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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

macs4all Re: I can fix any current Mac OS. (165 comments)

Third, let's see you drive Photoshop from that "Proper Unixy[sic] command line interface".

Macintosh:~ user$ open -a Photoshop

Ok, that launches it, but now do an irregular selection area, and apply the smudge tool with that CLI.

But bravo. You have successfully drawn me into your pointless attempt at proving me wrong.

3 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

macs4all Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

Transparencies, in my mind, are more closely associated with skeumorphic design than flat design and their use in the Yosemite beta is a step backward.

Good thing Apple has give you two places to reduce, or completely eliminate, Transparency in Yosemite.

Read the Ars article for details.

5 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

macs4all Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

If 10.3 (or was it 10.4) was not so buggy I would even consider to buy an old PowerPC and run that. iOS 7 is such a pain, I did not even repair my broken screen on my iPad. My next tablet is an e-ink Linux/Android, either a Kobo or a Nook. Good bye Apple, I was 'trustfull' customer of you the last 30 years and bought hardware worth 50,000 Euro over that time ... but thats it.

Liar.

If you have actually spent 50k Euros on Mac hardware over the last 30 years, you would almost certainly still HAVE a PPC-based Mac that still worked just lying around. You wouldn't have to buy one.

And if you spent that amount on Mac H/W, you would have known about 10.5 (Leopard) (the last PPC-based OS X), which wasn't particularly buggy (certainly not nearly so much as Lion (10.7)). And 10.4 (Tiger) was actually a pretty nice OS; so, what "bugs" was it that you found so offensive?

Good luck with those Linux tablets. Enjoy you OS-that-never-gets-updated, laggy UI, and malware/spyware galore.

You'll be back.

5 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

macs4all Re:I can fix any current Mac OS. (165 comments)

I can fix any current Mac OS. Just go into the apps folder (flower-shift-a is the shortcut), then into utilities, then run shell application. Enlarge the window to full screen. Bingo, you're in a bash shell where you can talk to a proper unixy command line interface.

First off, it's "COMMAND", not "FLOWER", FFS. Name hasn't changed since Mac OS 1.0 in 1984.

Second, it's the "Terminal" app, not the "Shell Application".

Third, let's see you drive Photoshop from that "Proper Unixy[sic] command line interface".

What a 'tard.

5 days ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

macs4all Speaking of McCarthyism... (242 comments)

I for one am glad they are continuing their rampant overreach.

The more they delve into the land of ridiculousness, like the McCarthy era "Un-American Activities" Lists, the quicker we will have those Congressional Hearings where it all blows up in their faces.

At least I hope history repeats itself...

about a week ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re: Pairing? (236 comments)

This old-time Mac user who was forced to do tech support for Microsoft Word 6.0 for Mac (blech!) in college doesn't know whether to laugh or cry over your innocence. Don't worry, kid, you'll have your own set of trauma to deal with as you grow older. More recently, though, you may remember that Microsoft conveniently forgot to implement VBA in Office 2008 for Mac, rendering it nearly useless for enterprise applications. So much for "on-parity."

I wondered of someone would remember Word 6.0... ;-).

That was actually MS' only attempt to actually "Port" MS Word from Windows to Mac. And yes, it sucked. Badly. That is why, At all other times before or since, all the Office Apps are actually a completely separate codebase from the Windows versions. This is why there are minor differences, such as the lack of forcing ONLY the "Ribbon" UI (which is a Good Thing, IMO), and the VBA debacle you speak of.

. Speaking of VBA, do you know that what became "Visual BASIC" actually started out FIRST as "Microsoft BASIC for Macintosh". Then one day, rather than make the changes necessary to make it work under System 7, MS abruptly killed it off.

. Then about a year later, "Visual BASIC" for Windows appeared, looking almost EXACTLY like their Mac BASIC. Bit sadly, they never brought it back to the Mac. And because of this, Mac Office has had a sordid history when it comes to VBA support., you are correct.

. However, for the 99.5% of MS office users who never touch VBA, it matters not a whit. And for those who do need Macro capability, the Mac Business Unit has tried to provide same, even going so far as licensing and embedding a version of third-party "Real BASIC" at one point.

. And BTW, I am 58 years old.

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:Pairing? (236 comments)

No memory protection. No virtual memory. The switcher. Sad Mac Icon. Things were not perfect.

No memory Protection: Neither did Windows.

No virtual memory. Actually, starting with System 7.0, which was released in May, 1991, MacOS had a virtual memory system. And unlike Windows' version, the Mac version almost never made you feel like you were trapped in Swap-File Hell....

