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Apple - Mac: Apple WWDC 2005: Year of the Tiger
OS X Apple has posted the first details regarding this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, scheduled to take place from June 6-10 in San Francisco, CA.

This year, Apple is focusing on the following key instructional areas for Mac OS X developers and IT experts...
Published Feb 15, 2005 - 03:48 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X Tiger build 8A378
OS X Only one week after the seed of Mac OS X Tiger build 8A369, Apple has already seeded the build 8A378 to a restricted number of developers, late last week. It looks like build seeding is accelerating, this is a sign that Tiger’s final release is not so far.
Published Feb 14, 2005 - 11:23 AM
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Apple - Mac: PC makers want to license Mac OS - Jobs
OS X Apple has to fight off three of the biggest PC companies, sick of the security bugs that plague Windows, wanting to license the Mac operating system.

The revelation came in a Fortune magazine interview with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, described by MacDailyNews as "an embarrassment of riches" because it is so full of information. Unfortunately the article is only available to subscribers.
Published Feb 11, 2005 - 12:38 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.3.8 update
OS X Apple has updated Mac OS X 'Panther' to version 10.3.8, today posting separate updaters for version 10.3.7 of the operating system and for all previous Panther releases.

According to Apple, the update provides a number of bug fixes and tweaks, primarily to improve the performance of a variety of third-party applications.
Published Feb 10, 2005 - 11:58 AM
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Apple - Mac: 3 PC makers wooing Jobs to license OS X
OS X Mac Daily News has written up a summary of an interview that fortune magazine conducted with Apple computer's Steve Jobs. The article on Forbes requires a subscription but MDN has captured some of its best highlights. one of the more interesting quotes suggests that 3 of the largest PC manufacturers (my best guess is IBM, Sony and HP) have been trying to woo Apple to license OS X to them because they "are sick of the security problems that go with Windows and tired of waiting for Longhorn."

My initial reaction was that it'd never happen, but there has been much discussion that Apple has been interested in selling services with OS X. An example service that some people have been talking about lately is Apple's entrance into the digital movie landscape. As margins on computers continues to go down, selling services becomes a greater opportunity for revenue growth. With Microsoft's next generation operating system efforts languishing and security becoming an increasing problem for the company, the opportunity couldn't be greater for Apple. The discussion on MDN is also very much worth reading.
Published Feb 09, 2005 - 02:54 PM
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Apple - Mac: A mini-guide to Mac OS X for new Mini owners
OS X As anyone who has ever switched platforms will attest, there is always a bit of a learning curve involved. Differences in how applications and the user interface behave can be great, and even when there is similarity across platforms, the small differences can be just as maddening.

One thing the Mac mini does not have is a comprehensive “welcome to OS X” guide. Printed documentation included with the mini is scanty — primarily EULA and warranty information, and Apple has never been one for flashy tutorials. That’s why we at Ars have pulled together a short list of things every newcomer to Mac OS X needs to know.
Published Jan 26, 2005 - 11:32 AM
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Apple - Mac: The Portable Mac OS X Geek
OS X Who says you can't run Mac OS X on a Pocket PC? Austrian Mac consultant and columnist Teddy the Bear manages it.

Whether he's wandering the Macworld show floor in San Francisco or sitting on a beach in southern Spain, he can call up his Mac in Vienna. Thanks to a remote, wireless connection, OS X runs as though it were installed on his Fujitsu Siemens handheld.
Published Jan 18, 2005 - 01:35 PM
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Apple - Mac: Must-have applications for the open source Mac desktop
OS X I bought my Apple Powerbook G4 in May 2002 after finding out it ran a *nix variant. The 'it just works' of Apple's Mac OS X was very tempting, but I didn't want to be without the open source applications I had come to know and love. To the rescue came the DarwinPorts project, which gives you the tools to install open source software onto your computer easily.

Once you've installed DarwinPorts (see sidebar) you can run applications written for Linux under Mac OS X. Here's my list of must-have applications for Mac open source fans.
Published Jan 17, 2005 - 11:21 AM
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Apple - Mac: Apple Mac OS X Tiger: a first look
OS X Mac OS X 10.4, code-named Tiger, should hit the market 'long before Longhorn', as Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, is fond of saying. Like previous versions of Mac OS X, Tiger will be based on an open-source Unix-like core. New is a 64-bit system, which does not mean an across-the-board speed boost, but memory-hungry applications such as large databases will probably benefit.

Apple is also embedding new technologies such as support for the High Definition H.264 video codec and Core Image, which co-opts video cards for rendering better on-screen images even in the OS, extending the Mac's media and graphics capabilities.
Published Jan 14, 2005 - 10:31 AM
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Apple - Mac: Cisco Systems Chooses Mac OS X, Xserve, Xserve RAID and Xsan
OS X Cisco Systems, the world's largest networking equipment manufacturer, chose Apple's Mac OS X, Xserve, Xserve RAID, and Xsan networking software for an e-mail archival system.

