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‘Flashback’ trojan virus found to affect 600,000 Macs

On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels

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Orbitz has found that people who use Apple's Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so it's starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see....
On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels

Evernote updates Mac and iOS apps, makes it harder to forget those chores

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Evernote provides many a forgetful soul with a much-needed digital crutch, and the less-forgetful minds behind it have just dished out a couple of updates. Mac users get a new "Card View," which replaces the thumbnail view (with cards, instead of thumbs obviously) and offers up more info at...
Evernote updates Mac and iOS apps, makes it harder to forget those chores

How Windows 8 Throws Computer Users Under the Bus

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Whatever you think of Windows 8’s Metro interface on smartphones and tablets, Microsoft’s decision to force computer users to deal with Metro will needlessly alienate and confuse many of the company's most loyal customers. It’s as if Apple suddenly required Mac users to rely on iOS instead of OS X....
How Windows 8 Throws Computer Users Under the Bus

Skip Tunes is an elegant, graphical alternative for skipping between music tracks

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When you’re heads-down and working hard on something, you might have some music playing on your computer. When that happens, you don’t necessarily want to stop what you’re doing and switch to the app that’s playing the music just to skip tracks. Mac users known that you can simply tap...
Skip Tunes is an elegant, graphical alternative for skipping between music tracks
Logitech takes a page from the Magic Mouse playbook for its new touch mouse

Google Talk down for the majority of users, Google has no ETA on a fix

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You may have tried to access your Google Talk account this morning, only to find that the service is completely unresponsive. Other users are experiencing the same issues, some can connect but cannot send messages, while others can’t access their contact lists or send messages completely. The good news is...
Google Talk down for the majority of users, Google has no ETA on a fix

Mac botnet grows to 600,000, 274 of them in Cupertino

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Russian security firm Dr Web warns that at least 600,000 Macs are infected and part of a growing botnet, further disputing the notion that Mac OS X is free of malware. 76% of these Macs are located in the US and Canada, with another 13% in the UK.Possibly more embarrassing for Apple...
Mac botnet grows to 600,000, 274 of them in Cupertino

Surveillance spyware migrates from Windows to Mac OS X

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Researchers have uncovered a malware-based espionage campaign that subjects Mac users to the same techniques that have been used for years to surreptitiously siphon confidential data out of Windows machines. The recently discovered campaign targets Mac-using employees of several pro-Tibetan non-governmental organizations and employs attacks exploiting already patched vulnerabilities...
Surveillance spyware migrates from Windows to Mac OS X

Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 review

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More Info Apple OS X Lion 10.7 review OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 in-depth preview OS X Mountain Lion: arrives on Macs next month, priced at $20 A lot has changed since early 2001. We've got a new president approaching the end of his first term, the US has...
Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 review

Flashback trojan shows Macs do get viruses

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For years, Mac users have been able to believe that they are safer than the average computer user and turned their noses up at antivirus software. But as Apple’s market share has grown, so has the threat to Mac users’ security. Read full article >>...
Flashback trojan shows Macs do get viruses

Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out

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There's yet another Flashback variant making its way through unprotected Macs, though it still only takes advantage of the now-patched Java vulnerability that the previous few versions made use of. Security firm Intego posted about the latest version of the malware, Flashback.S, which mimics the behaviors of previous variants...
Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out
Smug Alert: Orbitz shows Mac users higher priced hotels by default

Mac users may think they're safe from malware, but they're not | Kate Bevan

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For too long Mac users have been complacent about malware – it's time they woke up to the threat from trojans like FlashbackAre you reading this piece on a Mac? Do you have any antimalware software on your Mac? Wait, that's right, you don't need it, do you? Because the...
Mac users may think they're safe from malware, but they're not | Kate Bevan

Orbitz displaying higher-priced hotels to Macs versus PCs

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Travel booking website Orbitz has revealed that it shows Mac users more-expensive hotel options than it does to PC users because those using Apple's desktop operating system tend to spend more....
Orbitz displaying higher-priced hotels to Macs versus PCs

