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This week: Apple updates, financial, software

updated 04:15 pm EST, Fri November 4, 2005

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This week Apple that fixes reliability and resolves AirPort compatibility issues with certain third party 802.11 cards and access points for Mac OS X v10.4.3 and later. Word came that Apple has fixed four vulnerabilities in older versions of QuickTime, which allow denial of service (DoS) attacks to be executed, and potentially allow an attacker to compromise users' systems.

Financial

Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster said he believes Apple will sell over 37 million iPods by the end of the calendar year, and maintained an "outperform" rating as well as a $60 price target on the company. Apple's stock on Wednesday was dubbed strong by Dan Sullivan, editor of The Chartist, because it outperformed the major averages for the past year. The following day, Apple's stock climbed to yet another 52-week high, continuing its year-long rise.

Software

Apple's Safari Web browser became the first browser to pass the Acid2 test, which is a test page written to help browser vendors ensure proper support for Web standards in their products. ActiveState released Komodo 3.5, a professional integrated development environment (IDE) with full support for the Ruby programming language as well as support for Mac OS X. Freescale's Metrowerks division released CodeWarrior Development Studio 10 for Mac OS X, its programming suite that includes PowerPlant X framework for Mach-O development, which allows developers to write native Mac OS X code using Mac OS X supported features.




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