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News: About Flashback malware, Apple TV A5 SoC, TextWrangler 4.0, and more!

Apple has now put up a support article about Flashback malware that has affected sever hundred thousand Mac computers. It includes information such as how Apple has already updated their version of Java with the fix for the security vulnerability, as well as the fact that Apple themselves are developing software that will detect and remove the Flashback malware from infected systems. Additionally, Apple are also working with ISPs to disable the Flashback malware botnet. The 1080p capable Apple TV was recently taken apart by Chipworks, who discovered the A5X included in it was based on a shrunken process. The iPhone 4S uses an A5 chip that's based on a 45nm process, and the new Apple TV (as well as the new, lower-priced iPad 2) both have a 32nm A5X SoC. Anandtech do a little digging and examine a few more details.  


TextWrangler 4.0 has been released, and it's a solid update to arguably the best free text editor on the Mac. If you're looking for a step up from TextEdit but don't want to pay for something like BBEdit, TextWrangler's older sibling, then TextWrangler is the perfect choice.


Erica Sadun from TUAW outlines how a new iTunes could possibly differ from the current. She agrees with a few of Jason Snell's points, but at the same time looks at the realities of what iTunes is and what it needs to do.


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