Confused by the whole "net neutrality" debate? Geoff Duncan lays it all out this week, after which Adam shares his experiences with the Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS unit, which proved invaluable on a recent vacation. Apple has continued its burst of updates the releases of Security Update 2006-003, QuickTime 7.1, and Front Row 1.2.2, and updates to four iLife programs, but television fans may be more excited about the availability of several new Fox TV shows at the iTunes Music Store. We also note the release of NetNewsWire 2.1 and announce a DealBITS drawing for Open Door Networks’ DoorStop X Security Suite.
Four iLife Apps Receive Updates -- Apple released minor updates to four of the iLife '06 applications today - iWeb, iPhoto, iMovie HD, and iDVD - both via Software Update and as stand-alone downloads
Security Update 2006-003 Released -- Apple posted the latest security update last week, which patches vulnerabilities in many major Mac OS X components, such as Finder, Mail, Preview, Safari, CoreGraphics, AppKit, Keychain, and Launch Services
QuickTime 7.1, Front Row 1.2.2 Released -- Apple improved two of its media-centric products last week. QuickTime 7.1, a 49.1 MB download, delivers "numerous bug fixes," improves H.264 performance, and adds unspecified support for iLife '06
NetNewsWire 2.1 Released -- The final version of RSS news aggregator and reader NetNewsWire 2.1 shipped last week from NewsGator, the company that acquired the product and hired developer Brent Simmons last year (see "NewsGator Acquires NetNewsWire")
Fox TV Shows Hit iTunes -- In the largest single network debut to date, Apple has added another passel of television programming to its iTunes Music Store, this time from Fox Entertainment
Although the Mac world isn't nearly as scary as the Windows world when it comes to malware and intrusions, it's still a good idea for any Mac directly connected to the Internet to have a firewall in place
In recent weeks a great deal of ink and pixels have been spent on the topic network neutrality. As set out by pundits and some of the mass media, a major battle is brewing between the big-money telecommunications companies who build the networks which comprise the Internet, and the big-money technology companies whose businesses depend on the Internet
It's been six months since my last entry in our ongoing survey of GPS devices with voice navigation, and in my most recent article, I wrote generally nice things about the Magellan RoadMate 760
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The Long & Winding Road -- Readers discuss the recent court victory of Apple Computer versus Apple Corps, including the relative values of the two "brands." (8 messages)
Two Corrections in TidBITS 827 -- Following up on last week's correction regarding screen shot keyboard commands, readers bring up Snapz Pro X and a key combination in Mac OS X to capture screen images to the Clipboard