Earlier this year, we took a close look at Iomega's eGo line of portable hard drives. We tested both the brown leather eGo and the camo eGo, with superb results: we liked both Iomega's Drop Guard design that protects the drives from drops up to a meter above the floor, and the quick transfer speeds.
Now, Iomega is taking the drives' aesthetic value one step further by introducing the 320GB eGo Helium. The drive is just .63 inches, and its sleek exterior casing is anodized silver to match perfectly with Apple's MacBook Air. Inside the chassis, you'… Read more
When President Bush signed the bill creating the Department of Homeland Security in 2002, he said, "the department will be charged with encouraging research on new technologies that can detect these threats in time to prevent an attack." What have we got to show for that? CNET News' Declan McCullagh explains why Homeland Security is under renewed criticism for its track record--or lack thereof--when it comes to cybersecurity.
In the aftermath of a software patch from Apple to fix lingering glitches in the latest version of the iPhone, CNET puts the product through its paces, and CNET Reviews' … Read more
Apple appears to be selling a 4GB version of its new iPod Nano in Europe, but not in its home market.
Engadget noticed that 4GB Nanos in the new color scheme were appearing on store shelves in the Netherlands, and The Register was able to confirm with an Apple representative that a "limited number" of the smaller iPod Nanos are being sold in various markets.
According to the reports, the 4GB model costs 120 euros, or $170.57, as … Read more
Apple's picking up notebook market share faster than any of its competitors in its home continent, according to DisplaySearch.
Market research figures released Wednesday have Apple's share of the North American market for notebooks, up from 6.6 percent to 10.6 percent in the second quarter of this year, compared to last year. Every other major notebook maker's market share was either flat or down, compared to the previous year, with market leaders Hewlett-Packard and Dell picking up just 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively, and Acer's share plunging 4.2 percent, including … Read more
We're still waiting for Apple to send over an iPod Classic 2G for review, but our mate Nate Lanxon at Crave UK already had a chance to take the product through the paces. Stay tuned for our detailed take, and in the meantime, have a look at Nate's full review.
At last week's Apple event, CEO Steve Jobs informed the crowd that Apple holds roughly 73 percent of the MP3 market share. According to his numbers, Microsoft has a hold on a little more than 2 percent of the market. Given the ubiquity of the iPod versus the Zune, it's not hard to believe those figures, even if it's give or take a few percentage points.
On Tuesday, Microsoft released a new round of upgrades for its Zune, in hopes of making the gadget more competitive with the Apple offerings, and perhaps eating into that market dominance. … Read more
If both of them get you free Wi-Fi, which one would you rather have? Also in the news today, Google's Street View team doesn't care for a little turnabout, the patent process gets smarter thanks to the Web, and IMDB is now delivering movies and TV. Yeah, really. Maybe we're the only ones who thought it was weird. With special guest, Leo Laporte!Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 810
IMDb now serves full-length videos http://news.cnet.com/8301-13515_3-10042280-26.html
Everyone but Apple joins new 'buy once, play anywhere' group http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080915-everyone-but-apple-joins-new-buy-once-play-anywhere-group.html… Read more
If you're a fan of those John Carmack interviews that pop up every once in a while, you'll probably enjoy the interview with Tim Sweeney over at Ars Technica. Tim is one of the co-founders of Epic Games, and also one of the creators of the technology behind the Unreal and Gears of War series. We think we even understood most of it.
The gist of the interview focuses on the future of 3D-graphics programming, but this one section we found particularly interesting:
Jon Stokes (from Ars): I'd like to chat a little bit about Larrabee and … Read more
With the release of Mac OS X 10.5.5 on Monday, the Cupertino, Calif., computer company provided patches for almost three dozen software flaws. Some of the fixes are specific to Apple features, such as image processing and Finder. Other fixes are updates to various open-source projects including Bind, ClamAV, OpenSSH, and Ruby.
Version 10.5.5 can be obtained from the Apple Software Downloads page.
ATS This patch affects users of Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5 through v10.5.4, and Mac OS X Server v10.5 through v10.5.4. The update addresses the issue in CVE-2008-2305 in which viewing a document containing a maliciously crafted font may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple credits Chris Ries of Carnegie Mellon University Computing Services for reporting this vulnerability.
BIND This patch affects users of Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X v10.5 through v10.5.4, and Mac OS X Server v10.5 through v10.5.4. The update upgrades users to BIND version 9.4.2-P2, which addresses performance issues associated with BIND version 9.4.2-P1.
ClamAV This patch affects users of Mac OS X Server v10.4.11 and Mac OS X Server v10.5 through v10.5.4. The update addresses the vulnerabilities detailed within CVE-2008-1100, CVE-2008-1387, CVE-2008-0314, CVE-2008-1833, CVE-2008-1835, CVE-2008-1836, CVE-2008-1837, CVE-2008-2713, and CVE-2008-3215 by updating Mac OS users to ClamAV version 0.93.3.
Directory Services This patch affects users of Mac OS X v10.5 through v10.5.4 and Mac OS X Server v10.5 through v10.5.4. The update addresses the vulnerability detailed in CVE-2008-2329, in which a person with access to the log-in screen may be able to list user names. Apple says an information disclosure issue exists in Log-in Window when it is configured to authenticate users with Active Directory. "By supplying wildcard characters in the user name field, a list of user names from Active Directory may be displayed."
Directory Services II This patch affects users of Mac OS X Server v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.5 through v10.5.4. The update addresses the insecure file operation vulnerability within CVE-2008-2330, in which a local user may obtain the server password if an OpenLDAP system administrator runs slapconfig. … Read more