Digital Strata, an Agile-IT development firm in the Enterprise space, implemented the system for Cisco Xsan is a DIY (Do It Yourself) grid software tool for putting together Mac OS X-based networks using Xserve and Xserve RAID. The system also used Cisco's MDS 900 Series SAN Switches.
Published Jan 12, 2005 - 12:58 PM
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Apple - Mac: OS X Tiger Page Updated with new details
OS X I just noticed Apple has updated their Tiger page with more stuff including movies of features in action. including spotlight of which they've included a full-screen preview of the technology.

The polish they are putting on Tiger (was at WWDC 2004) is rather amazing.
Published Jan 11, 2005 - 03:56 PM
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Apple - Mac: iLife and Tiger and Macs, Oh My! - What We Might See at the Expo
OS X Macworld Expo 2005 starts Monday, and the rumor mill wants to be sure everyone knows that Apple will unveil a US$499 headless Mac, a flash-based iPod, iLife '05, and iWorks, which may or may not be an updated version of AppleWorks (nee ClarisWorks).

The long-awaited, oft-rumored PowerBook G5 seems to have fallen off the radar. As for Tiger (OS X 10.4), the release date is anyone's guess.
Published Jan 06, 2005 - 03:49 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple to release Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' on Thursday, March 24, 2005?
OS X Apple is offering a special US$10 off discount coupon for purchases over $100 to customers who complete a survey regarding their Apple Retail Store experiences. See "Apple offers $10 discout coupon on purchases over $100 to survey participants" for full story.

What does that have to do with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger's release date? Well, the interesting thing is that, on our coupon at least, the expiration date is: Wednesday, March 23, 2005. Excuse us? March 23rd?!
Published Dec 23, 2004 - 11:33 AM
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Apple - Mac: Apple sues 'Tiger' file sharers
OS X Apple has taken more legal action to stop online leaks of its new products. The computer giant has sued three men for releasing preview versions of its latest Mac OSX software onto file-sharing sites prior to its release.

It said two versions of the operating system, codenamed Tiger, were put onto the net in October and December.
Published Dec 22, 2004 - 11:45 AM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X 10.3.7 Update ready for release?
OS X Rumor has it that Mac OS X 10.3.7 Update, a forthcoming maintenance release for Apple Computer's Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" operating system, has been declared gold master.

According to developer chatter, earlier this week Apple provided its software developers with one more build of the system update, said to be Mac OS X 10.3.7 build 7S215.
Published Dec 14, 2004 - 05:30 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X and the enterprise
OS X With Mac OS X 10.4 in its beta phase, and Apple doing well in the server market with growth rates of 112% and more, it has become time to bend us over the question whether Mac OS X is up to an enterpreneural job. This article takes a close look at what is in “Tiger” for Apple’s traditional markets and departments, but also for the enterprise at large.
Published Dec 13, 2004 - 10:04 AM
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Apple - Mac: Apple: Widget writers wanted
OS X Apple Computer is hoping the possibility of winning a free iPod will prompt developers to start writing widgets--small Mac programs that will run in the next version of Mac OS X.

The Mac maker has launched a contest for developers who create programs in Dashboard--a part of Tiger, the update to Mac OS X that will debut in the first half of next year.
Published Dec 10, 2004 - 01:16 PM
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Apple - Mac: Revisiting Tiger: Address Book, iChat, DVD Player, more
OS X The first thing one notices once in Tiger is the continued refinement of Mac OS X that Apple is making with each major release of the operating system. Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar made Mac OS X highly functional for the masses, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther smoothed the rough edges, and Mac OS X 10.4 is the most polished version yet.
Published Nov 24, 2004 - 01:37 PM
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Apple - Mac: Xcode 2: New Model of Development
OS X With the so-called Tiger release of Mac OS X, due the first half of 2005, Apple Computer Inc. will unleash Xcode 2, a version of its rapid development environment that it claims will work with enhancements to the operating system that automatically generate object models, thereby simplifying application development. Xcode 2 also will introduce modeling, include the gcc 4.0 compiler optimized for G4 and G5 processors, and support 64-bit development.
Published Nov 15, 2004 - 09:54 AM
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Apple - Mac: From NeXTSTEP to Mac OS X
OS X
Contributed by: Saad
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With the beginning of 1996, Apple realized that with the next generation PC's running Windows NT to be released within the decade, they would need a new, modern operating system to run on their machines. Most in the industry were certain that Apple would choose Be, whose operating system, BeOS, already ran on Apple's newest computers.

Amongst Apple's other options were to license Solaris from Sun, NT from Microsoft, or to purchase a small net services company called NeXT. Apple chose the latter. "Saad" submited the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews which explores Apple's historical transition to today's OS X.

