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Mac X OS Update (v10.5.8)

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“The Mac OS X v10.5.8 Update is recommended for Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard users and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.”

Read the full update details here.

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August 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Speedier Google Chrome Web Browser Beta Released

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Google released a new beta version of the Chrome web browser today. According to the official Chrome blog, the beta shows over 30% speed improvement verses the current release. If you’re interested in giving it a run down, head on over to the Google Chrome blog here.

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August 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm

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Netflix on the Wii and iPhone?

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iphone-netflixAccording to a Multichannel source, Netflix will soon offer streaming video on the iPhone, iTouch, and Nintendo Wii. Although there are iPhone applications that allow Netflix customers to search for movies and manage their queues, it is being rumored that a ‘Watch Instantly’ feature will soon be added that will allow users to watch actual Netflix content on their mobile device.

[via Multichannel]

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August 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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BlackBerry Desktop for Macs Coming in September

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Just a quick FYI for all you crackberry addicts: the Mac version of BlackBerry Desktop is coming in September.

“With BlackBerry® Desktop Software you’ll be able sync your iTunes® playlists and personal information like contacts, tasks and appointments; install new software, games, and more. BlackBerry Desktop Software will offer the best of both worlds by allowing you to manage aspects of your BlackBerry® smartphone from your Mac1.”

Click here for all the details.

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August 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm

HTC MyTouch 3G Android SmartPhone Now Available Through T-Mobile

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htc-mytouch-3g-tmobileIt’s official! Google’s second Android smartphone is now on sale through T-Mobile. The HTC MyTouch 3G sports a 3.2″ touchscreen, virtual QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, and 4 GB microSD card. T-Mobile is selling the MyTouch for $199.99 with new 2 year contract.

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Download the AppPack from T-Mobile’s website to get Visual Voicemail for your Android device!

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August 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Nikon CoolPix S1000PJ Projector Camera

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nikon-s1000pj-projector-camera-2I don’t normally cover digital cameras but this was one too cool to pass up. The S1000PJ from Nikon is the world’s first digital camera with a built-in projector. Not only does the camera sport 12.1 megapixels, it also features built-in VGA projector that’s able to display images up to 40 inches. Head on over to the Nikon USA Press Center to see a video of it in action.

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August 4, 2009 at 1:06 am

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Recent IE, Flash Security Flaw Caused by Typo

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An errant ampersand was all it took for hackers to exploit a recently patched security flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The bug, which crossed over into Adobe Flash, allowed hackers to gain control of a victim’s system simply by visiting a malicious website.

According to Michael Howard, a Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team manager, the vulnerability existed in the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL). The exact line of code read:

hr = pStream->Read((void*)&pbArray, (ULONG)cbSize, NULL);

“The extra ‘&’ character in the vulnerable code causes the code to write potentially untrusted data, of size cbSize, to the address of the pointer to the array, pbArray, rather than write the data into the array, and the pointer is on the stack. This is a stack-based buffer overrun vulnerability.”

So much for stack-based buffer overruns… if you’re really interested, read Michael’s entire blog post about the issue here.

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July 31, 2009 at 1:04 am