This week's "Mac virus" scare turned out to be nothing more than a worm for Mac OS X that propagates through iChat and infects local Mac applications.
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Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
The roller coaster ride of Apple ship dates keeps on rolling. Yesterday I posted a note about a new third configuration of the MacBook Pro that Apple was offering on the high end - a previously unannounced 2.16GHz model.
I was excited yesterday to report that Apple had speed-bumped the MacBook Pro notebooks to 1.83 and 2.0GHz but disappointed that they also moved my ship date back almost two weeks as a result. Did Apple just throw us a bone?
In a surprise move Apple today announced that they speed-bumped the original MacBook Pro configurations to 1.83 and 2.0GHz without notice.
The best way to prevent hearing damage from listening to your iPod too loud is to just turn it down - but that's common sense. Here are a couple of easy ways Apple could avoid lawsuits claiming that iPods can cause permanent hearing damage.
There's a hot rumor floating around that Apple is planning to release a "true video iPod" soon with a large 3.5-inch display with a virtual clickwheel that appears on screen when needed then fades away when not. All that's well and good but there's something more practical that I want: high-quality audio capture.
In my quest to wrap everything I own in ballistic nylon or fine leather I've found an amazing case for my PalmOne Treo 650 smartphone from a company in Spain. Piel Frama has been making fin leather goods since 1945 and mobile phone cases since 1984, so they've got quite a pedigree - and it shows.
BlackBerry users shouldn't worry about the ongoing litigation with U.S. patent holding company NTP too much now the RIM has publicly announced a workaround if an injunction shuts down U.S. sales and service of the popular handheld email device. Mac users will soon have a new way to make the BlackBerry a little more Mac-like...
In a suprise Tuesday announcement Apple released a 1GB version of their popular iPod nano (US$149) that will hold up to 240 songs or 15,000 photos. At the same time Apple dropped the price of the iPod shuffle to US$69 and US$99.
A Flickr user has posted what looks like an invitation to an Apple "special event" on 22 February at the Moscone Center, but there are problems...