All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mac’

Mac OS X Lion Hits Mac App Store

During Apple’s earnings call yesterday, the company announced that Mac OS X Lion would become available today, and sure enough it has. The OS was demoed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, when the company said that Mac has outgrown the industry every quarter for the last five years with sales at 3/4 those of notebooks. Yesterday in …

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Skype 5.2 Now Available for the Mac

Shortly after releasing Skype 5.5 for Windows, with Facebook integration, the company has just released an updated version of their voice and video calling software for Mac, Skype 5.2. (The 5.1 beta version was released in late 2010, and received little fanfar, but 5.2 is well worth the download). With Skype 5.2, Mac users can share their screens while doing …

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Mac OS X Update Provides Bridge to Lion

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, the company demoed Mac OS X Lion, the next version of its flagship Mac operating system. It’s set to become available in July, but Apple has released another update to Mac OS X to tide Mac users over. Apple announced the release of Mac OS X v10.6.8, which affects Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow …

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114 Things You Should Know About Apple’s New Offerings

Apple finally kicked off its much-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference, and introduced the equally anticipated Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5 operating systems, as well as the company’s cloud offering – iCloud. As you might imagine, there are a lot of details to take in around these three offerings , so we’ve compiled a whole bunch of them into quick, …

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Apple Demos Mac OS X Lion

Apple has begun its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and Steve Jobs opened up the much-anticipated keynote address, and was joined by SVP WW Product Marketing Phil Schiller and VP, Mac OS X Software, Craig Federighi for some demos. As expected, the company is discussing iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud. First, they started with the stats of course. …

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Here Come iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today in San Francisco today. A week ago, Apple revealed that CEO Steve Jobs would be appearing at the event (obviously significant given his medical leave of absence from the company, though he also appeared for the last major Apple product launch as well). The keynote, at which Jobs will speak, is scheduled for …

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Steve Jobs, iCloud Will Appear at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple made a couple of significant announcements in regards to its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference today. For one, CEO Steve Jobs will be keynoting. This is significant given his medical leave. Secondly, the company announced the topics of keynote, which include its upcoming cloud services, named iCloud. The iCloud name had been expected based on recent findings that Apple had …

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Amazon Mac Download Store Launched to Compete with Apple Mac Store

Amazon has launched the Mac Download Store, a direct competitor to Apple’s own Mac App Store, which was launched earlier this year. This follows another recent move by Amazon, when it released its own version of the Android Market. Amazon’s Mac Download Store has a reported 250 available titles in the software and games categories, and those include some things …

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MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity: How to Remove This Malware from Your Mac

MacDefender, MacProtector ,and MacSecurity are the names for a fraudulent “anti-virus software” that is the subject of recent phishing campaigns targeting Mac users. It affects users of Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.6, and Mac OS X 10.5. Apple will be putting out a Mac OS X update that will automatically find and remove the malware and its …

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New MacBook Air Expected Within Next Two Months

A new MacBook Air is expected to become available from Apple within the next couple of months. It’s been rumored for quite some time that the MacBook Air would get an update in June. Now, more evidence has come from the supply chain that it is in fact likely to happen soon. Digitimes Systems reports: The Taiwan-based supply chain for …

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Apple iCloud – The Future of iOS and Mac OS?

Apple had been rumored to have acquired the domain from Xcerion, which changed its own cloud service’s name to CloudMe. According to a report, this has been confirmed by unidentified people who are in a “position to know”. AppleInsider says it has learned that the company has actually begun adopting the iCloud name within “several products in currently under …

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iOS and Mac OS Upgrades To Be Unveiled in June

Apple announced its plans for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year. The company says it will unveil the “future of iOS and Mac OS”. Also included at the event will be demos of new kinds of apps and over 100 technical sessions for developers. “At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and …

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Apple Mac Software Engineering SVP Bertrand Serlet Leaves Company

Apple announced today that Bertrand Serlet, the Senior Vice President of Mac Software engineering is leaving the company after working with Apple CEO Steve Jobs for over two decades. Serlet, who has reported directly to Jobs himself, had this to say: “I’ve worked with Steve for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and …

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Apple Macbook Pro Release Complemented by Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview

Apple made a couple significant announcements today. The major one is that it has updated its Macbook Pro family of devices, but they have also launched a developer preview of the Mac OS X Lion operating system. 

