Archive for November, 2008

[Windows] Security System of Acrobat 9 Compromised

Adobe’s security implementation of their Acrobat 9 has been compromised. Unprotecting of documents whoes password have been “forgotten” is now possible because of a vulnerability in Acrobat’s security function. The russian software developers Elcomsoft found this and also integrated their findings into their APDFPR 5.0 (Advanced PDF Password Recovery). This tool can handle the security […]

[MacOS] Pushing OS X on PCs Major Steps Forward

yet another incomplete news (AIN) Since David Elliot (also known as DFE) showed the OS X on PC scene how to boot Leopard Retail DVDs on non EFI systems (=standard PCs) using his „Boot 132 CD“ there is even more strong progress – OS X is technically almost completely untied from a Macintosh computer. Based […]

[MultiPlatform] Microsoft Live Mesh Beta now online

Live Mesh is part of Microsoft’s new online activities. In contrast to Apple’s MobleMe it concentrates on syncing files and folders from different PCs and Macs. It currently does not include syncing of addressbook entries, calendars or mails. Anyway Live Mesh is free. Microsoft offers 5GB harddisk space that can be accessed using their Live […]

[Games] GTA 4 for PC – Release in December

Rockstar Games eventually releases Grand Theft Auto 4 for the PC gaming community. December 2nd, 2008 will be the day when people will raid over gaming stores all over the world. It is for sure that this game will be the megaseller in december as it has proved for the console gamers in may. In […]

[iPhone] Venezuelan iPhone 3G Hack is Fake

The spanish speaking blog Maczalandia reported some days ago that a venezuelan team around the hacker Gabo managed to hack the 3G iPhone. After having examined the custom firmware provided by the team, the iPhone Dev Team found this is a fake. The custom ipsw is usable with 2G iPhones only and… has… been prepared […]

[MacOS] Switcher’s Hints 1001: Most Helpful Shortcuts

Mac OS is much more depending on mouse commands than Microsoft Windows. Anyway there are some shortcuts that make your switcher’s lives easier. Key Meaning Cmd-Tab change between programs (not between windows) Fn-F9 thumbnail overview of all windows Alt-Cmd-Esc kill programs instantly Shift-Cmd-3 screenshot of whole screen (saves on desktop) Shift-Cmd-4 select part of the […]

[Microsoft] MSN Germany to launch free Movie portal

The future of video-on-demand seems to begin soon. Microsoft Germany announced to launch their MSN Movie Portal. Launch date is set to November 17th, 2008 (monday) – means tomorrow. About hundred movies, TV-series and animations Microsoft will be offered for free watching. As like private TV channels MSN will apply commercial breaks every ten minutes. […]

[Microsoft] Microsoftstore launched

Microsoft is entering the online world rapidly. Microsoft products are available for download online as of now in selected countries – aka the largest markets. The store is available in the following countries: U.S.A., U.K., Germany and Korea. More countries to come soon. Prices seem fairly the same like when buying the retail versions. At […]

[MacOS] Switcher’s Hints 1001: Change the Dock to 2D

You don’t like the Dock in 3D? You like it in 2D but sadly this is available only if you put the Dock to the left or the right side of the screen? There is a simply command that can help you :-) Changing the Dock to 2D Just open a terminal and do the […]

[MacOS] Parallels Desktop 4.0 released

Virtualization technologies on the Mac operating system reach a new step. Parallels Desktop’s most exciting feature that has been added is the possibility of virtualizing Mac OS Leopard Server and even Mac OS Snow Leopard. More new features: iPhone support: start, stop and manage Windows virtual machines from the iPhone Anti Virus and Firewall: includes […]