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Published Nov 12, 2004 - 12:35 AM
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Apple - Mac: A Closer Look at Apple's OS X 10.3.6 Update
OS X Apple released Mac OS X 10.3.6 last week on a post-election Friday afternoon, with little fanfare and the typical useful-but-sparse release notes. The company documents 22 changes in Mac OS X 10.3.6, which come from nearly 1,200 changed files in nearly 1,000 different directories or folders, many of them in large bundles or packages. Here’s a closer look at what Apple has told users about what’s inside the OS X update.
Published Nov 10, 2004 - 03:09 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X 10.3.6 Available In Software Update
OS X Just checked software update and guess what? 10.3.6 is available! Early Adopters, start your downloads now! There's a knowledgebase article on the updatehere, although it doesn't seem to work currently and there's no mention of it on the main Apple site yet. And with this, my G5 meets another requirement for Doom 3
Published Nov 05, 2004 - 05:48 PM
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Apple - Mac: Tiger: Safari to gain native PDF, Postscript support, Spotlight in dialogs
OS X With the latest pre-release builds of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger," Apple's Safari Web browser has gained support for additional file formats while the company's Spotlight technology continues to conquer new territory through the OS.
Published Nov 02, 2004 - 03:40 PM
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Apple - Mac: Study: Apple's Mac OS X 'world's safest and most secure' operating system
OS X The most comprehensive study ever undertaken by the mi2g Intelligence Unit over 12 months reveals that the world's safest and most secure 24/7 online computing environment - operating system plus applications - is proving to be the Open Source platform of BSD (Berkley Software Distribution) and the Mac OS X based on Darwin.
Published Nov 02, 2004 - 09:50 AM
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Apple - Mac: Google plans desktop search tool for Mac OS X
OS X Google Inc. plans to release a version of its desktop search tool for computers running on the Mac OS X operating system, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said on Friday. The announcement was made at the University of California-Los Angeles during a conference commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Internet.
Published Nov 01, 2004 - 10:54 AM
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Apple - Mac: Apple Shows Off Mac OS X Tiger, Xcode
OS X Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday offered a crowd of developers, consultants and IT managers here a preview of Mac OS 10.4, the next version of the company's Macintosh operating system, code-named Tiger. The software is due in spring 2005, Apple managers said.

Demonstrated at the O'Reilly Media Inc.'s Mac OS X Conference here, Apple provided attendees perhaps the second up-close look at Tiger, since its premiere at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June.
Published Oct 27, 2004 - 12:06 PM
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Apple - Mac: Still no OS X viruses
OS X The sky began to fall October 22, thanks to this discussion on MacInTouch. Readers learned that the first ever virus for Mac OS X had been found. Again!

No, wait... the sky is not falling. If you read the reaction to the story on Macintouch you discover that "Opener" (aka Renepo) is not a worm or a virus. It's a script that can do quite a bit of mischief if it runs on an OS X system that has already been compromised.
Published Oct 26, 2004 - 12:39 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac users face rare threat
OS X A script-based threat that spies on Mac users caught the attention of some security watchers last week. The malware, which has been dubbed Opener by Mac user groups, has the potential to disable Mac OS X's built-in firewall, steal personal information or destroy data. At the moment, however, it seems to pose little danger.

Security experts say those threatening traits are common among the thousands of online threats targeting Microsoft's ubiquitous Windows operating system but are virtually unheard of on Apple Computer's Mac OS.
Published Oct 25, 2004 - 01:20 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple releases Tiger to developers
OS X According to an e-mail I received from the Apple Developer Connection (ADC), a developer-oriented preview release of version 10.4 of Mac OS X (code-named Tiger) is now available for purchase from Apple for $500. Dubbed the Tiger Early Start Kit for Developers, the kit includes a pre-release version of Tiger and version 2.0 of Apple's XCode integrated development environment (IDE). The currently shipping version of XCode that comes with Tiger's predecessor (Panther) is version 1.5.
Published Oct 20, 2004 - 03:18 PM
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Apple - Mac: Expanded multi-user controls, QuickTime sharing spotted in new Tiger builds
OS X New developmental versions of Apple's Tiger operating system reveal a rich set of multiple user controls and new QuickTime Player enhancements.

Work on Apple Computer's next-generation operating system continues at an aggressive pace this month, with the specifics of several undisclosed features coming into focus via new builds of the software.
Published Oct 20, 2004 - 11:16 AM
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Apple - Mac: Amazon leaks Mac OS X Tiger release date?
OS X Has an online retailer accidently divulged information pertaining to the release of Apple's next generation operating system?

A recently added Amazon.com product pre-order page for Apple Computer's forthcoming Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" operating system surprisingly indicates that the product will ship in late March.
Published Oct 15, 2004 - 02:58 PM
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Apple - Mac: Cherry OS lets PCs emulate Macs
OS X The virtual machine emulated by Cherry OS sports full network capabilities and has complete access to the host computer's hardware resources -- hard drive, CPU, RAM, FireWire, USB, PCI, PCMCIA bus, Ethernet networking and modem. It purportedly runs at about 80 percent of the performance of the host CPU, according to the developer.

