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TidBITS#939/04-Aug-08

Has Apple finally gotten too secretive for its own good? The company at last addressed the DNS security hole that remained open for months after the company was alerted to it, but its silence on the issue has damaged its reputation. And, despite the fix, Mac users may still be vulnerable to attack, as Glenn Fleishman details. There are other examples too: the lingering MobileMe mail problems have supposedly been resolved, but iTunes 7.7.1 was released with the barest of release notes (Adam manages to track down some of what was fixed). In other news this week, Matt Neuburg looks at how Panorama Enterprise provides an unusual but highly useful approach to sharing databases across the Internet, and Adam notes the releases of VMware Fusion 2 Beta 2 and The Missing Sync for Symbian, as well as the capability in Google Maps to display walking directions. In the TidBITS Watchlist, we note the appearance of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, Aperture 2.1.1, and Lexmark Printer Driver 1.1.

Matt Neuburg No comments

Panorama Enterprise Offers Internet Database Synchronization

ProVUE's Panorama database is already insanely fast (because all the data is kept in memory), easy to use (because you can always see all your data in a grid), and incredibly powerful (because it basically lets you wrap a GUI application around your data). So where can it go from here? Database sharing over the Internet, that's where!

Jeff Carlson No comments

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/04-Aug-08

This week's discussions focus on recent Apple news, from the DNS security update (and Apple's response) to MobileMe fixes, the iPhone, and iTunes 7.7.1. Also, we learn how to extract images from PDF files, use Time Machine across a network, and upgrade Leopard, among more.