A Firefox flaw which allowed for remote code execution was publicly disclosed yesterday. Today Mozilla, who distributes the Firefox software, released a patch for the Firefox flaw.
The Apple rocker phone, as some are calling the new iPhone, and the iPod Nano, were announced this week by Apple. Where the ROKR based iPhone (some are calling it ROCKR or even ROCKER, but it’s actually “ROKR”) is indeed a rocker phone, the new iPod Nano is more like an executive iPod.
Motorola ROKR phones are being confirmed as the new iTunes phones, sources say. Pictures, if accurate, show that the iTunes phone even sports the iPods scroll wheel.
Ipod cell phones, or video iPods, or maybe video iPod phones, are rumoured to be the subject of the big announcement which Apple is making next week.
Adobe is warning that a vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader could lead to someone creating a “malicious PDF” file, and when the unsuspecting user opens the PDF file with a vulnerable version of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, the software could crash, and leave the user’s system open to someone running malicious software […]
For those of you who haven’t already heard, Amazon is offering a new short story download service, Amazon Shorts. It’s really cool, in that it offers new short stories, not available anywhere else, by authors including some very well known, and well-loved, authors (Robin Cook, Danielle Steel, and Harry S. Dent, to name a few. […]
In a decision in which the Canadian Private Copying Collective (somewhat analagous to the U.S.’ RIAA, except that the CPCC actually represents the interests of the artists) says that it is “disappointed”, the Canadian high court has this week let stand a ruling that the CPCC could no longer levy what some have been calling […]
Yahoo will be announcing on Monday that it has purchased Arlo Rose’s Konfabulator for an undisclosed amount of money. Yahoo will also be announcing that it will drop the price for Konfabulator from the current $19.99 to zero. That’s right. Zippo. Nada. And that’s pretty konfabulous. Konfabulator is the original software which gave Mac enthusiasts […]
Late last month Apple announced that with the release of its newest iTunes software, version 4.9, it would be offering podcasts through the iTunes store. And indeed it is. Now a tempest in a teacup is brewing over what some are dubbing “porncasts” – podcasts containing sexually explicit material. Really, I suppose, who cares, other […]
The Mozilla Foundation has just released their Firefox 1.0.5 security update for Firefox, coincidentally at the same time as Microsoft released their own monthly security patches for Windows. Firefox 1.0.5 also upgrades and improves the browser’s stability itself, but the most important aspect of this release is definitely patching some security issues. Said Michael Sutton, […]
Security experts are saying that Apple’s iPod is the newest rage. Not among the teen set, Gen-Xers, or even baby boomers, but among criminals. Now, it’s true that the use isn’t novel, just the choice of device, but as Marshall Mcluhan so deftly noted, the medium is the message. So what is it about the […]
Much has been made of the recent announcement that Apple is going to start using Intel CPUs. For the most part people think that this is either pretty cool, or no big deal, depending on where you sit. Many people seem to think that, particularly with the advent of the new Mac Mini, this may […]
“Sure, I could get a Mac, but the time I spend with my daughter removing spyware is very precious.” A great line, already being attributed to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, but actually penned by Good Morning Silicon Valley’s John Paczkowski on the GMSV blog. However Paczkowski was reporting on words actually uttered by Otellini, who, […]