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  • How to protect OS X from the “rootpipe” vulnerability

    11/04/2014 7:32:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Mac Issues ^ | November 4, 2014 | by Topher Kessler
    A relatively long-standing vulnerability in OS X has been uncovered by a Swedish hacker, Emil Kvarnhammar, who has dubbed it “rootpipe” by the so-far undisclosed method in which it can be used to take control of your Mac. In this vulnerability, a flaw allows a hacker to gain administrative access of a system without supplying a password, and then be able to interact with your Mac as an administrator. In an interview with MacWorld, Kvarnhammar describes this bug as having been present in OS X 10.8.5, but he was not able to replicate it in 10.9; however, Apple has shuffled...
  • Windows 10 will offer Mac-like trackpad gestures

    10/28/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BETA News ^ | 10/28/2014 | Mihaita Bamburic
    Anyone who has ever used a modern-day Mac will tell you that Apple gets its trackpads right. Sure, they look nice and feel great to the touch, but, most importantly, they are also properly supported in OS X. It offers myriad gestures to help users navigate as efficiently as if they were using a mouse. In fact, the trackpad is designed to feel like an integral part of the system, not as a bolt-on, as there are lots of things that can be done faster with it, like locating a window or opening the notifications panel. The same cannot be...
  • Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers ... Via Reddit

    10/03/2014 8:06:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/03/2014 | James Cook
    Criminals have discovered a flaw in OS X, the Mac operating system, and are using it to control thousands of Apple computers around the world. The Russian security company Dr. Web first discovered the software, known as "Mac.BackDoor.iWorm." We don't yet know how the software spreads, but Dr. Web has released information on the clever way it connects to the criminals who control the program. When a Mac is infected with Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, the program tries to make a connection to a command server. The iWorm reportedly uses Reddit's search function to find comments left by the criminals in a Minecraft...
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Fun fact: Guess where the current IRS commissioner used to work

    06/24/2014 8:37:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/24/14 | T. Becket Adams
    Current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified Friday on the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And although the hearing was filled with many memorable and tense moments, particularly between the commissioner and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., one detail that went unmentioned Friday is Koskinen's former employer. In case you didn't know, the man who currently heads the IRS was at one point with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., known more commonly as Freddie Mac.
  • Russian government dumps Intel and AMD in favor of homemade processors

    06/23/2014 8:38:15 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 84 replies
    engadget ^ | Sharif Sakr
    Russia's policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctions, NSA spying and GPS cooperation aren't resolved to its leader's satisfaction. It looks like this tough stance extends to US-designed computer chips too, as a Russian business newspaper is reporting that state departments and state-run companies will no longer purchase PCs built around Intel or AMD processors. Instead, starting in 2015, the government will order up to one million devices annually based on the "Baikal" processor, which is manufactured by a domestic company called T-Platforms.
  • The Mac-ifying of the Linux Desktop

    05/21/2014 11:19:14 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 40 replies
    Linux.com ^ | 20 May 2014 | Jack Wallen
    The sheer variety available to the Linux desktop brings with it a level of discussion and debate most other platforms do not know. Which desktop is the best? Should Linux hold onto what has always worked? Should the Linux desktop mimic what others already know? Dare Linux look and feel like OS X?That last idea is a bit of a conundrum – one with multiple arguments. First and foremost, there is no debating that OS X is a fast-growing platform. It not only has deep roots in Linux architecture, it has been accepted by numerous types of users. There...
  • Closing the door on Windows: A guide to changing operating systems

    12/18/2013 6:48:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 80 replies
    PC World ^ | 16 December 2013 | Tony Bradley
    Is it time for you to dump Windows XP, or maybe to abandon Windows altogether? Windows 8 has improved significantly with the 8.1 upgrade. Nevertheless, for many users, Windows 8’s ...major changes like Live Tiles and the removal of the Start menu—remains an object of scorn. And security has always been a bigger headache for Windows... If you’re still running Windows XP, making the switch to Windows 8.1—or to Windows 7, if you can find it—will probably involve replacing more than just the operating system. Your...hardware may not be able to handle a newer Windows OS; and even if it...
  • "Obama" cannot be deleted

