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Topic: Software

Apple adds calendars back to iPhoto '11 in new 9.1 update

11/04/2010, 06:11 pm

Apple released a new version 9.1 update for iPhoto '11, adding back support for creating calendars, fixing bugs and offering additional letterpress holiday greeting card themes.

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Dropping Adobe Flash boosts Apple's MacBook Air battery life by 2 hours

11/04/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple has stopped bundling Adobe Flash on new Macs, ostensibly so users could obtain the latest, secure version themselves, but vastly increased battery life seems to be another leading reason.

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W3C publishes 'extremely silly' HTML5 test results suggesting win for Internet Explorer 9

11/03/2010, 12:11 am

A preview version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser engine passed more elements of a web standards test than a random selection of other browsers in the Worldwide Web Consortium's "vastly incomplete" HTML5 test suite, creating a news story that W3C members decried as "incorrect information" based on a "rather buggy test results page."

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Brightcove adds support HTTP Live Streaming for Apple iOS devices

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

Internet video host Brightcove, among the first to begin supporting iPhone-compatible H.264 video and HTML5, is now moving to support Apple's open HTTP Live Streaming format as well, hammering another nail into the coffin of Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Steve Jobs: iTunes LP, Extra coming to iOS Apple TV

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

After its transition into an iOS device, Apple TV lost the ability to display iTunes LP and Extras, but support is on the way according to an email attributed to Apple's chief executive.

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Apple releases iPhone, iPad iOS 4.2 Golden Master to developers

11/01/2010, 08:11 pm

Apple has released iOS 4.2 build 8C134 for both iPad and iPhone and iPod touch devices, indicating the company is close to public release of the new operating system, originally slated for delivery this month.

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Apple's iOS pushes Microsoft to dial down Silverlight for HTML5

10/29/2010, 06:10 pm

While Apple's success with its mobile iOS platform is credited with invoking the proliferation of HTML5 video at the expense of Adobe's Flash, it's also causing a major shift in strategy for Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Apple issues Mac Pro EFI firmware, Logic updates

10/28/2010, 08:10 pm

Apple released several support downloads Thursday, including a Mac Pro EFI firmware update and an update to the company's Logic Pro and Logic Express music production software.

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Microsoft releases Office 2011 for Mac with Outlook, cloud support

10/26/2010, 09:10 am

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Office 2011 for Mac, bringing new features to the productivity suite including an all-new version of Outlook built from the ground up for Mac OS X.

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Review: Microsoft's Office 2011 for Mac

10/25/2010, 03:10 pm

Microsoft’s latest Office 2011 for Mac productivity suite, which goes on sale tomorrow, promises to deliver better compatibility with the company’s Windows version of Office and corporate server products, while also presenting a revised user interface both familiar to Mac users and similar to the company’s Ribbon interface used in Windows.

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Apple: Not preinstalling Flash on Macs ensures users have latest version

10/22/2010, 12:10 pm

Apple has issued an official comment on the lack of preinstalled Adobe Flash on the newly released MacBook Air and all future Macs, saying the change was done to ensure that users always have the latest version of Flash by downloading directly from Adobe.

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Steve Jobs on Java: Apple-built updates 'may not be the best way'

10/22/2010, 09:10 am

In an e-mail claimed to be from Steve Jobs, the Apple chief executive explained that Apple may no longer develop their own Java for the Mac because it is almost always a version behind the one produced by Oracle and Sun.

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Apple deprecates its release of Java for Mac OS X

10/21/2010, 03:10 pm

Apple's latest release of Java SE 6 for Mac OS X marks the end of the company's efforts to maintain Java releases for the Mac platform itself.

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Apple to sell iLife, iWork apps individually via Mac App Store

10/21/2010, 10:10 am

Promotional screenshots of the forthcoming Mac App Store show the digital storefront will offer individual sales of iWork applications for $19.99, and software from the iLife suite for $14.99 each.

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iTunes password security in FaceTime for Mac beta draws concern [u]

10/21/2010, 09:10 am

Apple's newly released FaceTime for Mac beta allows users to change their iTunes password without reentering their existing password, causing a potential security issue [update: View Account no longer works].

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Apple unveils iLife '11 with major updates to iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand

10/20/2010, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday unveiled the latest version of its iLife software suite, with the 2011 edition including new versions of three included applications: iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

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Apple's Steve Jobs slams Google, RIM, rival tablet makers

10/18/2010, 05:10 pm

In a surprise appearance during the company's quarterly earnings call, Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs hailed the success of the iPhone and Pod while painting a bleak outlook for RIM's Blackberry smartphones, Google's fragmented Android smartphone platform, and the coming trickle of 7inch tablets.

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AutoCAD returns to the Mac after 18 year hiatus

10/15/2010, 01:10 pm

Autodesk has officially introduced AutoCAD 2011 for Mac OS X, bringing its freeform 3D design and drafting tools back to the Mac after an 18 year hiatus.

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Mossberg reviews, recommends Office for Mac 2011

10/13/2010, 10:10 pm

After reviewing Microsoft's upcoming Office for Mac 2011, which now includes Outlook, Walt Mossberg concluded that it was "by far the best Mac version of the suite" and recommended it to users.

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Apple's MacBook Air supply dries up as rumors of new 11.6-inch model persist

10/06/2010, 12:10 pm

Exclusive: Supplies of Apple's MacBook Air have dried up throughout the company's indirect sales channels, fueling rumors that a significant makeover to the lightweight notebooks is fast approaching.

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