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Topic: Software

Apple rumored to debut Safari 5 with Reader, Bing at WWDC [u]

06/05/2010, 09:06 am

Newly revealed documents suggest that Apple could launch Safari 5 with a new "Reader" feature, the addition of Bing search support and expanded HTML5 support. In addition, evidence of the final release of Mac OS X 10.6.4 has also surfaced [Update: Xcode 4, too].

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VMWare releases Fusion 3.1

05/26/2010, 10:05 pm

VMWare's Fusion has been updated to version 3.1, adding feature and performance improvements to the virtualization solution for running the Microsoft Windows operating system within Mac OS X.

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MacBU moving into Microsoft Business Division

05/26/2010, 03:05 pm

As part of its corporate infrastructure shakeup revealed this week, Microsoft will consolidate its Mac Business Unit -- the team that produces software for Mac OS X -- into the company's Business Division.

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Google Chrome browser for Mac leaves beta

05/25/2010, 02:05 pm

Google has announced the first stable release of Chrome for Mac users, now available for download.

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Microsoft's Office 2011 beta 3 for Mac gets new icons

05/25/2010, 01:05 pm

Microsoft has issued a third release of its private beta program for Office 2011 for Mac, which is expected to reach production by the end of the year.

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AutoCAD appears headed back to the Mac

05/22/2010, 09:05 pm

After an 18 year hiatus, AutoCAD appears to be headed back to the Mac platform, according to screen shots of a new beta posted on an Italian Mac forum.

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Steve Jobs says no to Google's VP8 WebM codec

05/20/2010, 09:05 pm

In reply to a email asking his thoughts on Google's announcement of the royalty-free WebM video codec, Steve Jobs reportedly simply forwarded back the critical expose profiled yesterday by AppleInsider.

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Professional Final Cut Pro users worried about upcoming changes

05/19/2010, 07:05 pm

Final Cut Pro users are upset at the prospect of Apple tailoring its upcoming releases to fit the majority of its users, who are increasingly a prosumer audience.

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X264 developer says Google's new VP8 WebM codec is a mess

05/19/2010, 06:05 pm

Despite the unbridled enthusiasm among bloggers for Google's newly announced free WebM codec, a digital video expert has reviewed the new VP8 specification and delivered a severely deflating technical analysis, noting that it decodes video slowly, is buggy, and copies H.264 closely enough to all but guarantee patent issues.

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Google announces free WebM video codec as H.264 alternative

05/19/2010, 01:05 pm

At its annual I/O conference, Google has unveiled its plan to release a video codec it acquired as a royalty free alternative to the ISO MPEG's H.264.

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Apple scaling Final Cut Studio apps to fit prosumers

05/18/2010, 07:05 pm

Apple's Final Cut Studio suite of video post production apps is getting a significant makeover to better target the software to the mainstream of Apple's customer base rather than high end professionals.

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Adobe-Apple war on Flash reminiscent of PostScript struggle

05/14/2010, 03:05 pm

Three years of mounting tensions between Apple and Adobe Systems over the availability of Flash on devices running the iPhone OS have exploded into a battle of scathing attacks in both directions. Adobe is now advertising its "love" for Apple, despite enumerating the company's sins that it hates.

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Apple announces new MobileMe Mail upgrade beta program

05/13/2010, 02:05 pm

MobileMe subscribers can now join a new beta program to access the upcoming version of MobileMe webmail app right now.

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Road to Office 2011: New looks, support for Exchange, VBA

05/06/2010, 04:05 pm

Microsoft's forthcoming Office for Mac 2011 promises greater feature parity with its Windows version, including improved support for Exchange and reincorporated support for Visual Basic for Applications, a feature that was dropped in Office 2008. It also shares more in common with the the look of Office 2010 for Windows, which is also currently in beta.

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Scribd "scrapping Flash and betting the company on HTML5"

05/05/2010, 07:05 pm

Document sharing site Scribd, which allows users to upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and other documents on the web using Adobe's Flash Player, has announced that it will begin converting its file service to HTML5, starting tomorrow.

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Internet Explorer web browser use drops below 60%

05/04/2010, 12:05 am

Microsoft's share of web browser use has dropped to an historic low below 60% for the first time since Internet Explorer 4 passed the beleaguered Netscape back in 1999.

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Road to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac: A New Hope

04/30/2010, 11:04 am

It's been just over two years since Microsoft released Office 2008 for Mac. Now the company is preparing to launch its 2011 edition in significantly less time than it took to update Office 2004, this time delivering an application interface sporting a sharper and more professional look. Here's an early introductory look at what's coming.

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Apple's second iPhone OS 4.0 beta bundles new APIs, animations

04/20/2010, 08:04 pm

A second, pre-release version of iPhone OS 4.0 has been released to developers building apps designed for the new system, just weeks after Apple announced the initial beta.

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Adobe slips mobile Flash Player 10.1 to second half of 2010

04/18/2010, 05:04 pm

After mounting an intense attack on Apple for not supporting Flash on its iPhone OS mobile devices, Adobe has admitted that it will not be able to ship its promised Flash Player 10.1 for mobile platforms until the second half of the year.

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Inside iPhone OS 4.0: Multitasking vs Mac OS X, Android

04/17/2010, 06:04 pm

How you work on a smartphone is very different from how you work on a desktop computer. This reality is particularly true when it comes to multitasking. The approach to multitasking taken by Google's Android and Apple's upcoming iPhone 4.0 is also very different. Here's how they compare.

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