    10/06/2013 9:02:53 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Self | 6 October AD 2013 | lightman
    I am an unrepentent Luddite, operating Mac0S9 in a Windows world. On Friday night I suffered the mother of all computer crashes....sent an email and just as it transmitted the background browser/email program crashed and the word processing program froze. Usually a forced reset cures all, but not this time. Nor did a "hard reset" by spiking the power. Each time reboot attempt resulted in a flashing icon indicating an unreadable hard drive. Hours and many dollar later the failing hard drive which had caused the freezes and crashes was replaced, and, most importantly, almost all the data was recovered...
  • OSX Users hit with ransomware websites posing as FBI Notices

    07/16/2013 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    Macrumors ^ | 7/16/2013
    Malwarebytes takes a look at a method cyber-criminals have begun using to target Mac users with "ransomware", hijacking the user's browser with a notice demanding payment of $300 in order to release control of the application. While similar malware has affected Windows systems for a number of years, Mac users have only rarely seen such efforts targeted at themselves. The ransomware page is being pushed onto unsuspecting users browsing regular sites but in particular when searching for popular keywords. Warnings appearing to be from the FBI tell the victim: “you have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content.. To unlock...
  • Being Had for Dinner in Ottawa

    04/28/2013 11:59:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    Special to IPT News ^ | April 26, 2013 | by David B. Harris
    SNIPPET: "The Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization (OMWO) holds its 12th Annual Festival of Friendship Dinner Sunday evening." SNIPPET: "The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College in London, Ontario, an institutional affiliate of the University of Western Ontario. Mattson, a convert from Christianity to Islam, was president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The United States government designated ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation terror-funding prosecution. ISNA is included in a key Muslim Brotherhood document as one of the "organizations of our friends." Other evidence abounds...
  • RUSH: El Rushbo's Favorite Apple Tech Blogs

    03/22/2013 9:48:21 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 9 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    El Rushbo's Favorite Apple Tech Blogs March 22, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rosie in Lake Havasu, Arizona, it's great to have you here. Hi. CALLER: Hi. I just wanted to start off by saying that I'm 16, I'm in the 11th grade, and I'm also a freshman in college. I just wanted to start off in saying, thank you for helping me. In one of and has us debate certain thingslike immigration, national debt, unemployment -- and, my favorite, Obamacare.It's really refreshing to go home and, like, listen to you and realize,no, I'm not crazy.Because, as classical liberals, they...
  • Vanity. Need computer advice.

    03/19/2013 8:39:54 AM PDT · by saminfl · 64 replies
    self | 03/19/13 | Self
    I need some computer advice. I have 4 computers at home. Two laptops and two desktops. One laptop has Windows 7 and is used by my wife for genealogy research and net surfing. The others are mine and they have XP (desktop currently needs new MB) Windows 7 (desktop) and Vista (laptop used in my traveling and some of my work. I absolutely hate the Vista machine. It is slow and even slower when running multiple pages. I have run every correction and restoration program available on it and I still hate using it. When I use it at work,...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook announces plans to manufacture Mac computers in USA

    12/06/2012 7:26:06 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 26 replies
    NBS News ^ | 12/6/12 | Ronnie Polidoro
    “We’ve been working for years on doing more and more in the United States,” Cook told Williams. It was Cook’s first interview since taking over from his visionary former boss, Steve Jobs, who resigned due to health reasons in August 2011. Jobs died on October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The announcement could be good news for a country that has been struggling with an unemployment rate of around 8 percent for some time and has been bleeding good-paying factory jobs to lower-wage nations such as China. Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, said he believes...
  • Panel Installation Nearly Complete at Apple's Massive North Carolina Solar Farm

