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Viruses? On a Mac? Did Apple really write about that?

Apple has just removed the article recommending the use of anti-virus software from their homepage. Does that mean you don’t have to worry about viruses infecting your Mac?

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Apple encouraging users to use anti-virus software

Heise notes that Apple is now officially recommending the use of anti-virus software on MacOS X. In Apple’s their own words: Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult.  It’s pretty tempting, but I’ll [...]

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Chrome TestShell build for MacOS X

I received some private messages as a response to this post about a CrossOver version of Chrome; apparently I’m not the only one interested in seeing Chrome run on the Mac. So I took the time to build the Chromium TestShell for MacOS X; it’s not a full-fledged browser yet, but it’s built from the [...]

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Chrome for Mac update: Crossover provides easy-to-install Mac port

Good news for Mac and Linux users. CodeWeavers has developed a port of Chromium that’s easy to install and use. I just tried the MacOS version, and while the first run takes some time it runs pretty fast after that. Contrary to the Wine method, this version does support https-enabled sites. Please keep in mind [...]

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Google Chrome on MacOS X? Not so fast…

When Google posted this note about the development work being done on the MacOS and Linux versions of Chrome (or Chromium?), lots of weblogs suggested that there might be a beta release later this year. I’d like to point out that this is not necessarily the case: if you look at the actual status on [...]

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Apple non-event

Whew! That big media event from Apple turned out to be a complete non-event. What was announced?    A new iPod nano A new iPod touch $79 earphones  New iTunes with playlist suggestions and HD shows New iPhone firmware It sounds like a nice list, but if you look at the actual improvements it are [...]

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MacOS tip: using tab key in dialogs

I finally found the fix for a major annoyance I had when using my mac: that I had to use the mouse for every dialog box that popped up. A simple yes/no/cancel dialog from Firefox or Safari is impossible to navigate with the keyboard with Apple’s default settings! The solution turns out to be very [...]

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Apple facing infrastructure problems?

Via the excellent data center knowledge website, I came to this page with some insider information about Apple’s infrastructure and their (lack of) IT plans. While it’s all information from unidentified sources, it all rings very true, especially after seeing the problems they had at the MobileMe launch. Some highlights: There is no-unified IT plan [...]

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Pulled Apple talk never submitted, or was it?

The talk about filevault encryption that was supposedly withdrawn from the Black Hat conference was rumored not to have been submitted in the first place. Charles Edge now responds to news.com: I submitted the talk, and later sent a second submission using the same system to then ask to be removed from consideration. As an [...]

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Apple building too many iPhones?

The world’s most-talked-about mobile phone supplier, Apple, is said to produce 800.000 iPhones each week. According to TechCrunch “This is “above current full capacity” and there may be some concerns with quality control.” While I personally like the phone overall, there are just too many things missing (stereo bluetooth profiles, a decent bluetooth keyboard, wireless [...]

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