So it looks like Apple’s engineers decided to throw another little treat into the latest generation of MacBook Pros along with those zippy new Core 2 Duo processors — just like the recently spec-bumped iMacs, these Merom-powered MBPs also feature a dormant 802.11n wireless card.
It’s not an ideal solution, but if any of the PC laptop users among you are suffering from a case of MagSafe-envy, you can try to alleviate your John Hodgman blues by putting your considerable DIY skills to use — at your own risk, of course. For some guidance, you need look no further than the step-by-step guide kindly provided by Instructables member “Breath,”
Hackers have published code over the weekend that could let an attacker disable the Windows Firewall on certain Windows XP machines, reports IDG News. An attacker can send malicious packets to take control of a fully patched Windows XP PC – provided it is running Windows’ Internet Connection Service (ICS); a service that allows users to share their Internet connection with other users on a home network.
Windows only: The final release of Windows Media Player 11 is now available for download.The software features improved search capabilities, numerous interface tweaks, and newly added support for WMA Professional and WAV Lossless formats. It also incorporates Urge, Microsoft’s MTV-branded music subscription service.
CCleaner optimizes your PC by removing various kinds of system detritus, such as temp files, old Registry entries, and invalid shortcuts. It also helps promote privacy by deleting your browser’s URL history, cookies, and so on.