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Thursday, August 12, 2004


Apple Posts Compressor Update 1.2.1

Apple Store Gets New Search Engine Features

Johansen Breaks AirPort Express Encryption

Jon Lech Johnasen, author of DeCSS, has discovered the public key that the AirPort Express users to allow software to play audio through it. "This is a huge step forward in giving standard applications the ability to use an Express for audio output," according to one developer.

OmniWeb 5.0 Now Available


Memos From The Parking Lot

To walk outside my apartment and essentially cross a street, all without losing my connection to a network, where I could keep working without sacrificing any productivity — I'm not sure I could have even comprehended a scenario like that back in 1999.


iTunes And Windows XP SP 2

Conspiracy theory from a MacDailyNews reader: Microsoft is starting an online music service. Microsoft releases an update to Windows. Their largest competitor's software no longer works. Raise your hand if this is a shock to you.

iTunes didn't "no longer works." What happened is that the firewall in Windows is warning the user that, hey, iTunes is sending out and receiving data into your computer. If you trust iTunes and Apple, then just press this "OK" button to allow the network traffic.

Which is precisely the correct behavior of a firewall. If Microsoft's firewall didn't do this, I'd say that Microsoft has failed in SP2.

One have to remember that there are quite a bit of network traffic for iTunes: Rendezvous. (This is what iTunes is using to share music, and find other users that are sharing music.)

Sorry, but if you are going to post in a forum accusing Microsoft (or any other companies) of doing illegal things, firstly, get your facts straight.

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