    09/14/2012 2:31:21 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 4 replies
    Macrumors ^ | 9/14/12 | Eric Slivka
    We've been following Apple's work at its Maiden, North Carolina data center for quite some time, and early last month we saw some good aerial photos showing ongoing work at the site including the installation of a major solar farm to help meet Apple's renewable energy goals for the center.
  • New Trojan Backdoor Malware Targets Mac OS X And Linux, Steals Passwords And Keystrokes

    09/01/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8-31-2012 | Anthony WIng Kosner
    Russian anti-virus software maker Doctor Web, has identified, “The first Trojan in history to steal Linux and Mac OS X passwords.” BackDoor.Wirenet.1, is the first Trojan Horse program that works on the Mac OS X and Linux platforms that is, “designed to steal passwords stored by a number of popular Internet applications.” The company, which sells anti-virus software that, conveniently, protects you against the malware they are identifying, explains that, “When launched, it creates its copy in the user’s home directory. The program uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to communicate with its control server whose address is 212.7.208.65.” The...
  • 10 reasons to drop Windows for Mountain Lion

    07/29/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2012 | Mark Spoonauer
    I guess you could say I started cheating on Windows back in October of 2010. That’s when Apple debuted the revamped MacBook Air. For the first time, I could resume working almost as soon as I flipped the lid on a laptop, thanks to the way the notebook leveraged its flash memory. (Intel and Ultrabook makers wouldn’t offer a similar instant-on experience until a year later.) The Air was a work of art, but it didn’t feel complete until OS X Lion arrived last year. With key time-saving features like Auto Save and Mission Control for faster multitasking, I started...
  • New Apple Mac Trojan Called OSX/Crisis Discovered (Possibly not in wild)

    07/26/2012 10:34:10 AM PDT · by zeugma · 14 replies
    Intego ^ | July 24, 2012 | Lysa Myers
    Update – July 25, 2012 10:30AM PDT This threat may run on Leopard 10.5, but it has a tendency to crash. It does not run on the new Mountain Lion 10.8. _______ Intego has discovered a new Trojan called OSX/Crisis. This threat is a dropper which creates a backdoor when it’s run. It installs silently, without requiring a password, and works only in OSX versions 10.6 and 10.7 – Snow Leopard and Lion. The Trojan preserves itself against reboots, so it will continue to run until it’s removed. Depending on whether or not the dropper runs on a user...
  • Apple quietly stops touting the fact that it has a virus-free platform

    06/26/2012 8:08:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Tecca ^ | June 26, 2012 | Fox Van Allen
    The half-a-trillion dollar company finally admits that its software isn't bulletproof.
  • Here Come The OS Class Wars: Orbitz Finds Mac Users Spend More On Hotels Than Their PC Counterparts

    06/25/2012 6:21:49 PM PDT · by randita · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/25/12 | Tyler Durden
    Here Come The OS Class Wars: Orbitz Finds Mac Users Spend More On Hotels Than Their PC Counterparts Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/25/2012 20:45 -0400 In a finding that many have subliminally known about for years, but never been actually proven, yet is still quite shocking, the WSJ is reporting that tourism portal Orbitz "has found that people who use Apple Inc.'s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see." Which is not really surprising:...
  • A tech-vanity -- connecting a macbook to cisco router

    06/14/2012 3:38:09 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 40 replies
    self ^ | 06142012 | me
    Well, I'm clearly approaching desperation, or I wouldn't be posting something like this. OTOH, if help doesn't appear on FR, it might not be had anywhere. So here's the situation: I installed a brandy-new Cisco router (E1200) for a client who uses an ancient Macbook. Many pages load fine but Google -- the one that matters for her because she uses Gmail -- times out or takes many minutes to load. It's not unheard of -- I've found it brought up on different help forums but there seems to be no consensus on the fix and, disappointingly, no accountability whatsoever...
  • How Steve Jobs Jobbed The Left

    06/04/2012 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    How do you become a business titan that treats employees like garbage, creates products intended to be monopolies, charges excessive prices that result in outrageous profits, practices significant tax avoidance, and yet not get pilloried (on the contrary, become deified) by the anti-business media? It’s simple; you are Steve Jobs and you are just too cool to criticize. There’s no doubt that Steve Jobs was a major player in the development of the personal computer, transformed the animation business, and developed products in the last decade of his life that changed our culture and society. His finest quality was the...
  • Russian Security Firm Says Flashback Botnet Is Not Shrinking

