All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mac’

Orbitz Expects Mac Users To Pay More For Hotels

Quick, when was the last time you booked a trip through a travel agent? For some of us, it’s been a long time. Others (including myself) have never done it at all. These days we have the internet, and millions of us use one of a handful of websites – Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, etc. – to book most of our …

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Mountain Lion Getting Automatic Security Updates

Around the same time we were bringing you news that Apple had backed off on claims that Macs are immune to viruses, they released a security update for the developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Developers were alerted to the update yesterday afternoon via email and could download it via the Mac App Store. The 1.15GB update is …

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AOL Celebrates Winamp’s 15th Anniversary with Android Album Washer

AOL is celebrating Winamp’s 15th anniversary with an upgrade to their Winamp for Android called Album Washer. The upgrade, available for $0.99, helps users clean-up and organize their existing media libraries. Available at the new in-app store, Album Wash polishes and organizes Winamp collections by updating users’ incorrect or missing tags and by downloading missing album art. It’s all part …

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Apple Backs Off On OS X Virus Immunity Claims

Two months ago we brought you news that hundreds of thousands of Mac computers were infected with the Flashback malware. While not the first malware to be specifically targeted at Macs, Flashback was somewhat unique in that it didn’t need to trick users into authorizing its installation. Instead, it exploited a flaw in Java to install on a user’s machine …

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New iMac May Not Get Retina Display After All

When Apple gave their WWDC 2012 keynote two weeks ago, they talked about all sorts of new products – updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, a retina display MacBook Pro, iOS 6, and OS X Mountain Lion. Most of what they talked about was what we had expected. There were a few things, however, that Apple didn’t announce. …

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Mountain Lion Release Date: Vacation Ban Gives Clues

Earlier this week we told you that Apple might be launching OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on July 19th. New information that has surfaced today may lend some weight to that date. According to a report from MacRumors, employees at a third party company that specializes in tech support for Apple products are being told they cannot go on vacation …

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Obama Endorses Apple for Cult of Personality of Staff

Writing about the Obama campaign’s new organizing app, Dashboard, there was something blindingly apparent to me: the President’s campaign staff really has a jones for all things Apple. In another sign that Apple has triumphantly branded itself as the Company of Cool, the computing devices featured on the Dashboard homepage are slightly modified devices resembling the unmistakable design of Apple’s …

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Tweetbot For Mac Is Real And Coming… Eventually

The iOS Twitter client market is one of those markets where it’s really hard to stand out from the crowd. If you’ve ever tried to find one, you know that there are… a lot of them. Like weather apps and flashlight apps and fart apps, Twitter clients are a dime a dozen. That being so, when an app reaches a …

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Apple Retail Employees Get Raises, Product Discounts

It looks like the summer of 2012 is a good time to work for Apple. According to reports today Apple Store employees are being given better discounts on Apple products, and some are receiving raises as high as 25-30%. The discount program is the fulfillment of a promise made back in January by Tim Cook, while the raises appear to …

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OS X Mountain Lion To Release July 19th?

One of the big stories from Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote last week was OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system packs in a bunch of exciting new features, including Notification Center, Reminders, Twitter Integration (and probably Facebook, too), and more. They also announced the price – a positively shocking $19.99. One thing they did …

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MacBook Pro’s Retina Display Gets Its Own Teardown

Last week we brought you news that iFixit, tore down the new retina display MacBook Pro to give us a look at what’s inside it. While the new MacBook Pro is unquestionably an amazing piece of technology, the teardown revealed some disturbing details about the computer’s repairability: the RAM is soldered to the logic board, the battery is glued into …

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Jailbreak App Display Recorder Comes to Apple Store

An app that was previously available only on jail-broken phones has made its way to the app store. The App is called “Display Recorder” and does just that — records video and audio of the phone’s screen in real time. The app is similar to Cydia, which does the same thing but is only available on jail-broken phones. Apparently this …

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