Apple's Convergence of Desktop and Mobile Continues With Mountain Lion

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It's official. The next version of Apple's desktop operating system is due out this summer, and it's going to move Mac OS X closer toward the look, feel and functionality of iOS. Mountain Lion, much like its predecessor, adds features to desktop that users of the iPhone, iPad and iPod...
Apple's Convergence of Desktop and Mobile Continues With Mountain Lion
Free app checks for the Flashback trojan infecting 600,000 Macs

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion Explained: Everything You Need to Know

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Five months after Apple first previewed the latest version of its desktop operating system, Mountain Lion is here. Mac OS X 10.8 will be available from the Mac App Store today, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced during yesterday's quarterly earnings call. What's New? Over 200 Features, That's What We've been...
Apple's OS X Mountain Lion Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Orbitz Presenting More Expensive Hotels to Mac Users

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Travel shopping site Orbitz is offering more expensive hotels to Mac users because the company found Mac users prefer more luxurious rooms, reports the Wall Street Journal. The site noted that it was is not showing different prices for the same room to different users, but was presenting pricier hotels...
Orbitz Presenting More Expensive Hotels to Mac Users

Three Australian Ex-Googlers Are Re-Imagining The Future Of Email (GOOG)

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Cameron Adams, Jochen Bekmann, and Dhanji Prasanna have started Fluent.io in an effort to help you get through your email inbox 20% faster, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The three Australians formerly worked at Google before quitting to work on email at Fluent. They identify it as a means...
Three Australian Ex-Googlers Are Re-Imagining The Future Of Email (GOOG)

Mac users pay more than PC users, says Orbitz

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The travel site says Mac users will pay $20 to $30 a night more on hotels than PC users. [Read more]...
Mac users pay more than PC users, says Orbitz
VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support, kills font cache, and more

Researchers uncover new espionage malware preying on Mac users

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Researchers have discovered at least two new pieces of malware in the wild that subject Mac users to advanced surveillance campaigns designed to surreptitiously siphon confidential data from their machines. According to blog posts from Kaspersky and Sophos, malware identified as SabPub arrives in a booby-trapped Microsoft Word document...
Researchers uncover new espionage malware preying on Mac users

Mac users just love to pay more, says Orbitz

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Mac users will pay $20 to $30 a night more on hotels than PC users, says Orbitz, a travel site that’ll annoy the Apple army....
Mac users just love to pay more, says Orbitz

Mac Flash trojan now exploits unpatched Java vulnerability, no password needed

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Developers behind the Flashback trojan for the Mac have updated it to exploit a vulnerability in the Java software framework that has yet to be patched for machines running Mac OS X, an antivirus firm warned on Monday. Flashback.K, as the latest variant is called, is able to hijack...
Mac Flash trojan now exploits unpatched Java vulnerability, no password needed

Oracle Releases Java Development Kits for OS X as Work on Java SE 7 for Mac Continues

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Back in late 2010, Apple announced that it would cease supporting Java for OS X, with Steve Jobs noting that Apple was always a version behind that being distributed by Sun/Oracle, which handled Java for all other platforms. Confusion about whether Oracle would step into the Java void created by...
Oracle Releases Java Development Kits for OS X as Work on Java SE 7 for Mac Continues

Apple releases OS X 10.7.4

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Hey Mac users: are you ready for an update? Because Apple is dropping its latest OS version on your heads. 10.7.4 just dropped, and it brings with it a number of small fixes to help improve things like security, stability and compatibility for your system.Apple releases OS X 10.7.4...
Apple releases OS X 10.7.4

Mozilla Blocks Java in Firefox for Some Mac Users

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Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users....
Mozilla Blocks Java in Firefox for Some Mac Users
Orbitz customizing search results for Mac users with higher-priced hotels
Mac OS X invulnerability to malware is a myth, says security firm
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