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May 8, 2012 by

What Microsoft can teach Apple about security response

Microsoft just released seven security updates to fix 23 vulnerabilities in Windows and other products. In February, Apple released a massive update that covered 51 vulnerabilities and also introduced an embarrassing security flaw. The contrast is striking.

August 1, 2011 by

Anatomy of a malware attack: the complete Mac Defender timeline

Over the past two months, I have written extensively about Mac Defender, a nasty bit of malware that plagued Apple and its customers in May and June. This is a confusing story, one that evolved rapidly. If you're trying to make sense of it all, this timeline should help.

May 5, 2011 by

Why malware for Macs is on its way

This isn't about Mac-versus-Windows. It's about engineering and (shady) economics. I see convincing evidence that the tipping point is here, or will be soon. Read on and make up your own mind.

January 6, 2011 by

At Apple, everything is "revolutionary"

Apple launched its App Store for the Mac today with a press release that included this bit of puffery: "The Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac…" Revolutionary? Hmmm, where have I heard that word before? Oh yeah, in just about every Apple press release since 1999.

November 28, 2010 by

Switching from PC to Mac and back: three lessons learned so far

I'm running a PC and a Mac side by side as part of a long-term commitment to developing more expertise in Apple's platform. In this post, I share three of the lessons I've learned along the way, including insights about old habits, new hardware, and the joys of cross-platform software and services.


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