news of 2004-05-13

'Aluminum' appearance in Mac OS X 10.4?

When Apple brought 'Graphite' as a second hue to Aqua, it made perfect sense, as it perfectly fit the graphite PowerMac G4 as well as the later Titanium PowerBook. Now that all Macs are either white (eMacs, iMacs, iBooks) or aluminum (more 'yellow/brown' in the gray than 'blue/green'), an 'Aluminum' appearance would perfectly fit the new style of Apple's hardware. Whether or not Apple will change the appearance of Mac OS X in Tiger is still unknown - but small adjustments are expected, because Apple has always used the chance to do them in the past few iterations of Mac OS X.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-05-13 at 15:26 CET ]
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WiFi (the b variant) flaw

In Australia, someone has found a way to disrupt WiFi networks with a simple WiFi access card. Instead of joining a network, one can use the card to disrupt WiFi networks in a range of about 1 kilometer. I certainly hope no-one in my vicinity is going to try this out... Read more at MacCentral.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-05-13 at 14:49 CET ]
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If you have a 15" AluBook, ...

... you'll probably like my new desktop picture. It's a very blurred photo of the keyboard and gives a nice overall look and feel to the PB.

Hope you enjoy it. It's about 500K in size. (Click on the picture to get the high quality version.)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-05-13 at 12:28 CET ]
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MacBidouille had a look at VPC7...

And was surprised (very positively so) to actually find direct graphics card support in VPC7. This is, well, huge - and worth the wait, I think. The app also has a new icon, reportedly (in French). ;-)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-05-13 at 12:21 CET ]
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Most said: "WiFire" or "wiFire".

Answering my call to give me names for the un-term "Wireless FireWire", most said "WiFire". Although this still doesn't entirely hide its roots, that's a term I could live with. Mental note: If I ever can actually buy hardware that supports this, I'll call it WiFire - unless something better or at least different comes up. Thanks to all of you helping me out here. :)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-05-13 at 11:58 CET ]
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