Apple Revamps Security in OS X Lion | threatpost

Short, plain-English article explaining the security upgrades in Lion. As we speak, Apple developers are building new versions of their apps to support sandboxing. “OS X has always had this goofy ASLR implementation where the randomized the libraries but not anything else, and you could still play the games and reuse code as long as…

Keynote Day

I have a little travel ritual. The night before a trip, when I’m pulling clothes out of the dryer and rounding up cables and chargers and finishing up the writing I need to do before I go and pulling together the files I need so I can continue to write once I’m there and trying…

Hey, wonderful: there’s a location-tracking file on my iPhone.

What sort of data does your phone log to a file…and why? That’s the most annoying mystery of these superphones that we carry everywhere. It’s a master key to pretty much everything we’ve got going on in our lives: where we’ve been, the people with whom we associate, what we say, and all of the…

Time Capture

When I lost WiFi throughout the house the other day, I got right on the problem. Fortunately, I have a very expensive tool made by Fluke for diagnosing this sort of device. You just attach to the front of the router and after about ten minutes of automated analysis, it’ll tell you with greater than…

iPad 2 Event: The Liveblog

11:03 — gb will be $4.99 on march 11. Welcome back steve. Recaps, and introduces a new video. (Healthwatchers: Steve still looks fine, his voice is solid at the end if thie event.) Video. “technolog isn’t enough (that’s in Apple’s DNA) we are the intersection of technology and liberal arts.” “these are post-pc devices that…

Greetings from A Reasonably-Priced But Still Very, Very Nice Hotel Room in San Francisco. (No, it’s not a name-brand place. But I have free WiFi and a room overlooking a garden. Keep your fancy Red Roof Inn.) It’s a barnstorming trip; one night only. I’m here for the iPad 2 Event. I’ll be covering it…

Apple Event on March 2…and it’s definitely iPad.

This appeared in my Inbox a few minutes ago. These Apple Media Event invitations frustrate the hell out of me. Why must Apple be so vague about the subject? (This is comedy.) It looks like I’ll be there for the festivities. I might even bring my Motorola XOOM tablet, just to be a Contrarian. I’m…