Panda Security has launched its latest product, this one geared specifically for Mac users.
The security firm today unveiled Panda Antivirus for the Mac, designed to defend Mac OS and OS X users against viruses, spyware, adware, and other forms of malware. In addition to scanning e-mail and local files on the Mac, the new software will prevent Mac users from unknowingly sending malware-infected documents to friends and colleagues running Windows or Linux, Panda said.
Moving beyond the computer, the software will also scan iPhones, iPads, and iPods to make sure those portable gadgets aren't delivering malware to other … Read more
Steve Jobs clearly puts a premium on preannouncement secrecy. That's precisely why he might not be too happy this morning.
Several new sections cropped up overnight on Apple discussion forums that could be related to announcements Apple may be making at its "Back to the Mac" event today. Apple's forums listed iMovie '11, iPhone '11, and GarageBand '11. They also included a section named "MBA (Need Official Name)," as well as a cryptic "Reserved 10 20."
After those threads were discovered, their names were quickly changed. They currently have generic titles, such … Read more
One Valley exec's "daunting challenge" is another's "hackalicious" Candyland, it seems.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs had some forceful words about Google's Android operating system in Monday's company earnings call--Jobs' first appearance on a quarterly call in two years--calling the open-source mobile software "very, very fragmented and [it] becomes more so every day." Android boss Andy Rubin hit back at him with a tweet full of open-source code.
"We think the 'open' versus 'closed' argument is a smokescreen for what's really best for the customers," Jobs said. "We think Android is very, very fragmented and becomes more so every day. We think this is a huge strength of our approach when compared to Google's. We think integrated will trump fragmented every time."
the definition of open: "mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make"
Rubin didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. But if you're not up on your command-line interfaces, the tweet translates to making a directory, pulling in the Android source code, and building the operating system from scratch. In other words, exercising the full potential of open-source software, a pretty empowering idea for developers. … Read more
Steve Jobs thinks you're fat. Or at least your fingers are.
Jobs dialed in to Apple's earnings call this afternoon and took on, among other topics, the usability of a 7-inch touch-screen tablet. Though many of Apple's competitors are introducing or plan to introduce tablets in that size, it's not ideal for a touch-screen device, he told investors.
"It's meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size," he said.
Normal-size human fingers are too big to be … Read more
Steve Jobs made an unusual appearance on Apple's earnings call today. The reason?
"I couldn't help dropping by for our first $20 billion quarter," he said, by way of explanation. But the real reason soon became clear: to deliver a very pointed message to Google, Research In Motion, customers, developers, and competing smartphone and tablet makers. It had been two years since his last earnings call appearance.
After selling more iPads, iPhones, and Macs than ever, Apple has posted its best quarterly earnings yet.
For its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings, revenue clocked in at $20.34 billion, and earnings at $4.31 billion, or $4.64 per share. That's an increase in revenue of 67 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Investors were expecting revenue between $17.87 billion and $19.86 billion, and earnings between $3.43 and $4.41 per share.
The breakdown of sales in each business area looks like this: 3.89 million Macs sold during the fourth quarter, 27 percent … Read more
A subtle but important change could be in store for the iPad.
Though the touch-screen tablet can be used in both portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) mode, it can only be placed in its charging dock in portrait mode. There's just one 30-pin connector on the bottom of the short side of the rectangular iPad.
But according to documents Apple filed with the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union earlier this year and made public last week, a horizontal docking option may be on its way. The blog Patently Apple found the documents submitted by … Read more
Sanho, which sells HyperMac external batteries for several Apple products, announced today it will stop selling cables that connect those components to some Apple hardware.
According to the company, which cited "ongoing comprehensive licensing negotiations with Apple," it will halt sales of its "MacBook charging cables and car charger on November 2." Although it will continue to sell its batteries, the lack of cables basically renders them useless, since people won't be able to connect those products to Apple's computers.
Sanho's decision to stop selling cables with its batteries was a response to … Read more
Wearables are largely aimed at the person who just wants to maintain a good weight, sleep enough, and maybe get in a little cardio. CNET's Brian Cooley tells you why 2014 could be the breakout year for wearable tech.