"Now about 600 million PC users can have the MAC advantage," said the software's developer, Arben Kryeziu. "One computer to use all software and if PC users would use MAC software to get email, perhaps they would avoid viruses, Trojans and spy-ware."
Published Oct 12, 2004 - 12:24 PM
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Apple - Mac: Latest Apple interface spotted in new Tiger builds
OS X For the past several years Apple Computer has adorned its Mac OS X applications with a mixture of its Aqua and brushed aluminum interface themes. But with the release of Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" due in a matter of months, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is primed to add a third interface theme to the mix.

An apparent blending of two themes, the new look lifts interface elements from both of the company's existing themes and embeds them inside a sleek platinum gradient.
Published Oct 05, 2004 - 01:26 PM
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Win - MS: Apple integrates online store into Mac OS X Tiger application
OS X If recent builds of Apple's Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system are any indication, it appears that Apple Computer may start integrating its online store into Mac OS X applications.

According to sources, a refreshed version of the company's Printer Setup Utility (4.0) is being distributed with the latest builds of Tiger. In addition to sporting a streamlined aqua interface, the application presents the user with a handy function to quickly purchase printer supplies.
Published Sep 22, 2004 - 05:50 PM
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Apple - Mac: The Day the Laughter Died: "OS X on Intel" petition gone missing
OS X Lo! For the wide-eyed innocence of the site that believed that simply wanting badly enough for something to happen would ensure its advent! Like watching a child tie a red blanket 'round his neck and leap off end of the roof, arms outstretched, both comic and tragic at one moment, confident that he lived in a Fair and Right universe, where little boys can fly, and computer companies will cut their own throat on hardware sales.
Published Sep 21, 2004 - 06:44 PM
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Apple - Mac: New Tiger builds include Address Book sharing, PDF bookmarking, more
OS X New builds of Apple's Mac OS X Tiger operating system are beginning to surface with dozens of previously unpublicized features.

The first external builds of Mac OS X Tiger to leave Cupertino in recent months are packing new features. Sources have already provided details on Jabber iChat support, parental controls, and RSS feed customization. Additional enhancements are said to include Address Book sharing, PDF bookmarking, and incremental Energy Saver settings.
Published Sep 14, 2004 - 12:58 PM
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Apple - Mac: New Mac OS X Tiger builds reveal iChat Jabber support, parental controls
OS X As expected, Apple Computer this week began seeding a select group of developers with new builds of the company's next generation Mac OS X "Tiger" operating system, reliable sources told AppleInsider.

The new seeds, which include builds in the 8A2xx range, are the first developmental versions of Tiger to exit Apple's Cupertino campus since the company's World Wide developers Conference in June. Revealed in the new builds are features such as Jabber support in iChat and family controls for account management.
Published Sep 13, 2004 - 05:29 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple beefs up X security
OS X Apple has released a security update - 2004-09-07. This update is available for Mac OS X 10.3.4, 10.3.5 and 10.2.8 systems, and their server equivalents.

In keeping with a recent Apple promise to become more transparent in dealing with its updates, the company has released extensive notes detailing what the individual components of update do.
Published Sep 08, 2004 - 02:45 PM
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Apple - Mac: New Mac OSX Creates [Windows] Integration Opportunities
OS X Forget the new iMacs and iPods. Apple is leaving a lot of dough on the table by not pushing its Mac OSX software aggressively into corporations running Windows.

So says Technology Execution Network Corp., a Microsoft solution provider and Apple Authorized Dealer based in Needham, Mass., which says the latest versions of the Unix-based Macintosh OSX operating system code-named "Panther" significantly enhances the ability for the Mac client and server to integrate with Microsoft's Active Directory and Windows server environment.
Published Sep 05, 2004 - 05:38 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple: Open-source pedigree will protect Tiger
OS X The operating system update, due to debut in the first half of 2005, is based on the Unix platform, and Apple executives reckon the open-source nature of the product means it's inherently more secure than certain proprietary offerings.

Bertrand Serlet, senior vice president of software at Apple, said Wednesday that having a greater number of people keeping an eye on source code leads to better software security
Published Sep 01, 2004 - 05:35 PM
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Apple - Mac: Tiger: First Impressions
OS X Details about Tiger are still emerging, but a majority of the participants in the Macworld Reader Panel like what they've seen of the next major update to OS X so far. Three weeks after Apple offered a first look at Tiger during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), market-research firm Karlin Associates surveyed 3,634 Macworld readers to gauge their reaction to the OS X update. Here's what they had to say.
Published Aug 26, 2004 - 03:34 PM
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Apple - Mac: Core Audio in Mac OS X Tiger to improve audio handling
OS X Apple's next-generation OS will include an updated version of the company's Core Audio technology that will deliver new tools and functions to improve the audio handling experience of Mac OS X applications.