    04/25/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by johncatl · 25 replies
    CRN (Computer Reseller News) ^ | 4/23/2012 | Kevin McLaughlin
    Contrary to recent reports, the worldwide botnet of Macs infected with the Flashback malware has remained relatively steady in size, the Russian security vendor Dr. Web said over the weekend. Dr. Web discovered the botnet -- which it calls BackDoor.Flashback.39 -- on April 4. It claims that more than 817,000 bots have connected to the botnet thus far, and that an average of 550,000 infected machines are interacting with a command-and-control server each day.
  • 1 in 5 Macs Has Malware [STUDY]

    04/24/2012 6:55:44 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | 24 Apr 2012 | Todd Wasserman
    In a challenge to the prevailing belief that Apple computers are immune to the sort of cyberattacks that plague WIndows-based machines, research firm Sophos has released a study claiming that one in five Macs have malware. The report, released on Tuesday, is based on a “100,000-strong snapshot” of the millions of Macs that downloaded Sophos’s free Mac antivirus software. The study found that 20% of Macs were carrying one or more instances of Windows malware. Such malware doesn’t cause symptoms unless the Mac owners run Windows on their machines, but it can be spread to others. However, this doesn’t appear...
  • New Mac OS X Trojan unearthed. Call it SabPub

    04/16/2012 9:00:32 PM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    CNET ^ | April 16, 2012 | Don Reisinger
    Here we go again. Kaspersky Lab security researcher Costin Raiu has discovered another Mac OS X Trojan. Dubbed Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a (or just SabPub, for short), the malware uses Java exploits to infect a Mac, connect to a remote Web site, and wait for instructions that include taking screenshots of the user's Mac and executing commands. "The Java exploits appear to be pretty standard, however, (and) they have been obfuscated using ZelixKlassMaster, a flexible and quite powerful Java obfuscator," Raiu wrote on the Securelist blog. "This was obviously done in order to avoid detection from anti-malware products." Related stories Raiu's discovery comes...
  • Half a million Mac computers 'infected with malware'

    04/05/2012 8:45:23 AM PDT · by null and void · 184 replies
    BBC ^ | April 2012 Last updated at 08:54 ET
    An investigation by Dr Web suggests that about 600,000 Macs have the malware - potentially allowing them to be hijacked and used as a "botnet". It says that more than half that number are in the US. Flashback was first detected last September when anti-virus researchers flagged software masquerading itself as a Flash Player update. Once downloaded it deactivated some of the computer's security software. Remote control "By introducing the code criminals are potentially able to control the machine," the firm's chief executive Boris Sharov told the BBC. "We stress the word potential as we have never seen any malicious...
  • Fast-growing Flashback Botnet Includes Over 600,000 Macs, Malware Experts Say

    04/05/2012 5:45:29 AM PDT · by iowamark · 27 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Apr 5, 2012 | Lucian Constantin
    More than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a new version of the Flashback Trojan horse that's being installed on people's computers with the help of Java exploits, security researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web said on Wednesday. Flashback is a family of Mac OS malware that appeared in September 2011. Older Flashback versions relied on social engineering tricks to infect computers, but the latest variants are distributed via Java exploits that don't require user interaction. On Tuesday, Apple released a Java update in order to address a critical vulnerability that's being exploited to infect Mac computers with the...
  • New to Macs, help with Lightroom, please.

