With Apple’s announcement on Monday that OS X Mountain Lion is coming down off the… well, mountain… in July, it should come as no surprise to find that the company’s swanky Messages beta has been yanked ahead of the release.
Despite having pushed out two other software updates to Office for Mac in recent weeks, Microsoft has issued a critical fix for a vulnerability affecting a number of its products which could allow remote code execution just by opening a rogue Office file.
iTunes in the Cloud got way cooler with the launch of the new iPad last month, when Apple announced that movies could now be re-downloaded from any device using your iCloud account. Unfortunately, HBO restrictions held Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox back from joining the party -- but progress is finally being made.
In case you didn’t hear, Apple finally hit 25 billion App Store downloads on Friday night while most of us were sleeping, which nets some lucky winner a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. That person has now been named, and ironically the 25th billion app was a freebie.
iCloud finally arrived alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S last month, but music lovers had to wait just a bit longer to spin their virtual platters via iTunes Match, Apple’s “one more thing” announced at WWDC 2011 back in June and now, finally available for anyone willing to part with $24.99 each year. Curious about how it works and why you might want it? Read on!
It seems a software publisher’s work is never done -- even after pushing out a slick 64-bit update to iTunes that support’s OS X Lion full-screen mode, bugs creep in that have to be dealt with, requiring more updates. Such is the case with Monday’s iTunes 10.4.1, which focuses on five such nagging issues.
Many of us thought that Mozilla had gone to crazy town when they announced their “Rapid Release Timeline” for Firefox, with new full version releases every six weeks or so. But after taking seemingly forever to get through the first few versions, we’ve jumped from version 4 to 6 in just a few short weeks.
You might think that Apple is done with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard now that OS X 10.7 Lion has hit the streets -- but you’d be wrong! Lovers of the snowy cat can head over to Software Update, where they’ll find Mac OS X 10.6.8 awaiting them again… sort of. Confused? Read on.
Apparently the Mac App Store distribution forum has served Apple well, at least as far as Mac OS X Lion is concerned. Apple announced today, that in just one day, over one million users bought and downloaded the latest operating system. The sales are the fastest than any other OS release in Apple's history!
Apple has a way of making bold leaps forward in the name of progress that seem risky and crazy at the time. However, once the dust settles and it's clear what they're actually up to, these moves tend to make complete sense. We're hoping that this is the case with Apple's latest change: They've altered the Downloads page on their site to reflect a shift toward their Mac App Store.