The Switcher: The Switcher was really only released as a "toy", and was fairly irrelevant after about 1987, when Macs could have more than 256K (yes, that's KILObytes) of RAM, and since System 7 supported Virtual Memory, it was REALLY irrelevant then. Heck, I wrote a floppy-based "Switcher" for my Apple ][. Took about 4 seconds to swap-out 48K of RAM (pretty much every single byte of it!). Was cool to be able to run Magic Window (for documentation) and your Software Development "IDE" (in my case, usually my specially-modified version of the TED][ Editor/Assembler) and be able to flip back and forth.

As far as "stability" goes, I never had that much problem with MacOS, as long as I stayed out of Aldus Freehand or Photoshop. Those apps were pretty much guaranteed to elicit at least one "bomb" per hour... ;-) Windows, on the other hand...

The tradeoff is that is it a government and corporate portal into your home and life.

Citation, please.

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:From what I've read: (236 comments)

along with peripherals for their 'proprietary' (Nu)bus)

NuBus was not a "proprietary" Apple bus.

NuBus was supposed to be "the next big thing", and was actually created by MIT, and was used by Apple and Texas Instruments, among a few others.

According to this article, it is still being used in some high-end embedded applications.

It just lost out to PCI bus, mostly because of connector-cost and cost of the host interface.

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:PPC macs were awful (236 comments)

In the meantime, USB was everywhere on PCs. It just wasn't forced down everyone's throats.

USB CONNECTORS were everywhere on PC MOTHERBOARDS and even though the Windows OS theoretically had USB support since Windows 95 R2 ("OSR2") Service Release 2.1 came out in 8/96, virtually NOTHING was available to use it, and when someone named Bill Gates stood up at COMDEX in 1998 and tried to actually USE the USB support in Windows 98... well, we all know how THAT turned out...

While it is true that Apple didn't "invent" USB (that prize goes mostly to Intel, which is why the CONNECTORS appeared on Wintel mobos for nearly FOUR years before Windows users could actually do anything with them), but the instantaneous and huge popularity of the iMac certainly catapulted USB into the mainstream in a helluva hurry!

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:PPC macs were awful (236 comments)

When Macs didnt just needed a restart every 24 hours (like windows did) but would outright ruin there system install every other week?

You MUST be confusing MacOS and Windows.

I have been using Macs since they were called Lisas (yeah, yeah, I know. Different OS (sort of)), and using Windows since at least version 3.1, and in all those years, I have only had to resort to an OS Reinstall ONCE on a Mac (68k or PPC). I cannot even begin to count the times I had to do a reinstall on Windows. That stuff didn't even BEGIN to abate until Windows 2000.

As far as having to restart, both OSes had their fair share of memory leaks. But when it comes to "outright ruin there[sic] system install[ation]", there is simply no comparison.

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:Intel (236 comments)

I have booted exactly one machine in my life - a small tower RS/6000 running AIX - that came up and proclaimed itself to be a CHRP machine.

I can't remember where I first saw the reference; but I'm pretty sure the PowerMac 6100 series was a CHRP design, and it was pretty popular at the time.

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:Intel (236 comments)

I was always surprised that software emulation of x86 was not significantly attempted on the other RISC platforms given the success shown by Apple.

Actually, I believe that was thanks to Apple's bitchin' JiT Cross-Compiler, not actual "emulation".

If you want to see i86 Emulation on the PPC, look at something like Connectix' VirtualPC (part of which lives on in Windows as Hyper-V).

Let me tell you, the performance was not wonderful in that product...

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:Intel (236 comments)

Correct. I still have the Beta and Release CDs.

Those SHOULD be able to run on a PowerMac 6100; because it is a "pure" CHIRP Reference Platform.

That would be interesting to see.

DId they port the GUI, too?

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:Pairing? (236 comments)

Also, MacOS was horrible in 1991.

Horrible in what way?

Windows didn't even have a Hierarchical filing structure at the GUI level until W 95.

And let's talk about FAT vs. HFS...

Plus, no Multi-Monitor support, Y2K issues, peripheral driver nightmares, severe memory limitations, complicated application installs... the list goes on and on...

MacOS definitely had its flaws, but as user of both since version 1.0 of both, I will take a Macintosh CS (current in 1991) running MacOS 6.8 or 7.0 ANYTIME over a Windows 3.11 386 machine.

I know my Username will get me unnecessarily bashed and down-modded for this; but can anyone disagree on a FACTUAL basis?

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:Pairing? (236 comments)

"Wintel" wasn't even a thing in 1991. Windows was still a graphical DOS shell that couldn't compete with the earliest versions of the Macintosh system.

