02 November 2011
Posted in Apple
Apple Retail chief Ron Johnson has now officially left the company, after announcing his departure back in June. He was the one behind many great ideas in Apple Retail Stores worldwide, and he was the man behind concepts like the Genius Bar and the overall experience that is shopping at an Apple Retail Store.
AppleInsider reports on a new Mac trojan that is a little more malicious than previous trojans, this time taking control of your GPU to generate Bitcoins, a form of electronic currency. The "DevilRobber" trojan also has the much more concerning ability to steal usernames and passwords, and can also spy on users by taking screenshots and uploading them to a remote web server.
IOS 5 features such as iMessage and AirPlay Mirroring are great features that should make it to the Mac, and now, according to 9 to 5 Mac, Apple are actually looking at bringing things "back to the Mac" and integrating iMessage and (wireless) AirPlay Mirroring with Lion at some stage.
Chris Rawson from TUAW looks at both sides of the coin when he talks about the possible discontinuation of the Mac Pro. On one hand, it's a pretty niche machine that perhaps doesn't reserve as many resources at Apple as it gets, and on the other, it's a fantastic, workstation-class computer ready for pretty much anything, and certainly the most customisable and expandable of the whole Mac lineup.