MacTech to offer Visual Basic to AppleScript conversion guide We've extensively covered Microsoft's decision to drop Visual Basic support from the forthcoming version of Office for Mac OS X (Office 2008):Keeping Visual Basic macros in Office for Mac OS X: Microsoft says macros will survive translation Office 2004 with Open XML converters may be the most cross-platform compatible edition -- even after Office 2008 ships
Steve Jobs thinks DRM should be abolished In an opinion piece posted directly to Apple's Web site, Apple CEO Steve Jobs looks at the current state of affairs with regard to digital rights management. He offers an overview of the current top-to-bottom, proprietary DRM schemes used by Apple and other companies, then peers forward into some potential scenarios for future online music sales.
The idea he seems to endorse most emphatically is complete obliviation of DRM as we know it:
"The third alternative is to abolish DRMs entirely. Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music … Read more
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FUSE comes to Mac OS X Taking advantage of his company's policy that encourages employees to spend 20% of their time working on personal projects, Google employee Amit Singh has developed and released MacFUSE, a Mac OS X version of the popular FUSE (File System in User Space) mechanism, which was created for Linux and subsequently ported to FreeBSD.
"FUSE makes it possible to implement a very functional file system in a normal program rather than requiring a complex addition to the operating system. More importantly, the FUSE API is very easy to program for. The large number … Read more
OmniWeb vulnerability reported The latest in a series of purported vulnerabilities in the "Month of Apple Bugs" campaign -- which has actually turned into a indictment of largely negligible third-party software flaws -- implicates the modestly popular OmniWeb browser.
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