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Briefly: Mac security, Java hole, Sony PSP...

updated 05:45 pm EST, Thu March 24, 2005

Mac security

In brief: Before IBM "brought everything back to the big, boring box scheme," companies experimented with interesting and compact designs: "in a sense then, Apple's Mac mini ... is something of a , a device that plays advanced 3D games, and offers iPod-like music and photo functions.

by MacNN Staff





  1. adamschneider

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What exactly did Symantec do? The article gives no details.

  1. bradoesch

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Yo Dude

    Here's the info. It was on the front page of the 'NN a few days ago. It's also on the left column under "Most Commented." But anyway, the URL sir:

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    PSP is on MY radar... plays movies like I want to carry a portfolio with me - half the price of an iPod photo & very, very tempting...

  1. ecrelin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    fool's at it again…

    This Seth Jayson is an idiot, he seems to contend that Apple zealots believe that it is impossible to attack OS X. I don't think that is the case at all. He mentions that Windows has provided such "easy pickins" that they have ignored the Mac but once "they" find it valuable to do so they will apparently have their way with it. Not so black and white fool, there may be security breaches and there may be bad ones but they will never pose the type of problem that exists with Windows. It will not support a multibillion dollar industry like Symantec et al. That should be the investors interest and only concern regarding security and OS X.
    Quicktime = spyware?!?!?!? This guy writes about technology?

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Symantec does it again

    Symantec has been desperate to spread the antivirus market outside Windows for years. They've made announcements like this to try to scare both palm and Pocket PC users into buying AV software (that in the absence of actual viruses merely makes your computer less reliable), but nothing has come of them. Third time isn't a charm, sorry...

    This is a web page I created after the Nth re-release of Symantec's FUD bomb:

  1. macnews

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: PSP is on my radar

    Bobolicous are you crazy? I honestly don't see how people can stand playing games on that thing, let alone watch a movie. The screen I found to be very small and not something I would want to stare at for two hours (ok, 1.5 hours for most movies).

  1. chillinCHiEF

    Joined: Dec 1969


    White headphones

    Does it bother anybody but me that Sony bundles white headphones with their PSP? Other than that oddity, its a great portable system with some very strong launch titles (Lumines is incredible). To Bobo, there is already an OS X app that converts any video format to mpeg4 and transfers it to the PSP…it can also archive game saves and transfer pictures from iPhoto (you can do transfers from Finder, but it streamlines things). Its called iPSP.

  1. technohedz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    psp good for games

    The psp is great for games. That's about it. Sure, you can play mp3's on it, but why would you want to carry around a brick that size. The thing is huge. You can look at pictures on it...that's nice, but if mp3's and photos are what you want then an ipod photo is the real tool. You can watch UMD videos on the widescreen lcd. That's a feature worth having, except why would I pay 10 bucks for UMD low res when I can get the DVD? Sony crippled the video from memory stick (did anyone mention it takes the special memory stick duo now?) so it's lower res than the UMD's. It IS still quite viewable. So what do we have? A great gaming system w/ wifi and free online play. Good launch titles, you will be happy with the gaming. A reasonable portable video player, except for the cost of the cards and the time converting or the cost of the limitted UMD's (no UMD burners for consumers). It's a blast and it's great for back seat entertainment, but it's not in the ipod category.

    It's also got a poor button layout, ir instead of bt, and it's just a little dated already.

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