New Mac Trojan Sidesteps User Permissions

8:50 PM, Jul. 24th, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

A new trojan horse, dubbed Crisis, has been identified by the security company Intego. According to the company, the trojan horse can install itself without requiring any user interaction or account passwords, and attempts to hide itself from virus protection and detection applications.

Video Review: yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Earbuds

10:35 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

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Reliable, good sounding, and comfortable earbuds are hard to come by for athletes, but the Ironman Inspire Pro earbuds from yurbuds manage to deliver on all counts. These earbuds even let the sounds around you pass through, making them safer for running, snow boarding or skiing.

OS X Mail: Tips on Sending to Groups

9:30 AM, Jul. 20th, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

There are plenty of methods for sending emails to Address Book groups and a few things to think about as you’re doing so. In this tip, Melissa Holt’s going to talk about how to send messages to multiple people and how you can tweak your Mail settings to make things even simpler.

Safari: Jump to a Page’s Top or Bottom

9:25 AM, Jul. 11th, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

In Safari, there are useful keyboard shortcuts for jumping to the beginning or end of webpages. Plus, those very same shortcuts have similar uses all around the Mac, and if you add a modifier key, they become text-selection helpers extraordinaire. They’re really very cool to know about, so here’s your opportunity!

Mac OS X: Controlling Compressed Files

9:30 AM, Jul. 6th, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

By default, Mac OS X uses a built-in program called Archive Utility to handle compressing and uncompressing files. It gives us a quick way to shrink file sizes before emailing attachments, for example. But did you know that you can control these compressed files using a program buried deep within your hard drive? You can, and you should. Here’s how.

Apple Faces New Chinese Trademark Dispute Over Snow Leopard

10:44 PM, Jul. 3rd, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

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Chinese company Jiangsu Xuebao has filed suit against Apple accusing the American company of infringing on its Snow Leopard trademark in China. The company is best known for household products, but holds some trademarks in the electrical equipment and software categories.

Apple Tweaks Antivirus Marketing Message

10:17 PM, Jun. 25th, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

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Apple has tweaked the wording on its “Why you’ll love a Mac” webpage, replacing “It doesn’t get PC viruses” with “It’s built to be safe.” The change is being seen by many in the security world as a tacit admission by Apple that its Macintosh computers are more susceptible to malware and some other attacks than the company has previously claimed.

iOS, Mac App Stores Expand to 32 More Countries

11:41 AM, Jun. 22nd, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

Apple rolled out its App Store for iOS and Mac App Store in 32 more countries on Friday, bringing the total number of countries where customers can buy iPhone, iPad and Mac apps through the company’s online stores up over 150.

Mac OS X: Using Address Book’s Notes

9:30 AM, Jun. 15th, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

Even if you use Address Book on your Mac or iOS device frequently, you may not know how simple it is to add notes to each contact. No entering into Edit mode, no extra steps, no chanting incantations to any Norse gods. In this tip, Melissa Holt’s going to show you just how easy keeping notes on your contacts’ lives really can be.

Apple Releases Same-Day Java Update for Snow Leopard, Lion

4:46 PM, Jun. 13th, 2012 · · Snow Leopard

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Apple released Java updates for Lion and Snow Leopard Tuesday—notably, the updates were released the same day that Oracle patched the software, as noted by Krebs on Security. All told, Apple patched 11 security flaws in the updates out of 14 patched by Oracle.