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Apple unveils Mountain Lion Preview: iOS-ification of OS X continues with Messages, AirPlay Mirroring, Notification Center, Game Center, Twitter and more

Tapbots’ founder on Tweetbot for iPad, state of the App Store and Google’s app problem

thenextweb.com
With the release of Tweetbot for iPad earlier today, we thought that this would be a good time to kick off an ongoing series of interviews with developers, designers and product managers actively working in the Mac and iOS field. This week, we speak to Tapbots’ Paul Haddad about the...
Tapbots’ founder on Tweetbot for iPad, state of the App Store and Google’s app problem
Chrome App Launcher coming to OSX - beta version now available

VLC 2.0 arriving with all-new UI, native full screen in Lion, Blu-ray support, more

9to5mac.com
This slideshow requires JavaScript. VideoLAN, the organization behind the open-source cross-platform VLC media player, is gearing up to launch VLC 2.0, a total rewrite of the program sporting an all-new user interface on the Mac platform and welcome new capabilities. Available on Mac OS X, Windows and a variety of...
VLC 2.0 arriving with all-new UI, native full screen in Lion, Blu-ray support, more
Chrome App Launcher coming to OSX - beta version now available
Clear For Mac Launches, Translates A Made-For-Mobile Experience To The Desktop

Mac Flashback malware: What it is, and how to get rid of it (FAQ)

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The Flashback Trojan is the latest malware attack to target Apple's Mac platform. CNET breaks down what it is, how to see if you have it, and how to get rid of it if your machine is infected. [Read more]...
Mac Flashback malware: What it is, and how to get rid of it (FAQ)

Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch Reportedly Joining Apple

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CNBC's Jon Fortt has just issued a Tweet reporting that Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch is leaving the company to join Apple. A second Tweet from CNBC claims that Lynch's departure from Adobe is coming this week. It is not yet clear what role Lynch will be taking on...
Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch Reportedly Joining Apple

Former Apple Executive Bertrand Serlet in charge of Mac OSX joins Parallels Board of Directors

9to5mac.com
So much for the early retirement… Former head of Mac OSX Bertrand Serlet is not only working on cloud startup Upthere, but we were told today that he is joining the board of Parallels, the popular virtualization software for Mac. It is impossible to overstate Serlet’s importance to the...
Former Apple Executive Bertrand Serlet in charge of Mac OSX joins Parallels Board of Directors

Apple takes on Google in struggle for world domination | Dan Gillmor

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At its big show this week, the consumer electronics giant looked as competent as ever – and more fiercely competitiveThe photo from the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference was hilarious, and telling. It showed a crowd of mostly young men crowded around a pedestal, taking photographs of the object mounted inside...
Apple takes on Google in struggle for world domination | Dan Gillmor

SimCity for Mac arrives June 11, players get OS X and Windows copies with 1 purchase

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EA announced on Wednesday that the latest version of its hit SimCity franchise would land on Apple's Mac platform on June 11.    ...
SimCity for Mac arrives June 11, players get OS X and Windows copies with 1 purchase

Are Macs More Secure?

allthingsd.com
Q: Apple claims Macs to be more secure than Windows PCs. In the light of recent malware attacks on the Mac platform, there are several articles on the Web questioning this claim. What is your take on this matter? A: Macs aren’t invulnerable to malicious software. No computer is. But...
Are Macs More Secure?
Apple reportedly mulling move away from Intel as the PC and tablet markets converge

TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions

arstechnica.com
TextMate developer MacroMates announced on Thursday that the code for TextMate 2.0, currently in alpha, is now available via the online GitHub repository. The code is being open sourced with version 3 of the GNU General Public License in order to counteract what some developers see as Apple's increasingly limiting...
TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions

New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

www.electronista.com
Security firm Intego's virus team has identified a new Trojan horse targeting the Mac platform. The Trojan, called Crisis, has yet to be seen in the wild, but Intego says it is engineered to make analysis of the malware difficult for security experts. Intego has stresses alertness regarding the new...
New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions
Apple releases Java update to protect Macs against Flashback trojan

Who converts more PC users, Apple or its retail partners?

