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Topic: Software

'Flashback' trojan estimated to have infected 600K Macs worldwide

04/05/2012, 01:04 am

A trojan horse named "Flashback" that surfaced last year is believed to have created a botnet including more than 600,000 infected Macs around the world, with more than half of them in the U.S. alone.

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FileMaker 12 launches with new templates, iOS apps now free

04/04/2012, 10:04 am

Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. on Wednesday launched FileMaker Pro 12, featuring new templates and enhanced 64-bit support, along with a new, free mobile version for iOS devices.

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Apple pushes out Java security update

04/03/2012, 06:04 pm

Apple has released a security update to plug a number of holes that allowed malicious software to run on a user's Mac outside of the Java sandbox.

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Google, Facebook working to undermine Do Not Track privacy protections

03/30/2012, 07:03 pm

Google and Facebook, along with other advertising and technology companies, are working to keep government discussions on "Do Not Track" regulations private so they can twist the definition of "consumer tracking" to the point of offering completely meaningless protections for users.

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Apple rolls out iPhoto 9.2.3 update

03/29/2012, 06:03 pm

Apple released an update for iPhoto on Thursday, bringing minor improvements and bug fixes to the picture editing and management program.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta reaches 500K downloads in less than a week

03/28/2012, 12:03 pm

Adobe's free beta of Photoshop CS6 has gotten off to a strong start, with more than a half-million downloads tallied in less than one week.

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Apple quickly readying iPhoto 9.2.3 update with stability fixes

03/27/2012, 08:03 pm

Just weeks after releasing iPhoto 9.2.2 for OS X, Apple is close to publishing a minor update, version 9.2.3, to improve stability and address an issue where the application quits unexpectedly on Macs with multiple user accounts.

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Apple updates Logic Pro and Logic Express

03/27/2012, 05:03 pm

Simultaneous updates were rolled out for Apple's Logic Pro and Logic Express on Tuesday, bringing both versions of the audio production and editing software up to 9.1.7.

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Safari 5.1.5 fixes 32-bit usability bug

03/26/2012, 05:03 pm

Just two weeks after releasing Safari 5.1.4, Apple on Monday launched version 5.1.5 which addresses a minor bug faced by users running the web browser in 32-bit mode.

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Data stored in Apple's iCloud deemed 'safe' for most users

03/22/2012, 02:03 pm

Unless you're sharing or storing information of importance to national security, information saved on Apple's servers through iCloud should be secure enough for the average person's needs, a new analysis has found.

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Adobe releases free public beta of Photoshop CS6

03/22/2012, 01:03 am

Adobe late on Wednesday released a public beta of its first major update to Photoshop in two years, touting new 3D editing capabilities and a redesigned interface.

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Mozilla considers H.264 video support after Google's WebM fails to gain traction

03/14/2012, 04:03 pm

Mozilla's director of research Andreas Gal has proposed enabling mobile H.264 video decoding via hardware or the underlying operating system, signaling the end to the group's war on the Apple-led H.264 video codec.

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Apple will close iWork.com and delete user documents on July 31, 2012

03/09/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple's new iCloud suite will officially replace iWork.com on July 31, 2012, at which point users will no longer be able to access their documents from the site.

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Intuit releases Quicken 2007 update for OS X Lion users

03/08/2012, 05:03 pm

After releasing a stripped down version of Quicken for Mac named Quicken Essentials 2010, Intuit has released an update for the full version that can run under OS X Lion, a $15 upgrade it calls "Quicken Mac 2007 OS X Lion compatible."

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Apple updates GarageBand, iBooks Author, iPhoto for Mac and iWorks, iLife, Find, Remote apps for iOS

03/07/2012, 08:03 pm

Apple has updated GarageBand and iPhoto for Mac to update compatibility with new iOS versions while adding new feature and fixing bugs. A variety of iOS apps have also been updated for the Retina Display of the new iPad.

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Apple releases Configurator for managing iOS devices from a Mac

03/07/2012, 08:03 pm

Apple has released a new Mac app named Configurator for managing groups of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices for schools, businesses or other institutions.

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Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 4, cuts price in half to $149

03/06/2012, 08:03 am

Adobe on Tuesday released Photoshop Lightroom 4, the latest version of its professional photography software for OS X and PC, with a $149 starting price that's half that of its predecessor.

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Updated Apple Store app brings carrier selection, account management features

02/29/2012, 07:02 pm

An updated version of the Apple Store iOS app rolled out on Wednesday, bringing with it a number of new features including iPhone carrier selection for new customers as well as a feature that allows users to change account preferences.

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iOS Location authorization loophole gives apps access to iDevice photos

02/28/2012, 04:02 pm

Amidst a clash between social networking, advancing technology and privacy issues, a loophole has been discovered that allows any iOS app which has been given access to location data to upload a device's entire photo library.

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Safari user sues Google over claimed privacy violation

02/21/2012, 07:02 pm

A user of Apple's Safari, the default web browser of every Mac and iOS product, is suing Google Inc. after it came to light that the world's largest internet company had implemented a tracking system that allegedly violates federal wiretapping and privacy laws.

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