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Category: Networking

Adam Engst 3 comments

Tools We Use: Teleport

The free Teleport utility enables you to control multiple networked Macs from a single keyboard and mouse. It's very cool, and worth using for anyone who wants to use multiple Macs at the same time.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Sidejack Attack Jimmies Open Gmail, Other Services

"Sidejacking" has entered the lexicon of network attacks. This newly defined term refers to a method of hijacking an in-progress Web session with a remote service - like Gmail - by intercepting and re-using the credentials that identify you to that server. Protecting against sidejacking may take a rethink on the part of Web site operators, users, and browser makers.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

UPS, I Did It Again: Bits Versus Atoms

Our long-time co-location facility, Digital Forest - the folks that house our servers and provide juice, cooling, and connectivity - needed to add additional capacity for their power backup. Even though the large new units would slide through the building, it was unclear whether certain paths along the way were engineered to handle that much point weight. Why not rip open the roof, instead?

Glenn Fleishman No comments

AirPort Base Station Update Tweaks Admin Utilities

A new version of the AirPort Utility and related software fixes minor bugs and improves the password interface.

TidBITS Staff No comments

New iLife ’08 Revealed, .Mac Upgraded

At last week's press event, Apple took the wraps off the next version of its iLife suite, bumping the name from iLife '06 to iLife '08 and providing a completely new version of iMovie.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Google Offers Paid Storage Boost for Services

Google bumps storage for Gmail, Picasa, if you're willing to pay $20 to $500 per year for 6 GB to 250 GB of storage.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

AirPort Base Station Upgraded to Gigabit Ethernet

Apple pumps up the speed on its AirPort Extreme Base Station by upgrading its network ports to gigabit Ethernet.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

German Laws Kill KisMAC,Threaten Privacy

The Mac OS X Wi-Fi sniffing software KisMAC has reached the end of its lifespan due to a change in German law, where its developers live, that criminalizes software such as it.

Adam Engst No comments

Apple Releases Mac OS X, Safari 3, and iPhone Security Updates

A trio of security updates block a variety of problems in Mac OS X, Safari 3, and the iPhone, underscoring the shared code between Mac OS X and the iPhone, and between the Mac and Windows versions of Safari.

Adam Engst No comments

AirPort Extreme Update 2007-004 Released

Apple releases an update for AirPort Extreme on certain Intel-based Macs but provides no useful details.

Adam Engst No comments

Missing Sync 4.0 Supports Latest Windows Mobile Devices

The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile 4.0 adds support for Windows Mobile 6 devices, video transfer and playback, and call and SMS logging for access on the Mac.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Webjimbo Makes Yojimbo Data Web-Accessible

Webjimbo extends the usefulness of data organizer Yojimbo by giving it a Web interface for viewing, searching, and updating stored items.

Joe Kissell No comments

Choosing Mac-Compatible Skype Hardware

A recent thread on TidBITS Talk mentioned the wide array of hardware devices one can use with a Skype account, the fact that many of them have limited Mac compatibility, and the dearth of information available to help Mac users choose among them

TomDar2 No comments

Prepaid: Cell Phone Plans for the Rest of Us

In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh, touting it as "the computer for the rest of us." It was revolutionary in bringing ease-of-use to personal computing

Kevin van Haaren No comments

Trading In-Home Wi-Fi for Powerline Networking

After my PowerBook G4's CPU destroyed itself, I replaced it with a much cheaper, but less portable, Mac mini in my living room. When I made this change my wireless network became just a way to bridge the computers in my home office with the computers in the living room