Apple Patches 12 Serious Mac OS X Flaws

Apple’s first Mac OS X security update for 2010 is out, providing cover for at least 12 serious vulnerabilities.

The update, rated critical, plugs security holes that could lead to code execution vulnerabilities if a Mac user is tricked into opening audio files or surfing to a rigged Web site.

With Security Update 2010-001, Apple also fixes flaws in the Adobe Flash Player plug-in that ships with the operating system.

Apple Patches 12 Serious Mac OS X Flaws | threatpost

There is no use to wait, go update your computer now!

Lab Tick

Have you ever been annoyed by your PowerBook’s (or MacBook Pro’s) backlit keyboard? You can not control it, you simply have to deal with the behaviour dictated by the ambient light sensor

If so Lab Tick will save your day.

I just installed it and it works great!

Jonathan Ive

I don’t think it’s a secret that I have a deep love for Apple products. Much of that is because of Jonathan Ive. If you start thinking about it, he is the mastermind behind all of the groundbreaking products we today associate with Apple.

The guy is a genius and Apple wouldn’t be the same without him!

Two new very useful features in Snow Leopard

From Finer Things in Mac I found out about these two new features in Snow Leopard.

The spell checker can automatically determine the language

That is incredibly useful for those of us who write emails in different languages. I usually write emails both in Swedish and English and earlier I had to open the Spelling and Grammar window and change the language accordingly. No more! Now Snow Leopard will do that automatically for me. Hurray!

Opt-clicking the volume menuling allow you to change the input and output sources

At home I hook up my MacBook Pro to the pair of crystal-clear, eyeball-shaped speakers created by Harman Kardon and Apple that I got with my G4 Cube, and being able to choose the output by just opt-clicking the volume icon in the menu bar makes that easier.

OS X forgets the color profile when coming back from screensaver

Why does OSX forget what color profile it’s using? – Topic Powered by Eve Community

I actually did not have this problem with Leopard but now after upgrading to Snow Leopard it’s started to happen. Naturally it doesn’t happen all the time, but it happens often enough to drive me nuts. So far today I’ve had to reset the used color profile by starting System Preferences and going to Displays three times.

Very very annoying. Apple please fix this!

Snow Leoparded

Last night I installed Snow Leopard. When the installation was done the machine rebooted and after I logged in everything looked pretty much the same as before.

The big differences are under the hood so that is to be expected but I still feel slightly disappointed that there is nothing really telling that I’m running the latest and shiniest Mac OS X version.

Snow Leopard


The install disc is right here on my desk. Now to decide when to install it?