And, with Windows 8, that is true even more once again...

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

macs4all Re:Pairing? (236 comments)

Too bad the PowerPC machines *couldn't run the damn games* or the requisite MS Office suites for students and business people to use them.

Your comment about "games" was a matter of most developers not caring enough to write for a platform with only about 2% marketshare (one of the reasons there aren't more Linux games right now).

However, your comment regarding MS Office is completely off-base.

Other than Access (which MS refused to port to MacOS) and (much more importantly!) MS Outlook and Exchange Server (which MS refused to port to MacOS), Macs have always been "on-Parity" (or even ahead-of) Windows systems as regards to MS Office capability.

You do know that both MS Word and MS Excel were Mac-ONLY at first (MS Word existed, but didn't have a GUI for at least 2 years after it was available on MacOS). I don't know about PowerPoint, but that might have been Mac-Only too for awhile.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

macs4all Re:I guess they won't need any more foreign Visas? (383 comments)

"In order to ensure continued access to scarce skillsets that are key to our ability to innovate, we need to be able to draw flexibly from a global pool of professionals."

Wait a minute. Microsoft has the ability to innovate? Who knew!

Wait a minute. Microsoft has the ability to innovate? Who knew!

Are you kidding? All Microsoft DOES is "innovate".

What they NEVER seem to do (or only rarely), is stick to a particular technology long enough to actually get it working, before abandoning it for the next generation of buzzwords and alphabet soup that never quite work, before it's time for "Rinse and Repeat"...

about two weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

macs4all Re:Perhaps stupid question (310 comments)

Please educate.

They were under ATC. ATC can track objects in the air, even if they're not using a transponder. Using primary radar, ATC will be able to provide traffic advisories. Police helicopters usually fly under "flight following", meaning they would like to be informed of other traffic.

Oh, noes! You KNOW that isn't true!

Don'tcha remember?!? On 9/11/01., all the "Hijacked" Airliners simply DISAPPEARED from RADAR because they switched their Transponders off... (Rolls eyes) [/sarcasm]

about three weeks ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

macs4all Re: It was never about Jobs, but rather his adhere (209 comments)

No, those kids grew up to be responsible adults with good paying jobs while you grew up to sit around in a Starbucks all day, mooching off of their free wifi and refills trying to show everyone how much of an arteest you think you are.

You are like one of those guys with bad priorities who spends hundreds of dollars on a pair of shoes because you think it will make you a sports star.

LOLWUT?

I've only been in a Starbucks once in my life, and that was because someone I was with wanted to stop there.

And as for shoes, the most expensive pair of shoes I have ever bought was about $135. And I have never paid ov $20 for a pair of "sports" shoes. Doesn't make sense for me. I run the heels over too fast to make that make economic sense.

I have, however, been employed pretty steadily for the past forty years as an embedded engineer and applications developer.

So, what was that, again?

about a month and a half ago
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How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

macs4all Re:It was never about Jobs, but rather his adheren (209 comments)

No longer is Little Johnny just the nancy nerd artist that the varsity football players make fun of. Now he thinks he's Big Johnny, a Ruby on Rails ninja and web designer guru, all thanks to his MacBook Pro.

And all the snot-nosed, socially retarded, little script kiddies huddled in their Mom's basements pawing their greasy fingers over their creaky little POS plastic shitbox computers somehow don't think they are the "World's Greatest Hax0rs(tm)"?

Yeahrightsure.

about a month and a half ago

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Roger Boisjoly, 73, Dies - Warned of Shuttle Danger

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 2 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Six months before the space shuttle Challenger exploded over Florida on Jan. 28, 1986, Roger Boisjoly wrote a portentous memo. He warned that if the weather was too cold, seals connecting sections of the shuttle’s huge rocket boosters could fail. “The result could be a catastrophe of the highest order, loss of human life,” he wrote.

The memo was meant to jolt Morton Thiokol, the company that made the boosters and employed Mr. Boisjoly. The night before the Challenger’s liftoff, the temperature dipped below freezing. Unusual for Florida, the cold was unprecedented for a shuttle launching, and it prompted Mr. Boisjoly and other engineers to plead that the flight be postponed. Their bosses, under pressure from NASA, rejected the advice.

The shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launching, killing its seven crew members, including Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher from Concord, N.H.Mr. Boisjoly’s memo was soon made public. He became widely known as a whistle-blower in a federal investigation of the disaster. And though he was hailed for his action by many, he was also made to suffer for it.On the night of Jan. 27, 1986, Mr. Boisjoly and four other Thiokol engineers used a teleconference with NASA to press the case for delaying the next day’s launching because of the cold. At one point, Mr. Boisjoly said, he slapped down photos showing the damage cold temperatures had caused to an earlier shuttle. It had lifted off on a cold day, but not this cold.

