Are you one of the few, the proud (?) who haven’t made the leap to OS X Lion, let alone Snow Leopard 10.6 yet? If you also happen to be a MobileMe subscriber, Apple is planning to entice you with a free DVD of one so you can get to the other.
On Thursday, we reported the potentially scary news about a Java-based Mac trojan that has infected upwards of 600,000 computers. Now Apple has released its second update to Java this week, but no one seems to know exactly what it does.
Apple continues to roll out some minor software updates this week, including iTunes 10.6.1 which should give some much needed relief to TV show fans -- and developers are also basking in the glow of a new OS X 10.7.4 seed, assuming they aren’t busy tweaking their apps for Mountain Lion already.
Apple’s pro audio users were blessed with a couple of software updates on Tuesday, while a “highly reliable source” claims that Cupertino is hard at work putting a new iPhoto 9.2.3 patch on the fast track to address stability issues with this month’s update.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Keeping your software up-to-date ensures that you Mac has the latest security updates and most recent features. Usually we rely on the Software Update icon to start bouncing up and down in the dock before we do anything about it, but if you have multiple Macs this kind of infrequent update process can be a pain. With a simple Terminal command, however, you can “set it and forget it” when it comes to installing new updates. And if you set up SSH on your Mac, you can even log in and install new updates remotely. Like magic!
This week, we’ll show you how to use the softwareupdate command in Terminal to keep your Mac updated.
Following on the heels of CEO Tim Cook’s updates on Siri, the App Store and iCloud, Apple’s Eddy Cue moves on to discuss the new Apple TV, which brings 1080p video playback from iCloud and a “gorgeous” new interface.
You’ve no doubt heard by now that Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview last week, and maybe you were even one of the million users who downloaded it. If you’re still stuck on how to get it installed on your Mac, the folks at Parallels have arrived with help.
In just 48 short hours, Wednesday’s Apple media event will be a memory, and we’ll be making those important life-or-death decisions. (“Buy an iPad 3? Wait for an iPad 4?”) Tech journalists are having a field day packing in all the last-minute rumors they can get their hands on ahead of Apple’s 10am PST event on March 7, so let’s catch up on those and the rest of the day’s news for this fine Monday, March 5, 2012.
Some people are more fortunate than others -- for example, yesterday’s Mac OS X 10.7.3 update is causing grief for many who used Software Update to install it, while our 27-inch iMac was smooth sailing all the way with this method. If you’re one of those affected, read on for the fix -- and while you’re at it, stick around for a little bit and take in the rest of the day’s news for this fine Thursday, February 2, 2012.
That surge of Twitter activity this evening was the internet going ape for Facebook’s new IPO filing today in an effort to raise $5 billion. Hey, good luck with that, guys… we’re just hoping all that cash will bring some much-needed fixes to the website, but Zuck probably has some other cool stuff in mind. Oh, and don’t forget to download Mac OS X 10.7.3 which finally hit Software Update today -- and while you’re downloading, maybe catch up on the rest of the news for Wednesday, February 1, 2012.