Find Which Applications Phone Home with VirusBarrier X6
Worried about rogue applications or spyware "phoning home" with your private data? Turn on VirusBarrier's Anti-Spyware feature, and it will alert you to applications that attempt to connect to remote servers. Once you know which apps are phoning home, you can block or allow each individually, and you can even block or allow specific ports for each application, to ensure that your private data stays private.
Psst, did you hear Sun is trying to buy Apple? If not, catch up on the news below! Also, learn about price drops and promotions for Apple Performas, the latest news on WordBasic macro viruses, and info on an update to Quicken 6 and a fix for the PowerBook 2300c. Finally, we round out the issue with reviews of Voyager's Invisible Universe CD-ROM and a free version of Pictorius' Prograph programming environment.
PowerBook 2300c Trackpad Fix -- Last week Apple released the PowerBook 2300c Update which is supposed to ensure the PowerBook's trackpad works correctlyShow full article
Quicken Online Banking Updater -- Last week, Intuit released the Online Banking Updater for Quicken 6.0, which updates Quicken 6 from R2 to R5. The package includes an updater application plus new versions of some files that ship with QuickenShow full article
WorldWrite 3.0 for the Mac ships -- WorldWrite has been around outside the United States for two versions, but version 3.0 is now available for general worldwide consumption at a list price of $99 or $149Show full article
Going Where Someone has Gone Before -- In my overview of the Mac version of Microsoft Internet Explorer in TidBITS-311, I mentioned that Explorer was ahead of other browsers in handling a variety of audio formats and QuickTime movies without helper applicationsShow full article
We moved our main Internet server on 25-Jan-96. It had been at our old house, connected to the Internet through the 56K frame relay line that we'd set up while we were living thereShow full article
Last Tuesday, the Mac world went into a tailspin when the Wall Street Journal reported on Sun Microsystems' efforts to buy Apple, saying that a deal was "imminent" between the two companiesShow full article
As part of their Power Payback promotion, Apple has begun a "Performa + Printer = Payback" rebate offer that returns $150 to anyone in the U.SShow full article
In TidBITS-292, we reported on a cross-platform virus written in WordBasic that affected some users of Microsoft Word 6.0, mostly on non-Macintosh platformsShow full article
"Amusing and educational" - if you could sum up my life after I'm gone, I hope both of these words could be used, and it always delights me when others follow these preceptsShow full article
This past August, Pictorius, a company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, announced plans to release a freeware version of its flagship product, Prograph. The version appeared in the Info-Mac archive in early NovemberShow full article