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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple's Mac App Store downloads top 100 million

12/12/2011, 08:12 am

Apple revealed on Monday that downloads via its Mac App Store have topped 100 million in less than one year of operations.

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Apple releases Safari 5.1.2 to fix memory usage, stability, page flashing

11/29/2011, 06:11 pm

Apple has made the free update Safari 5.1.2 available from its website and through Software Update for Mac OS X users.

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Microsoft to follow Apple's Lion lead with digital delivery of Windows 8

11/22/2011, 10:11 am

Much like Apple did with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in July, Microsoft plans to make the simplest and easiest method of installing Windows 8 a download over the Internet.

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In ITC reversal, Apple found not to infringe HTC's S3 patents

11/21/2011, 06:11 pm

The US International Trade Commission has dismissed the first complaint by graphics firm S3 against Apple, stating that "no violation" was shown and that its investigation into the complaint against Macs has been terminated.

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Apple begins testing Mac OS X 10.7.3 with focus on iCloud storage

11/15/2011, 05:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday began widespread testing of Mac OS X 10.7.3, the third maintenance update to its relatively new Lion operating system that will improve upon iCloud's Documents in the Cloud, among a handful of other areas.

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Apple plans software fix for Lion battery life issues on older MacBooks

11/15/2011, 04:11 pm

As some users continue to report battery life issues running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on older MacBooks, Apple continues to look into the problem in hopes of finding a solution.

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Apple now a top 5 PC vendor in Western Europe as sales rise 20%

11/14/2011, 04:11 pm

Despite double-digit declines in Western Europe's PC market during the third quarter, Mac sales surged nearly 20% to help Apple break into the segment's top 5 vendors for unit shipments.

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OS X sandboxing flaw casts doubt on upcoming Mac App Store requirement

11/11/2011, 08:11 pm

A newly-discovered security flaw in the sandboxing functionality of Mac OS X has prompted concerns over Apple's requirement that all applications submitted to the Mac App Store must implement sandboxing by March 2012.

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Web stats indicate Mac OS X Lion still growing very fast

11/11/2011, 07:11 pm

Contradicting a report by advertising network Chitika describing Mac OS X Lion as stagnating, web analytics firm Net Applications reports Apple's latest OS has already taken a 30 percent share of the active Mac installed base in just over three months.

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OS X Lion growth stagnates at 16% Mac market share

11/11/2011, 06:11 pm

The adoption rate of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has seen a drastic slowdown after enjoying strong initial sales and is only running on 16% of Macs, giving it the third largest install base behind Snow Leopard and Leopard.

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Apple releases iAd Producer 2.0, Java updates

11/08/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the 2.0 version of its iAd producer software, as well as Java updates for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion users.

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Apple's iCloud seen leading to gadgets 'we haven't thought of yet'

11/08/2011, 04:11 pm

After meeting with members of Apple's leadership, investment bank Barclays said this week it believes the company's iCloud is the most significant service introduction since iTunes, paving the way for the company to introduce products that don't yet exist.

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Hidden "Drop Box" feature in Mac OS X Lion lets you sync files across Macs

11/02/2011, 05:11 pm

While Apple advertises iCloud's 'Documents in the Cloud' service as a way of keeping iWork files in sync across devices, its been discovered that Mac OS X Lion users can also leverage the service to sync all types of files across multiple Macs.

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New Mac OS X Trojan horse hijacks GPU, steals user data

10/31/2011, 07:10 pm

A new Trojan horse hidden in a Mac OS X application can steal sensitive user data and take control of the computer’s GPU to generate Bitcoins, a form of currency used online.

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Internal testing of Mac OS X 10.8 increases at Apple

10/31/2011, 01:10 pm

Only months after Lion, the latest version of Mac OS X, was publicly released, evidence continues to grow that Apple is hard at work on the next version of its Mac operating system.

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Apple updates Thunderbolt software, Aperture and printer drivers

10/27/2011, 08:10 pm

Following Wednesday's slew of software updates, Apple on Thursday issued a second Thunderbolt software update, alongside new HP and Epson printer drivers and a minor update to Aperture.

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Fake Adobe Flash malware seeks to disable Mac OS X anti-malware protection

10/19/2011, 06:10 pm

A new version of an existing Trojan Horse posing as a legitimate Flash Player installer (named “Flashback.A” by a security firm) is designed to disable updates to the default Mac OS X anti-malware protection system, potentially leaving the system open to the manual installation of other malware without any system warnings.

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Apple issues Mac OS X 10.7.2 update with iCloud support

10/12/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple's iCloud roll-out on Wednesday also features an update to its Lion operating system in the form of Mac OS X 10.7.2, bringing support for new cloud-based services like syncing, Back to My Mac, and Find My Mac.

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Mac OS X Lion and iTunes to get iCloud updates ahead of iOS

10/08/2011, 04:10 pm

Mac OS X Lion and iTunes users next week will reportedly gain access to Apple's new iCloud software a day or so prior to the launch of iOS 5.

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Sales of Apple's Mac OS X 10.7 Lion top 6M, 80% more than Snow Leopard

10/04/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday revealed that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is its best-selling operating system yet, with sales having reached 6 million since it launched in July.

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