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Topic: Software

Apple allegedly luring ex-Google Maps engineers to work on iOS 6 Maps app

09/23/2012, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Sunday, Apple is actively recruiting software engineers previously contracted by Google's Maps division to advance the new iOS Maps app, which has been widely criticized since its inception with iOS 6.

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YouTube will serve content to legacy iOS app indefinitely

09/21/2012, 07:09 pm

Google's YouTube announced on Friday that it will continue to feed content to its legacy iOS app for iDevices running iOS 5 and below, allaying fears that the service would be shut off to push users toward the new standalone app.

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Apple 'working hard' to rectify Maps issues, appreciates 'customer feedback'

09/20/2012, 05:09 pm

Coming on the heels of numerous complaints regarding Apple's new Maps app introduced with iOS 6 on Wednesday, the company has issued a statement saying the service is a work in progress and will get better with time.

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iPhoto and Aperture updates bring Shared Photo Streams support

09/19/2012, 05:09 pm

Hours after Apple released OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and iOS 6 on Wednesday, the company rolled out updates for the consumer level iPhoto and the professional grade Aperture image organization and editing apps, granting both apps access to Shared Photo Streams.

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Microsoft adds Retina display support to Office for Mac 2011

09/19/2012, 03:09 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday updated its Office for Mac 2011 productivity suite to add Retina display support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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Apple updates Remote Desktop Admin for Snow Leopard [u]

09/17/2012, 05:09 pm

Apple on Monday released an update to its Remote Desktop Admin network management solution for legacy OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard machines, bringing the software up to 3.5.3.

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Renowned Apple hacker Charlie Miller hired by Twitter

09/14/2012, 02:09 pm

Charlie Miller, a security expert who gained fame highlighting exploits in Apple's Mac and iOS operating systems, has been hired by social networking service Twitter.

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Apple enhancing iCloud with new web apps, Lost Mode for iOS 6

09/10/2012, 02:09 pm

Apple is upgrading or expanding five web apps in its online iCloud portfolio, in preparation for iOS 6 which is expected to be unveiled on Wednesday.

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Sony releases Sound Forge Pro audio editor for Mac

09/07/2012, 10:09 am

Sony Creative Software on Friday announced the release of Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0, the newest addition to its line of award-winning audio and video production software products.

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Evidence of airline support for Apple's Passbook surfaces ahead of iPhone debut

09/06/2012, 11:09 pm

A report on Thursday claims a Virgin Australia passenger using an iPhone running iOS 6 beta was prompted to save a digital boarding pass to Passbook, hinting that air carriers are readying support for Apple's forthcoming organization app for coupons, membership and other barcode-based assets.

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Apple fixes third-party Quicktime bug in iMovie update

09/05/2012, 07:09 pm

Apple released an update to its consumer video editing software iMovie on Wednesday, bringing a fix to a bug related to third-party components in Quicktime.

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Updated Photoshop Touch for iOS gets Retina display, Photo Stream support

09/05/2012, 07:09 pm

Adobe on Wednesday rolled out an update for Photoshop Touch, adding new features and support for devices equipped with high resolution Retina displays like Apple's third-generation iPad.

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Parallels 8 now available with 30% faster 3D graphics, 25% faster Windows startup

09/04/2012, 08:09 am

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac officially launched to the public on Tuesday, offering new features like support for Apple's Retina display MacBook Pro, along with improved performance and faster startup times.

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Apple rolls out updated iOS 6 beta App Store with 'Chomp' inspired layout

08/31/2012, 05:08 am

Apple on Friday updated the App Store for iOS 6 beta with significant layout and search results upgrades seemingly inspired by "Chomp," the app search engine acquired by Apple earlier this year.

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Oracle issues patch for latest Java security flaw

08/30/2012, 05:08 pm

Oracle on Thursday released a patch for the Java 1.7 runtime, plugging a recently discovered security hole that allowed malware to take over any operating system when a user visits a malicious website.

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Parallels 8 launches for existing owners with Retina display, Windows 8 support

08/30/2012, 04:08 am

Parallels on Thursday launched the latest version of its machine virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, for owners of current Parallels customers, offering a slew of performance improvements and new features like support for Apple's Retina display-toting MacBook Pro. New customers will be able to purchase Parallels 8 on Sept. 4.

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VMware launches Fusion 5 with 70 new features including Windows 8 optimization

08/23/2012, 09:08 am

VMware on Thursday announced its new virtualization software Fusion 5, with 70 new features including a design that takes advantage of the latest features in Mountain Lion, and optimization for Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8.

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MPEG releases H.265 draft, promises twice the video quality by 2013

08/15/2012, 01:08 pm

The Motion Pictures Expert Group has issued a new video standards draft that promises to deliver twice the video quality at the same size, or alternatively, identical video quality at half the data rate as today's MPEG-4 H.264 standard.

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Upcoming iOS 6 Passbook app showcased in real-world simulation

08/08/2012, 05:08 pm

In a YouTube video released over the weekend, a mobile app services company simulated a real world shopping experience with Passbook, intended to demonstrate the upcoming app's capabilities.

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Google, Microsoft fight over standards to rival Apple's FaceTime

08/07/2012, 12:08 pm

Almost two years after Apple introduced FaceTime, Google and Microsoft are battling to introduce their own video chat acquisitions as new Internet web standards, while FaceTime remains proprietary to Apple.

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