Sunday, May 22, 2005

Apple Msc OS X 10.4.1 Released!

OS X 10.4.1 is here!

Well it is here! OS X 10.4.1 has been released! Here is a short description of it:

It includes improvements for:
- file sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services
- using DHCP in wireless networks
- user login when accessing LDAP and Active Directory servers
- core graphics including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
- synchronization with .Mac
- Address Book, iCal, Font Book, Mail, and Preview applications
- Dashboard widgets: Address Book, Flight Tracker, Phone Book, and World Clock
- compatibility with third party applications and devices

For more info check the detail list provided by Apple at:


Thursday, May 05, 2005

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U.S. Government Issues Report on VoIP Security Holes

VoIP seems to be doing a lot worse than it is helping us cheat the tel-cos out of the menial Long Distance charges . It is in secure - it is Traceable and worse of them all. It has no security protocol build into it. See this US Government Report about the state of the VoIP. Voice Over Internet Protocol is nice and dandy! But at what price? Loss of Privacy? Hackers penetrating more and more pf our private livess? What do you think?

Here is the ling to the Government's Reprot:

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Firefox better than Safari?

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Or at least, Al Fasoldt at the Newhouse News Service thinks so. In a column in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Fasoldt calls Safari "superb," but goes on to say that he's made Firefox his default browser anyway. In particular, he likes Firefox's bookmark management and its ability to save Web pages. (For what it's worth, I have them both on my Macs, and tend to go back and forth about equally.)

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Microsoft aims Longhorn's 'Metro' at Adobe!!??
The new document format appears to rival PDFs

The next version of Windows will include a new document format, code-named Metro, to print and share documents, Microsoft Corp. said yesterday. Metro appears to rival Adobe Systems Inc.'s PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) technologies.

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates demonstrated Metro during his keynote at the start of the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Seattle.

Is PDF in danger? Not likely...

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Apple 10.3.9 Java Issues
If you updated to Mac OS X 10.3.9 last week, and are now having Safari issues..., you might want to check out this support page at:
from Apple. Java-enabled Web sites and Safari don't seem to get along after the update. According to Apple: "After updating to Mac OS X 10.3.9, some systems may have issues with Java applications and Java-enabled websites when using Safari.

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Firms Paid TV's Tech Gurus To Promote Their Products
The art of product placement, an increasingly popular and open practice with movie studios, has been handled quietly in television news. In the seemingly endless number of segments about the latest and greatest computers, cameras, music players and other gadgets, experts are praising products -- often on "satellite tours" of local stations -- without disclosing that the manufacturers are paying them to spread the word on the airwaves.
Since December, he has discussed Sony's ImageStation digital photo site on WNBC's "Today in New York" and Fox's "Arizona Morning"; Sony's DSC-H1 camera on "Good Day Dallas," "Today in St. Louis" and "News Daybreak" in Austin; Energizer E{+2} Lithium batteries on Fox's "Morning News at Seven" in North Carolina; Sony's Cyber-shot camera on Fox's Houston station, and Hewlett-Packard's Digital Entertainment System on "Today."

Payolls are back!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Lenovo completes acquisition of IBM's PC unit

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Lenovo Group Ltd. announced yesterday that its acquisition of IBM's PC unit has been completed, saying the process was finished ahead of schedule.

I guess it is time to Stop buying the IBM Brand, unless they change the barnd name to Lenovo! And gues who would by a Lenovo brand? Not Many people, I guess.