Sources close to Apple say that the new version of Core Audio will introduce two new audio units, aggregate device support, nonnative audio file format support, and other tools that let developers perform live mixing and playback of audio content.
Published Aug 24, 2004 - 03:04 PM
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Apple - Mac: John Dodds switches to Apple's OSX
OS X t was the sight of a friend's new company laptop on his study desk that did it. It had only a 12-inch screen, and the keyboard was tiny and cramped; it just wouldn't work for a non-touch typist like me. It seemed like miniaturisation gone mad - but it also emphasised the sheer bulkiness and age of my three-year-old Gateway desktop running Windows 98.

Latterly, like the majority of Windows users, I had experienced the "blue screen of death", lost numerous hours of writing to files that then just vanished or refused to open, and increasingly witnessed the havoc wrought by viruses. Now I had a reason to buy the Apple machine I'd always coveted.
Published Aug 18, 2004 - 12:04 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" to deliver networking-related enhancements
OS X Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" will include several networking-related improvements to system technologies such as Rendezvous and CFNetwork and will also introduce a new network-based diagnostics features, sources tell AppleInsider.

Tiger will sport an enhancement to Rendezvous that will allow the networking technology to support browsing across subnets, whereas previous versions of Rendezvous returned only the local subnet. When asked for a list of available domain names, the new version will return the list of all available domain names, sources said.
Published Aug 10, 2004 - 05:31 PM
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Apple - Mac: Inside Tiger: A Look at the Finder and System
OS X This is the third installment of our "Inside Tiger" series, covering Mac OS X Version 10.4.

Recently, we examined Spotlight and Dashboard. Today, we will look at the Finder and System in Tiger. Click here to jump right to the images!
Published Jul 21, 2004 - 02:13 PM
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Win - MS: Microsoft battles Apple over Tiger's Spotlight
OS X As part of its ongoing investment in search technology, Microsoft said yesterday that it has acquired Lookout Software LLC, a two-person company specialized in email and desktop search. Microsoft appears to be in a race with Apple to develop the best search technology - the Mac maker recently announced its own Spotlight search tech as part of its forthcoming Tiger version of Mac OS X.
Published Jul 16, 2004 - 02:45 PM
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Apple - Mac: Spotlight on Spotlight
OS X It’s always been a mystery to me why the HFS+ (a.k.a. Mac OS Extended) file system is so often disrespected. The first wave of disrespect was when Mac OS X 10.0 shipped, with support for both UFS and HFS+ disk formats.

...When Apple hired Dominic Giampaolo, renowned file system design expert and creator of the highly-regarded, metadata-rich Be File System. Ah-hah, exclaimed the peanut gallery, Apple hired Dominic Giampaolo to write a brand-new file system to replace HFS+!
Published Jul 13, 2004 - 01:07 PM
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Win - MS: The real purpose of Dashboard in Tiger: block Longhorn
OS X Their worry being that Longhorn is going, by virtue of extending the web page onto the desktop, so completely non-standard that it will otherwise make life impossible for the rival browsers. But if they can have neat widgets on web pages, where you’ll have to view them with something *other than IE* to work, you’ll have an incentive to switch.
Published Jul 09, 2004 - 03:33 PM
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Apple - Mac: Tiger’s Help application will search web support docs
OS X Most Apple developers testing Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” won’t notice it right away, but when they do, they’ll wonder why it took so long to arrive. We’re talking about a new version of Mac OS “Help Viewer,” which searches Apple’s web-based product support database in addition to the help files installed on a users hard disk.

According to developer sources testing Tiger, version 2.1 of the Mac OS X Help Viewer application will instantly search Apple’s Product Support database for documents matching the user’s help query when the computer is connected to the internet.
Published Jul 08, 2004 - 12:33 PM
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Apple - Mac: Inside Tiger: A Look at Spotlight
OS X This is the first installment of our "Inside Tiger" series, covering Mac OS X Version 10.4. Check back frequently for more Tiger coverage. Today, we begin looking at one of Tiger's most touted features, Spotlight, a new suite of systemwide search tools.
Published Jul 07, 2004 - 04:58 PM
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*NIX - UNIX: Unix Gems for Mac OS X
OS X There are hidden gems that never reach our radar screens. In music we have examples such as Don Carlo Gesualdo and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville. In computing, there are many as well.

In this article I'll expose you to some truly useful programs that you may not know about. Then I'll show you how to incorporate them into your daily work.
Published Jul 07, 2004 - 01:56 PM
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Apple - Mac: Dashboard vs. Konfabulator
OS X Obviously, Apple ripped off the idea for Dashboard. Stolen wholesale, without even the decency to mention where they took the original idea.

