* Posts by frood

7 posts • joined 1 Mar 2011

550,000-strong army of Mac zombies spreads across world

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Another month and another shock virus claim...

Symantec list this as a very low risk, it's been around for months. it does require a level of social engineering, you choose to download it and then choose to ignore a system warning about it being downloaded, and then if you give it the users password it installs. Most macs have the root account disabled and essentially rely on sudo. The latest release, as mentioned, does not require the password to do a limited install. which presumably means you'll be warned whenever it tries to install it's downloaded payload.

Hopefully Oracle will roll the osx release into their main release cycle soon, Java has been depracated on osx since 2010 and has been in the process of being redacted into the main release ever since.

Macs, like Linux, aren't virus immune. But both are a harder target.

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Apple sells world's most expensive flash drive

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Presumably it comes with the developer kit too.

$69 dollars for an 8GB key is of course a lot. But I don't imagine they're expecting to sell many. Welcome to the land of supply and demand coupled with a company discounting App Store purchases to push their new business model.

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Google's Moto move spells iPhone doom

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Kids buy blackberrys not Androids

'Nuff said

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Nintendo cuts cost of 3DS by a third

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I bought one

After the first day, I've had no problems at all with the 3d. Even on the first day I had very few. Motion enabled 3d games, you need space for, but are otherwise fine. The current game selection is crap though

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Adobe releases lengthy list of Apple Lion woes

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FAIL

Adobe software incompatible with a new OS

Is this even news anymore. Adobe products always seem to fail whatever the platform, whatever the product when the platform is upgraded. That's if they can get the product to work in the first place, look at the 64-bit Flash debacle. And as for GUI incompatibilities due to their own implementation, can I recommend a copy of Object Oriented programming for dummies.

I'm not happy with Apple dropping Rosetta, but I'm not surprised that Adobe's much vaunted intel native CS3 suite wasn't.

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Major overhaul makes OS X Lion king of security

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Meh

Wheres the fat?

Apple finally finishing implementing some basic security measures that were half written in Snow Leopard, golly! The only vaguely interesting bit is that it can now encrypt the entire boot disk (unlike I believe bitlocker, not that I've seen it, a fabled object that only exists on the fanboi and enterprise edition of windows). I use macs, I'm happy with the price and will probably upgrade 'cause of that and not because of this gushing advert

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iPhone 'Death Grip' effect is real, plastic cases don't help

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Autotune

Am I missing something or don't mobile phones already automatically adjust tuning because of this effect?

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