Remember those funny Apple ads that said Macs don’t suffer from viruses and other malware, like your lousy, uncool PC?
Well, this week, in the biggest security threat yet to Apple’s computers, some 600,000 Macs were said to be affected by the Flashback trojan, which could steal passwords and other personal information from unsuspecting users.
The good news is that the malicious software is now “trending downward”, according to an advisory put out today by security firm Symantec, but it estimates that as many as 270,000 machines are still infected with it.
Just bought a Mac but miss your old Windows PC’s functionalities? Want to run good old Microsoft Office but don’t want to fork out cash for a new version for the Mac?
Both scenarios my wife and I faced when we recently bought an iMac as a desktop computer to complement the Windows laptops we had at home. My wife loved the iMac’s clean design but had to get used to the Mac OS’ look and feel – plus a lot of her old programs had to be replaced by Mac versions.
I had heard of Parallels’ virtual machine software before, but after several years of leaving the Mac platform, I had not kept up with virtual desktop applications until now. Thus when I installed Parallels Desktop 6 (PD6) a few weeks ago, I was pretty surprised by how far such “bridging” software have come in helping users enjoy the best of both Mac and Windows worlds. …