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MacBook Pros to don composit cases, suggests rumor

April 26th, 2011

An Apple hire from earlier this month ignited rumors that a composite, fruit-branded smartphone may be in the works. Kevin Kenney, the employee in question, assumed the position of “Senior Composites Engineer” at Apple after a 14-year stint making carbon fiber bicycles. The origin of this latest, notebook related rumor seems to be a blend of …

Apple looking for record industry approval of cloud music service [Updated]

April 22nd, 2011

According to Peter Kafka over at All Things D, Apple’s presumed cloud-based music service will not be all that dissimilar from Amazon’s. The report details that Apple, like Amazon, will allow iTunes users to store newly purchased tracks and already-owned digital music in an online locker. Unlike Amazon, however, the Cupertino company is looking for deals …

Reuters: Apple to beat Google to market with cloud music service

April 21st, 2011

According to a report filed by Reuters, Apple will edge out Google in the race to provide users with a cloud music service. “Apple’s plans will allow iTunes customers to store their songs on a remote server, and then access them from wherever they have an Internet connection,” writes Reuters, citing two people familiar with …

Apple seeds second build of Mac OS X Lion to developers

March 31st, 2011

Late yesterday, Apple released its second, preview-build of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) to developers. The new seed carries build number 11A419 and is accompanied by Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 2. Apple announced its next generation desktop operating system — which includes many elements from its iOS mobile operating system — at a media event last month. …

Apple to focus on iOS, Mac OS at WWDC; no iPhone 5 announcement?

March 28th, 2011

Earlier today, Apple announced that it will be holding its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from June 6th to June 10th in San Francisco where it said that it will “unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS.” That suggests that Apple may stray from its usual schedule of announcing an updated iPhone during the show each …

Apple schedules WWDC 2011 for June 6th in San Francisco

March 28th, 2011

In a post on its official news site today, Apple announced that this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be held from June 6th through the 10th at San Francisco’s Moscone West conference center. The software-centric, annual event provides developers and enthusiasts a glimpse at what the Cupertino company’s software roadmap looks like. “At this …

Adobe issues warning for critical Flash Player, Adobe Reader vulnerability

March 15th, 2011

Adobe has issued a security bulletin about a critical security flaw found in Adobe Flash Player affecting the Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris, and Android operating systems. The vulnerability, labeled CVE-2011-0609, “could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” The company reports that exploits are already in the …

Apple dishes dirt on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion); developer preview available

February 24th, 2011

On the heels of today’s MacBook Pro unveiling, Apple announced that it would be making a preview of Mac OS X 10.7 — codenamed Lion — available to developers. The company writes that Lion “takes some of the best ideas from iPad and brings them back to the Mac.” Apple details several, previously disclosed, features …

Apple seeds iOS 4.3 beta 2 to developers

January 19th, 2011

It looks like Apple has seeded iOS 4.3 beta 2 to developers. Just last week, the company released the first beta of its popular mobile operating system into its developer portal. The new beta adds Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities for GSM iPhones amongst other things. If you have an Apple Developer account, go have yourself a …

Apple’s Mac App Store officially opens doors

January 6th, 2011

If you’ve been waiting for Apple’s Mac App Store to open its door, the wait is over. Apple has release Mac OS X 10.6.6, which, among other things, adds the company’s much anticipated desktop application store. “With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start,” said Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs. “We …