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Apple Releases Minor MacBook and MacBook Pro Upgrades

Apple has quietly updated the MacBook and MacBook Pro with slightly faster processors and a few other minor, though welcome, improvements. Less welcome in the enterprise world is the implied requirement than the new MacBook run only Leopard.Show full article

iTunes 7.5 and QuickTime 7.3 Released

Apple fixes security-related bugs in QuickTime 7.3 and adds support for multi-country iPhone activation in iTunes 7.5.Show full article

OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse Targets Mac OS X

A new piece of malware targeting Mac OS X, if installed, can change your computer's DNS settings so that Web requests are sent to phishing sites or ads for pornography.Show full article

Install Applications with iPhone 1.1.1 Software

AppSnapp allows third-party software installation on an iPhone with 1.1.1 software installed. But it makes use of a software flaw that Apple will surely fix.Show full article

O2 Clarifies UK iPhone Data Limits

The UK carrier O2 lifts undefined "fair usage" limit from iPhone service plans in advance of Friday's launch.Show full article

Gmail's New IMAP Support a Boon to Mac and iPhone Users

Last week, Google announced Gmail now supports IMAP connections, making their free Web-based mail client even more useful for Mac users and iPhone users on the go.Show full article

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of TextExpander 2

Enter to win one of three copies of SmileOnMyMac's TextExpander 2 in this week's DealBITS drawing!Show full article

CARS Discovers Our Secret Agenda

The investigative "reporters" at Crazy Apple Rumors Site have been poking around our corporate dumpster again, and it pains me to admit that they've come across our secret plans for, well, just about everythingShow full article

GrandPerspective and WhatSize Identify Disk Pigs

When faced with the dreaded "The startup disk is almost full." error message, Adam turns to a pair of free tools for exploring how disk space is being used.Show full article

Explaining Our Recent Server Woes

We've suffered some server problems of late that have caused some downtime. Our apologies, and here is what has been going on.Show full article

Apple to Allow Virtualization of Leopard

Apple has changed the software license agreement for Leopard Server to allow virtualization, something that was previously forbidden. Read on for news from Parallels and VMware about their plans, an explanation from the field of why virtualizing servers is a good thing, and speculation about what this means for the future of the Xserve.Show full article

Leopard Firewall Takes One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Apple touted Leopard's firewall as an improvement over Tiger, but security consultant Rich Mogull found significant problems with how it works and makes some suggestions for better security.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/05-Nov-07

This week in TidBITS Talk, readers bat Leopard issues back and forth, asking about issues of compatibility with older programs and reporting some early bugs and questions.Show full article

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