[MyAppleMenu] May 18, 2004
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Mac News for Mac Users
*** Safari, IE Vulnerability Allows Executiion Of Malicious Code
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
The vulnerability takes advantage of the "help" URI handler and "allows execution of arbitrary local scripts (.scpt) via the classic directory traversal character sequence using 'help:runscript.'"
*** Apple Does Deal With China's Founder
by Macworld UK
In a deal similar to that between HP and Apple, Founder, one of the largest suppliers of PCs to the Chinese market is to pre-install iTunes on all its machines.
*** iTunes Windows Developer Kit Released
by Macworld UK
A software development kit for those building software on that platform that lets them integrate iTunes into third-party Windows applications.
*** Apple Adds Exclusives, Updates .Mac Service Features
*** Apple Ships DVD Studio Pro 3
*** LimeWire Releases Version 4.0 For Mac
*** Judge Approves Eminem Lawsuit
by David Shepardson, Detroit News
A federal judge on Monday dismissed some claims made by rapper Eminem in a lawsuit filed against Apple, MTV and advertising agency TBWA/Chiat/Day. But the federal copyright infringement claim will go forward.
*** Virginia Tech Cluster Awaits G5 Xserves
by Nick dePlume, Think Secret
With its Power Mac G5 cluster offline, Virginia Polytechnic and State University will temporarily drop off the Linpak Top 500 Supercomputer list until its new Xserves are ready, sources close to the project said.
*** Apple Launches 'Present Your Passion' Contest
Apple has kicked off a new contest for users of its Keynote software.
*** GarageBand 1.1 Released
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral
*** New Safari Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution?
*** Gwyneth Paltrom Gives Birth To Baby Apple
While it probably has nothing to do with the computer company, Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow on Friday gave birth to a baby girl named Apple Blythe Alison Martin.
*** PulpFiction News Feed Aggregator Released
Freshly Squeezed Software today announced the release of PulpFiction 1.0, a new Mac OS X news feed reader and aggregator.
*** New iTunes Still Sings, But Fine Tuning Lies Ahead
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
Apple doesn't have a cackling monopoly on the market for digital music, but it's making jolly progress.
*** WriteRight: The Writer's Word Processor
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
There is no WriteRight, and, speaking as a professional writer, with thousands of articles and numerous books under my belt, I'm comfortable saying that the Macintosh world doesn't have a word processor that's designed for writers.
*** First Days With Microsoft Office 2004: Entourage Rules
by Rick LePage, Macworld
Entourage 2004 will import your old mail, contacts and calendar events without a hitch, but it won't import your old mail rules.
*** Mac Vs. PC, A Small Cost Comparison Experiment
by Francois Joseph de Kermadec, O'Reilly Network
Next time someone tells you that Macs are expensive, you will have a few numbers to put into the conversation!
*** Norton AntiVirus Identifies Some Incorrect Files As Infected With "MW2004 Trojan"
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*** Safe And Insecure
by Micah Joel, Salon
I opened up my wireles home network to the world, and I've never felt more comfortable.
*** Twilight Of The PC Era?
by Steven Levy, Newsweek
Some commentators are proclaiming the end of the computer world's glory days. But more chip power and connectivity might produce the biggest changes yet.
*** Red Hat Adds Legal Firepower
by Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com
Linux seller Red Hat, tangled in a legal wrestling match with the SCO Group, has hired a new top lawyer from IBM.
The other things in life
by Jhumpa Lahiri, New Yorker
by Alan Michael Parker, Slate
Life in the city
*** New HIV Cases Hit Record High In Singapore
New cases of the virus that causes AIDS hit an historic high in Singapore in 2003, led by middle-aged heterosexual men, the government said on Monday.
*** Singapore's StarHub To Distribute Danger Device
by RCR Wireless News
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