    02/14/2012 2:23:58 PM PST · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 29 replies · 1+ views
    me | 2/14/12 | me
    We are new to apple/macs, and our Lightroom software has gone a bit glitchy. Apparently I have the dreaded beach ball spiral of death or something like that. When we try to edit photos we get this beach ball spiral symbol in our software window. It almost acts like it needs reinstalling but some blogs I've read said that does not work. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  • I was a soldier of the Queen...now I'm a soldier of Allah

    01/16/2012 1:42:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies
    THE SUN.co.uk ^ | October 1, 2011 | by Olive Harvey
    SNIPPET: "CHANTING fundamentalist bile, extremist Abu Jibreel was on the front line battling police officers during a mock "funeral" for Osama Bin Laden. With his beard and flowing robes, the follower of hate preacher Anjem Choudary was happy to tell anyone who would listen that he wants to bring down democracy..." SNIPPET: "The Sun can reveal that the 39-year-old Muslim convert was born Paul Steven Mellor in Cheshire." SNIPPET: "He is campaigning for Sharia law and self-governing Muslim "states" to be established in Britain." SNIPPET: "Choudary gloated: "We have a former British Army soldier in our organisation. Next we want...
  • Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media...

    12/05/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Quote: homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-jihadist-use-social-media-how-prevent-terrorism-and-preserve-innovation Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 6, 2011 2:00pm On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled "Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation." The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Mr. Evan F. Kohlmann Flashpoint Global Partners Mr. William McCants Analyst Analyst for the Center for Naval...
  • Over 20 arrested at U.S. London embassy protest

    12/03/2011 4:27:46 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    LONDON (Reuters) - Police said they had made more than 20 arrests at a demonstration outside the U.S. embassy in London on Friday. Twenty people had been held on suspicion of being members of a banned group while another two were detained for obstruction and violent disorder.
  • Poppy-burning group Muslims Against Crusades is banned...as members plan anti-Armistice Day protest

    11/11/2011 9:06:15 PM PST · by americanophile · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An extremist Muslim group who burned poppies have been formally banned by the state amid fears they were planning a 'Hell for Heroes' outrage today. Members of Muslims Against Crusades had pledged to interrupt today's Armistice Day two-minute silence with a 'surprise'. In response, Home Secretary Theresa May announced yesterday that MAC would be made a proscribed terrorist group. This means that membership of the group, holding meetings or wearing clothing or 'articles' to show support for the organisation are now criminal offences punishable by up to ten years in jail. Last night police were poised to arrest any activists...
  • Muslims Against Crusades banned by Theresa May

    11/10/2011 11:55:10 AM PST · by the scotsman · 93 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11th November 2011 | Dominic Casciani
    'The home secretary is banning Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), a group that planned an anti-Armistice Day protest. It had wanted to repeat a demonstration held last year, when it burned poppies near London's Albert Hall. Theresa May's order will make membership or support of MAC a criminal offence. It is closely linked to seven other previously-banned groups. The organisation, now dissolved, said "the call for Islam will never be silenced by any ban or proscription". Mrs May said she was satisfied that Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) was "simply another name for an organisation already proscribed under a number of names"....
  • Deleting Online Jihad on Twitter: The Case of British Jihadi Anjem Choudary - Tweeting...

    11/06/2011 12:07:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    MEMRI.org - Report ^ | November 4, 2011 | Steven Stalinsky
    SNIPPET: "British Jihadi Anjem Choudary Tweets On March 19, 2011, British jihadi Anjem Choudary, spokesman for the banned Islam4UK organization, co-founder of Al-Muhajiroun, and spiritual advisor to the UK Islamist group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC),[18] launched a Twitter account and began tweeting. MAC made headlines last week for threatening a British MP who subsequently called on their activities to be closely monitored by law enforcement.[19] According to his Twitter account, Choudary is "a Muslim who believes that Islam is something we must believe in (Tawheed), live by (Shari'ah) and struggle and sacrifice for (by way of Daw'ah and Jihad)."[20] In...
  • Another Macintosh trojan hits the wild

    10/28/2011 9:28:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Modmy.com ^ | October 26, 2011
    The last Macintosh trojan that we reported on was named Flashback.C, and would execute after you opened a .dmg file posing to be Adobe Flash player. It would install and disable your Apple Anti-Malware system. If you had LittleSnitch installed, the trojan would not execute, instead automatically delete itself. Now, another Macintosh trojan is on the loose. This trojan was originally made for Linux systems, but was ported to Mac OS by a couple of hackers. It's called OSX/Tsnunami.A and it uses your computer and internet connection to attack Web Sites. The Linux build of the trojan was known as...
  • Steve Jobs biography sparks Apple TV rumours

