30/11/2006

Digit news - Apple releases Mac OS X Security Update

Digit news - Apple releases Mac OS X Security Update

Apple have released a major security update for Macs. As well as fixing bugs in aplications like ATS, CFNetwork, Finder, Font Book, Font Importer, Installer, OpenSSL, PHP, PPP, Samba, Security Framework, VPN, WebKit, gnuzip, and perl it also fixes a major bug with the airport (WiFi) driver that allows remote execution or arbitary code.

The update is available through the normal Apple update services.

Digit news - Marvell chips speed mobile Web browsing

Digit news - Marvell chips speed mobile Web browsing:

Marvell acquired the Xscale series of processors from Intel and the new range PXA 300, PXA 310 and PXA 320 chips are the first fruits of the acquisition.

They are designed to be used in mobile devices where computing power is needed, but also good power consumption - they can adjust their processing speed as required.

The PXA 300 is designed for low cost applications, the 310 for numeric applications and the 320 for video.

They can run up to 1.2GHz, though current versions run at 800MHz.

Digit news - Intel readies 45nm quad-core chips

Digit news - Intel readies 45nm quad-core chips

Based on the same micro-architechture as the current Core 2 Due these chips use a new 45nm process (compared to the current 65nm process). This should allow faster, cooler chips and more chips can be put on the silicon per square inch.

Digit news - AMD debuts four-core "4x4" motherboard

Digit news - AMD debuts four-core "4x4" motherboard

AMD has launched a motherboard capabable of taking two dual-core Athlon 64 FX-70 series chips and uses Nvidia's 680a chipset.

Some might say it's not true 4x4 but running 2x dual core. However it will be compatible with future true quad core designs being released next year. It's aimed at high end gamers.

It also shows AMD are retaining their relationship with Nvidia even though they acquired ATI earlier this year.

Digit news - Matrox offers Mac users Head2Go

Digit news - Matrox offers Mac users Head2Go

Matrix have released Mac software for their DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go external boxes that allow 2 or 3 monitors respectively to be connected to the video output of a Matrix graphics card through the single display port. This allows resolutions up to 2,560-x-10,241 and 3,840-x-10,241 performing like a single ultra widescreen monitor.

The dual head box costs £89 +VAT and the triple head £170 +VAT.