MacBook or MacBook Pro?

Apple’s new Intel-powered MacBook has been released. Including a nice black model!
It’s hard to see what the MacBook Pro gets you besides extra screen space.
Anyone out there considering this cool new machine?
Apple – MacBook – Technical Specifications

Firefox Macintosh Mozilla

Safari security late

Brian Krebs at the Washington Post compares Apple’s Safari browser to it’s competition in terms of browser security. What he concludes is more than a bit troubling.

Over the past two years, after being notified about serious security flaws in its products, it took Apple about 91 days on average to issue patches to correct those vulnerabilities. I also found that almost without exception, other open-source Linux vendors were months ahead of Apple in fixing the same flaws.

A Time to Patch III: Apple


Boot Camp Beta

This is blowing my mind.

More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today.

I know of a lot of folks who’ve been installing XP on their Intel Macs recently, but to have Apple provide tools to do that and to commit to making WinXP installable on the next OS is pretty wild.
For all the people who didn’t want to leave Windows to enjoy a Mac, this is the last barrier to fall. It also gives a lot of people a significant push to invest in an Intel Mac now vs. later. It’s a BRILLIANT judo move.
I wasn’t that interested in an Intel Mac (I use a Powerbook on a daily basis) until I saw this beta. I’m now very excited to try to have a dual booting Mac/XP machine.
Apple – Boot Camp

Japan Macintosh Sony

who leaves Apple for Sony?

Apple software exec leaves for Sony.

Let’s hope Tim knows what to do because Sony desperately needs help.

Frankly, one guy isn’t going to turn around the shop there, not when whole businesses are predicated on software that doesn’t work.

Sony software czar’s big challenge | CNET


Soundstream screensaver for OS X

If you run a Mac, this is a very nice screensaver.
“Soundstream is a Mac OS X screensaver created with Quartz Composer.
It consists of a randomly moving particle generator (reminiscent of Flurry) that reacts to the sound level picked up by your computer’s microphone.”