Eventually all of these buzzword-y acronyms will assimilate. In the meantime, SOA meet IAM, who may or may not be friends with OSS.
Why would network pings respond when stealth mode is enabled, and where did the iTunes Genius bar features go? Here we answer these and other questions from MacFixIt readers.
Microsoft isn't making life easy for users of its aging operating system, but you don't need to be in a hurry to abandon XP.
Wired Internet connections are not necessarily a safety haven from insecure Wi-Fi networks.
Tom and Rafe talk about how to get podcasts, when we listen to them, and recommend some of our favorites. Tom sucks because he forgot to mention Amateur Traveler and Coverville.
McAfee Personal Firewall Plus 2005 is a useful firewall for absolute beginners, but it will frustrate advanced users. ZoneAlarm Pro is still the best all-around firewall.
Version 2005 offers very little change over last year's Norton Personal Firewall--new users can still do better with the free version of ZoneAlarm.
Norton AntiVirus 2005 is a tenacious virus fighter that, given its premium price, should also--but doesn't--include a firewall. It's a good bet for Norton users who want to upgrade, though.
PC-cillin Internet Security 2005 delivers speedy virus scanning and a host of other Internet protection tools--all for the price of most antivirus-only programs alone.
F-Secure Internet Security 2005 bundles first-rate antivirus and firewall protection with spam- and spyware-fighting tools.
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