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TidBITS#848/25-Sep-06

You may be an inforg and not even know it. In this issue, we welcome back Professor Luciano Floridi for a forward-looking article on how we’re adapting to the infosphere and what’s in store as humans and technology continue to merge (and no, we’re not talking cyborgs). In other news, Apple releases Security Update 2006-005 and AirPort Update 2006-001 to deal with potential AirPort exploits, the iTunes Store sells 125,000 movies during the first week of movie sales, Adobe attempts to clarify the future of GoLive, and Glenn Fleishman reviews Rogue Amoeba’s Fission audio editor.

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AirPort Updates Stop Wi-Fi Exploit

Apple last week released a pair of updates, Security Update 2006-005 and AirPort Update 2006-001, which resolve a trio of related potential exploits in which a local attacker could inject a maliciously crafted frame into a wireless network

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Peering into the Future of the Infosphere

    If you can look into the seeds of time,     And say which grain will grow and which will not,     Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear     Your favours nor your hate.     -- Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, Scene III, 59-62. [And now for something completely different..

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Take Control News/25-Sep-06

Take Control Tackles Thanksgiving Dinner -- A quick note for our Canadian friends: if you're thinking about Thanksgiving on October 9th, take a look at our just-released "Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner." It's a very cool experiment in applying Joe Kissell's skills in breaking a complex task into easily accomplished steps

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/25-Sep-06

coconutWiFi Reveals Nearby Networks, Status -- This helpful menu bar addition lets you see nearby wireless networks, but does it slow down your connection? (1 message) Crossing platforms with PowerPoint -- A PowerPoint presentation originally created on a Mac hits snags when run from a Windows laptop, traced back to the way PowerPoint converts image file formats