New Mac Malware

Written By Wayne Jones of the FIVE FORKS BAPTIST COMPUTER USERS GROUP.
The information is a very good read for everyone to just remind us that we ALL need to take care surfing the web.
There is a rehash of something very old going around recently which has lots of Mac users in a tizzy. It is variously called Mac Defender or Mac Protector, or some hacked up variation on those names. IT IS NEITHER A TROJAN NOR A VIRUS. It's final payload can deliver a trojan, however, if the user follows its instructions. Most people will realize what's going on and halt the installation. This [...]

10.6.5 Snow Leopard Update Breaks Letterbox Mail.app Plugin – Quick Fix

For you Letterbox - Mail.app plugin lovers out there here is a quick fix to get you back it working in 10.6.5 Snow Leopard. First off you will need the new "SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs".

  1. 857A142A-AB81-4D99-BECC-D1B55A86D94E
  2. BDD81F4D-6881-4A8D-94A7-E67410089EEB

Then you will need a program to edit info.plist files. If you have developer tools installed you will use Property List Editor if not you will need a program that will edit an .xml file like my favorite Texwrangler.

PRIOR TO THE FOLLOWING PLEASE CLOSE MAIL.APP

Next you have to find and edit the info.plist for [...]

Apple Store – Haywood Mall Opens it’s Doors

The Apple store in Haywood mall opened it's doors at 10:00 am today. The store is one of the biggest I have been in. Much larger than the 2 closest stores Charlotte, NC and Mall of Georgia, GA. When the store opened at 10 there were more than 500 in line to see the 1st Apple store in the upstate of SC. I shot all kinds of video on my iPhone 4 today and I am going to use my phone to do the editing with iMovie mobile and then post on the site. I will use that video to review iMovie for you. That should be up by the end of the day. Also, if you need an appointment with an apple genius you can [...]

Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard – Pre Order

Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com click on the links below to get your copy with free shipping.

Here are a few of the features of OS X 10.6

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard is built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability as well as industry-leading support for Internet standards
  • Improvements include a more responsive Finder, new look and features for Exposé and Stacks, quicker Time Machine backup, faster common tasks and installation, a smaller install footprint, and plenty more
  • New core [...]

MacHeist 3 to Have Live Reveal Show

This Tuesday night at 8pm EDT, MacHeist will be revealing the applications for MacHeist 3. Veronica Belmont, Lisa Bettany, and Chris Pirillo will host live coverage of the reveal. If you have been doing the missions you would have already received over 300.00 in applications. To view the live show head over to MacHeist.com on Tuesday March 24th at 8:00 EDT.

MacWorld Expo 2009: Interview with VP

This past Friday I was given the opportunity to speak with Paul Kent,  Vice President and General Manager for Macworld Conference and Expo. We spoke about the upcoming event (January 5 - 9) and how New Mac Users would enjoy this Expo. At the 2008 Macworld Expo and Conference, 25% of the 45,000 people who attended were first time Macworld attendees. This year Macworld Expo would like to increase that number. On the show floor there will be the Macworld Learning Center with free education taught by the folks from Tidbits.com and a New User Lounge where you can come in and use a charging [...]

My Apple Space announces live chat during October 14 keynote

My Apple Space is delighted to introduce live chat before, during and after the Apple keynote October 14th. My Apple Space is aimed at providing Apple users around the globe a place to connect, cultivate relationships, build a strong sense of community and designed to be a user driven switcher machine on the internet. It's a great resource for finding out about the latest Mac Hardware, news, latest software updates or just meeting new friends.

Screenium 1.0 Final Released – Screencasts In A Snap

Synium Software today released the much antecipated Screenium 1.0 Final. This advanced screencasting tool creates high-quality movies of your Mac's desktop complete with multi-channel audio. Screenium's pre-release version received a lot of positive feedback worldwide, thanks to the full feature set, efficient recording performance and pristine quality. Screenium 1.0 offers "HotText", iSight PiP and is keyboard-controllable. Screenium is fully supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard.

Twittelator Pro 1.3.1 for iPhone/Touch Ships

Stone Design today shipped another update to Twittelator Pro, a feature packed native iPhone Twitter client. With many expert features including multiple accounts, Trending Topics, and Nearby Search for Tweeters, Twittelator Pro is the culmination of the expanding Twittelator customer base's wishes, desires and bug fixes. Version 1.3.1 features a dingbats panel for instant graphic insertion into your tweets, better interaction with TwitPics's and numerous bug fixes including one nasty crasher.