Macintosh

Now Apple will help you run XP on your Intel Mac

It was only a matter of time, and the time has now come. Expect to see benchmarks within the hour or so of running games under XP using this technology, but for the time being, Apple has announced Boot Camp, technology that will be in 10.5 (Leopard) that allows dual-booting.

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VPN from MacBook Pro

I've been using a MacMini running OSX Server to do VPN at my house for about a year now. It worked very well until I got my new MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, there have been problems since then. I now have a call into Apple and a nice work-around.

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Dual-boot is a reality

It was announced yesterday on OnMac.net that Blanka and Narf (obviously not their real names) have won the prize of $13,854 for figuring out how to dual-boot a MacBook Pro (or Intel Mini, or Intel iMac) into Windows or OS X.

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ARS reviews MacBook Pro

Ars Technica has posted a review of the MacBook Pro, which is notable in that: 1) it's the first one that I've head complain about MagSafe; 2) speaks to battery life (3:17 to 4:57 depending); and 3) It compares the machine to a Dell laptop running a hacked version of OS X 10.4.4. All things considered, they're pretty happy with it.

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Apple releases security tweak aimed at recent malware

Last evening, Apple released the first security update for 2006 (Security Update 2006-001 for Intel and PPC). Detailed information is online in About Security Update 2006-001. More details follow here, but the summary is that they have addressed a wide variety of problems, including just about every facet of the malware discussed in recent articles on this site..html

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Google widgets available

Google has released 3 new dashboard widgets for the Mac, including one that checks your Gmail, one that allows you to post to Blogger quickly, and one that lets you check out your search history.

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MacBook Pro disassembled

Well, somehow I missed that OWC disassembled the MacBook Pro yesterday afternoon.

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Latest update on Macintosh malware

Without further ado, the folks at Unsanity have described (in more excruciating detail than I did yesterday) the latest OS X malware threat and have not one, but two, solutions to the problem.

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More on malicious code on the Macintosh

This isn't intended to scare people in the least. In fact, it's intended to inform, and if we were talking about Windows, there's no way that I could comment on almost every threat of Malware that comes up on the platform. However, on the Macintosh, I feel some responsibility to address these issues, especially as they relate to best-practices. The German site, heise online is reporting this morning about another potential threat to our fine platform, and another reason to seriously consider telling Safari not to "Open 'safe' files after downloading."

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Virus scares on the Mac

Now that things are starting to become much more clear about the Oompa-Loompa "virus" (AKA, Leap.A), I figured I'd try to put things into perspective and give a few of my thoughts on the whole thing. For those who haven't heard, there has been concentration this week on reports of a new virus on the Mac. To start with, you can look at the pretty-good FAQ from MacWorld, or for the technically inclined, you can check out a very detailed account of digging deeper into the problem also on MacWorld, or you can go with the technical description from Ambrosia Software.

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