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What Tim Cook didn’t say in last week’s earnings call Source: CIRP FORTUNE — When it reports on Mac sales in its retail stores, Apple (AAPL) likes to make the point — as Tim Cook did again last week — that roughly half of the Macs sold in Apple Stores...
Who converts more PC users, Apple or its retail partners?

XCOM lands on Mac platform, Lego Batman comes to iOS

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Gaming fans on Apple devices got two new options for fun on Thursday, with XCOM landing on the Mac platform and Lego Batman coming to iOS.    ...
XCOM lands on Mac platform, Lego Batman comes to iOS

Apple's security code of silence: A big problem

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Security industry insiders have long known the Mac platform has its holes. The Flashback Trojan is the first in-the-wild issue that's confirmed this, and big-time. More will follow unless Apple steps up its game. [Read more]...
Apple's security code of silence: A big problem

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Headquarters of Video Game Firm Valve

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AppleInsider reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook paid a visit today to the the headquarters of Valve, the video game firm behind the Steam digital distribution platform and a number of popular PC and Mac games. While the purpose of Cook's visit is unknown, his presence at the company's headquarters...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Headquarters of Video Game Firm Valve

Mac App Store Hits 10,000 Available Apps

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As pointed out by MacGeneration [Google translation], Apple's Mac App Store has reached a new milestone with 10,000 apps available for purchase or free download through the marketplace. Our own sister site AppShopper confirms the milestone, currently indexing 10,339 applications in the store. Apple launched the Mac App Store in...
Mac App Store Hits 10,000 Available Apps

Apple Updates OS X Anti-Malware Definitions to Block 'Yontoo' Adware

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Yesterday, word surfaced of new malware targeting major browsers on the Mac platform with adware capable of injecting advertising into users' browsing experiences. The malware, known as "Yontoo", masquerades as a video plug-in or download accelerator in order to trick users into installing the package. As noted by security firm...
Apple Updates OS X Anti-Malware Definitions to Block 'Yontoo' Adware

OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic

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AllThingsD reports that just over 48 hours after launch, OS X Mountain Lion is already accounting for over 3% of web traffic coming from the Mac platform. The data, which comes from analytics firm Chitika, shows that Mountain Lion's share has risen quickly from roughly 0.25% prior to the public...
OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic

In-app purchase hacker sets sights on Mac App Store

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The exploit that let users get paid digital goods inside of apps without paying has jumped over to Apple's Mac platform. [Read more]...
In-app purchase hacker sets sights on Mac App Store

Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix

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The Mac platform now finds itself in the crosshairs of malware developers along with Windows, but that isn't a reason to switch to Linux. "Less targeted" doesn't equal "more secure"....
Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix

Reading the tea leaves on app sandboxing in OS X

gigaom.com
Apple has pushed back, for the second time, the date by which all apps submitted to the App Store must be sandboxed in OS X. While the original deadline was moved from Nov. 1, 2011 to March 1, it has now been pushed forward again to June 1. Sandboxing, a...
Reading the tea leaves on app sandboxing in OS X

Oracle releases first Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X

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One and a half years after Apple announced the depreciation of its edition of Java for the Mac platform, Oracle has released the availability of its own Java Development Kit and JavaFX Software Development Kit for Mac users....
Oracle releases first Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X
Mac growth topped Windows for 25th consecutive quarter in Q2

Mountain Lion brings new iOS-like file handling, iCloud App Library features

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OS X Mountain Lion brings a new document handling experience to the Mac platform that offers an iOS-like, iCloud-based alternative to the conventional file system....
Mountain Lion brings new iOS-like file handling, iCloud App Library features

Let Developers Choose Their Tools, Apple

technologizer.com
(A note from Harry: Here’s a “letter to the editor” from Kevin Miller, CEO of Scotland-based RunRev. His company makes a HyperCard-like development platform; one of its investors is Mike Markkula, who funded the creation of the Apple II and later served as Apple’s CEO.) In recent weeks, there has...
Let Developers Choose Their Tools, Apple
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