Topic / Mac OS X

Apple to launch Mac App Store on January 7

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The Mac App Store, the desktop extension of the App Store found on the iOS devices, will open on January 7, 2011 in Australia, as part of a global launch of 90 countries – including the United States (because of the time difference, January 6) and New Zealand. The store will be similar to the iOS App Store where you can find free and paid applications in similar categories, and […]

Apple to upgrade MacBook Pro, iMacs in 2011

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RUMOUR MILL: Apple is no stranger to rumours, and a new one has emerged coming from Taiwan that claims that Apple will be refreshing its MacBook Pros and iMac lines sometime in the first half of 2011, citing sources from component makers. Digitimes claims that Apple is expected to launch at least four new upgraded MacBook Pros that include a slight change in the chassis and upgraded to Mac OS […]

New MacBook Air announced

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Two years in the making, the new MacBook Air just announced includes some cool new hardware and features, as well as coming in 13.3″ and 11.6″ variations. It features some features seen on the iPad, which Apple called ‘the iPad and Mac hooking up’. Starting at $1199, the new Air uses solid-state flash storage, similar to a thumbdrive and can instantly turn on, just like unlocking an iPad. It’s thickest is 0.68″ […]

Mac OS X Lion announced; has App Store, FaceTime

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Apple has just announced the next version of Mac OS X in Cupertino, titled ‘Lion’. The new version features revolve around Apple wanting to make Mac more like iPad. Apple has said that it should be coming in the Summer of 2011 (US). A few of the highlights include an App Store, where you can ‘discover’ and buy Apps. Developers have a 70/30 share of revenue with Apple. Also the […]

Apple holding ‘Back to the Mac’ event October 20

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Apple has just sent this invite out to the media which invites them to see “what’s new for the Mac.” What could it be though? New hardware? New software? There’s a lion in the background, which could hint at Mac OS 10.7. The event will be held in Cupertino and will be discussing the next version of Mac OS X. And the last time Apple held a Mac event, Snow […]

Apple to live stream September event – for Macs

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Well, after learning from their previous mistakes when trying to demo the iPhone 4 but were not able to because of the numerous wireless connections trying to live blog the god damn event, Apple has decided to live stream their event on its website. Only one problem. You need to be using an Apple product to watch the event, limiting access to those who use Snow Leopard with Safari, or […]

Mac OS X to become iOS Desktop?

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Scary as this may sound, Mac site Hardmac (hardmac.com) has posted quick article that brings to light a very sad, yet very exciting idea that is bobbing around with the heads of the Apple. According to the article, Apple appears to be interested in a complete ‘iOS’ marketing range that comes in different ‘flavours’ (Unix grass roots anyone?). Such a move could create flavours of iOS Desktop, iOS Server and […]

Rumour Mill: Is Ballmer going to appear at WWDC?

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Let’s end the day with a rumour that may cause some anguish in the Apple community. Steve Ballmer is rumoured to be making a cameo at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) – Apple’s biggest event that it holds every year for developers? According to Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, who said that he will make an appearance on the opening keynote held on June 7. The topic? […]

MacHeist nanoBundle – 6 free apps

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Thats right – there is a MacHeist going on. There are currently six apps for Mac OS X going for free, with complete serials. The total combined value is $150 USD. This is a completely legitimate sites and provides the following apps: ShoveBox – sells for $24.95 USD. Simple application that lets you organise, save and sync tidbits and jots of info. WriteRoom – sells for $24.95 USD. Distraction free, […]

New hardware from Cupertino? Possibly.

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Swirling around the interwebs is a lot of noise about Apple Inc. updating it’s iMac, Mac Mini and other various hardware tomorrow sometime [ Tuesday Californian time ]. Such updates include: – Redesigned plastic MacBooks – Redesigned “impressive” iMacs – Mac mini updates, including one based on Mac OS X Server – Multi-touch “Magic Mouse” – A multi-touch “trackpad gadget” for desktop Macs We’ll keep you up-to-date with any new […]

Bug in Snow Leopard can delete data

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New reports on Apple’s Support discussion boards are claiming that they are losing their data on their accounts if a user logs into the Mac’s Guest account – either accidentally or on purpose – and tries to log back into their regular account. Speculation is on the cause is on how Snow Leopard treats Guest accounts, which is set to delete all data when you log out from the account. […]

Snow Leopard’s malware protection scans only for two trojan infections

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Remember when Apple confirmed the much-hyped malware protection in Snow Leopard; well, it turns out that its nothing more than a XProtect.plist file that contains five file signatures for only two, and the most popular, trojans out there infecting Macs – OSX.RSPlug and OSX.Iservice. Both threats, described as very low threats by Symantec, are usually attached as payloads on shady installs of the latest iWork and Adobe CS4 software found […]

Apple confirms Snow Leopard malware protection feature

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Apple has now confirmed the rumours of the existence of some malware protection software in the new operating system. According to The Loop, it scans and checks all files downloaded via Safari, iChat and Mail. As seen in the above image, it will indicate which file contains what type of malware and will note the time and date when you downloaded the file, which application downloaded it, and where from. […]

Apple starts pre-orders for Snow Leopard

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Apple fans can rejoice in glee as Apple has now made available from the Apple Store a way to pre-order the next version of Mac OS X, 10.6 Snow Leopard, and for only AU$39.00 (US$29.00 in the US). Be warned: that price is only available for those who have 10.5 Leopard and running a Mac with an Intel processor. Those who do not meet that criteria, you might as well […]

WWDC09: Mac OS X Snow Leopard & Safari 4

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Apple has announced the release date for Safari 4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including announcing new features and updates to the OS core – after saying that they did a “rewrite” of the operating system. Safari 4 is out today, for Leopard, Tiger and Windows. Snow Leopard includes out-of-the-box Exchange support, an updated UI and logo for Quicktime X (10), support for 64-bit programs (and some of its […]