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Topic: Software

Rumor: Apple's iCloud to be powered by Microsoft, Amazon servers

09/03/2011, 02:09 am

Apple's upcoming iCloud service is rumored to rely on both Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS for hosting, as the company has played to its strength of building a consumer-facing experience rather than becoming a cloud provider.


Apple acquiesces, resumes sales of $999 Final Cut Studio [u]

09/01/2011, 08:09 pm

After seeing a strong user backlash against Final Cut Pro X, Apple has caved to pressure from the video editing community and resumed sales of Final Cut Studio, though it is currently only available over the phone [updated with response from Apple].


Valve's 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' coming to Mac in 2012

08/12/2011, 04:08 pm

A sequel to Counter-Strike, still one of the most popular online games 12 years after it launched, will arrive in early 2012 on Mac OS X as well as Windows with "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive."


Google+ comes to iPad; Skype for Mac adds Lion & HD support

08/08/2011, 03:08 pm

The Google+ software for iOS has been expanded to support the iPad and iPod touch. In addition, Skype for Mac version 5.3 has been released, adding support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, as well as high-definition video calls.


Russian online payment site linked to MacDefender malware scam

08/04/2011, 10:08 pm

After a raid on Russian payment giant Chronopay's offices, authorities have found evidence linking the company to the MacDefender fake anti-virus scam that targeted Mac users.


Apple issues Quicktime 7.7 for Windows, Leopard and updates printer drivers

08/03/2011, 09:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued QuickTime 7.7 for Windows and Mac OS X Leopard, as well as a batch of driver updates for printers and scanners from Samsung, HP and Brother.


Apple hiring iWork web developer as it preps iOS 5 and iCloud support

08/02/2011, 06:08 pm

Apple has posted a new engineering position on its iWork team to "build the front and/or back end of scalable web applications," indicating an expansion of the company's existing and future iCloud offerings, even as it continues to improve its native desktop and mobile iWork apps.


Apple posts new iCloud login page as a revamped MobileMe,

08/01/2011, 07:08 pm

Apple has posted a not yet fully functional login page for its new iCloud service, representing a revamped version of its existing Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Find My iPhone MobileMe apps as well as newly integrating the document sharing features of


Apple's Safari grows to 8% browser share, WebKit now second only to Microsoft IE

08/01/2011, 06:08 pm

Apple's Safari browser has now exceeded an 8 percent share of web browser use across all devices, powered by strong growth in iPhone and iPad sales.


Bundled iLife licenses now transferable to other Macs via App Store

07/29/2011, 03:07 pm

New Mac buyers get a free bundle of Apple's iLife apps, but until recently the bundle only installed on the new machine it was bundled with. With the Mac App Store, Apple now makes the bundle available for use on any Mac they own.


Office for Mac update to add versions, auto-save, full-screen for Lion

07/28/2011, 12:07 pm

Microsoft has revealed that a forthcoming update for Office for Mac 2011 will add support for new features in Mac OS X 10.7, including versions, auto-save and full-screen.


Apple's App Store, Mac App Store arrive in 33 new regions

07/22/2011, 11:07 pm

Apple has expanded availability of the App Store and Mac App Store to 33 more countries, bringing the grand total to 123.


Apple makes Xcode free to all with release of 4.1 on Mac App Store

07/20/2011, 03:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated Xcode to version 4.1, and reduced its price to free for anyone who has an Apple ID and access to the Mac App Store.


Apple initiates mass discontinuation of boxed retail software

07/20/2011, 12:07 pm

Further emphasizing the Mac App Store as the preferred place to get new software for Mac OS X, Apple on Wednesday discontinued a slew of boxed software products.


Adobe arrives on Mac App Store with Photoshop Elements 9

07/20/2011, 12:07 am

On the eve of the launch of Apple's Mac OS X Lion, rival software maker Adobe has released a version of Photoshop Elements 9 for the Mac App Store.


Apple issues routine updates to iLife '11 applications

07/11/2011, 10:07 pm

Apple on Monday issued a set of updates to its suite of iLife '11 applications, including iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, iWeb and iDVD.


Apple looking into resuming Final Cut Pro 7 enterprise sales after FCP X backlash

07/07/2011, 10:07 pm

After "revolutionary" changes in Final Cut Pro X caused an uproar among industry professionals, Apple representatives revealed during a recent briefing in London that the company is looking into allowing existing enterprise clients to purchase additional copies of Final Cut Pro 7.


Adobe continues assault on Apple's Final Cut Pro X with 'switcher program'

07/01/2011, 09:07 am

Adobe has continued its attempt to capitalize on discontent over Apple's new Final Cut Pro X, courting video professionals to convert to its competing Premiere Pro with 50 percent savings.


Apple posts Final Cut Pro X FAQ: FCP7 will work with Lion, import not possible

06/29/2011, 07:06 am

Apple on Wednesday posted a list of frequently asked questions on its website to address growing concern among video professionals over the newly released Final Cut Pro X.


Adobe courts video professionals in wake of uproar over Apple's Final Cut Pro X

06/28/2011, 11:06 pm

As a widespread backlash against Apple's Final Cut Pro X continues, Adobe is taking the opportunity to launch a PR offensive, drawing attention to its own non-linear editing solution.