Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mac OS X First Aid | Root | Macworld

Mac OS X First Aid | Root | Macworld

Run fsck If you don't have a Mac OS X installation CD or another repair utility handy, all is not lost. Restart, and hold down command-S. This dumps you into single-user mode. You'll see a distressingly long block of white and yellow text against a black background. Don't despair; this is just a variant of OS X's Unix command-line interface.

this is broken in OS 10.4.11

Apple - Pro - Tips - Knowing When to (Force) Quit: "A pop-up window lists all the applications you currently have open. Stalled applications are listed in red and say (not responding) after the application name. Scroll up and down through the list with the arrow keys, or just click on an application name to select — then click Force Quit to exit only that program. You can restart the application from your Dock or Applications menu, but any unsaved changes may be lost."

Friday, April 17, 2009

iBotnet: Researchers find signs of zombie Macs | Zero Day |

iBotnet: Researchers find signs of zombie Macs | Zero Day | "Malware hunters at Symantec have discovered a direct link between a malicious file embedded in pirated copies of Apple’s iWork 09 software and what appears to be the first Mac OS X botnet launching denial-of-service attacks."

The variants have been found inside bogus copies of iWork ’09 and Adobe Photoshop CS4 which were shared on the popular p2p torrent network. The author of the malware downloaded the original/trial versions of each program and introduced a copy of the malicious binary into the packages. Users who then downloaded and installed the applications from the torrent download would have been infected. It is estimated that thousands of people have downloaded the infected torrent files.

Not A Hat—Hit by an OS X exploit: "My copy of the iWork 09 trial installer contained a trojan.

This copy was passed to me through multiple hands. If I'd done the smart thing, and got my copy straight from Apple, I wouldn't have had this problem."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mac malware warning

Mac malware warning: new threat - Web User News: "Mac owners have been urged to be wary of a new threat that targets the Apple computer as well as Windows-based PCs.

Researchers at security firm Sophos have discovered the OSX/RSPlug Trojan horse, which is being distributed on websites offering fake HDTV software.

'Mac users are no different to Windows users when it comes to falling for social-engineering tricks like this - they are just as likely to install and run this program on their computer if they believe it will help them watch high-definition TV,' said Graham Cluley of Sophos."

glass fibre from Virgin

BBC NEWS | Technology | Virgin becomes online gatekeeper: "In the battle to dictate the shape of future online use Virgin Media has, almost quietly, manoeuvred itself into a position of dominance.

It is in the enviable position of having the UK's largest fibre optic network, albeit covering only 50% of the country, offering up to 50Mbps download speeds, as well as having access to high-quality content via set-top boxes in millions of homes.

The firm is also helping bridge the worlds of TV and web with applications such as the iPlayer on its set-top boxes.

'We are giving 50% of the UK an experience of what real next-generation access looks like,' says Neil Berkett, chief executive of Virgin Media."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Genealogy Technology

Genealogy Technology - Weekly Prompt #14 « Rootsfinder Family History: "For organizing my family trees, I use Reunion 9 for the Mac. Prior to my the switch to Mac, I used Family Tree Maker for about nine years."

What I love about Reunion 9 « Rootsfinder Family History: "About a year ago I made the permanent switch to Mac and now my must-have program is Reunion 9 software."

Friday, April 10, 2009

Apple announces end of .Mac HomePage

Apple announces end of .Mac HomePage: "Apple has begun sending an email to MobileMe customers about a pending service change. Specifically, .Mac HomePage will be discontinued on July 7, 2009. While existing pages will remain live at their current addresses for MobileMe users, they'll no longer be able to edit them or add new ones. If you want to delete an existing page between now and then, simply visit the HomePage application.

Groups will also be discontinued on July 7 when Apple shuts down all group email address, group HomePages, message boards and iDisk 'Groups' folders. Your data will be safe, however, as Apple will move the 'Groups' folder to a new folder on your iDisk called 'Groups Archive"

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Pinch Media » ‘AppStore Secrets’

Pinch Media » ‘AppStore Secrets’: "We’ve published the presentation we gave tonight at the New York iPhone Developers Meetup, based off of our first 30,000,000 application downloads,"

Friday, April 03, 2009

MacBook Pro iFixit

MacBook Pro: "Apple's line of MacBook Pro laptops was intended for the professional and power users. The MacBook Pro line includes the MacBook Pro 15' Core Duo, MacBook Pro 15' Core 2 Duo, MacBook Pro 15' Unibody, MacBook Pro 17' Core Duo, MacBook Pro 17' Core 2 Duo, and the MacBook Pro 17' Unibody.

The MacBook Pro laptop was first introduced in January 2006; it replaced the PowerBook G4, Apple's earlier professional line of laptops. The original MacBook Pro model came in an aluminum enclosure, a trend that continues with this line of laptops today.

After more than two years and numerous incremental upgrades, Apple announced a completely new MacBook Pro model in October 2008, dubbed the MacBook Pro 15' Unibody. The MacBook 15' Unibody is a distinct update of the original MacBook Pro, packing all the previous features of the Pro into a more stylish and lighter weight aluminum enclosure"

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