    10/24/2011 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    http://www.monstersandcritics.com ^ | Oct 24, 2011, 20:08 GMT | Staff
    San Francisco - Steve Jobs told his biographer that he had cracked the problem of creating an effective interactive television, fueling rumours that Apple will release such a device next year. Jobs made the comments to author Walter Isaacson, whose portrait of the technology visionary was released Monday. Titled simply Steve Jobs, the book is the only biography authorized by the Apple co-founder, who granted Isaacson some 40 interviews to outline the parameters of his life from his early years as an adopted child to his last months, as he raced to finish the development of products when he knew...
  • Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with 'Mythbusters' hosts

    10/12/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/11/2011 | by James Hibbard
    Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host. The network is teaming with NBC’s Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who celebrate the spirit of innovation on Discovery’s hit Mythbusters, will host the show.“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men,” Savage said. “Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn’t simply give...
  • Steve Jobs: The Secular Prophet

    10/08/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/11 | Andy Crouch, editor at Christianity Today
    Steve Jobs turned Eve's apple, the symbol of fallen humankind, into a religious icon for true believers in technology. But can salvation be downloaded? For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple keynote addresses, there were many other things he concealed. Like the devices he created, his life was more and more opaque even while becoming more and more celebrated. So his death this week came as a shock for nearly all of us, even though we knew that only grave illness could be keeping him from the company he co-founded and loved. He told us almost nothing...
  • Cain would not only defeat Obama electorally, but also the race-laden hopenchangery meme

    10/07/2011 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Christian Engineer Mass · 35 replies
    Talking Points ^ | 7th October, 2011 | Staff
    Herman Cain In recent weeks, we've all seen the video where Herman Cain completely destroys Clinton on healthcare (and if you haven't, you really should). It's clear that Cain is better at explaining his ideas than any republican president since Reagan. Certainly better than Bush I or Bush II. And Cain is certainly a better debater than Clinton, which means Obama would not stand a chance. The "Cain vs. Unable" slogan is cute. For astute watchers, it's also a little concerning though, as we all know how much the left would benefit from faking the death of Obama, a...
  • Homily for Oct. 2, 2011 (Steve Jobs was a choice for Life)

    10/06/2011 7:29:29 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 13 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | Oct. 1, 2011 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Since this is Respect Life Sunday, and the beginning of Respect Life month, I wanted to talk about one woman who did respect life – and her choice has made a difference in the life of virtually every person in this church. Her name is Joanne Schiebel. In 1954, she was a young unmarried college student who discovered that she was pregnant. In the 1950s, her options were limited. She could have had an abortion – but the procedure was both dangerous and illegal. She could have gotten married, but she wasn’t ready and didn’t want to interrupt her education....
  • Ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs Has Died

    10/05/2011 4:50:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 285 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2011 | Ned Potter
    Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died in California. Jobs was 56. His death was reported by The Associated Press, citing Apple. Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world's first personal computer, the Apple II.
  • Flashback Trojan Spreading; Mac Users Should Be Wary of Flash Installers

    09/28/2011 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    Intego ^ | September 28, 2011
    Following our recent security memo about the Mac Flashback Trojan horse, Intego has seen an increase in the number of Mac users infected by this malware. After publicizing this threat, many users have posted both in the comments on this blog, and on other blogs and forums about having either seen this malware download, or actually installing it. If you end up on a site that is serving this malware, you will see something similar to this: The first things you see are the crashed plugin graphic and the purported error messages. After this, the fake Adobe Flash installer screen...
  • Team AMD FX sets Guiness record

