Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Fix The Sandbox

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Apple’s getting a lot of press this week about their forthcoming 10.8 “Mountain Lion” update to Mac OS X. One of its key features will be a security feature called “Gatekeeper” that will allow users to avoid launching apps from developers who are not registered with Apple. If you are not already familiar with Gatekeeper, […]

Freedom From Choice

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Since Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday, the web has been overflowing with heartfelt tributes to the impact his work had on the technology world, and the world at large. But a few people don’t respect or value the contributions that Jobs made. Richard Stallman, the famously anti-Apple, GPL protagonist, comes off borderline celebratory in […]

Steve Jobs – 1955-2011

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Sandbox Corners

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Apple’s sandboxing technologies make it possible to control at a very fine-grain system level exactly which system resources an application should be allowed to access. It offers control over reading and writing  files, opening  network resources, and much more. I’m really excited about sandboxing and also really terrified. Apple has given us, thus far, a […]