Home Theater Keyboard Connectivity

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Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2005, 11:03
Category: Peripheral

Home Theater keyboard connectivitySofa computing and Web surfing represent the next technology frontier in need of innovative products. With Airport and Airport Express routers, the Mrs. and I often use our respective PowerBooks in front of a Pioneer plasma TV in the den each evening. Of course, the HDTV has a computer input, and we’ve been hoping Apple will unleash a stripped down PowerBook-style Bluetooth keyboard with a built-in trackpad for the coffee table. It would be perfect to control a Mac mini in a home entertainment system. Read more…

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Radar Detector for Your Dashboard (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2005, 09:35
Category: Archive

Wired News: “A security hole in Dashboard could expose users of Apple Computer’s new Tiger operating system to attack, and may put personal information like passwords and credit card data at risk… For the convenience of users, most widgets automatically install themselves. But experts fear any program that auto-installs is ripe for exploitation.”
John Cleary responds:

There are TWO levels of security associated with a Widget:
1) Safari can be told to not “Open ‘safe’ files after downloading,” which includes Widgets. Other potential exploits are stopped by this too.
2) When you run a widget for the first time it asks you if you are SURE you want to run it.
This is more than enough security. If you download a widget, the system asks you if you want to run it. This is no worse than any other software on the Mac OS. If one wanted to write a Trojan for Mac OS X (not a Virus, as it would not be able to automatically replicate) it would be child’s play.
This is a good example of why people should be wary of the software they download in any instance. Any piece of software you download could do huge amounts of damage. You shouldn’t download from an untrusted source or open any file that someone sends you without checking it out first. Common sense.

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iTunes 4.8 Morphs into iVideo

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Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2005, 02:19
Category: Software

Under cover of darkness Apple quietly released iTunes 4.8 yesterday. Although it adds almost none of the features we’ve wished for in iTunes 5.0, it’s progress nonetheless. Read More…

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PowerPage Wishlist: PowerBook

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Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2005, 01:59
Category: Archive

We’re having so much fun with our iPod and iTunes Wishlist features that the next logical progression is PowerBooks. This article discusses some of features we’d like to see in the next PowerBook. Read More…

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