Stories by Jim Dalrymple

Former IBM executive joins Apple

Despite an IBM lawsuit to keep him from joining the company, former IBM vice president Mark Papermaster will join Apple as senior vice president of devices hardware engineering.

Developers satisfied with Apple’s enterprise work

Apple's focus over the last year or so has been largely on the iPhone, leaving Mac developers who work in the enterprise market to pretty much fend for themselves. And that seems to be just fine for companies in a newly launched Mac enterprise group and even other Mac developers.

Apple expands iTunes U to NZ

Apple has extended the reach of iTunes U into four new countries. Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK joins the U.S. and Canadian universities offering content on the free service.

Toybox: Guitar studio shines with new effects

Since it was first introduced in 2004, Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig has lured an increasing number of guitar players from their traditional pedal setup to the digital world. While there is no doubt Guitar Rig was a breakthrough product, the first release was not without its problems — most of which have been corrected with Guitar Rig 2.

Apple releases Safari 3.1

Apple on Tuesday released a new version of its <a href="">Safari</a> Web browser for Mac and Windows operating systems.

FileMaker updates for Leopard

FileMaker has released an update that brings some compatibility between the database product and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Updated products include FileMaker Pro 9 and FileMaker Pro 9.0 Advanced.

Apple says iPhone complies with eco standards

The iPhone meets the restrictions placed on hazardous substances, Apple said in the wake of a <a href="">Greenpeace report</a> published on Monday.

FileMaker launches geeks and pros Technical Network

FileMaker has launched a new programme aimed at enthusiasts and developers of its software. The FileMaker Technical Network is different than the traditional FileMaker developer programmes because it targets more general participants, according to the company.

Security experts not surprised the Mac was hacked

Security researcher Dino Dai Zovi sent a shudder through the Macintosh community late last week when <a href="">he successfully hacked the Mac</a> with an exploit that he sent to a friend attending the CanSecWest security conference. By gaining shell access to a Mac by pointing the Safari Web browser at a specially-constructed Web page, Dai Zovi won a US$10,000 prize from 3Com's Tipping Point division -- and took a lot of Mac users by surprise.

Google Desktop for Mac to be released

Google will release Google Desktop for Mac on Wednesday, marking the first time the search giant will make its desktop tool available to Mac users. Mac users already have a search tool with Apple's Spotlight, but Google says its utility will work alongside the Mac OS X 10.4 feature perfectly.

Apple TV starts shipping to customers

Several readers and a staffer of Macworld said they received notification from Apple on Tuesday that the Apple TV is now shipping. While delivery times vary, most units are expected to be delivered by the end of this week.

Apple ships 802.11n base station and software enabler

Ahead of its own February ship date, Apple on Tuesday began shipping its <a href="">recently introduced 802.11n-based AirPort Extreme Base Station</a> . The company has also released a software enabler that will allow most Intel Macs to use the new technology.

IPod class action lawsuit goes international

Lawyers representing users of a class action lawsuit filed in the United States that purchased iPod nanos have now filed suits on behalf of users in the United Kingdom and Mexico. The suit representing users in those two countries was filed last Friday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.