Apple creates iPod division Reuters reports that according to an internal Apple email sent to employees by Steve Jobs, the company has created a new division dedicated to the iPod. More.
Fragmentation and OS X An article examining fragmentation on HFS Plus volumes concludes: "Defragmentation on HFS volumes should not be necessary at all, or worthwhile, in most cases, because the system seems to do a very good job of avoiding/countering fragmentation." More.
Convergence could end Telecom Act of '96 An IDG News Service article covers questions being raised in Congress about the applicability of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 due to "convergience": "New technologies are blurring the lines between telecommunications services, traditionally regulated, and unregulated Internet services." More.
Anatomy of a (Word) software bug A blog entry by a member of the Word for Macintosh team explains how a severe bug can make its way into a piece of software, and why it can be so difficult to fix properly. More.
Previously on MacFixIt:
- Help Viewer/browser security vulnerability: more info; another fix
- Office 2004 #6: General and application-specific issues
- Odds and Ends: Knowledge Base Updates
- New and Noteworthy: Apple to slow OS releases; iTunes sings, but fine-tuning ahead; PC Mag review of iTunes