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Topic: Software

Apple hiring away PR execs from Nintendo, Activision - rumor

04/09/2011, 12:04 am

Reports have emerged that Apple has poached two PR executives from gaming giants Nintendo and Activision in a continued push to establish iOS as a dominant gaming platform.

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Office for Mac 2011 update to add Outlook support for Apple Sync next week

04/06/2011, 01:04 pm

Microsoft is set to release Service Pack 1 for Office for Mac 2011 next week, bringing the usual fixes, as well as new features and enhancements, including the ability to sync calendar, tasks and notes via Apple's Sync Services.

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Apple to announce new Final Cut Pro on April 12, pushing sponsors out of event

04/05/2011, 08:04 pm

Apple is allegedly requiring sponsors of an April 12 meetup of Final Cut Pro professionals to cancel their presentations in order to reserve the stage time necessary for an official announcement of the next version of Final Cut Pro, a new report claims.

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Aperture 3 removal from Mac App Store, could suggest new update [u]

03/21/2011, 07:03 pm

Apple's Aperture app has suddenly disappeared from the Mac App Store after weeks of sitting among the top grossing apps, suggesting a new version may be around the corner [update: now available again].

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Top Mac App Store apps generate 50% as much revenue as top iPad apps

03/18/2011, 09:03 pm

Just two months after Apple's launch of the Mac App Store, the 300 bestselling Mac apps already generate, on average, 50 percent of the revenue of the top 300 iPad apps.

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FileMaker releases Bento 4 with label printing, easier sharing

03/16/2011, 09:03 am

Bento, the database application for Mac OS X, was updated to version 4 on Wednesday, adding new features such as the ability to print labels, export libraries with data, add voice memos and share more easily.

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Apple rumored to enter new collaboration with Canon

03/09/2011, 08:03 pm

Apple is said to be teaming up with Canon in a new partnership related to photography, although details are scant.

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Xcode 4 available to all on Apple's Mac App Store for $4.99

03/09/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday released Xcode 4 for free to its registered developers, while everyone else can purchase the development environment for Mac OS X and iOS from the Mac App Store for $4.99.

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Apple issues Safari 5.0.4 with improved stability for plug-ins

03/09/2011, 01:03 pm

Safari 5.0.4 was released by Apple on Wednesday, packing a number of bug fixes, compatibility improvements, and improved stability for websites with multiple instances of plug-in content.

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Apple to cut products from retail stores and expand personalized setup

03/07/2011, 02:03 pm

Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.

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Next Final Cut Pro privately demoed by Apple, deemed 'a jaw-dropper'

02/24/2011, 05:02 pm

Apple recently showed off the next version of Final Cut Pro to a select group of power users, and one person who saw the forthcoming update has called it "a jaw-dropper."

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Apple discontinues sale of MobileMe retail boxes as overhaul looms

02/24/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple on Thursday removed the $99 MobileMe product from its online store and notified resellers that it has discontinued the retail box for its cloud-based syncing product, suggesting the company is prepared to launch a rumored overhaul of the service.

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Apple releases FaceTime on Mac App Store for 99 cents [u]

02/24/2011, 08:02 am

Buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup will get the newly out-of-beta FaceTime for Mac free with a new machine, while existing Mac users can buy the video chat software on the Mac App Store for 99 cents [updated with explanation of charge].

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Report says dramatic, ambitious Final Cut Pro update coming in spring 2011

02/23/2011, 01:02 am

Apple will release a "spectacular" update to its Final Cut Pro professional video editing application this spring, a new report claims.

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Best Buy invites customers to 'discover' Apple's iWork '11 this Saturday [u]

02/15/2011, 03:02 pm

The official Mexican website for retailer Best Buy has a special event devoted to iWork '11 scheduled for this Saturday, suggesting an update to Apple's productivity suite could be imminent. [Update: Best Buy has removed all references to iWork '11]

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MPEG LA starts digging patent pool under Google's WebM

02/12/2011, 03:02 am

Google's efforts to create a royalty-free video codec for the web are now being actively undermined by the MPEG Licensing Authority, which has announced plans to represent patent holders who claim infringement.

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Adobe Flash Player 10.2 offers improved hardware acceleration for Mac

02/09/2011, 03:02 pm

Adobe has publicly launched Flash Player 10.2 for Mac, Windows and Linux, an update to the Web plugin that introduces full hardware acceleration support for video which, when supported, is said to be up to 34 times more efficient.

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Mac App Store hastens Apple's plans to cease boxed software sales - rumor

02/07/2011, 01:02 pm

A new rumor suggests that Apple plans to cease all sales of boxed software at its retail stores, instead relying solely on digital distribution through the Mac App Store.

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Microsoft announces H.264 support for Google's Chrome

02/02/2011, 06:02 pm

In an effort to resolve "uncertainty around video on the web" using HTML5, Microsoft has announced a new plugin for Google's Chrome browser that adds back support for H.264 video playback, blunting Google's attempt to gain traction for WebM.

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Apple denies claim that Sony Reader, Kindle in danger on iOS App Store

02/01/2011, 01:02 pm

Apple issued a surprisingly timely response to a claim made by the New York Times that suggested the company might bar iOS apps that sell content outside of Apple's software market within iTunes.

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