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Topic: Software

Apple releases Messages beta for Mac, replacing iChat and integrating with iOS

02/16/2012, 08:02 am

Though the new Mac Messages application with cross-platform support for iOS will be a major feature of the forthcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, users can get their hands on an early beta immediately.

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Inside Sandboxing: how Apple plans to make the Mac App Store as secure as iOS

02/09/2012, 05:02 pm

Apple is approaching its deadline for requiring that all apps sold in the Mac App Store be sandboxed for security, a policy that is drawing complaints from certain developers.

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Path apologizes, offers opt-out for address book uploading

02/08/2012, 06:02 pm

Social networking app Path issued an apology through its blog on Wednesday for the implementation of a back-end "feature" that uploaded a user's iPhone contacts list to the company's servers, and released an update to remedy the problem with new opt-in/opt-out settings.

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App developers forced to submit Retina Display screenshots

02/07/2012, 06:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday notified members of its iOS Developer Program that they will be required to provide high-resolution, Retina Display compatible screenshots when initially submitting or updating an app through iTunes Connect.

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Final Cut Pro X named PCMag's Editors Choice for high-end video editing

02/07/2012, 05:02 pm

After its third minor update, Final Cut Pro X has been awarded "Editors Choice" for high-end video editing by PCMag for "loads of power, ease-of-use, and no-wait performance" and its "highly usable and precise interface."

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Apple clarifies iBooks Author license, does not claim rights to content

02/03/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple attempted to head off a minor controversy surrounding iBooks Author by clarifying that it does not claim ownership of the content authors write, restricting only sales of its .ibooks format.

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Motorola wins German injunction against Apple push services

02/03/2012, 07:02 am

German iCloud users may soon be denied access to one of iCloud's most important features, as Motorola has won a permanent injunction against Apple's data pushing services and devices from the country's Mannheim Regional Court.

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Facebook seeking to raise $5 billion at IPO, provides data on revenues, users

02/01/2012, 05:02 pm

Facebook 's Initial Public Offering registration outlines that the company earned $3.7 billion in revenues last year and made $1 billion in profits. The company hopes its IPO will raise $5 billion.

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Apple releases free update to Final Cut Pro X with multi-cam editing

01/31/2012, 08:01 am

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3, a significant update to its new professional video editing application that attempts to address some of the gripes customers had with the initial makeover of the product less than a year ago.

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Apple releases AirPort Utility 6.0 for Mac borrowing iOS app design

01/30/2012, 06:01 pm

Apple has released an update for AirPort Utility that incorporates the greatly simplified user interface that first appeared in the company's iOS app for managing AirPort base stations.

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FileMaker highlights successful deployment of iPads by Austin, Texas

01/27/2012, 05:01 pm

At Macworld Expo's MacIT conference, City of Austin staff members profiled how FileMaker Go has enabled them to rapidly eliminate paper work orders and streamline management of exhibitors in the vast Austin Convention Center using a fleet of iPads.

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iCloud nets 85M subscribers as sign-ups outpace device sales

01/25/2012, 06:01 am

During Tuesday's earning conference call, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook referred to iCloud as an integral part of the company's future after the cloud storage and syncing service saw an almost overwhelming adoption rate of over 85 million users.

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iBooks Author accounts are free, but existing developers must make a new account

01/19/2012, 11:01 am

Apple's new iBooks Author application for Mac OS X allows authors to create iBook titles and submit them to the iBookstore for free. But authors who already have an iTunes Connect developer account will need to create a second account to submit books.

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Apple's new iBooks Author aims to simplify e-book creation

01/19/2012, 10:01 am

Apple on Thursday unveiled a new Mac OS X application that the company says will simplify the process of creating and selling digital textbooks through its iBookstore.

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Reality TV heavyweight drops Final Cut Pro in troubling trend

01/04/2012, 08:01 pm

The pioneering TV studio that effectively invented the reality TV genre with MTV's "The Real World" series has switched from Apple's beleaguered Final Cut Pro video editing software, instead choosing a workflow produced by rival Avid.

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App downloads up 83% on strong iPhone 4S sales

12/28/2011, 04:12 pm

iPhone app downloads in the U.S. during November saw an 83 percent rise from a year ago, while the aggregate volume of the Top 200 ranked free apps for Apple's handset grew to 5.65 million downloads per day.

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Quicken for Mac 2007 being rebuilt to work with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

12/22/2011, 02:12 pm

Intuit announced to customers on Thursday that it plans to release a "re-engineered" version of Quicken for Mac 2007 that will be compatible with the latest version of Apple's Mac operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion.

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Dominant U.S. App Store may be surpassed by China in 2012

12/21/2011, 06:12 pm

Apple's U.S. App Store sales handily beat revenue generated from the Android Market in 2011, while strong Chinese growth gave the already immense numbers a shot in the arm and may surpass U.S. downloads in 2012.

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Apple looking to expand iCloud with new applications

12/21/2011, 03:12 pm

Though Apple just launched its new iCloud service, the company is already looking to improve the suite with new applications for the iPhone and iPad.

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Google updates iOS Gmail app with Scribbles, bug fixes

12/14/2011, 05:12 pm

Internet search giant Google released the first update to its Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing a short list of changes and bug fixes to the iOS client.

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