Lawyers for Mac clone maker Psystar have confirmed they have hired the A-Team in order to battle Apple.
That's "A" as in antitrust, according to Computerworld. Psystar has retained Carr and Ferrell to fend off an Apple lawsuit over the Open Computer, and one lawyer for the firm sought to shift the focus away from copyright and trademark violations to software licensing agreements, or EULAs, and antitrust concerns.
Are these really leaked pics of a redesigned MacBook, widely expected later this year? Probably not, as Apple has always done an excellent job of keeping its new designs under wraps. But the Interwebs are abuzz with this series of shots that generally fit in with the conventional wisdom--that the MacBook line is getting an aluminum makeover, to look more like the high-end MacBook Pro.
Mac accessories store AppleOwner.com and a Taiwanese site called apple.pro are both showing off the allegedly leaked shots, which don't offer much in the way of detail, besides an aluminum chassis with the MacBook name stamped into it. Check out the pics for yourself after the break and let us know if you think they're legit or fake.… Read more
Mac OS X looks great and runs smoothly right out of the box. But if you wanted to make minor tweaks to the interface or automate specific maintenance tasks, in the past you had to know how to use the command line. Fortunately, some savvy developers have made it possible to perform once-difficult tasks through the use of an easy-to-understand interface. We have a couple of freshly-reviewed programs this week that make tweaks and useful maintenance tasks in Mac OS X much easier for the regular user.
According to Google, there's no such thing as complete privacy. And while we tend to agree, we don't necessarily think that should mean Google can drive up into the driveway, take pictures of the inside of our houses, and put them on the Internet. Maybe we're just not all on the same page. Also, new Mac notebooks and iPods are likely coming soon, along with, but not related to, a new Internet.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 778
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Microsoft used to tell Mac visitors to its web pages to use Internet Explorer. When the company stopped developing IE for the Mac, it instead suggested that "Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple's Safari."
But now? As discovered by iTnews, Microsoft is now asking Mac and Windows users to use the open-source Mozilla Firefox browser, albeit a slightly outdated version (2.0).
Perhaps Microsoft doesn't want anyone using the uber-cool (and getting cooler all the time) AwesomeBar?
At least Microsoft is finally recognizing that there are technologies beyond those that … Read more
Microsoft recently pulled an operating system switcharoo--a la the Folgers taste test or the Pepsi Challenge--on a focus group with the hopes of changing public perception of Windows Vista. Now the company has posted some of the videos of people's reactions online. But will the marketing scheme work? And separately, while in Redmond, reporter Ina Fried got an up-close look at an experimental research project, called Sphere. News intern Holly Jackson checks in with Ina on both those stories.
Updated 2:50 p.m. PDT with comments from security researcher Rich Mogull.
Three weeks after the disclosure of a serious flaw within the Domain Name System (DNS), Apple has yet to patch its MAC OS X operating system, but the company may be able to look to a third party in defense.
In a posting to an Internet newsgroup on Monday, Paul Vixie of the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) acknowledged that the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) DNS Server's recent -P1 releases may be unstable for some users. The BIND DNS Server is used on the vast majority … Read more
Security vendor Secunia on Tuesday reported a partial fix for a critical vulnerability it first reported last week affecting the RealPlayer software used to play media within Internet browsers on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.
Secunia disclosed a critical vulnerability within the rmoc3260 ActiveX control in RealPlayer 11 (11.0.0 - 11.0.2 builds 18.104.22.1688 - 22.214.171.1242), 10.5 (126.96.36.1990-188.8.131.523, 184.108.40.2068, 220.127.116.111), and RealPlayer 10 on Windows;RealPlayer 10.1 (10.0.0.396 - 10.0.0.503) and … Read more
Apple might have decided its partnership with Intel doesn't mean it has to use all of Intel's products.
AppleInsider reports that Apple could be using a chipset from a different company--or even an internally developed one--in the next iteration of the MacBook, expected to arrive in the next six or eight weeks. Like other notebook vendors, Apple had been using Intel's mobile Centrino chipsets in its MacBook line ever since 2006 but it's going to pass on the Montevina version of those chipsets this time around, according to the report.
Intel has done an excellent job … Read more