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Date archive: October 2010

New Java trojan attacks Mac OS X via social networking sites

A new trojan horse has cropped up that affects Mac OS X (and Windows as well), primarily disguised as a video flitting around social networking sites. When users click an infected link, a Java applet is launched that downloads multiple files, including an installer that runs automatically without users’ knowledge. The Trojan, dubbed trojan.osx.boonana.a by security…

Check Your Mac’s Battery Health in System Profiler

We know that laptop batteries don’t last forever, but sometimes it’s hard to tell whether your battery is actually dying or whether you’re just imagining bad battery life. Here’s how to keep up with your MacBook battery’s health without extra software. Reader haxorknight explains that your battery’s health information is readily available from System Profiler: If…

Live from Apple’s ‘Back to the Mac’ event

Follow Engadget live at Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event!

Intel to spend $8 Billion on plant upgrade

In a press release today, Intel announced that it will spend $6-8 billion upgrading plants in Arizona and Oregon. The upgrade will help the company manufacture Intel’s next-generation 22-nanometer chips and will happen over “several years.” Two weeks ago, Intel said that they had generated $11.1 billion revenue in their third quarter. With that mountain of…