Archive for October 3, 2008

Software updates for Friday 3rd October

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Apple updates iTunes to 8.0.1 and AppleTV to 2.2
Bug fixes for both updates and Genius feature added to the AppleTV.

Fab’s Autobackup for recovering data from unbootable windows installs
Software backs up settings and data, like the Migration Assistant but will work if Windows cannot start. Wish I had known about this two weeks ago when I spent hours retrieving data from a corrupt Windows install.

Undercover updated to V2.5
The Macintosh recovery software (as in recovery after theft) has dozens of improvements in the latest version, this is software I bought and use on my Macbook.

Optimised Firefox 3.0.3 builds available
BeatnikPad hasn’t been updated for a while but there’s now a new source for optimised builds.

News for Friday 3rd October

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Google wants to save the world
CEO Eric Schmidt lays out Google’s plan to break the US dependency on fossil fuel by 2030.

Apple says Psystar’s antitrust claims are deeply flawed
The Cupertino based company asks Judge to dismiss Psystar’s countersuit.

Nokia launches first touch screen phone
5800 Xpress Music phone runs Series 60 and supports Adobe’s Flash. Video’s here.

Digital download royalty rate stays at 9.1 cents
CRB keeps the rate at current level but songwriters are unhappy.

Internet users can do more to prevent Identity Theft
The National Cyber Security Alliance claims most Americans are not using antivirus, antispyware, and firewall software.