve.
If you have ever worked for Apple you know the cardinal rule: thou shalt not leak". Unfortunately, this seems to take on the form of "Thou shalt not tell anyone anything about what you do at Apple if you want to keep your job".
The Visible SAN From Apple
Xsan's $999 per server SAN file system looks good on paper.
Retooling Boosts Mac Office Value
The new edition of the Mac version of Microsoft Office reinforces the belief among Mac users that there is no need to join the world of PCs to survive in the workplace.
Suite Relief: Office 2004 For Mac Is Welcome Mix Of Fixes, Features
Microsoft has a history of adding features instead of fixing problems. This release is genuinely the first I've seen in which the company foxused on both fronts.
Should Aging iMac Be Upgraded Or Replaced?
Adding RAM or an external hard disk to most Macs is a piece of cake. For less than $250 my friends now have a smooth-running iMac that will serve them for many years to come.