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Topic: Software

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.


New Mac mini folds in Apple TV features (photos)

06/20/2010, 09:06 pm

Apple's new unibody Mac mini takes design cues from Apple TV while introducing innovative new industrial design concepts of its own.


Inside Apple's new Xcode 4 development tool

06/19/2010, 10:06 pm

At WWDC, Apple treated its Mac OS X and iOS programmers to a preview of its entirely revised Xcode 4 integrated development environment. Here's a look at what's new and how it matters for end users.


Inside Apple's new MobileMe web and iOS apps

06/18/2010, 03:06 pm

Apple's refresh of its MobileMe services brings both a cleaner new iPad inspired web interface for browser-based access and a more optimized app experience for mobile iOS devices.


Adobe releases Flash Player 10.1 for Mac

06/10/2010, 09:06 pm

Adobe has declared its 10.1 release of Flash Player a Golden Master and is now serving it as the default Flash Player download after more than six months of beta testing.


Microsoft reveals Office for Mac 2011 will be 32-bit only

06/09/2010, 10:06 am

Set for release this fall, Microsoft's forthcoming Office for Mac 2011 will only be available as a 32-bit product because it hasn't completely transitioned to Cocoa for Mac OS X.


Adobe releases 64-bit Lightroom 3 with support for tethered shooting

06/08/2010, 01:06 pm

Adobe on Tuesday announced the release of Photoshop Lightroom 3 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its professional photography software, with new features such as support for DSLR video files and tethering shooting on selected cameras.


Apple releases Safari 5 with extensions, expanded HTML5 support

06/07/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple on Monday released Safari 5, the latest version of its desktop Web browser, with a 30 percent performance increase, the addition of Bing search and secure sandboxed extensions, as well as support for more than a dozen new HTML5 technologies.


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].


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.