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Topic: OS X

Briefly: CrazyTalk 7 app uses audio and text to automatically animate faces

02/03/2013, 03:02 am

Like the others, I was drawn by the visual of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi on the screen, its jaw moving in time with pre-recorded speech, welcoming me to the CrazyTalk booth at Macworld.

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Firefox 18 launches with support for Retina display Macs

01/08/2013, 02:01 pm

Mozilla Firefox officially gained support for Apple's Retina displays on Tuesday with the release of version 18 of the popular Web browser.

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Apple hires former Windows security hacker to strengthen OS X

12/06/2012, 05:12 pm

It was discovered on Thursday that famed hacker and former Microsoft employee Kristin Paget is now working for Apple as a core operating system security researcher, suggesting the Cupertino company is beefing up OS X safeguards amid recent Mac-directed malware attacks.

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ARM-based Macs seen as 'inevitable,' but Apple unlikely to switch anytime soon

11/06/2012, 08:11 am

It's "inevitable" that Apple will merge its Mac and iOS devices at some point, but such a change is not expected to happen for years, in the eyes of one industry watcher.

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Microsoft adds Retina display support to Office for Mac 2011

09/19/2012, 03:09 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday updated its Office for Mac 2011 productivity suite to add Retina display support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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Nearly half of U.S. corporations issuing Macs to employees

04/04/2012, 06:04 pm

With about 46 percent of corporations handing out Apple computers to their workers it would seem that OS X is slowly currying favor with chief information officers, though the final count depends on the workers themselves and many are not yet ready to make the leap to Mac.

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Inside AirPrint: How to add iOS printer sharing back to Mac OS X

11/11/2010, 02:11 pm

Experimenters have discovered the configuration files Apple removed from the public release of Mac OS X 10.6.5; adding them back restores the ability to print from iOS devices to shared printers on the Mac.

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Dropping Adobe Flash boosts Apple's MacBook Air battery life by 2 hours

11/04/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple has stopped bundling Adobe Flash on new Macs, ostensibly so users could obtain the latest, secure version themselves, but vastly increased battery life seems to be another leading reason.

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Steve Jobs: iTunes LP, Extra coming to iOS Apple TV

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

After its transition into an iOS device, Apple TV lost the ability to display iTunes LP and Extras, but support is on the way according to an email attributed to Apple's chief executive.

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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.

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Inside Apple's iOS 4: new feature parity with Snow Leopard

06/18/2010, 12:06 am

Apple's iOS 4 features the biggest foundational leap for developers since the company first opened up iPhone OS 2.0 to development, now catching up to the core features of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

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Safari retains speed crown over newcomer Chrome in OS X

12/09/2009, 09:12 pm

While besting Firefox by nearly 50 percent, Google's newly released Chrome browser was 12 percent slower than Apple's Safari in benchmark tests.

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Latest Snow Leopard build resurrects Atom compatibility

11/04/2009, 06:11 pm

Development build 10C535 of Snow Leopard update 10.6.2 retains Intel Atom support after the previous build had killed compatibility with the processor.

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Apple releases Safari 4.0.3

08/11/2009, 04:08 pm

Apple Tuesday afternoon released a new update to its Safari browser, bringing a handful of minor fixes to the application.

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