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Topic: Software

Pixelmator banks on Mac App Store for exclusive distribution

01/07/2011, 07:01 pm

Pixelmator, the developers of streamlined Mac image editor that compares to Adobe Photoshop at a much lower price, has announced exclusive commitment to Apple's new Mac App Store for its software sales and distribution.


Apple updates iMovie, Garageband ahead of Mac App Store launch

01/04/2011, 08:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated Garageband and iMovie '11 for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users to improve stability and compatibility in advance of Thursday's launch of the Mac App Store.


Mac App Store developers aim for low prices, high volume

01/04/2011, 07:01 pm

With Apple's Mac App Store scheduled to open in just two days, developers are reporting enthusiasm and cautious optimism, hoping to repeat the success of the iOS app market for iPhone and iPad.


Apple rumored to update Final Cut applications in March or April

01/03/2011, 09:01 am

Updated versions of Apple's Final Cut editing software are rumored to debut in the next few months in the form of an update said to be "substantial," but potentially lacking for "Pro" users.


Apple releases iPhoto 9.1.1, iPhone Configuration Utility 3.2

12/22/2010, 12:12 am

Apple issued a free update for iPhoto and a new version of its iPhone Configuration Utility for both Mac and Windows users.


Apple TV, iTunes downloads slowed by Google DNS [u]

12/20/2010, 05:12 pm

Users experiencing slow movie rental downloads via Apple TV or iTunes should make sure they're not using a centralized domain name service such as Google DNS, which can dramatically slow down media access to Content Delivery Networks.


Google activating 300,000 Android devices per day, for free

12/09/2010, 04:12 am

Google's vice president of engineering Andy Rubin sent out his second tweet, this time announcing the company is now activating 300,000 Android phones each day. That's unlikely to have passed Apple's current activation rate for iOS devices, and Google is making no direct revenues from the widespread distribution of its software.


Mac App Store not coming until January 2011 - report

12/08/2010, 10:12 pm

A new report claims Apple's Mac App Store will launch in the new year, countering earlier rumors that the new store would arrive as early as Dec. 13.


iOS game designer Graeme Devine leaves Apple to make Mac, iOS games

12/08/2010, 07:12 pm

Graeme Devine, a member of Apple's iPhone Game Technologies group, is moving on to pursue an independent role in iOS game development.


Apple updates QuickTime; MobileMe improvements coming next year

12/07/2010, 10:12 pm

Apple issued a routine security update to its QuickTime media player for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 Tuesday. Meanwhile, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has reportedly promised significant improvements to MobileMe in 2011 in an email to a customer.


Mobiles, iPod touch killing off Nintendo DS, Sony PSP

12/07/2010, 04:12 pm

In contrast to all the "iPod-killers" imagined by Apple's competitors, new research quantifies just how much Apple's iOS platform has done to actually displace standalone gaming devices like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.


Apple won't allow demos, trials, betas on Mac App Store

12/03/2010, 08:12 am

Apple this week provided more information to developers regarding its forthcoming Mac App Store, and informed them that, unlike on iOS, trial versions of software will not be allowed.


Old Navy piloting Apple's iOS EasyPay retail software

12/01/2010, 11:12 pm

Apple has launched a pilot of its EasyPay custom mobile retail software in a trial with Gap subsidiary Old Navy, opening a new market for the iPod touch in handheld payment transactions. [Update: This third-party report is erroneous, see here.]


Black Friday Software: 80% off Adobe CS5, Office 2011 for $89, Final Cut Studio for $799

11/26/2010, 04:11 am

Black Friday has brought an assortment of discounts on essential Mac software, including up to 80% off Adobe's Creative Suite 5 bundles, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for $89, Apple's Final Cut Studio for $799, and VMWare Fusion for $28, among others.


Early Black Friday: Apple TV for $79.99, Office 2011 for $89.99, VMWare Fusion for $27.99

11/25/2010, 06:11 am

Early Black Friday discounts from Apple's authorized resellers continue to crop up Thursday, including offers for 20% off the new Apple TV, Microsoft Office 2011 for $89.99, VMWare Fusion for $27.99 and 64GB iPod touches for $349.


Apple releases Safari 5.0.3, 4.1.3 with bug fixes, security updates

11/18/2010, 11:11 am

Apple on Thursday released an update containing bug and security fixes for its Safari Web browser, with version 5.0.3 for Windows, Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard, and 4.1.3 for Mac users running Tiger.


Apple releases printer driver updates for Mac OS X

11/12/2010, 03:11 pm

Following the release of Mac OS X 10.6.5, Apple is now making available printer driver updates for a variety of models in Software Update.


Inside AirPrint: How to add iOS printer sharing back to Mac OS X

11/11/2010, 02:11 pm

Experimenters have discovered the configuration files Apple removed from the public release of Mac OS X 10.6.5; adding them back restores the ability to print from iOS devices to shared printers on the Mac.


Apple may delay support for AirPrint through Macs and Windows PCs

11/09/2010, 09:11 pm

Last minute stability and compatibility problems with Apple's AirPrint for iOS devices may have forced the company to delay Mac and Windows support indefinitely, mitigating the impact of the much-anticipated wireless printing technology first previewed two months ago.


Why Apple axed Xserve, and how it can reenter the server market

11/09/2010, 06:11 pm

Many of Apple's customers in enterprise environments are shocked by the company's decision to discontinue the Xserve. There's an easy answer why it happened: they weren't selling well. Here's why, and how the company may address the server market in the future, using lessons learned from iOS.