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Apple merging iMessage and iChat, launches in a few weeks?

September 14th, 2011

There is hard evidence that Apple is looking to add iMessage support to iChat, according to a new report from MacRumors. This would further increase the size of the iMessage user base, expanding to the desktop in addition to being available on almost all iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. According to the report, a …

Sorry Apple, Windows 8 ushers in the post-post-PC era

September 13th, 2011

Microsoft executives took to the stage at the annual BUILD developer conference on Tuesday to give the world its first real look at the future of the Windows operating system. The reception, as you’ve likely read by now, has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, Apple bloggers were apparently so flustered by the platform that they resorted …

Apple releases OS X Lion 10.7.1

August 16th, 2011

Apple on Tuesday released OS X Lion 10.7.1 to Mac users with the following changes listed: The 10.7.1 update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that: Address an issue that may cause the system to …

Apple seeds new OS X Lion 10.7.2 build, iCloud beta 7 to developers

August 12th, 2011

Apple started seeding OS X Lion 10.7.2 11C37 and iCloud beta 7 to developers on Friday afternoon. The latest iCloud beta 7 build includes updated versions of Documents & Data Cloud, Find my Mac and Back to my Mac, 9to5 Mac said. The latest OS X Lion 10.7.2 build is being offered “solely for testing …

Mac and iPhone market share could soon triple, analyst says

August 10th, 2011

Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu sent a note to investors Wednesday that suggested Apple’s Mac and iPhone market shares could double or even triple in the next few years. “We believe [Apple] has opportunity to double or potentially even triple its market share in these end markets over the next few years, particularly with Greater …

How to make Apple's OS X Lion less horrible

August 10th, 2011

Apple made Lion, its eighth major OS X release, available to Mac computer users on July 20th, and the Cupertino-based tech giant noted in the first sentence of its press release that Lion includes “more than 250 new features.” Unfortunately for a seemingly large group of users — this editor included — the only new …

Skype for Mac OS X adds HD video calling and Lion support

August 9th, 2011

Fresh on the heels of launching a client for the iPad, Skype released Skype version 5.3 for Mac on Monday. The update adds support for Apple’s latest OS X Lion operating system as well as HD video chat. Users will now be able to send and receive HD-quality video using their built-in Mac webcams or …

Apple sued over OS X fast boot feature

August 8th, 2011

Florida-based Operating Systems Solutions has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. OSS is alleging that the Cupertino-based firm’s Mac OS X fast-boot feature infringes on one of its patents relating to a “method for quick booting an OS.” More specifically, the lawsuit says Apple infringes on: A method for fast booting a computer system, …

Apple to combine OS X and iOS in 2012, analyst says

August 3rd, 2011

Apple will begin to merge its OS X and iOS operating systems in 2012 according to predictions made by Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek.”We believe Apple is looking to merge iOS (iPhones/iPads) with OS X (Macs) into a single platform for apps and cloud services starting in 2012-13,” Misek said. He believes that the …