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Topic: Software

Apple rolls out updated iOS 6 beta App Store with 'Chomp' inspired layout

08/31/2012, 05:08 am

Apple on Friday updated the App Store for iOS 6 beta with significant layout and search results upgrades seemingly inspired by "Chomp," the app search engine acquired by Apple earlier this year.


Oracle issues patch for latest Java security flaw

08/30/2012, 05:08 pm

Oracle on Thursday released a patch for the Java 1.7 runtime, plugging a recently discovered security hole that allowed malware to take over any operating system when a user visits a malicious website.


Parallels 8 launches for existing owners with Retina display, Windows 8 support

08/30/2012, 04:08 am

Parallels on Thursday launched the latest version of its machine virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, for owners of current Parallels customers, offering a slew of performance improvements and new features like support for Apple's Retina display-toting MacBook Pro. New customers will be able to purchase Parallels 8 on Sept. 4.


VMware launches Fusion 5 with 70 new features including Windows 8 optimization

08/23/2012, 09:08 am

VMware on Thursday announced its new virtualization software Fusion 5, with 70 new features including a design that takes advantage of the latest features in Mountain Lion, and optimization for Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8.


MPEG releases H.265 draft, promises twice the video quality by 2013

08/15/2012, 01:08 pm

The Motion Pictures Expert Group has issued a new video standards draft that promises to deliver twice the video quality at the same size, or alternatively, identical video quality at half the data rate as today's MPEG-4 H.264 standard.


Upcoming iOS 6 Passbook app showcased in real-world simulation

08/08/2012, 05:08 pm

In a YouTube video released over the weekend, a mobile app services company simulated a real world shopping experience with Passbook, intended to demonstrate the upcoming app's capabilities.


Google, Microsoft fight over standards to rival Apple's FaceTime

08/07/2012, 12:08 pm

Almost two years after Apple introduced FaceTime, Google and Microsoft are battling to introduce their own video chat acquisitions as new Internet web standards, while FaceTime remains proprietary to Apple.


Apple wins NFC-enabled barcode-reading "shopping list" patent

08/07/2012, 06:08 am

Apple on Tuesday won a patent describing a complex shopping app that could make its way to the iPhone or iPad in the near future as part of PassBook or a similar eWallet solution.


Apple adds more 3D cities to iOS 6 Maps

08/06/2012, 09:08 pm

Apple continues to expand the capabilities of Maps in iOS 6 with Monday's release of the beta number four, adding a U.S., Canadian and European cities to those with "flyover" 3D data.


Google Chrome browser updated for Apple's Retina display MacBook Pro

07/31/2012, 08:07 pm

Google Chrome users with Apple's next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro can now take advantage of the high-resolution Retina display with their browser.


Apple seeds new OS X 10.7.5 Lion builds, iCloud Control Panel to developers

07/30/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple on Monday seeded new builds of OS X Lion, Lion Server and the Windows-only iCloud Control Panel beta to developers with no known issues.


Apple updates iWork, Podcasts, iTunes U for iOS

07/25/2012, 07:07 pm

As part of the rollout of its next-generation OS X 10.8, Apple on Wednesday updated a number of first-party iOS apps to take advantage of the tight iCloud integration offered by Mountain Lion.


Apple apparently kills Windows PC support in Safari 6.0

07/25/2012, 03:07 pm

With the launch of Safari 6.0 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and the release of a 6.0 update for existing Safari users on OS 10.7 Lion, Apple appears to have shelved efforts to continue developing Safari for Windows.


Mountain Lion updates for OS X Server, Xcode, Remote Desktop hit Mac App Store

07/25/2012, 11:07 am

Along with Wednesday's release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple released Mountain Lion Server as a $19.99 upgrade on the Mac App Store, while Xcode 4.4 was also provided to developers, and Apple Remote Desktop also received an update.


iWork, iPhoto, iMovie & Aperture receive updates for Apple's Mountain Lion

07/25/2012, 10:07 am

Apple on Wednesday updated all three applications in its iWork productivity suite, as well as iPhoto, iMovie and Aperture, to take advantage of new features in Mountain Lion.


Apple releases Safari 6 with offline reading for OS X 10.7 Lion

07/25/2012, 09:07 am

For those with OS X 10.7 Lion who aren't ready to upgrade to Wednesday's release of Mountain Lion, Safari 6 is now available for download, though a Windows version of Safari 6 remains absent.


Apple pulls iOS privacy-tracking app from App Store

07/19/2012, 09:07 pm

Amid the kerfuffle surrounding the use of sensitive personal data stored on or transmitted from iOS devices, Apple has pulled a privacy-tracking app from the App Store two months after it was approved for sale.


Microsoft has no plans to release Office for Mac 2013

07/18/2012, 08:07 pm

When Microsoft recently announced an Office for Mac 2011 update was in the works it also confirmed that OS X users would not be able to take advantage of the newer Office 2013 as the software suite is reserved for Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines only.


Adobe rolls out fix for InDesign crashing bug

07/16/2012, 08:07 pm

Adobe on Monday issued a ZIP file complete with instructions to manually fix an API bug that would crash the company's InDesign professional layout software on Intel Ivy Bridge-equipped MacBooks.


Apple iPhoto update brings fix to album migration issue

07/12/2012, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday updated iPhoto to version 9.3.1 to address an issue regarding an album migration problem as well as an instance that would cause the program to freeze.