    09/14/2011 11:31:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | 09-13-2011cpmputer | AMD Press Release
    AMD has set the world record of fastest CPU with a speed frequency of 8.429 GHz, winning the company a place in the Guiness World Records. AMD’s yet-to-ship Bulldozer-based FX chips drew the Guinness ranking for the "Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor." The AMD-FX CPU is set to debut in Q4 2011. Announced yesterday, the Guiness record news drew kudos and comments from a wide range of sites that closely follow news and events circling rivals AMD and Intel. Some reports noted the timing of AMD's announcement was made on the opening day of the Intel Developer Forum in...
  • EDL members stabbed on Edgware Road, London after 9/11 clashes

    09/11/2011 2:15:48 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 66 replies
    Demotix ^ | 11 September 2011 | NA
    On a day which saw commemorations of 9/11, members of the EDL clashed with supporters of Muslims Against Crusades (MAC). Later in the evening two EDL members were stabbed by Muslim youths (according to police reports) outside the JD Wetherspoon pub.
  • How do I delete a specific file located in Trash on a Mac, without deleting others (even possible?)

    08/27/2011 6:47:03 PM PDT · by library user · 117 replies
    August 27, 2011
    I am using a family member's Mac this weekend. I have a bunch of stuff I moved to the trash that I want to delete. However, they already had their own stuff already located in the trash. So, both of our junk is in the same trash. With Windows, it's very simple to delete specific files from the Recycle bin. Is it even possible to delete only specific files from the trash on a Mac? My googling tells me this is not possible. For real? What the Mac forums tells me is this: Create a new folder on the desktop...
  • The Lost 1984 Video: young Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh

    08/26/2011 2:21:03 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 1984
    A seminal moment of Steve Jobs' career that defined what he's all about - insanely great! See video at source.
  • South Korean consumers band together to sue Apple

    08/17/2011 12:58:15 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 2 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 8/17/2011 | Rachel King
    Apple is facing yet another legal entanglement overseas, but this one is more of a sideshow compared to the mess going on with Samsung all over the place. Earlier this month, the government of South Korea imposed a fine of three 3 million won ($2,855) on Apple’s division in the country after the controversy that became known as Locationgate, in which any device running iOS 4.0 or higher was tracking the user’s every move and location. Although $2,855 is pocket change for Apple — literally as the Cupertino, Calif. based company has more cash and marketable securities than the U.S....
  • Apple 3Q Earnings, Revenue Shatter Expectations

    07/19/2011 9:51:16 PM PDT · by ReignOfError · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2011 | Kathryn Glass
    Apple (AAPL) rocked the Street after the bell on Tuesday with fiscal third-quarter earnings and revenue that blew expectations out of the water, though the company issued a conservative forecast for the fiscal fourth-quarter. The shares were soaring in after-hours trading. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company posted third-quarter net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per share, more than doubling the company’s year-ago earnings of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per share. Revenue rose to $28.57 billion, compared with year-ago sales of $15.70 billion. The Street had high expectations for Apple’s results, which the company easily topped; analysts were looking for earnings...
  • [Vanity] Mac (OS X) help request

    06/20/2011 9:48:30 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 13 replies
    2011-06-20 | self
    A little tech request from fellow Mac users. I bought a bunch of blu-ray disks that each came with a digital download. All but one of them worked fine, but one of them errored out with an "err = -36" condition, which appears to be a disk read/write failure. Okay, fine, so just retry the download, right? Nope -- every time I try to re-do the download, it wants to resume where it left off, and after getting the spinning beachball o' doom for a minute or so, it fails again with the same error. Nothing I've tried seems to...
  • Apple Macs hit by scareware attacks

    05/27/2011 6:37:24 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 111 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 26 May 2011 | Joseph Menn
    One of the most pervasive and costly types of virus is now affecting Mac computers, signalling the end of an age of innocence for Apple customers, who until now have been spared many common cybersecurity problems. Known as rogue antivirus or scareware, the scam programs warn PC and now Mac owners that they have been infected, then demand credit card payments to clean the machines. The operators of the programs are typically criminals who may resell the card details or try to install more malicious software. PCs running Microsoft’s Windows operating system have been besieged by scareware for years. Though...