Previous to 10.6, when you plugged a camera in, it would launch iPhoto or Aperture or whatever program you’d set up as your default.
Image Capture 6.0, in 10.6 takes care of this with a little preference portion in the lower left corner of the app. For each camera you can set a preference as to which program, if any, will launch when that device is plugged in.
Malware, spyware, and other junk software makes it onto your computer for a number of reasons:
Free menu bar application Facebook Notifications brings notifications and status updates from the popular social networking site to your desktop. Get Facebook Notifications
The 10.6.1 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes for:
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3810.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
Performance and metrics researcher Devil Mountain Software has released an array of real-world Windows use data as compiled by its exo.performance.network, a community-based monitoring tool that receives real-time data from about 10,000 PCs throughout the world. Tracking users’ specific configurations, as well as the applications they actually use, the tool provides insights into real-world Windows use, including browser share, multicore adoption, service pack adoption, and which anti-virus, productivity, and media software are most prevalent among Windows users.
Mozilla pushed Firefox 3.5.3 to servers this afternoon, fixing several security and stability issues. There’s nothing terribly exciting in this release, but it’s always good to make sure you’re using the most stable and secure release, so go to Help -> Check for Updates to upgrade to 3.5.3.
Facebook includes an awesome chat feature that lets you instantly start conversations with your Facebook buddies without installing any IM software but the only small issue is that you need to be on the Facebook.com website in order to use Facebook chat.
If you find this a bit inconvenient, here are some good workarounds.
Finally, Microsoft releases a successor worthy of Windows XP. For the Windows faithful, it’s been a tough eight years. With the launch of Windows XP in 2001, we thought we were poised on a brink of a new world of NT-based goodness—but two years and uncountable exploits later, the future of Windows was grim. Facing a never-ending torrent of new ‘sploits, worms, and trojans, Microsoft fired back with the single greatest operating system update of all time—Service Pack 2. In the single fell swoop of SP2, Windows XP went from Swiss cheese to secure, and once again we were poised to enter the promised land with… (wait for it)… Vista… and finally Windows 7 Review and 80+ Benchmarks