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Briefly: Mighty Mice get new colors

updated 03:05 pm EDT, Tue August 21, 2007

OS X-built Java framework

In brief: Apple has slightly modified the coloring on its Mighty Mouse offerings, an OS X-built Java framework rounds out the JDK, nearly 70 new Mac tutorials have been released, Apple has won an iPod nano patent, and MacLockPick receives a public demonstration ... As reported by, Apple silently changed the coloring on its Mighty Mouse and Wireless Mighty Mouse. Apparently the only change is the color of the lower side of side buttons: they are now white, matching the rest of the unit, rather than the original gray. The product codes for the newly colored mice are different, but prices are the same.

OS X-built Java framework rounds out JDK

Molly is new open-source and production-ready Java framework that attempts to round out JDK functionality by adding additional utility classes for developing database and web applications. Core components include, Molly server pages, server-side pages that are compiled down to a servlet; Database mapping that provides an Object/Relational mapping tool, which creates java objects corresponding to database tables; and various HTML form related utility functions such as form persistence and validation. The entire Java codebase was developed using Mac OS X and BBEdit.

Nearly 70 Mac tutorials released

Accularian has announced the online availability of 69 video tutorials designed to teach basic Macintosh computer skills through the internet. The first six lessons are free and there is a one time charge of $25 is offered for the remaining lessons. The first section of lessons cover important aspects of the computer such as The Finder, The Apple Menu, The Menu Bar, The Dock, The Desktop, Files, Folders and more. The System Preferences section teaches people how to customize their Macs, including how to use the powerful speech recognition software, built into each Mac.

Apple wins iPod nano patent

Yesterday, the US Patent and Trademark Office published Apple's iPod Nano Design Patent win under document number D549,237. The newly granted patent follows three that were granted last week for their Video iPod. The iPod Nano debuted on September 7, 2005. Apple lists their CEO Steve Jobs and the following engineers as the inventors of the iPod Nano: Andre; Bartley K. (Menlo Park, CA), Coster; Daniel J. (San Francisco, CA), De Iuliis; Daniele (San Francisco, CA), Howarth and others.

MacLockPick gets public demonstration

For the first time in public, SubRosaSoft will be demonstrating MacLockPick, a tool for law enforcement professionals to perform live forensics on Mac OS X systems. The solution is based on a USB Flash drive that can be inserted into a suspect's Mac OS X computer that is running (or sleeping). Once the software is run it will extract data from the Apple Keychain and system settings in order to provide the examiner fast access to the suspect's critical information with as little interaction or trace as possible.

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    And you think they would've changed the whole thing to gray or metallic to match the new iMac and their keyboard. So, metallic imacs get a white mouse and white power cord (FWIH).

  1. nhmlco

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Lock Pick

    Apple needs to find out what's happening with MacLockPick and "lock" down the system. While forensics may need to be done from time-to-time, there's already a legal recourse: subpoena the passwords.

    Stolen notebooks, however, ARE a real issue, and all we need are for the criminals to get a USB key and crack the security on our missing notebooks.

  1. lockhartt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: subpoena passwords

    Kind of hard to subpoena someone who is deceased. While I value the right to privacy as much as anyone else, there is a legitimate reason for MacLockPick.

    Yes, for every tool that has a legitimate use there are those who will exploit it for unethical purposes... but this does not negate the value of the tool for its intended purpose.

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