news of 2004-09-10

8x DVD Burning

While this might not be world-important, MediaMarkt in Switzerland currently sells a 'PyroGate' (NEC drive inside) 8x external USB-2 DVD +/- R(W) burner for 199 CHF (about 130 USD), which works quite well with Mac OS X 10.3.5 and Toast 6.x. It's not supported in the Finder/iTunes/iDVD etc., but if that's not important to you, it's quite a cheap and good solution for archiving. I've only been able to test the device with 4x media so far, but that works well.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-09-10 at 12:34 CET ]
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iMac G5 developer notes

... in a 60+ pages PDF document. You'll find a lot of information in that document regarding the new iMac's clockwork. ;-)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-09-10 at 10:10 CET ]
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Security Update, FTP server...

Some people seem to have problems with the FTP server 'fix' in the latest security update from Apple. MacBidouille - and probably other sites - are 'fixing' the problem by replacing the new FTP server with the old one. That's of course a bad idea in the first place, because Apple replaced the old one because of a security issue. We thus advise people not to do it. If your FTP service doesn't work right now: Go to Apple's support forums and search them for a solution involving the currently installed version. Apple will probably send out another update soon enough, too, to solve the problem, although it hasn't yet publicly acknowledged the problem.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-09-10 at 09:59 CET ]
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