Though not a grave security risk for Mac users, a new Trojan horse called "OSX/HellRTS.D" has been identified by Intego (developers of VirusBarrier X). The new Trojan is a variant of a backdoor server called "HellRaiser," which was developed to allow full control of an infected PC by a remote attacker.… Read more
While Research in Motion got the party started early with the introduction of the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G and the BlackBerry Bold 9650, WES 2010 officially kicked off today with the keynote speech given by RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis.
During the session, RIM gave a preview of its new BlackBerry 6 operating system. Though not due till Q3, the company highlighted a number of new and enhanced features. First and foremost in our minds is the new WebKit browser, which should allow for a faster and richer browsing experience and adds support for tabbed browsing.
BlackBerry OS 6 also features … Read more
In light of the fact that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is itching to drum up excitement about its forthcoming version 6.0 operating system at the Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) conference this week in Orlando, Fla., it's too bad the company was customarily tight-lipped last week when we asked if it could confirm leaked photos and details of the very same OS .
As we predicted, RIM will be previewing the next generation of its operating system at the conference beginning on Tuesday. RIM has confirmed very little else about the OS, other than a promised debut in the … Read more
Sometimes you may have an old Mac lying around that you would like to retrieve files from. Thinking it's an easy task, you grab your nearest USB stick only to find the computer does not have any USB ports, or for that matter, any FireWire ports. As such the majority of transfer devices, including flash drives, CD/DVD drives, and external hard drives, will not work the the older machine.… Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature where we answer questions e-mailed to us by readers. This week, we have questions on the application services not appearing in Safari, Time Machine drives not being set up correctly, an AirPort Express unit not working as a WiFi extender, and burned CDs not mounting or ejecting.… Read more
The most common ways for launching applicaitons in OS X are to either double-click them directly in the Finder, or to click those that are in the Dock. Besides these methods there are several alternative ways to access applications, which may be useful depending on various problems or situations you may find yourself in.… Read more
When you invoke QuickLook on a folder in OS X, you are shown the folder icon along with some information about the folder. While this is convenient, QuickLook has a hidden "X-ray" feature that lets you preview items in the folder, similar to the option in Windows where pictures are displayed in the enclosing folder's icon.… Read more
An ongoing issue with OS X 10.6.3 seems to corrupt graphics on external displays when you present in full screen with "mirrored" displays. The display will work and show the mirrored desktop in the Finder, but when applications take over use the display to show full-screen presentations, media, or other purposes, the graphics will garble and can only be fixed with a restart.… Read more
For all photographers and those managing RAW images, Apple has released another RAW compatibility update that extends the RAW format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '09 for a number of Canon, Olympus, and Sony cameras. In addition, the update addresses some issues with the RAW processing of currently supported cameras. The full list of new devices in this update are as follows:… Read more