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Checking for password duplication in Keychain Access and 1Password

Following this week's LinkedIn password disaster, Mac users are naturally worried about their passwords and not just for their LinkedIn accounts. What if you used a password in another place? It could happen! There are ways to investigate your passwords in Mac OS X's Keychain Access utility and with popular third-party password management tools. However, some of this investigating can be difficult.

July 1, 2012

Anonymous develops own OS

Anonymous has launched its own operating system, Anonymous-OS, which fits out wannabe hackers with a suite of tools that they could use to get started on a path of crime.

March 14, 2012 by

CoyotePoint EQ/OS 10 a new foundation

Coyote Point decided that their application delivery servers needed a better foundation to improve connectivity, security, management tools, acceleration and availability. Future products will be based upon EQ/OS 10.

November 20, 2011 by

RIM opens up PlayBook for hardware-accelerated games

Research In Motion has given games developers tools to help them code for the BlackBerry Tablet operating system.The company released a beta version of a native software development kit (SDK) for the PlayBook, currently the only slate to run the QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS, on Wednesday.

August 25, 2011 by

Black Hat to offer Mac OS X hacking classes

As it did last year, the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas will feature a full class on hacking Mac OS X, Mach and Objective-C apps and tools, as well as native Cocoa applications.

March 7, 2011

Apple and Oracle all hugs on Java SE7 for Mac OS X

A joint press release from Oracle and Apple on Friday cleared up the angst over the future role of Java on Mac OS. A newly-formed OpenJDK project will handle the release and Apple will do the heavy lifting on the "key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X," the release said.

November 12, 2010

Can a desktop OS ever truly be "touch ready"?

PC operating systems, or for that matter any desktop OS, don't make good platforms for touchscreen devices. The whole keyboard/mouse paradigm doesn't translate well to being used by fingers and powered by gestures. Cursors are fine motor tools that can work with pixel precision. Our fingers are big lumps of meat that cover pixels by the acre. Can these two things be ever me melded together?

August 24, 2010 by

Apple's new iPhone restrictions and the 5 stages of grief

Apple's developer agreement for iPhone OS 4 requires apps to be "originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine". With this change, Apple appears to have put the kibosh on hundreds of apps already on the market and destroyed a cottage industry of cross-platform tools including Flash CS5, Unity, and MonoTouch.

April 13, 2010 by

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