Apple shovelware problems again

The Apple Software Update program has again come under fire for pushing unnecessary software on users. This time, it’s the iPhone Configuration Utility 2.1, which reportedly includes a personal Web server. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ask if Apple will ever learn some manners or even grok the meaning of “attack surface”. More: continued here

Apple partners with Intel on new standard, could abandon USB

Not only is Apple complicit in the development of the Light Peak standard, but the company actually brought the concept to Intel and asked them to create it. More to the point, the new connector will play a hugely important role in upcoming products from Cupertino. More: continued here

Mac News Briefs: BoinxTV, Cinematize add Snow Leopard compatibility

Boinx added Snow Leopard compatibility to its BoinxTV video podcasting tool, while Miraizaon did the same for its Cinematize DVD movie clip extraction offerings. Also, Werck unveiled Checkout 3, and Zervix released the new PDF Checkpoint. More: continued here

Apple: We’re Coming Clean on the True Cost of Green

Plenty of technology and IT vendors tell you they’re the greenest companies on the planet. Apple, though, recently updated its Web site to reveal in great detail exactly where its greenhouse emissions come from — and to provide information about the the environmental impacts of its products. More: continued here

Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update 10.5.8

The 10.5.8 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5 to 10.5.7, and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. More: continued here Incoming search terms:Mac_OS_X_10_5_8_Combo_UpdateMac OS X 10 5 8 Combo Update torrent

Apple Launches Major Green Effort [w/Video]

In recent years, Apple (AAPL) has been hammered by several environmental groups. Greenpeace singled it out for its use of toxic chemicals in 2007, and it has done poorly in rankings of the greenest corporations. The criticism is jarring for a company with a cool, progressive image and Mr. Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, on its […]