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Apple Macbook Pro Gets Processor, Graphics, Thunderbolt I/O Update

The Apple Macbook Pro family has been updated with new next-generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime HD camera. 

FaceTime has become a popular selling point of Apple’s iPhone, and the iPad 2 is expected to accommodate it as well. 

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Skype for Mac – New Version Available for Download

Skype just released a new version of Skype for Mac, which no longer carries the beta label. It also introduces group video calling (as part of a premium package). 

That package also includes live chat customer support, a seven-day free trial, and the option to either purchase a day pass starting at $4.99 or a monthly subscription at $8.99 a month.

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Twitter for Mac App Introduced to Mac App Store

Now that the Mac App Store is open, we can expect to see apps start flooding the market. This includes the usual suspects, like Twitter. 

Twitter introduced its new Mac app today, available in the Mac App Store. The company says it’s three times faster than its original version that was previously called Tweetie for Mac. 

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Mac App Store From Apple Officially Open

Apple’s much-anticipated Mac App Store officially opened to the public today. Right off the bat, it’s got over 1,000 free and paid apps. 

The goal of the store has been to bring the App Store experience, which has been so popular with devices like the iPhone and iPad to the company’s Mac operating system. Users can buy apps at the Mac App Store using their existing iTunes accounts. 

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Mac App Store Officially Coming January 6

Apple announced that its Mac App Store will officially open on January 6 (a Thursday). With this, Apple hopes to capitalize on the success it’s had with its App store for iPhone and iPad apps for its older Mac brand. 

Right away, the store will be available in 90 countries, and will feature paid and free apps in a variety of categories like Games, Productivity, Education, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, and Utilities. 

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Apple Fans Get All Kinds of Good News Today

Apple made a series of announcements today, including a new MacBook Air, a sneak peek of Mac OS X Lion, the Mac App Store, a public beta of FaceTime for Mac, and the introduction of iLife ’11 with upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

The New MacBook Air

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Coming in October

Microsoft announced today that it will make Office for Mac 2011 available in over 100 countries at the end of October. It will be available in Home and Student and Home and Business versions.

The company also announced that starting today, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac, they’ll be able to upgrade to 2011 for free when it becomes available.

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Apple Posts Record Quarter at $15.7 Billion

Apple has released its third quarter financial results. This reflects fiscal 2010 third quarter ended June 26, 2010.

The company boasted record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion. This compares to a year ago, when Apple reported revenue of $9.73 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.83 billion.

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Opera Claims it Has the Fastest Browser for Mac

Opera has released its new browser for Mac, and the company claims it is ten times faster, based on speed comparisons between Opera 10.52 and Opera 10.10.

"To all Mac users who value fast browsing, please meet Opera," CEO Lars Boilesen says. "Opera is a consistent performer on even the most congested networks, giving people the fastest browsing experience, coupled with a powerful feature set that is finely attuned to the needs of Mac users."

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Apple Posts Best Non-Holiday Quarter Ever

Apple has posted its financial results for Q2 (ending March 27). These include revenue of $13.50 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion (or $3.33 per diluted share). As a comparison, for the same quarter last year, the company posted $9.08 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.62 billion, (or $1.79 per diluted share).

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Amazon Releases Kindle For Mac App has released its free Kindle for Mac application that allows users to read books from the Kindle Store on their Mac computers.

Kindle for Mac is Amazon’s latest application aimed at expanding Kindle content to a wider range of devices. Kindle books can now be read on the iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, PC and Mac. Amazon said it also plans a Kindle app for Apple’s upcoming iPad tablet. Also look for Amazon to possibly release a Kindle app for Android somewhere down the road.

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