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Mac OS 10.6.7 and AppleTV 4.2.1

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Its update time! The folks at the Infinite Loop have released some software this week including: Mac OS X 10.6.7 Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac. Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers. Address various minor Mac App Store issues.   AppleTV 4.2.1 (2nd Generation) Displays: Addressed issues that may cause screens to flicker or display incorrect color on older TVs. Wake from sleep: Addressed […]

Mac App Store, Twitter for Mac

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What a way to start 2011! With all the tech buzz surrounding CES and the rush of new toys, some of us may have forgotten that tomorrow, Jan 7, the Mac App Store will be released. Rumoured to be delivered by Software Update, here at TechGeek we believe that installing all the latest updates will ensure that you receive the update as soon as it is publicly released. Mac OS […]

Windows 8 reaches Milestone 2, according to leaks

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While it hasn’t been any secret that Microsoft is already at work in producing the successor to Windows 7 – the OS that happens to repair much of the damage of Windows Vista – but the stage of development of it has been so secretive, it can rival Apple. However, there has been a leak. A Russian website is reporting that Redmond has recently compiled a new build of a […]

App Update: Skype for iOS [v 3.0]

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Well it was bound to happen sooner or later and it finally has occurred – call it a last-minute Christmas present from Skype. If you hop on over to iTunes or the App Store, there you will see that Skype has been updated to version 3.0 – a very large milestone, and has some important updates. The major new feature for this update is the ability to have Skype Video […]

Tab-lovers unite: Chrome for a Cause announced by Google

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If you are like me you’d have at least 5 tabs open right now. But just think, what if opening a tab didn’t just help you? What if other, less fortunate, people benefited from you simply opening a new tab? Well, Google has done the thinking for us by releasing a “Chrome for a Cause” extension into the wild. And here’s how it works. From December 15-19, every tab opened (with this […]

Internet Explorer falls below 50 percent in browser market

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Microsoft’s dominance of the web may be coming to an end sometime soon, with new statistics from Stat Counter coming out that highlight that Microsoft’s massive share is now less than half of the entire market. While Internet Explorer still reigns supreme, the browser only holds 49.87 percent, while rival Firefox holds 31.5 percent – steady from last month. However, the big success story is Google’s Chrome browser, increasing tremendously […]

10.6.4 Graphics Driver update available

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Apple today released a software update regarding the recently publicized driver issues that arrived in Mac OS X 10.6.4, namely from users of the immensely popular Steam-delivered Portal and Team Fortress 2 games. Full text of the update below: – Addresses frame rate issues occurring in Portal and Team Fortress 2 by Valve, on iMac (Late 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac mini (Early 2009 and Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early […]

iOS 4.0.2 waiting to meet your iPhone, Apple Retail Store’s safe.

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Well that was short-lived. After much publicity, the PDF exploit that jailbreakme.com utilises (that site and others) to jailbreak your iPhone has been fixed by the big A. Apple this morning released the 4.0.2 update to fix that specific issue. That is all. No antenna fixing issues. No 3G painkillers. Nothing. Just a PDF, font-subsystem fix to keep Apple’s iPhone and iOS happy. Oh, and to stop youngsters (both real […]

Windows 7 SP1 Beta released

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Windows 7 has to be, in my view, the best Windows OS since Windows XP, but like all others, it must have a service pack. And while SP1 isn’t coming in a couple of months, a beta of the first service pack for Windows 7 and the server equivalent, Windows Server 2008 R2, has been released. Of course, you will be left in the dark for any technical support – […]

Firefox 4 Beta 1 released for download

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Well, took them long enough. Mozilla has released the first beta of Firefox 4, the upcoming update to the second-most popular browser. As you can tell, it is a substantial redesign to the user interface, taking on what Google Chrome (and now Opera) has done by moving the tabs at the top. Other improvements is a new Add-Ons manager and improvements on how HD video is played using HTML5.

Chrome tops Safari as Internet Explorer, Firefox shares drop

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It the end of the month, and May sees Google Chrome topping Apple’s Safari in total market share with a 7.04 percent stake, compared to Safari’s 4.77 percent stake in the browser market share war for third place again, according to NetApplications. However, what makes it interesting is that it is Internet Explorer and Firefox that has dropped, while Chrome, Safari and Opera has gained when compared to last month. […]

Google Chrome update includes built-in Flash

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Chrome users will now notice that they should get an update, and it’s a very very big update. Google, along with Adobe, have finally pushed out the in-built Adobe Flash Player in the browser – effectively meaning that you can go straight onto YouTube and play a video without downloading the Google Chrome specific plugin for Adobe Flash, as it will now be in the browser. Updates to Flash will […]

iOS 4: 9.00AM Pacific, 2.00AM AEST

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Just a quick reminder that iOS 4 is expected to come out really early tomorrow morning (June 22 at 2.00AM AEST), 9.00AM Pacific Time (or so the rumors around the interwebs say). So don’t forget to mark your downloaders, iTunes, iCals, Alarms and whatever else wakes you up at 2 in the morning to get the latest iOS! Don’t forget you will NEED iTunes 9.2 in order to update iPhone. […]

Mac Mini Updated. Now with HDMI

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Yes folks, you heard right. The Mac Mini has been updated this week and now boasts the following tech specs: Unibody enclosure – now matches the new iMac and MacBook Pro lines Removable base – there is a cover that is under the base of the machine that allows for DIY RAM (SO-DIMM DDR3 SDRAM) Up to 8GB of RAM, 320GB or 500GB HDD space 3.6cm high by 19.7cm deep […]