“How the hell can you ignore this?” he demanded. At first this seemed persuasive, according to commission testimony. Makers of critical components had the power to postpone flights.

Four Thiokol vice presidents, all engineers themselves, went offline to huddle. They later said that they had worried they lacked conclusive data to stop a launching that had already been postponed twice. They thought the naysayers might be operating on gut reaction, not science.

Jerry Mason, Thiokol’s general manager, told his fellow executives to take off their engineering hats and put on management hats. They told NASA it was a go.

The next morning Mr. Boisjoly watched the launching. If there was going to be a problem, he thought it would come at liftoff. As the shuttle cleared the tower, his prayers seemed answered.

“Thirteen seconds later,” Mr. Boisjoly said, “we saw it blow up.”

Mr. Boisjoly (pronounced like Beaujolais wine) died in Nephi, Utah, near Provo, on Jan. 6. He was 73. Besides his wife, the former Roberta Malcolm, he is survived by his daughters Norma Patterson and Darlene Richens; his brothers Ronald, Russell and Richard; and eight grandchildren."

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Apple Goes To Bat For Developers Against Lodsys

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 3 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Apple has apparently put its money, and its legal muscle, where its "lawyer letter" is, in the battle of iOS developers against patent troll Lodsys. Apple has filed a Motion To Intervene in the proceedings in East Texas. Apple's motion states that the independent IOS developers-defendants:

"are individuals or small entities with far fewer resources than Apple and [...] lack the technical information, ability, and incentive to adequately protect Apple's rights under its license agreement."

History suggests that Apple's motion will be granted, and then Lodsys will feel the full force of Apple's legal team; which is surely a lot more than they bargained for.

Slashdot readers will remember that Apple had already fired off a "back-off" letter to Lodsys, stating that it was Apple's position that the independent developers were covered under the license that had already been negotiated.

Now the fun begins!"

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Windows Phone 7 To Axe Multitasking

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 4 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Under the "Hmmm, maybe Apple wasn't so dumb after all" department, OS News reports that Windows Phone 7 (a/k/a Windows Mobile 7) will not allow multitasking, and, unlike previous versions of Windows Mobile, will only allow "signed" apps to be uploaded through an online store. This is a radical departure from Microsoft's previous versions of Windows Mobile, and is likely an attempt by the software giant to counter widespread complaints regarding WM's lackluster performance, and to improve security."
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Apple Tablet To Be Alan Kay's 1968 Dynabook?

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 4 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Alan Kay was a researcher with Xerox PARC, and later one of the conceptual contributors to Steve Jobs on the first Mac design. In 1968, he envisioned a precursor to the laptop and tablet computers (in one). Called the Dynabook.

The Dynabook was quite an interesting concept, and some of the capabilites, such as the learning capabilities, still have not been adequately addressed in any existing product.

It is worth noting that Kay and Jobs originally conceived of the Macintosh as a tablet, and in fact, the Dynabook made, er, flesh.

So, is the upcoming tablet to be the final realization of what the Mac was truly intended to be? I think so, and so does this blogger

Discuss.."
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Revising History To Fit The Bible

macs4all macs4all writes  |  about 5 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Not content to mold science class to foment its agenda, this article reports that those ka-ray-zee "educators" in Texas are proposing "revamping the K-12 curriculum to emphasize the roles of the Bible, the Christian faith and the civic virtue of religion in the study of American history. Two of them want to remove or de-emphasize references to several historical figures who have become liberal icons, such as César Chávez and Thurgood Marshall."

Of course, reasoned heads on the Texas Board of "Education" will surely prevail. Those members, hand-picked for their "enlightened" views are exemplified by Board member David Barton, founder of WallBuilders, a group that promotes America's Christian heritage; and Rev. Marshall, who preaches that Watergate, the Vietnam War and Hurricane Katrina were God's judgments on the nation's sexual immorality.

The conservative reviewers say they believe that children must learn that America's founding principles are biblical. For instance, they say the separation of powers set forth in the Constitution stems from a scriptural understanding of man's fall and inherent sinfulness, or "radical depravity," which means he can be governed only by an intricate system of checks and balances."
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Apple Patches Java Vulnerability

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 5 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Apple has (finally!) patched the Java Vulnerability that nearly everyone else has patched already.

Available now through these links for OS X 10.4 and 10.5 and through Apple's Software Update service, this Update patches a flaw in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that could potentially allow a malicious Java Applet to execute arbitrary code on the machine.

