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Topic: Software

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.


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.


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.


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.


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].


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Book listing claims Apple's iLife '11 will be 64-bit, iOS compatible

10/04/2010, 07:10 am

A description for a forthcoming book on iLife '11 says that Apple's forthcoming software suite will be entirely in 64 bits, include a rewritten iWeb, will ditch iDVD, and will also be available for iOS devices.


Troubled development, 2011 launch rumored for Apple's Final Cut Studio

09/30/2010, 09:09 am

A new rumor claims that Apple will release a new version of its Final Cut Studio suite in 2011, but that the project has suffered setbacks in the development process due to "fundamental differences of opinion."


Microsoft to launch Office for Mac 2011 on Oct. 26

09/28/2010, 03:09 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will launch Office for Mac 2011, the latest version of its top-selling software suite, on Oct. 26, with preorders now being taken.


Adobe launches Photoshop Elements 9, Premiere Elements 9 for Mac

09/21/2010, 09:09 am

Adobe on Tuesday announced the launch of Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 for both Mac and Windows, with "groundbreaking features" added to the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software.


Apple updates QuickTime for Windows, Pro Applications

09/15/2010, 10:09 pm

Apple has released minor security and stability updates for QuickTime for Windows and its suite of Pro Applications.


Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac now available for direct download

09/14/2010, 09:09 pm

The new Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is now available, offering Windows virtualization that boots 41 percent faster and offers 3D graphics that run 30 percent faster than before.


Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 sent to manufacturing

09/10/2010, 07:09 pm

Microsoft announced Friday that Office for Mac 2011 is now classified as "Release to Manufacturing." The software should be on track for release by the end of October as previously announced.


Apple rumored to be building FaceTime software for Mac, Windows

09/10/2010, 08:09 am

Apple plans to extend FaceTime video chat beyond the latest iPhone and iPod touch, bringing compatibility with both Macs and PCs, according to a new rumor.


Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac to launch Sept. 14 with 80 new features

09/09/2010, 12:09 pm

Calling it the "best Windows on Mac experience yet," Parallels on Thursday formally announced the sixth version of its virtualization software, set to bring more than 80 new features and enhancements when it launches Sept. 14.


Apple updates iMovie for iOS 4.1, issues Safari, iWeb fixes

09/08/2010, 11:09 pm

Apple has updated its iMovie app for iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod touch, and released incremental updates for Safari and iWeb.