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TidBITS#841/07-Aug-06

Apple is hosting its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week, and kicked things off by previewing key features of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and completing its transition to Intel processors by retiring its PowerPC-based Power Mac and Xserve lines in favor of faster Intel-based Mac Pro and Xserve systems. Also this week, Adam announces new “Take Control of Syncing in Tiger” and “iPhoto 6: Visual QuickStart Guide” ebooks; Matt Neuburg keys into TypeIt4Me 3.0; Jeff Carlson looks at Apple’s latest security update; and Glenn Fleishman covers AOL’s conversion to a free Internet service, the announcement of VMWare for Mac OS X, and a possible Wi-Fi exploit which could affect Apple’s Intel-based Macs.

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First Issue Served by Our New System

So we're suckers for punishment. We just had to schedule the first real-world use of our new issue creation and generation system on the same day that Apple released the new Mac Pro Intel-based desktops and previewed Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard at WWDC

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Apple Releases Security Update 2006-004

Apple last week posted Security Update 2006-004, which patches a number of potential vulnerabilities. Some updated components include AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) Server, Bluetooth Setup Assistant, Bom (which handles archive files), fetchmail, and gunzip

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Wireless Driver Hack Could Target Macs and Windows

A potentially serious exploit of Mac OS X's wireless networking hardware drivers has had a very limited demonstration. The exploit, which apparently relies on a flaw at the lowest level of the drivers' interaction with Mac OS X's kernel, has not yet been independently confirmed, nor has Apple released a statement on the matter

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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Previewed at WWDC 2006

At Apple's 2006 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today, Steve Jobs teased the assembled developers with details of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the next major release of the Mac operating system that is due to ship sometime in "spring" (which we in the United States consider to be roughly the March to May 2007 time period)

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Take Control News/07-Aug-06

New Ebook Helps Mac Users "Sync Different" -- Maybe you've figured out how to sync songs to your iPod or Safari bookmarks via .Mac. But there's a whole universe of syncing options available to Mac users, and our latest ebook, "Take Control of Syncing in Tiger," brings that universe to your Macintosh, helping you with everything from iSync to the kitchen sync

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/07-Aug-06

Getting Things Done with your Macintosh -- Following Jeff Porten's articles on the Getting Things Done organizational system, a reader endorses the approach while another points out an iCal-based workaround to Web-based tracking solutions