Apple slammed for leaving DNS flaw unpatched

Apple Inc. has not yet patched a critical Domain Name System (DNS) bug in its Mac OS Xoperating system, analysts and security researchers noted today as some criticized the company for dragging its

Published on: July 31st, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft stays in Eden with bite out of Apple

Microsoft's CEO said Wednesday that his company hopes to steal a page from Apple's playbook and change how it works with hardware makers in an attempt to duplicate its rival's success. In a

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Carl Jongsma

Six significant Mac security flaws – and how to tackle them

Macs are immune from security threats, right? It's Windows we have to worry about. That water-cooler wisdom needs to be flipped on its head, security experts and IT managers warn. Microsoft has gotten

Published on: July 18th, 2008 Glenn Fleishman

Are software developers neglecting the Mac?

It's not uncommon to use more than one computer during the course of a week: a Mac at work, a PC at home and a laptop on the road. When people search for

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Lisa Hoover

How to pick the right operating system for your business

Many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) – hesitant to switch to Windows Vista from XP – are seriously considering Linux as an alternative operating system (OS).The Linux vs. Microsoft issue is once more

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Nestor E. Arellano and Scott Spanbauer

More than 80 per cent of businesses now use Macs

Nearly 80 per cent of businesses have Macs in-house, nearly double the percentage that said they had users running Mac OS X two years ago, a research firm said today."Then, we were talking

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Seven “must have” open source apps for Mac users

Your company - or your users - have decided that at least one department's computing needs are best met with shiny new Macs. Or perhaps you've seen the financial benefits of adopting Apple

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Lisa Hoover

Newest Apple iMac is a great deal

When Apple Inc. recently sent along one of its new iMacs -- a sweet 24-inch model with a 2.8GHz Penryn processor -- I agreed to take it home and give it a dose

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Scot Finnie

Outspring Mail 1.0 takes radical approach to e-mail management

Outspring Mail 1.0.4, a brand new competitor in the e-mail landscape, attempts a radically different and immensely promising approach to e-mail management. But in this early version of the program, its good intentions

Published on: May 21st, 2008 Nathan Alderman

Twenty per cent solution works wonders at Google

Amit Singh thought something was missing from OS X. The Google engineer--and author of Mac OS X Internals--took a look at what the Mac operating system didn't have that Linux and Solaris did.

Published on: May 20th, 2008 Philip Michaels

Nine fantastic ways Mac users can tame Leopard

When Apple Inc. shipped Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" in October, Macintosh users were divided about some of the interface changes Apple had made from prior Mac OS X releases. Chief among these

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas

Movie Magic Screenwriter 6.0 makes strong play for the box office

Batman vs. the Joker. Alien vs. Predator. Final Draft vs. Movie Magic. Hollywood loves its rivalries. Well, it may be a Final Draft world, but Write Brothers' Movie Magic Screenwriter 6.0.3.111 makes a

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Tim Haddock

Five reasons to say yes to Macs even when your company says no

Will Weider has used Macs since he paid US$3,000 for a Mac Plus-also known as the "Fat" Mac-in 1984 and shelled out another $600 for 512kb of extra memory.Although he took a break

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Robert Lemos

Slideshow Showdown: PowerPoint 2008 vs. Keynote ’08

To compare Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 and Keynote '08, I used both programs to create a presentation on space exploration, starting with built-in templates and then adding some special effects.Layouts, tools While both programs

Published on: April 17th, 2008 Franklin N. Tessler