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Topic: Software

Briefly: Skype vulnerability; Youku on iPhone; Nuance licensing

05/07/2011, 12:05 am

After a security researcher publicized a vulnerability in the Mac version of Skype, the company revealed plans to release a public fix next week. A new rumor suggests that Chinese video site Youku is in talks with Apple to swap out the pre-installed YouTube app for its app on iPhones sold in China. Also, Apple is reportedly negotiating an "expansive licensing agreement" with voice recognition company Nuance.


Adobe releases Creative Suite 5.5 with iPad support for Photoshop

05/03/2011, 12:05 pm

Adobe on Tuesday released Creative Suite 5.5, the mid-cycle upgrade for its creative applications, with new features and functionality, including iPad applications for operating photoshop and subscription pricing.


New malware attacks Mac OS X users through Apple Safari browser

05/02/2011, 10:05 am

Newly discovered malicious software dubbed "MACDefender" takes aim at users of the Mac OS X operating system by automatically downloading a file through JavaScript. But users must also agree to install the software, leaving the potential threat limited.


Apple posts iPhoto 9.1.2, Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Font Update

04/27/2011, 08:04 pm

Apple has posted two Software Updates: one fixing bugs and adding new card themes to iPhoto, and a second that solves a problem with OpenType fonts in Mac OS X 10.6.7.


Safari 5.0.5, Xcode 4.0.2, Mac OS X security updates released by Apple

04/14/2011, 02:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a number of security and maintenance updates for its software, including Safari 5.0.5, Xcode 4.0.2, and Security Update 2011-002 for Mac OS X.


Apple assembling small team to build 'the future of cloud services'

04/13/2011, 11:04 am

Apple is building a small team to write software which will lay the groundwork for the company's future Web services, which it has advertised as "the future" of its cloud-based offerings.


Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 SP1 with Apple Sync support for Outlook

04/12/2011, 03:04 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1, bringing security and maintenance updates to the suite of applications, as well as support for Apple Sync services with Outlook.


Adobe unveils Creative Suite 5.5 with subscriptions, iPad tools for Photoshop

04/11/2011, 07:04 am

Adobe on Monday officially announced Creative Suite 5.5, a new mid-cycle upgrade for its creative applications, bringing subscription pricing and new multi-touch iPad applications for operating Photoshop.


Apple's Final Cut Pro update rumored to add iPad, Thunderbolt support

04/10/2011, 05:04 pm

Comments from an industry insider have offered a glimpse at what Apple is expected to announce at this week's anticipated unveiling of the new Final Cut Pro, including potential support for high-speed Thunderbolt ports and the iPad.


Apple hiring away PR execs from Nintendo, Activision - rumor

04/09/2011, 12:04 am

Reports have emerged that Apple has poached two PR executives from gaming giants Nintendo and Activision in a continued push to establish iOS as a dominant gaming platform.


Office for Mac 2011 update to add Outlook support for Apple Sync next week

04/06/2011, 01:04 pm

Microsoft is set to release Service Pack 1 for Office for Mac 2011 next week, bringing the usual fixes, as well as new features and enhancements, including the ability to sync calendar, tasks and notes via Apple's Sync Services.


Apple to announce new Final Cut Pro on April 12, pushing sponsors out of event

04/05/2011, 08:04 pm

Apple is allegedly requiring sponsors of an April 12 meetup of Final Cut Pro professionals to cancel their presentations in order to reserve the stage time necessary for an official announcement of the next version of Final Cut Pro, a new report claims.


Aperture 3 removal from Mac App Store, could suggest new update [u]

03/21/2011, 07:03 pm

Apple's Aperture app has suddenly disappeared from the Mac App Store after weeks of sitting among the top grossing apps, suggesting a new version may be around the corner [update: now available again].


Top Mac App Store apps generate 50% as much revenue as top iPad apps

03/18/2011, 09:03 pm

Just two months after Apple's launch of the Mac App Store, the 300 bestselling Mac apps already generate, on average, 50 percent of the revenue of the top 300 iPad apps.


FileMaker releases Bento 4 with label printing, easier sharing

03/16/2011, 09:03 am

Bento, the database application for Mac OS X, was updated to version 4 on Wednesday, adding new features such as the ability to print labels, export libraries with data, add voice memos and share more easily.


Apple rumored to enter new collaboration with Canon

03/09/2011, 08:03 pm

Apple is said to be teaming up with Canon in a new partnership related to photography, although details are scant.


Xcode 4 available to all on Apple's Mac App Store for $4.99

03/09/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday released Xcode 4 for free to its registered developers, while everyone else can purchase the development environment for Mac OS X and iOS from the Mac App Store for $4.99.


Apple issues Safari 5.0.4 with improved stability for plug-ins

03/09/2011, 01:03 pm

Safari 5.0.4 was released by Apple on Wednesday, packing a number of bug fixes, compatibility improvements, and improved stability for websites with multiple instances of plug-in content.


Apple to cut products from retail stores and expand personalized setup

03/07/2011, 02:03 pm

Apple reportedly plans to ax some hardware and software products from its store shelves to make room for an expansion of its popular personalized in-store setup service.


Next Final Cut Pro privately demoed by Apple, deemed 'a jaw-dropper'

02/24/2011, 05:02 pm

Apple recently showed off the next version of Final Cut Pro to a select group of power users, and one person who saw the forthcoming update has called it "a jaw-dropper."