OS X Vulnerability: Disk Images

MacSlash reports that corrupted .DMG files can be used to run arbitrary code on OS X. The Month of Kernel Bugs project has just proof of concept, where they tested this on an up-to-date installation of OS X on an Intel-powered production Mac. Corrupt .dmg files are not properly processed by the kernel driver responsible Read more…

20 Useful OS X Tips for Switchers or Beginners

Apple Matters posts 20 useful tips for using OS X. Experienced Mac users might scoff at these tips, but these might prove to be useful to recent switchers or new Mac users. Hey, some experienced users might be overlooking some functionalities listed here. They’re nothing drastic, but the simple tips might prove to be useful Read more…

Top 10 Apple Innovations

With the 5th Anniversary of the iPod upon us, we’re seeing lots of posts from various blogs (including our own) about the revolution that was (and is) the iPod. It’s one of Apple’s greatest innovations…but is it their greatest? I started thinking about that a few weeks ago, and have been researching it ever since. Read more…

Dashboard Widget: Deep Sleep

I love the way my PowerBook sleeps. It’s fast (both sleeping and waking up) and it has close to zero battery consumption. I love it so much I don’t usually shut down my laptop when I travel. When I need to go online or do some work, I just open the lid and my stuff’s Read more…

7 Predictions about Macworld 2007

January 9th, 2007 is going to be here before you know it. At 9am Pacific time, Steve Jobs will deliver the Macworld Keynote, and if next year is anything like the last few years, it’s sure to be full of big announcements, and maybe even a few surprises. While it’s still early to speculate…let’s face Read more…

“Home On iPod” in Leopard?

Apple Insider reported today on the resurfacing of the patent for the “Home on iPod” feature that was to be a part of Panther a while back. While the granting of this patent doesn’t ensure anything as far as the feature being implemented is concerned, it does bring the question of “Will we ever see Read more…

Keeping Your Mac Laptop Asleep When You Open the Lid

Being ambidextrous (both a Windows and Mac user–okay, I just invented that), there are features and functionalities on either platform that I sometimes wish I could have across both. For instance, on my Windows laptop, I can control whether the machine sleeps when I close the lid. I usually choose to turn this off so Read more…

10 Apps to Increase Productivity on Your Mac

Productivity, both at home and at work, is something everyone would like to increase, and Mac users have a plethora of applications that can help you do just that. Below is a list of 10 apps that can help you increase your productivity. From burning disk images, to managing your time, giving your mouse and Read more…

10 Ways to Trick out your Mac

Customizing your Mac is easier than ever these days. I started combing the web looking for new ways to “trick out” my Mac, and found these 10 links. They offer a variety of ways you can make your Mac your own, increase functionality and ease of use, and Pimp out your UI. Pixel Press Icons Read more…