Adobe launches photo-specialist app beta
Adobe has risen to Apple's challenge to its digital imaging hegemony by releasing a photo management application of its own to go head-to-head with Aperture.
Lightroom is based on the work that Adobe has already done to build support for cameras' raw image formats and features a modular, task-based environment.
The software has initially been released as beta for OS X, with Adobe stating that it expects the modules and features to change as feedback comes in. ...more
Real Do-It-Yourself games
Every fancied your hand at developing your own computer games? Tired with the current batch of dull, uninspired PC titles? Well, RealNetworks have made available some games development tools for all of you budding Peter Molyneux's out there.
The RealArcade developer service will give users the tools and services to package, distribute and sell PC games online. More than 40 computer game companies including Valve Software, Sierra Online and Midas Interactive are supporting the scheme. ...more
Apple issues further security update for OS X
Apple has released another security update for OS X, the second in the space of a fortnight.
The latest update, for OS X 10.3. ...more
UK's top librarian calls for digital protection
Speaking at the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Internet Group (APIG) report into Digital Rights Management, Lynne Brindley, chief executive of the British Library, warned that DRM is already having an impact on the traditional exceptions to copyright law that have existed for libraries.
She said that copyright and intellectual property (IP) laws need to balance the rights of content creators with the need to maintain access in the public good.
'We at the British Library use DRMs to manage our collections and we recognise they can be a valuable tool,' Brindley said. ...more
Security experts puzzled by lack of OS X malware
Security experts at McAfee have expressed a degree of bewilderment at the complete lack of malware for OS X.
While malware - viruses, spyware and the like - is widespread on Windows machines, not one pervasive infection has been witnessed in the six years since OS X 10.0 was released. ...more