310w ago - Apple Inc. at this month's Macworld Expo will will outline a high-definition video strategy that will see its weight thrown further behind Sony Corp's Blu-ray DVD format as opposed to Toshiba's HD-DVD, according to one Wall Street analyst.
In a report issued to clients early Thursday morning, American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu cited sources who say the Cupertino-based Mac maker, which already occupies a seat on the Blu-ray consortium, is set to begin shipping some of its computers with support for the next-generation DVD format.
"We believe this is a key announcement as current Macs ship with the DVD format and Sony gains a strong ally in Blu-ray," the analyst told clients. He added that Disney, for which Apple chief executive Steve Jobs is a Director, is a firm supporter of Blu-ray, while rival Microsoft Corp. has placed most of its eggs in the HD-DVD basket.
However, Wu hedged his bets somewhat, saying there is "a smaller chance Apple may use a combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD drive to ensure full compatibility and not get involved in the format wars."
Apple, which markets a complete line of HD content creation tools for consumers and professionals, announced in March of 2005 that it had joined Blu-ray Disc Association. Since then, however, the company has observed much of the...
- Change the mac address stored in idstorage (that's useless, as that is just to show the inf in xmb). Therefore you will still see your old mac in system info.
- Change the read only mac address stored in the wlan chip.
This plug-in DOES:
- Change the mac address that your psp will send to other wireless devices. This is useful if you want to hide your real mac address to other people for some reason, or if you want to bypass some mac filter protection of your neighbor
You can see your spoofed mac address when you test a connection in the XMB, or if you look into router logs.
By default, the Sony firmware "tells" the wlan chip firmware to use the internal mac address.
This plugin just changes that.
Compatibility is limited from 3.71 M33 to 3.71 M33-4. The plug-in may have to be updated for future firmware releases.
319w ago - Upgrading to the latest version of Apple's operating system, might make a Mac less secure, say experts.
A test of Leopard revealed that installing it led to the firewall on a Mac being turned off and its default setting changed to leave it disabled.
Heise Security, who conducted the tests, said the failings meant users could not "rely" on the firewall to protect them.
Apple has yet to comment about the security shortcomings in Leopard.
Leopard, the newest version of OS X, was launched on 26 October and since then Apple claims to have sold or delivered more than two million copies of the software.
But a test of Leopard by Heise Security security expert Jurgen Schmidt found that the firewall in the updated software was set to off and allowed any and every incoming net connection.
Mr Schmidt also found that installing the software as an upgrade to a machine on which the firewall was turned on would lead to this protective software being turned off when that computer was re-started.
He also found that even when the firewall was re-activated it did not let users know about all the potentially vulnerable processes running on that machine.
Commenting for Heise Mike Barwise, editor of the site, said: "This as a serious problem: It provides...
321w ago - Leopard, the update to Apple's operating system for its computers, will be released on 26 October. Due in June the update was delayed by four months as Apple deployed engineers to work on its iPhone.
Leopard is the sixth version of the operating system to appear since OS X made its debut in 2001.
Apple said it had more than 300 new features onboard including one named "Time Machine" that automatically backs up important files.