Obviously the big news this week is yesterday's announcement at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference of the company's latest device, the iPhone 4. We had several CNET editors at the keynote speech live-blogging and snapping photos as well many editors in-house writing articles about various aspects of all that was announced at the event. For a quick round up of all that was announced at the keynote speech, check here.
Mac users downloading free screensavers and a video converter app from several popular download sites also got spyware that installs a back door, collects data, and sends encrypted information to remote servers, security company Intego said on Tuesday.
The high-risk spyware, dubbed OSX/OpinionSpy, was being installed along with nearly 30 screensavers developed by a company called 7art and an app called MishInc FLV to MP3, according to a list compiled by Intego.
VersionTracker had removed all of the items on … Read more
Many times people will read our articles and write in with tips, comments, and suggestions for their approach or solution to the issue at hand, some of which are quite practical approaches that should work for others. We welcome these comments, and hope to include them in future similar articles such as this and our MacFixIt Answers column, to bring you some points in our discussions that our readers might find useful.… Read more
CNET TV's Brian Tong discusses the latest in Apple news, notes, and rumors. This week, Apple passes Microsoft in terms of market cap, Boy Genius Report writes that AT&T ups their cancellation fee, and rumors surface that Apple has a backup phone ready to go in case the next generation iPhone has production issues.
There are a handful of ways to record TV to your computer using an external video card or over-the-air tuner. Only one method, however, promises HD-quality recording and an iPad-compatible app for streaming your recordings over the air. It's called the Elgato EyeTV HD, it's Mac-only, and it's available now for $199.
The sandwich-size hardware isn't much to look at, but put it between your Mac and your cable/satellite box and you've got a powerful tool for capturing the TV you're already paying for. The box sports component and S-Video inputs capable of … Read more
Some have to suffer for their art.
That is what so many felt Carrie Bradshaw would be doing in the second helping of "Sex and the City" on the big screen when it was said that she would forsake her Apple laptop for a brand new HP model.
To experience her purported suffering I decided Thursday to suffer for my art too. Manacled and, perhaps, drugged, I was dragged to a showing of this new installment of four women's eternal quest to find joy that lasts more than half an hour.
Mercifully, the movie theater was half-empty. … Read more
Though most Mac users stick with Safari for Web browsing, there are several browsers to choose from on the Mac platform. If you're the type who doesn't care about extensions or add-ons and just wants a no-nonsense Web-browsing experience, check out Camino. Lightning-fast and light on resources, this browser manages to offer some slick features without all the bloat of other browsers.
Also this week, we have the latest version of OnyX, the multifunction utility that helps you keep up with regular system maintenance in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Our game this week is Solavant, … Read more