Which, of course, would be the desk accessories from the original 1984 Macintosh — conceived by Bud Tribble and engineered (mostly) by Andy Hertzfeld.
Published Jun 30, 2004 - 05:35 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple Previews Mac OS X “Tiger”
OS X Apple today previewed Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger,” the fifth major version of Mac OS X that will ship in the first half of 2005, extending Apple’s leadership in software innovation. Tiger continues Apple’s blazing pace of innovation with more than 150 breakthrough new features including Spotlight, a revolutionary way to instantly find any file, document or information created by any application on the Mac; Safari RSS, a new version of Apple’s acclaimed web browser that incorporates instant access to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) data feeds on the web; Dashboard, a dazzling new way to instantly access a new collection of accessory “Widgets;” and a new version of Apple’s iChat instant messaging client with the industry’s first multi-person audio and video conferencing in a stunning 3D interface.
Published Jun 28, 2004 - 03:57 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X Security 'Myth' Exposed
OS X Windows is more secure than you think, and Mac OS X is worse than you ever imagined. That is according to statistics published by Danish security firm Secunia, reports Techworld.

The stats, based on a database of security advisories for more than 3,500 products during 2003 and 2004 sheds light on the real security of enterprise applications and operating systems, according to the firm. Each product is broken down into pie charts demonstrating how many, what type and how significant security holes have been in each
Published Jun 25, 2004 - 06:48 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac 'now enterprise contender'
OS X A top IT security chief believes the Mac is a 'serious contender" for enterprise-wide use. Former chief security officer for Network Solutions Richard Forno says: "Mac OS X makes the Mac a serious contender throughout the enterprise. It seamlessly integrates with existing Wintel environments, but in a more reliable and secure manner."

He added: "OS X is designed differently from the ground up -- applications and user programs don't get as 'involved' in the base OS as Windows.
Published Jun 08, 2004 - 10:47 AM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to sport updated Finder, .Mac integration
OS X Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger will include tighter integration with Apple's internet services and sport a refreshed Finder interface, according to reports that cannot be positively confirmed, but are believed to reflect accurate information on the latest builds of the OS.

Reportedly, Tiger will feature a completely redesigned .Mac online services environment with added features. Aside from an overhaul to the look and feel of the .Mac website later this year, the computer company is also said to be working to revolutionize the way .Mac and its services are integrated into the Tiger operating system.
Published Jun 02, 2004 - 05:04 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.3.4 update
OS X Apple today released Mac OS X 10.3.4, an update that includes: "improved file sharing and directory services for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS), PPTP, and wireless networks; improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers; improved disc burning and recording functionality; iPods connected via USB 2.0 are now recognized by iTunes and iSync; additional FireWire audio and USB device compatibility; updated Address Book, Mail, Safari, Stickies, and QuickTime applications; improved compatibility for third party applications; and previous standalone security updates.
Published May 26, 2004 - 04:40 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac OS X Update Addresses Security Concern
OS X Apple today posted a Mac OS X update to address a theoretical vulnerability in the Help Viewer application that could have been exposed when browsing the web. The update is available automatically to all users through Apple's free Software Update service or by going to http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ .

"Apple takes security very seriously and works quickly to address potential threats as we learn of them-in this case, before there was any actual risk to our customers," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "While no operating system can be completely immune from all security issues, Mac OS X's UNIX-based architecture has so far turned out to be much better than most."
Published May 21, 2004 - 06:51 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple To Slow Pace Of Major OS X Releases
OS X At a technology conference in San Francisco, Apple Chief Software Technology Officer Avie Tevanian said that Apple would slow the pace of major OS X releases. In coverage of the event from CNet, Mr. Tevanian is quoted as saying "We're slowing that (pace) down a little bit...because that's not a sustainable rate. But you'll still see us go really fast."
Published May 19, 2004 - 12:27 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.3.4 build 7H56
OS X Apple Computer seeded its developers this week with a new build of Mac OS X 10.3.4 Panther, labeled Mac OS X 10.3.4 build 7H56.

Due to frustration with early media reports on Mac OS X 10.3.4, Apple has apparently halted updates to the seed notes that are provided to Apple Developer Connection members. The notes accompanying the latest build continue to cite the few know issues listed for previous seeds.
Published May 14, 2004 - 01:28 PM
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Apple - Mac: Mac under fake Word 2004 attack
OS X A Macworld reader alerted the magazine to the malware after he downloaded the file from Limewire. The reader told Macworld: "I downloaded the file in the hope that perhaps Microsoft had released some sort of public beta. The file unzipped, and to my delight the Microsoft icon looked genuine and trustworthy."