Apple had previously advised users to temporarily turn off Java in their web browsers. This patch should allow Java to be turned back on."
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Microsoft Patents PageUp/PageDown

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 5 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "This article in ITWire details the latest in the abomination that is the Software Patent.

If patenting the obvious is considered something of an art form in the world of IT, then Microsoft is undoubtedly an old master. The Page Up Page Down patent it has been granted would seem to confirm this...

US Patent 7,415,666 goes under the snappy title of: "Method and system for navigating paginated content in page-based increments" and is the latest to be granted to that serial patent application junkie better known as Microsoft.

Anyone who has ever looked at technology patents will know that there is a trick to quickly scanning these application titles in order to weed out the genuine ones from those that are, to be fair, just attempting to patent something that already exists.

So what could a method of navigating paginated content, or stuff on the page, using page-based increments possibly refer to? Ding! Of course, the PgUp and PgDn keys.

Look at the abstract description on that patent and you will see that what Microsoft has cleverly managed to grab ownership of is:

"A method and system in a document viewer for scrolling a substantially exact increment in a document, such as one page, regardless of whether the zoom is such that some, all or one page is currently being viewed."

Which sounds remarkably like using the Page Up and Page Down keys..."
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Apple Files Suit Against Psystar

macs4all macs4all writes  |  about 6 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "According to this article, Apple has begun legal proceedings against Psystar, documents confirm. The suit is actually noted to have been filed on July 3rd, through the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit accuses Psystar of license, copyright and trademark infringement, as a result of selling its $400 OpenMac computer."
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Jobs offers $100 Credit to All iPhone Owners

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 6 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "In an open letter to iPhone owners, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that all iPhone owners that have not received other compensation, would be given a $100USD credit as a gesture of good-will.

This should help quell the bad press that early adopters of the iPhone have been generating, and is a sign that Apple does listen to, and value, its customers."
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 6 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "MacNN is reporting that following the early morning release of iTunes 7.2, Apple on Wednesday launched iTunes Plus, which brings support for new DRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for higher audio quality. The new higher-quality, DRM-free songs are available immediately for $1.29 per song. iTunes Plus currently includes EMI's digital catalog of outstanding recordings, including singles and albums from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Joss Stone, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane and more than a dozen of Paul McCartney's classic albums available on iTunes for the first time."
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 7 years ago

macs4all writes "Amit Singh has a fascinating technical article on Apple's use, non-use, and ultimate abandonment of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This is the core of the Trusted Computing initiative, a chip that can, depending on implementation, be used to lock you out of reading your own data on "unauthorized" applications, to allow network service providers to discriminate against users of alternative software (e.g., "You're using Firefox — go get Explorer and come back") and enforce DRM — Singh reports that Apple has dropped the TPM from its motherboard designs, with the new MacPros. Singh had created a free software driver for the TPM under OS X that allowed users to exploit its privacy features."
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 7 years ago

macs4all writes "At today's long-awaited "It's Showtime!" Media Event(tm), his Steveness announced some spiffy updates to the iPod line, including an entirely revamped Shuffle. Also, of course was the strongly-rumored addition of downloadable (progressive download) feature-length movies from the iTunes Store. Pricing will be $12.99 for movies pre-ordered, or in the first week of release, and $9.99 for all others. Movies will be able to be viewed while downloading, with only a 1 minute delay to start.

But for me, at least, the two biggest announcements came in the form of the release of iTunes 7, which will (finally) offer "gapless" playback for songs (even those already encoded) in MP3, AAC and Apple Lossless formats.

And, last but not least, Stevarino teased the audience with a preview of Apple's Set-top Box, which Steve says will be shipping in Q1 of 2007 (think MacWorld!), and will be "wireless"

Yes, it is going to be another banner year for Apple, folks. Watch the stock go up now!"
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 7 years ago

macs4all writes "This MacNN article claims Microsoft executive Brian Valentine, senior vice president of the Windows Core Operating System Division has resigned as the software giant's Windows Vista operating system heads toward completion, and will take up a position at Amazon.com.

Valentine was known for his ability to galvanize Windows-related software development in the critical final stages, and his resignation casts further doubt upon the viability of Microsoft's planned October release to manufacturing partners of Windows Vista,"
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 7 years ago

macs4all writes "Garbage cans all over England are under surveillance tonight. And not by sleepy, fallible humans. This article in Live Science claims that at least 500,000 "wheelie bins" now use technology worthy of James Bond's fabled electronics genius "M" (or at least a competent villain from SPECTRE)to identify exactly who is throwing away what."

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