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Topic: Mac OS X

Editorial: What will Apple do with the Macintosh?

04/27/2013, 02:04 pm

After a decade of significant growth, Apple's Mac sales have flattened out as the larger market for PCs has begun to collapse. What future is there in the Mac business, and why is the company now designing a new Mac Pro?

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XCOM lands on Mac App Store, Lego Batman comes to iOS

04/25/2013, 06:04 pm

Gaming fans on Apple devices got two new options for fun on Thursday, with XCOM landing on the Mac platform and Lego Batman coming to iOS.

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Apple promises to show off new versions of both iOS and OS X at WWDC 2013

04/24/2013, 09:04 am

The latest versions of both OS X and iOS will be available to developers at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, suggesting the event might showcase the next major version of Apple's Mac operating system in addition to iOS 7.

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Apple seeds fourth build of OS X 10.8.4 to developers with no known issues

04/23/2013, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released build 12E36 of the next OS X 10.8.4 maintenance update, with the latest beta bringing no known issues.

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Apple seeds OS X 10.8.4 beta build 12E33a to developers

04/17/2013, 05:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday seeded build 12E33a of OS X 10.8.4 maintenance update to developers, with the latest beta coming a little over one week after the build 12E30 went out for testing in early April.

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Apple updates Safari Web browser and Java plug-ins for OS X

04/16/2013, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released four Internet-related software updates, including Safari for Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard and two Java for Mac OS X downloads.

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Apple updates Aperture and iPhoto with bug fixes, adds printer driver support to OS X

04/16/2013, 04:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a number of updates for its desktop operating system, including bug fixes for the Aperture image editing program and a handful of maintenance updates which add printer drivers to OS X.

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Microsoft backing off Metro, plans boot-to-desktop mode for Windows 8.1

04/16/2013, 03:04 pm

In an apparent attempt to have its latest operating system better appeal to business customers, Microsoft reportedly plans to add a "boot to desktop" mode to its Windows 8.1 update, allowing users to bypass the Metro Start Screen.

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Facebook Home for Android developed with Apple's Quartz Composer

04/11/2013, 10:04 pm

Facebook Home, the social network's package of Android apps intended to take over the user experience of select smartphones running Android, was rapidly prototyped using Apple's powerful Quartz Composer visual programing tool.

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SimCity for Mac arrives June 11, players get OS X and Windows copies with 1 purchase

04/10/2013, 04:04 pm

EA announced on Wednesday that the latest version of its hit SimCity franchise would land on Apple's Mac platform on June 11. As an added bonus, those who already bought the game for Windows will get a Mac copy for free.

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Code in latest OS X 10.8.4 beta points to 802.11ac support in future Macs

04/10/2013, 12:04 am

Code found in the just released Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta build references the next-generation 802.11ac wireless protocol, hinting that Apple may soon introduce the technology in its Mac lineup.

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Apple seeds second OS X 10.8.4 beta with no known issues, reactivates App Store updates

04/09/2013, 04:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out OS X 10.8.4 beta build 12E30 to developers, with the biggest change being the return of Mac App Store downloads

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Avid announces Pro Tools 11 and Media Composer 7 for Mac & PC

04/08/2013, 03:04 pm

Avid on Monday announced the launch of Pro Tools 11, as well as a range of new solutions for audio-editing professionals, including a two new audio portable audio interfaces that provide high-quality I/O for iOS devices.

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Adobe releases Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 after month of testing

04/03/2013, 01:04 am

Adobe on Tuesday announced availability of the final releases of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, with the updates adding support for new cameras and lens mounts since their respective release candidates were issued earlier this year.

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Apple seeds first beta of OS X 10.8.4 to developers

04/01/2013, 06:04 pm

Apple on Monday began seeding the OS X 10.8.4 beta to developers, though not much is known about the new maintenance update as little information was offered in the release notes.

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Apple's iCloud disparaged over Core Data sync problems

03/29/2013, 12:03 pm

Apple's ambitious plan to make iCloud the new digital hub for Mac and iOS users' documents, data and media files has run into complaints from developers who reportedly don't believe Apple will address their issues related to database sync. There's hope for thinking things will improve, however.

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor in push to win back pro users

03/28/2013, 01:03 pm

Alongside a new marketing push from Apple to promote its professional-grade video editing software, the company also pushed out a trio of software updates on Thursday for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor.

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Apple prepping Final Cut Pro X campaign to win back video editors

03/28/2013, 11:03 am

Final Cut Pro X debuted in 2011 to groans from many in the professional video editing community, and now Apple is planning a marketing push to win those users back from its competitors' software.

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Quicksilver Mac app launcher sees release after 10 years in beta

03/25/2013, 07:03 pm

After almost ten years in beta, Quicksilver for OS X has hit version 1.0, bringing users a powerful application launcher and task manager that functions with keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures known as "triggers."

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Apple updates XProtect.plist to block Yontoo

03/22/2013, 02:03 pm

Shortly after news emerged of a new adware trojan targeting OS X web browsers, Apple has updated its malware and adware detections list to block Yontoo.

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