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Submission + - Apple Ends Security Updates for 5-Year-Old Macs (

the JoshMeister writes: "On Friday, Apple released Security Update 2011-005 for only Mac OS X v10.7 Lion and v10.6 Snow Leopard, both of which can only run on Intel-based Macs. This officially and quietly cuts off all users of G4 and G5-based Macs (some of which Apple was still selling less than 5 years ago) from ever receiving OS security updates again. Many Mac users are now left stranded with perfectly good hardware and an insecure operating system, and since Apple has neglected to warn users of Leopard and previous versions of Mac OS about the lack of updates, most of them will never know there is a problem."
The Internet

Journal Journal: Facebook Phone Number Folly 2

I, along with most of the Slashdot community, know much about social networking sites. I, probably unlike much of Slashdot, am a member of a few. One of these sites, Facebook, came under fire about a year ago for their News Feed feature, which allowed users to see updates made by their friends in one convenient form. This resulted in a massive and seemingly unexpected backlash by the

Feed Engadget: Apple tosses in gigabit Ethernet on refreshed AirPort Extreme (

While the majority of you are likely scoping out Apple's more noticeable introductions, the firm did manage to provide a subtle, albeit entirely welcome upgrade to the 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station. Still priced at $179, the revamped device doesn't change much, as you can still look forward to the slimmed-down design, USB port, and security slot, but those utilizing a wired network will greatly appreciate the four gigabit Ethernet ports. Interestingly, there are still a number of locations in which Apple has yet to update the technical information of the new AirPort, but the tried and true checkout page holds the newly implemented details.

[Thanks, iData]

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