Category Archives: Editorial

CONFIRMED: Real iPhone SDK in February 2008

Whether you like Macs or not, whether you like Apple or not, you have to admit, the iPod and iTouch are simply cool! I used to admire HP engineering but with the iPod, the iPhone,Looped when you can be download free boost mobile ringtones to pc published required.Le but de casino. the iTouch and the MacBooks (especially the MacBook Air), i have to say the award for best hardware design goes to Apple.

And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…well, the moment, i’ve been waiting for anyway…

Steve Jobs: “Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February.”

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Bruce Schneier leaves his wireless network unprotected!

Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and other books and articles on security and privacy, leaves his wireless network unprotected. My first reaction was probably the same as yours. What an idiot! He then goes on to make a few points that made me regret my first reaction. Bruce highlights the many other ways we take security for granted including leaving doors unlocked, drive in the rain while on a cellphone (whew!) and make other security sacrifices for the sake of convenience.

He explains that while it leaves your computers more vulnerable to leave your wifi open, you are exposed when you use your laptop in a public location anyway so you had better learn to secure your computer.

While I agree with nearly all of Bruce’s comments, I think i’ll keep my wifi secure. Oh yeah…i’m going to start locking the back door when I leave the house now as well! 😉

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Sony BMG Officially Drops DRM, Selling MP3s Through Amazon

Less than a week after it came out Sony BMG was planning to sell music not loaded down with copyright, they’re officially selling DRM-free MP3s through Amazon’s MP3 store later this month, making it the first to carry DRM-free music from all four major labels.

It had to happen sooner or later.

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Official Firefox 3 Beta 2

Firefox 3 Beta 2 has been officially released over at Mozilla.

[Improved in Beta 2!] Firefox 3 Beta 2 includes approximately 900 improvements over the previous beta, including fixes for stability, performance, memory usage, platform enhancements and user interface improvements.

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Internet Explorer 8 passes ACID2 test!

MSDN’s Channel9 and the IEBlog both confirm the new version of IE, IE8, will pass the ACID2 Test!

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OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Update ‘Fixes Stacks!’

According to a source familiar with the latest Leopard build seeded to developers, in addition to all those meaningless “little” fixes, our source tells us that Apple has fixed Stacks by adding the missing “list view” option that should have been there all along.

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Patents from Microsoft and Apple reveal future plans for WiFi on Zune, iPod

The idea of squirting music is one of those ideas that seem obvious enough once you think about it and to tell you the truth, it sounds really cool. But…without having looked at the patent yet (I will and will post details here later…) it seems obvious that there has to be a DRM mechanism involved.

Microsoft, in case you missed it, DRM just isn’t working out all that well…maybe someone will get the hint and open source DRM.

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