MacWorld 2008 Live Keynote Coverage

I will be providing my observations and picks from this year’s MacWorld Expo. But I will not be providing live coverage of the Keynote by Jobs. For that, try the following sites: MacRumors MacDailyNews GizModo Arstechnica MacFormat TUAW Engadget Check back here later for my periodic reports of MacWorld.

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Using TimeMachine with a Network Device

I am loving Leopard and have found very few snafus since installing it almost 2 months ago. One of the great features in Leopard is the automated backup software called TimeMachine. Like many busy computer users, I am quite lax about doing backups on a regular basis. It usually takes a catastrophic loss of data to remind me that I should’ve been doing backups. A lesson learned the hard way. But TimeMachine handles this for me now. I connect an external USB drive to my machine and, once every hour, TimeMachine does an incremental backup of my hard drive

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3 MacWorld 2008 Rumors and Predictions

There are a fair number of predictions this year for MacWorld Expo 2008. They begin each year in December, then reach a fever pitch in the weeks before the expo. I won’t go over all of the predictions and rumors I’ve come across, but I will offer here a few of the more interesting ones I’ve seen. MacBook Tablet This rumor has been made on several sites, each with an interesting take on what form this tablet will take. Common to all the predictions is that is will be small (13″), thin, and a tablet. Here is an interesting video […]

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MacBook Tablet Finally Shipping

The Axiotron Modbook was originally announced almost a year ago at MacWorld Expo 2007. At that time, this after-market hardware modification, done by a team of German and American engineers, created quite a buzz. This mod is built primarily for mobile users, artists, or anyone who wants to draw and write directly on the screen. It uses OS X’s built in handwriting recognition software. It comes with an iSight built in, integrated CD/DVD combo drive that can be upgraded to a DVD burner, and a Global Positioning System. Yes, a GPS system, which turns this puppy into a nice, large-screen, […]

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More Blather from ZDNet and Dignan

It’s pretty well known by now that ZDNet is the CNN of tech reporting. Basically, they’re one big infomercial for the highest bidder. I usually don’t bother with these things. But Dignan’s posting of December 18 is a really good example of yet another MicroSoft shill’s take on the disaster that is Windows Vista. He uses this handy little Terrorist-Threat-Color-Coded table to show that Mac OS X users should arm themselves and hide under their beds waiting for the impending doom: Even assuming that these numbers represent anything close to reality, one has to wonder if Dignan recognizes the very […]

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Pile of Patches for Leopard and Tiger

Apple just released a big old pile of patches for the security-burdened Leopard and Tiger operating systems. Among the addressed problems:   Address Book Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution CFNetwork Impact: Visiting a malicious website could allow the automatic download of files to arbitrary folders to which the user has write permission Core Foundation Impact: Usage of CFURLWriteDataAndPropertiesToResource API may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information Desktop Services Impact: Opening a directory containing a maliciously-crafted .DS_Store file in Finder may lead to arbitrary code execution Flash Player […]

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