PowerPage Podcast Episode 34

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Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2007, 08:00
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 34 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (58’31, 27.51MB, AAC).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Chuck Freedman and Chris Barylick.
Topics include: CoverFlow firmware update for iPod 5G?, Cisco and Apple settle iPhone dispute, deadly DVD-R media and thoughts on Apple TV.
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Thank you to The Tragically Hip for allowing us use their music in the podcast. Check out their new album World Container in stores now.

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Netscape Founder Marc Andreessen: Mac Switcher

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Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2007, 08:00
Category: News
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According to a post on GigaOM Netscape founder Marc Andreessen (bio) has come back to the Mac. Those who remember the net roots at the University of Illinois recall that there was a whole lot of Macs being used at the time. Sure the “systems” guys were using other products but the Mac platform dominated Web content development. I really think that those earlier products from Netscape were more user friendly. It’s nice to see you can come back home. Welcome home Marc.
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DLO’s Home Dock Deluxe Now Shipping

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Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2007, 08:00
Category: iPod
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Looking for a way to pass the time until Apple TV finally ships? Then you may want to check out the second generation HomeDock Deluxe iPod Dock (US$150) from Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO).
The HomeDock Deluxe is a super iPod dock that allows you to enjoy your music, movies and TV shows in front of the warm glow of your favorite TV in the living room. And while Apple TV only works with HDTVs with component inputs, the HomeDock Deluxe works with any TV (either standard or high definition) with a composite input.
It works like this: connect the HomeDock Deluxe to your home television and stereo with the included AV and S-Video cables. Then dock your iPod and use the included remote control (which has buttons for 18 dedicated functions) to navigate your iPod content on the big screen.
The updated HomeDock Deluxe sports a re-designed on-TV navigation that includes full color album art, new screen savers, visualizers and 12 new color themes. Like the iPod you can even create playlists on the fly via the “My Jukebox” function.

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MacBook WiFi Hack Demonstrated at Black Hat DC Event

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Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2007, 07:39
Category: News

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Apple‘s much-publicized WiFi hack of 2006 may have been real, as demonstrated at a Black Hat security conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The hack, which was shown on a MacBook running Mac OS X 10.4.6, was able to run malicious code while scanning for a wireless network.
The bug was initially discovered by researcher David Meynor, who claimed the exploit, if left unpatched, could be used to run arbitrary code on the Mac according to an article on MacNN.
Meynor revealed the bug last year, but conceded that he had been using a third-party WiFi card which took the brunt of the criticism prior to updates being released to fix the bug. Meynor also claims that Apple exerted undue pressure for him to release a public apology and threatened his then-employer, SecureWorks, which prevented his presentation of the security flaw at an event in San Diego.
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