The new Safari 4 Beta web browser seems just as fast as the reviews are saying (42x faster than IE7; 3.5x faster than Firefox) and some of the new features are pretty cool: cover flow for bookmarks, CSS animation (now part of WebKit), and even 3D animation using the new HTML5 canvas element. I'm eagerly awaiting a Mac release of the Google Chrome browser to compare with Safari 4. (In the meantime there's always CrossOver Chromium, a Mac & Linux port of Google Chrome.)
- LinkedIn Spam: “black girl” Birthday on OS X Calendar — When I looked at my calendar yesterday, I noticed that it had a birthday listed for someone called "black girl": I never added anyone to my OS X Contacts.app with the name "black girl", so I was puzzled as to where that was coming from and how it got on the calendar.
- Alert to All Mac OS X Users: Protect Yourself from CVE-2008-5353! — Update: TidBITS writes that Apple has released a patched version of Java that fixes this issue.
- Installing rTorrent on OS X Leopard (10.5) using Fink — I've been using Transmission as a BitTorrent client on my MacBook Pro for a while now, but after setting up rTorrent on my Linux server earlier today and seeing how awesome it was, I just had to install it on my laptop as well.
- Instantly Preview Files in OS X using Quick Look — I discovered this feature as I discover many new things in OS X: entirely by accident.
- HOWTO: Remove Google Software Update on Mac OS X — A few days ago I wrote about how evil Google secretly installed software update on my computer.