Don't-Miss OS X Stories
Psystar is determined to drag its court case all the way to the top before failing; the Apple TV may be about to kick off its continental tour; and we bid a fond adieu to a bygone era of gaming.
Apple has updated the malware protection system in Snow Leopard and Lion to look for a Trojan horse discovered last week that masquerades as a Chinese-language PDF.
Is a white iPod touch in the offing? Well, seems more likely than T-Mobile getting the iPhone 5 this year. Elsewhere, robots test iPad apps, John Sculley talks Steve Jobs, and an upcoming blockbuster evokes a classic Mac icon.
A vulnerability in one of Lion's command-line utilities allows an attacker to change the password of the currently logged-in user, without supplying the existing password.
More rumors about the iPhone 5's appearance surface, Google buys up yet another passel of patents, and Steve Jobs gets a shout out from a surprising source.
iMessage may be the next iOS feature to come back to the Mac; ebooks are invading your social network and your coffee shop; and your next iPad may be fabricados no Brasil!
On Wednesday, Apple released firmware updates for the latest Mac mini and MacBook Pro models to address issues with Lion Internet Recovery and Thunderbolt connectivity.
We've reached the portion of the OS Acceptance Cycle where we can more realistically evaluate what Lion is and isn't good for. In this episode Kirk McElhearn and Chris Breen focus on the value of some of Lion's features.
Apple may be up for bringing back some of MobileMe's soon-to-be-discontinued features at a later date, if consumers barrage them with feedback. Elsewhere, a profile of Tim Cook's successor, an ultra luxury car with an Apple twist, and who made HTC the latest barometer of cool, anyway?
Apple on Monday released MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.1, aimed at addressing various issues with mid-2011 MacBook Airs.
iOS 5 has a possible ship date, though we'd guess it was picked with a dart and a calendar. Elsewhere, enjoy the rabid secrecy that kept the original iPad cloaked in mystery, hear one architectural critic take on Apple's new campus, and read up on Amazon's plans to potentially offer an all-you-can-eat book buffet.
The kids are back in school. Football season is underway. That can only mean one thing: We haven't found ourselves stuck in a frozen timeless vortex of agony and despair. Let's celebrate our good fortune with another edition of the Weekly Wrap.
Apple on Friday released Security Update 2011-005, which addresses fraudulent Web security certificates issued by DigiNotar.
A security researcher criticized Apple for what he called "foot dragging" over the DigiNotar certificate fiasco, and urged the company to quickly update Mac OS X.
The Beatles are on iTune--oh, wait. That was last year. Well, they're on iTunes again. Also, Apple may be planning yet another social-networking service (because its previous ventures have just been gangbusters), and the authorities admit they did sorta kinda help look for a misplaced iPhone prototype.