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Retina MacBook Pro Arriving with Up to 16 GB RAM and 768 GB SSD

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9to5Mac has now published specs on the Retina-display 15-inch MacBook Pro models that are apparently arriving alongside updated versions of the existing form factor. Notably, the new machines include options ranging up to 16 GB of RAM and 768 GB of solid-state storage.MC975LL/A – MBP 15.4/2.3/8GB/256GB FLASH-USA MC976LL/A –...
Retina MacBook Pro Arriving with Up to 16 GB RAM and 768 GB SSD

Tackling Launch Service woes in OS X

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New File/Application association in OS X is done by the system's launch service, which if corrupt can result in odd problems with specifying applications to open your documents. [Read more]...
Tackling Launch Service woes in OS X

Traducto Pro Wants To Be Your One Stop Shop For iOS And Mac App Localization

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There’s plenty of money to be made if you’re an app developer pushing out quality content, but making a name for yourself in your home market is only part of the equation. Developers that have neither the time nor the expertise to fully translate an app into another language could...
Traducto Pro Wants To Be Your One Stop Shop For iOS And Mac App Localization

Google gives Go 1 the green light, maintains 'experimental status'

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Ready to get your Go on? Google Programming Language, or Go for short, just added a number 1 to its moniker, representing the first official release. Go 1 includes some bug fixes, but it's not a major redesign, though added support for the Windows opens the language up to...
Google gives Go 1 the green light, maintains 'experimental status'

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
MacBook Pro 13-inch spec sheet leaks showing USB 3.0, 1280 x 800 resolution, and Ivy Bridge?

More Claims of October Launch for Updated iMac Models

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With Apple opting not to release updated iMac models at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month, there has been considerable debate over the timing of the next update. Several of the hardware pieces such as Ivy Bridge processors are already available to support an update, and with the last update...
More Claims of October Launch for Updated iMac Models

Two new Apple iOS apps to be announced today: Organize.app and…

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Fox News’ Clayton Morris today tweeted that he’s got word that there will be two new iOS apps revealed today: Just as a teaser, here are some things I expect today. Multiple sources tell me we’ll see at least two new native iOS apps from Apple.— Clayton Morris (@ClaytonMorris) June 11, 2012...
Two new Apple iOS apps to be announced today: Organize.app and…
Live from Apple’s WWDC 2012
Kaspersky claims Apple is '10 years behind Microsoft' on security

Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

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Variations of the Flashback trojan have reportedly infected more than half a million Macs around the globe, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web. The company made an announcement on Wednesday—first in Russian and later in English—about the growing Mac botnet, first claiming 550,000 infected Macs. Later in the...
Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

The best Android apps of 2012 so far

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Okay, okay – retrospective “best of” pieces are sometimes best delivered with a 12-month time-frame in mind. But we’ve had so many Android apps hit our radar in the year to date, we thought the 6-month (ish) mark would be a good time to revisit some of the best and...
The best Android apps of 2012 so far

Apple’s Lion Security Hole Could Be A Wider Issue Than Just FileVault?

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As you may have seen over the weekend, someone has discovered a security hole in FileVault, which arose with the OS X Lion security update, version 10.7.3, back in February: FileVault encryption passwords are now visible in plain text outside of a computer’s encrypted area. The hole was apparently spotted...
Apple’s Lion Security Hole Could Be A Wider Issue Than Just FileVault?
Apple Store Goes Down Ahead Of WWDC, Silver Background Further Hints At UI Color Scheme Change-Up

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 Does Have a 7.85" iPad in their Labs

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As noted by The Tech Block and The Next Web, during his Talk Show podcast with Dan Benjamin, DaringFireball's John Gruber offered up some additional confirmation of the existence of a 7.85" iPad. Gruber reports that he has been told by "numerous" people that this size iPad is something...
Apple Does Have a 7.85" iPad in their Labs

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review

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With roughly 98 percent of the desktop and laptop market spoken for, you'd be forgiven for thinking your only choices for powering your computer were Windows or Mac OS X. There is another way, though. Linux may only run on a tiny sliver of consumer PCs, but the number...
Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin review

Apple announces WWDC 2012 commences June 11 2012

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Apple has today announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference will take place from June 11 2012 this year. This is a developing story, please refresh for updates.   Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 11 through June 15 at San Francisco’s Moscone...
Apple announces WWDC 2012 commences June 11 2012

Microsoft Slashes Windows 8 Upgrade Pricing - Because It Can’t Afford Not To

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Once again demonstrating the importance of Windows 8 to its future, Microsoft has cut the upgrade price by some 90% compared to previous versions of Windows. Rather than charge Windows 7 upgrade prices of up to $220, Microsoft plans to sell the upgrade for Windows 8 Pro for less than...
Microsoft Slashes Windows 8 Upgrade Pricing - Because It Can’t Afford Not To
Chrome OS borrows a little from Windows and a little from OS X in Aura UI update
Bizarre security vulnerability found in every x86-64 Intel processor

Unreleased 2012 MacBook Pro and iMac Models Showing Up in Benchmarks

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As noted in our forums, two new benchmark results appearing in Geekbench's database within the past few days are sparking discussion about imminent upgrades to Apple's MacBook Pro and iMac lines. The first item of interest is a MacBookPro9,1 entry, which would correspond to an unreleased MacBook Pro model of...
Unreleased 2012 MacBook Pro and iMac Models Showing Up in Benchmarks

New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

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Both in our forums and Apple's Discussions, there have been observations and complaints that the new iPad runs warmer than the previous generation. The phenomenon was noticed in TechCrunch's review of the new iPad where they said: One other slight downside which I have to assume is related to either...
New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

Microsoft Skydrive updates fly out with file jump, Windows 8 photo sync

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Microsoft isn't resting on its cloud with SkyDrive -- it's announcing a new update, which rolls out today for Mac and Windows. It teased a new feature for Windows 8 Release Preview -- due early June -- that allows photos to be retrieved from any PC with SkyDrive, whether...
Microsoft Skydrive updates fly out with file jump, Windows 8 photo sync

Apple slips out new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion beta, leaves 2007 MacBook Pro in a momentary lurch

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Apple looks to be stepping up the frequency of OS X Mountain Lion beta updates after initially keeping the pace slow and steady: it just posted a new, unceremoniously titled 12A206J build for developers. What the update fixes in the Developer Preview isn't clear, but there are still glitches...
Apple slips out new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion beta, leaves 2007 MacBook Pro in a momentary lurch

Mac botnet generated $10,000 a day for Flashback gang

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Flashback was robbing Google of advertising dollars by redirecting clicks from infected Mac OS X machines and stealing the ad revenue....
Mac botnet generated $10,000 a day for Flashback gang
PSA: Apple patches Flashback trojan affecting 600,000 Macs globally
'Community' fan creates playable 'Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne' video game

iOS 6 to Add Safari iCloud Tabs, VIP Mail Recipients, 'Do Not Disturb' Mode?

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Back in March, we noted that Apple had activated Safari tab syncing through iCloud in OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2, with the feature designed to allow users to sync open browser tabs across Macs and presumably iOS devices. Now in a new report from 9to5Mac outlining several OS...
iOS 6 to Add Safari iCloud Tabs, VIP Mail Recipients, 'Do Not Disturb' Mode?
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