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Tuesday, October 3, 2006


Intel Praises Apple, But Calls For Open Standards

Exploit Released For Mac OS X Flaw

Computer code that exploits a flaw in Apple's Mac OS X was released over the weekend. The code takes advantage of a weakness in core parts of Mac OS X and coult let a user gain additional privileges. Apple provided a fix for the error-handling mechanism of the kernel last week, but the exploit appears to have been authored before then.

NJ To Start Charging iTunes Tax This Sunday

DVD Jon Fairplays Apple

DRM-buster DVD Jon has a new target in his sights, and it's a big piece of fruit. He has reverse-engineered Apple's Fairplay and is starting to license it to companies who want their media to play on Apple's devices.


Apple Ain't Scoared O' No Zune

In the long run, Microsoft may yet create that superior product, but in the near term Zune is far from superior product, but it the near term Zune is far from superior, and it's hardly something for Apple to be scared of — concerned about, yes, but not scared of.

Zune Won't Kill The iPod

10 iPod Vs. Zune Myths

According to proponents of Ten iPod vs Zune Myths, the Zune is technically superior, with brillant wireless sharing features, and will be able to compete with Apple's iPod as a cheap loss leader. Ahem. They're wrong, here's why.

It's No Bother... It's Overkill!

Brand New

Lightroom is different than all existing Adobe applications — and in some ways it's different than all existing applications, period. Lightroom's marketing should reflect that.


New iMac Is Simply Best Yet

iTunes 7

Back Up Photos On The Road

Messenger For Mac 6

Montage 1.0: Screenwriting Software Misses The Mark

Seasoned screenwriters won't find the tools they need in this initial release, and it was rather buggy.

Fixing iTunes' Visualizer


Why I Would Like An iPod Phone

So that when I am commuting on the train, listening to podcasts, and my wife calls, I can actually hear the phone call and pick up the phone call, and have my iPod automatically pause the podcast, and my wife can actually tell me what to pick up at the store on my way home.

Oh, and a phone that can sync all my contacts and calendars and such with my Mac would be good too.

How long, oh Apple, should I wait for this phone? You do know I am putting off any purchases of new iPods until this phone, don't you?

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