However, he added: "I clicked on the installer file, and to my horror in 10 seconds the attachment had wiped my entire Home folder!"
Published May 12, 2004 - 06:29 PM
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Apple - Mac: Steve Jobs To Introduce Mac OS X "Tiger" At WWDC
OS X Apple has made it official: At this yerar's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), Steve Jobs will show off yet another new version of Mac OS X. Apple officially unveiled both Jaguar and Panther during the previous two WWDC events, while the OSes themselves were released in the Fall. Code named Tiger, the new cat-themed OS will also be introduced by Mr. Jobs, but there are no details yet on when the OS will be released, or what kinds of new features Apple will be including.
Published May 04, 2004 - 12:10 PM
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Apple - Mac: OS X Trojan Horse Is a Nag
OS X On Friday, Mac programmers and security experts accused [Intego] of exaggerating the threat to sell its security software. "They gave the impression that this is a threat, but it isn't," said Dave Schroeder, a systems engineer with the University of Wisconsin.

"It is a benign proof of concept that was posted to a newsgroup. It isn't in the wild, and can't be spread in the wild. It's a non-issue." "They are spreading FUD to sell their software," said Ryan Kaldari, a programmer from Nashville, Tennessee, referring to the shorthand for fear, uncertainty and doubt.
Published Apr 09, 2004 - 04:05 PM
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Apple - Mac: Intego Announces Protection against the First Mac OS X Trojan Horse: MP3Concept
OS X Intego, the Macintosh security specialist, has just released updated virus definitions for Intego VirusBarrier to protect Mac users against the first Trojan horse that affects Mac OS X. This Trojan horse, MP3Concept (MP3Virus.Gen), exploits a weakness in Mac OS X where applications can appear to be other types of files.

The Trojan horse's code is encapsulated in the ID3 tag of an MP3 (digital music) file. This code is in reality a hidden application that can run on any Macintosh computer running Mac OS X.
Published Apr 08, 2004 - 02:09 PM
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Apple - Mac: Are You Talking to Me? Speech on Mac OS X
OS X Apple's recent announcement of Spoken Interface has moved speech recognition to the forefront. However, Mac OS X has included speech recognition and synthesis technologies for quite some time, and in this article we delve into the often misunderstood world of talking to your Mac.
Published Mar 18, 2004 - 02:37 PM
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Apple - Mac: Apple's Spoken Interface: Computer Read to Me
OS X In announcing its forthcoming Spoken Interface feature, Apple has, surprisingly enough, opened the window on a forthcoming technology in a fair amount of detail. Even more surprising, it is actually soliciting comments from Mac users as to how they use their Macs and their special needs, so as to provide better support when the feature debuts in the next major upgrade of Mac OS X.

When it finally appears, Spoken Interface will not only read back text content, but provide "a comprehensive audible description of your workspace and all the activities taking place on your computer."
Published Mar 17, 2004 - 10:42 AM
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Apple - Mac: iPod a trojan horse for x86 OSX?
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"Anyone wanting to get a multi OS PC from a major OEM these days is out of luck. It would appear that the illegal restrictions Microsoft imposed on PC manufacturers is still in full affect. But what about installing on external bundled hardware rather than on the PC itself (which is what Microsoft restricts.) Andy Bernhart submitted the following editorial to osViews which suggests that Apple could use the iPod and bundling agreements with PC OEMs to sell an x86 version of OSX without loosing revenue that would otherwise be made from Mac hardware sales.
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Published Mar 02, 2004 - 02:00 PM
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Apple - Mac: Want To Explore Open Source On OS X? Fink Is Your Friend!
OS X Along with improvements in multi-tasking, stability and memory management, a UNIX foundation gives one access to a wide variety of freeware and Open Source tools. Unfortunately, getting these tools to compile and run under Mac OS X, or any UNIX environment, may require more than casual computing knowledge. Fortunately, the folks who developed Fink have created a complete system, knows as a package management system, to allow just about anyone to enjoy Open Source goodness under Mac OS X.
Published Mar 01, 2004 - 04:40 PM
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Your Small Business Computer Alternative
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"Is your company among the many small to medium sized businesses that have grown weary of doing business with Microsoft as a recent Yankee Group study has indicated? Your IT department may feel boxed-in, thinking that there may not be any viable alternatives to Microsoft solutions. Kevin Ledgister submitted the following editorial contribution to osViews, which suggests that an Apple computer running OS X is one of the most overlooked yet ideal business solutions the industry has to offer."
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Published Feb 02, 2004 - 10:16 PM
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Apple - Mac: Macintosh OS X Platform To Extend TCO Advantage in Near Future
OS X Architosh has previously published an indepth 72 AEC firm study that showed that firms that used Macintosh computers in AEC enjoyed a significant cost savings advantage over Windows or mixed platform-based firms. The report's findings indicated that AEC firms that utilized just Macintosh computers spend between 15 - 50 percent less on IT management support cost than firms that used all Windows based computers or firms that used both in varying amounts. The report was based on data collected in 2002.
Published Jan 28, 2004 - 12:10 PM
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Apple - Mac: Collaborative Editing with Rendezvous
OS X Rendezvous is an intriguing technology that simplifies certain networking tasks in Mac OS X. It allows you to connect to the network and use services offered by other devices on the network, all without any of the usual messy configurations.

