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Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly'

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In response to the discovery of a Java 7 flaw that prompted Apple to disable the software in OS X, Oracle issued a statement saying it is currently working on a fix and will release the patch soon....
Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly'
Windows 8 adoption reportedly growing more slowly than Windows 7

Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC

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From the initial preview to its final release, Mountain Lion took a journey that lasted over five months and saw 269 builds of the update before finally going gold in July of 2012. In fact, it was more than a month after its big WWDC keynote that Apple finally...
Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC
Mac mini reportedly Apple's choice of Mac line to be made in the U.S. in 2013 by Foxconn
Preserving your video game legacy in the days before credit rolls

Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

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Quicksilver, the donation-ware utility app that aims to speed up a wide range of the things you do on your Mac, has finally made it out of beta – some ten years after it was first made available. The app is compatible with OS X 10.6 onwards. Quicksilver is best...
Ten years in, task/launcher app Quicksilver finally reaches version 1.0

Apple hijacks OS X devs to keep iOS on track

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Apple may delay the release of OS X 10.9 because it's pulled engineers from the team to help in a final push on the next version of iOS, according to online reports....
Apple hijacks OS X devs to keep iOS on track

Apple 'bounce back' campaign aims to reclaim Mac users

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Drawing Mac users back into the OS X fold after they'd switched to Windows is a move that dovetails with Apple's new Final Cut Pro campaign and planned Mac Pro upgrade. [Read more]...
Apple 'bounce back' campaign aims to reclaim Mac users

Cobook updates its iOS app so users can sign-up and share Livecards without a Facebook account

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Cobook, a contacts management app for the iPhone and OS X, is continuing to develop its Livecards feature with an iOS update that removes its dependency on Facebook account integration. Cobook started life as a contacts book app for Mac users, but has since migrated to iOS as a replacement for...
Cobook updates its iOS app so users can sign-up and share Livecards without a Facebook account

Ion introduces Air Copy: mobile scanner for smartphones, tablets and laptops

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Ion's Air Copy has just stepped into the wireless mobile scanner arena, and it brings support for slinging scanned documents and photos as big as size A4 to Android, iOS, Windows 8 and OS X devices via WiFi. Once documents are scanned, they're saved as high resolution 300 DPI...
Ion introduces Air Copy: mobile scanner for smartphones, tablets and laptops

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Breaking the Bluetooth Bond

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You can easily manage your connected Bluetooth devices in the Mac OS X Bluetooth preferences box.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Breaking the Bluetooth Bond
Apple issues OS X 10.8.4 update, includes iMessage and FaceTime fixes

Here's A Step-By-Step Guide To Jailbreaking Your iPhone Or iPad (AAPL)

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The day has finally come where we can now jailbreak iPhones and iPads running the latest operating system, iOS 6. That means iPhone 5 and iPad Mini owners can jailbreak for the first time. Jailbreaking gives you access to a special app store called Cydia, which is full of alternative...
Here's A Step-By-Step Guide To Jailbreaking Your iPhone Or iPad (AAPL)

Quicksilver application launcher for Mac emerges from beta after nearly 10 years

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Quicksilver, an application launcher built for OS X, has finally emerged from beta after almost 10 years of development with the release of version 1.0. The open source software includes a new action for quickly adding files or folders to the catalog. Users can now specify synonyms for targets, rather...
Quicksilver application launcher for Mac emerges from beta after nearly 10 years

Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon

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Google on Wednesday announced a significant bridge between Chrome and Chrome OS: the app launcher, a little window that features all your apps in one place. The company has ported the dedicated “home for your apps” from Chrome OS to its Chrome browser. As of today, the new feature is...
Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon

New MacBook Air software issue artificially limiting 802.11ac transfer speeds

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In its extensive review of the new 2013 MacBook Air, AnandTech notes an issue with the machine’s new 802.11ac WiFi capabilities that it says is limiting the faster Wi-Fi chip’s potential. While it was able to get an average of 533Mbps using the iPerf networking tool, Anand found real...
New MacBook Air software issue artificially limiting 802.11ac transfer speeds
Xamarin 2.0 Lets Developers Write iOS Apps With Visual Studio, Introduces Free Starter Edition

OS X Algae? Update: I love the idea of OS X Sea Lion. Cute....

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OS X Algae? Update: I love the idea of OS X Sea Lion. Cute. Clever. ...
OS X Algae? Update: I love the idea of OS X Sea Lion. Cute....

Amazon Cloud is great, but not for business

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Amazon added a new element to its Cloud Drive service this week that expands it usefulness. The new Cloud Drive Sync app keeps files in sync across different devices and platforms, and pits Amazon Cloud Drive head-to-head against rivals such as Google, Microsoft, and Apple. However, businesses should steer...
Amazon Cloud is great, but not for business

With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

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The Wall Street Journal has profiled some of the work between hardware and software teams within Apple since Jony Ive has taken on software interface responsibilities. According to the profile, Apple’s software design team is being briefed earlier on hardware specifics than ever before. That dynamic is changing, according to the...
With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors

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Screen sharing functionality has lagged behind other developments on our PCs, but the new Screen Hero app is making progress with its clever solution that offers two mouse cursors and easy sharing. Screen Hero, a free app for Windows (7 and 8) and OS X (10.6+), bills itself as “Google...
Screen Hero enables easy screen sharing and simultaneous collaborative work with two cursors
Electronic Arts officially launches Origin game platform for the Mac
Windows 8 Peaked In Early December And Then Went Flat (MSFT)

Netflix coming to HTML5 just as soon as the DRM ducks are in a row

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Netflix users on Windows and OS X currently depend on Microsoft's Silverlight plugin to watch videos. With Silverlight no longer under active development, the company is looking at alternative delivery systems for its app-free, browser-based video delivery. The answer it's picked is, unsurprisingly, HTML5, but as the company details...
Netflix coming to HTML5 just as soon as the DRM ducks are in a row

Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

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Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon...
Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

Apple releases Java update for OS X to protect users against vulnerability used in its hacking

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Apple has today released an update for Mac OS X users that delivers improved security for those that are running Java on their machines. This update repairs a vulnerability used to hack into Apple employees’ systems. The update is available under the Software Update section in the Mac App Store...
Apple releases Java update for OS X to protect users against vulnerability used in its hacking

SeriTek/Q6G eSATA PCIe card available for OSX, Windows

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Serial ATA storage solutions developer FirmTek has revealed that the SeriTek/Q6G 4-Port eSATA host adapter is now available. The high performance SeriTek/Q6G is Mac OS X bootable, whether installed inside the Apple Mac Pro or a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis, with and without SATA port-multiplication.......
SeriTek/Q6G eSATA PCIe card available for OSX, Windows

How to quickly convert image formats with Preview

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The Preview program in OS X may be a quick solution if you need to convert a single image or group of images from one format to another. [Read more]...
How to quickly convert image formats with Preview

Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced a rather interesting statistic for Windows Phone 8: the launch of the platform in late October has resulted in a sustained 40% increase in Windows Phone app submissions. As a result, the company has decided to keep the Windows Phone Store open for business during the...
Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays
XBMC 12 Frodo Arrives, Bringing Raspberry Pi And Android Versions, AirPlay Audio For Windows And 64bit OS X Support
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