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Topic: Software

Apple-supported H.264 standard gains free license for Internet video use

08/26/2010, 08:08 pm

The MPEG Licensing Authority has announced that it will indefinitely extend royalty-free Internet broadcasting licensing of its H.264 video codec to end users, erasing a key advantage of Google's WebM rival and cementing Apple's preferred H.264 as the video format for modern HTML5 video on the web.

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Microsoft demonstrates compatibility features in Office 2011 for Mac

08/18/2010, 02:08 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released a new video highlighting new ways that Office 2011 for Mac users will be able to work with data in Excel and new photo editing tools, all compatible with Office for Windows.

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John Carmack shows 'Rage' 60 fps game engine on iPhone 4

08/12/2010, 09:08 pm

Speaking at QuakeCon, id Software cofounder and video game luminary John Carmack demonstrated the company's id tech 5 gaming engine running a Rage-themed demonstration on iPhone 4 at an impressive 60 frames per second.

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Microsoft to launch Office for Mac 2011 in late October

08/02/2010, 10:08 am

Microsoft announced Monday that Office for Mac 2011 will arrive at the end of October with a lower price per installation for all editions, starting at $119.

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Security experts release software to attack Android phones

07/30/2010, 07:07 pm

A tool for attacking devices running Google's Android operating system was released by security researchers today at the Defcon hackers conference in Las Vegas.

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Millions of Android users hit by malicious data theft app (u)

07/29/2010, 12:07 am

An app distributed by Google's Android Market has collected private data from millions of users and forwarded it to servers China, validating Apple's uniquely strong stance on mobile security in the iPhone App Store.

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Microsoft officially unveils key Office 2011 for Mac features

07/28/2010, 01:07 pm

Microsoft has added official notice of a variety of key features in the upcoming release of its Office 2011 suite for Mac users.

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Apple plugs autofill vulnerability with Safari 5.0.1

07/28/2010, 10:07 am

In addition to activating extensions, Apple's latest update to the Safari Web browser also plugs a potentially dangerous security hole that could allow hackers to obtain a user's personal information.

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Apple releases Safari 5.0.1 with Extensions, launches gallery

07/28/2010, 08:07 am

Apple on Wednesday released Safari 5.0.1, the latest version of its Web browser, with Safari Extension enabled. Users can also download Extensions through the newly launched gallery.

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Apple tightens iPhone App Store security

07/27/2010, 03:07 am

Responding to piracy problems in the iTunes App Store, Apple has instituted stronger security measures to protect users' accounts.

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Apple's new Xcode 4 could portend new HTML5 development tools

07/26/2010, 10:07 pm

Apple's newly minted Xcode 4 integrated development tool reflects a strong investment in building software designed to create new software, particularly for the iPhone and iPad. Developers say it could also signal a new push into Adobe's territory, if Apple delivers a similar development environment aimed at building HTML5 web content.

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OpenGL 4.1 specification released and ready for use by Apple

07/26/2010, 03:07 pm

The Knronos Group released its latest OpenGL 4.1 specification today at the SIGGRAPH conference, introducing tighter integration with mobile OpenGL ES and OpenCL APIs and expanding its core capabilities to unlock graphics performance on both Macs and PCs and on iPhones and other mobile devices.

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64-bit iLife '11 said to arrive in August with a 'mystery' application

07/26/2010, 10:07 am

Apple's iLife '11 suite will launch in August for $79, with all included applications being 64-bit, including a new "mystery" addition, a rumor suggests.

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HP's webOS 2.0 to take on iPhone 4, iPad later this year

07/23/2010, 03:07 pm

After making comments to the contrary this summer, Hewlett-Packard is now positioning its acquired Palm webOS as a competitor to Android and iPhone 4, as well as Apple's iPad, relegating its Windows 7 Slate PC offerings to a business tablet niche.

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Security researcher demos autofill exploit in Apple Safari

07/22/2010, 03:07 pm

The autofill feature found in Apple's Safari Web browser could be used by a hacker to illegally obtain a user's personal information, including their name and e-mail address, a security researcher has discovered.

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Apple opens new iPad-like MobileMe Calendar beta

07/21/2010, 11:07 pm

Apple has launched its new beta V2 update of the MobileMe web-based Calendar, sending users announcements that allows them to opt into the new program, which brings shared calendaring and an iPad-like appearance.

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Mozilla releases first beta of Firefox 4.0 for Mac with crash protection

07/06/2010, 07:07 pm

Mozilla Corporation on Tuesday released the first external beta of Firefox 4.0 for Mac users, the latest version of the firm's popular web browser built atop its new Gecko 2.0 layout engine.

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Death Grip hysteria may end Monday with iOS 4.01

06/25/2010, 06:06 pm

Reception issues observed by new iPhone 4 owners, derided as the "Death Grip" by bloggers, appears to actually be a software issue that an iOS update is expected to resolve early next week.

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Valve releases Counter-Strike: Source for Mac

06/23/2010, 03:06 pm

The No. 1 online action game in the world, Counter-Strike: Source, is now available for Mac OS X via Valve's Steam distribution platform, and is free for those who already own it on Windows.

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Inside iOS 4: Missing features for iPhone 3G users

06/22/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple disabled support for some features in iOS 4 to shoehorn the new release into the processing constraints and memory footprint of the 2008 iPhone 3G and second generation iPod touch. Here's what's missing and why.

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