One of the innovative uses of Rendezvous is in the area of collaborative editing, which allows multiple users to edit a document simultaneously, collaborating through the network. In this article I will introduce two collaborative editing tools, SubEthaEdit and iStorm, and talk about their various features.
Published Dec 03, 2003 - 02:03 PM
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Apple - Mac: Panther Security Update 2003-10-28
OS X Apple released a Security Update for Mac OS X Panther (10.3) today:

"Security Update 2003-10-28 addresses a potential vulnerability in the implementation of QuickTime Java in Mac OS X v10.3 and Mac OS X Server v10.3 that could allow unauthorized access to a system."
Published Oct 28, 2003 - 04:30 PM
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Will Apple's 'Panther' Make a Meal of Microsoft's 'Longhorn'?
OS X I would have said, a few months ago, that we should wait to compare Apple's improvements against the next-generation Windows UI, part of the package of new technologies whose "Longhorn" code name once suggested a powerful stampede--but whose leisurely pace now seems more like that of placidly grazing cash cows.

But as even the most Microsoft-centered analysts are pointedly observing, Longhorn won't go up in 2005—or maybe even later than that—against this year's Panther, but rather against that year's Cougar, Lynx, Leopard or Tiger—those names already being trademarked and ready to pounce.
Published Oct 15, 2003 - 01:44 PM
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There's no worm in my Apple
OS X The recent rash of worms exploiting the much-publicized DCOM RPC vulnerability affecting the various incarnations of the Windows operating system (see story) had some die-hard Microsoft fans (myself included) searching for a safe and secure operating system alternative.

While no operating system is 100% safe or perfect, there are options that offer ease of use with a better degree of security. Apple Computer's Mac OS X was my cue to defect from the Redmond fold and try something new.
Published Oct 10, 2003 - 01:36 PM
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The One Paragraph Panther Report: The Cat is Out of the Bag
OS X Beating that end of the year deadline, Apple has announced that Panther, sometimes known as Mac OS X 10.3, will go on sale beginning 8:00 PM on October 24th. There's very little new to report about the upcoming release, since Apple has been pretty specific about the features since the rollout in June at the WWDC.
Published Oct 08, 2003 - 11:00 AM
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Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) to be Released in Last Week of October
OS X Mac Rumors has received reliable confirmation that Panther will be launched during the last week of October with a corresponding in-store Apple event (similar to the Jaguar launch).

Previous hints had noted that Apple was organizing an Apple Store event for October 24th, 2003. Our most recent information, however, fails to provide the specific date for the launch and only pinpoints the last week of October.
Published Oct 06, 2003 - 12:32 PM
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Apple fixes OS X upgrade
OS X Apple on Friday posted a new release of Mac OS X, after an earlier minor upgrade caused some systems to have problems connecting to Ethernet networks.

The Mac maker said the new version of Mac OS X 10.2.8 includes an updated Ethernet driver for 450MHz and 500MHz dual-processor Power Mac G4 systems. Apple pulled the original system software upgrade shortly after its release last week, following complaints of networking problems.
Published Oct 06, 2003 - 11:15 AM
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Apple to show Panther at London show
OS X Apple will also be running a series of seminars, including a session on Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, at London's annual print, visual communications and workflow event, Digital Solutions OnDemand, according to Macworld UK: "The presentations will take place in the dedicated Apple Theatre on each day of the exhibition that runs from October 21-23 at London ExCeL. The company will present Mac OS X, including the new features of Panther, at 10.30am each day. The other seminars will look at Apple hardware updates, specifically the PowerMac G5, at 12pm, and Xserve and Xserve RAID at 2.30pm.
Published Oct 03, 2003 - 01:40 PM
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Mac OS X Panther 7B85 Gold Master?
OS X MacGuardians.de (German) claims that Panther 7B85 has gone Gold Master and is already in duplication. An anonymous MacRumors report, today, also claimed that build 7B85 would be Gold Master.

While neither source has had much of a rumor history, speculation about Final Candidate status on the Panther Builds has grown since internal build 7B80 was stripped of its Pre Release designation.
Published Oct 01, 2003 - 03:51 PM
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Pixar's RenderMan Pro Server coming to the Mac
OS X Pixar Animation Studios -- Steve Jobs' "other" company -- has officially announced that RenderMan Pro Server will come to the Mac in the fourth quarter. This brings the Academy Award winning rendering technology to the Macintosh platform. RenderMan Pro Server is a US$3,500 software package that bundles several tools frequently used in film and video productions. It will include the latest release of Pixar's RenderMan 11.5, which features technology developed during Pixar's summer hit film, "Finding Nemo."
Published Sep 13, 2003 - 03:53 PM
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