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Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac now available

October 25th, 2010

Following reports last week stating that Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac was nearing release, Microsoft today made its OS X connector software available to the public. The software, currently available as a beta, allows users to connect their Windows Phone 7-powered devices to Mac computers and synchronize multimedia content. To make the process as …

Apple adds FaceTime to Macs

October 20th, 2010

TechCrunch noticed a FaceTime app icon in the dock of the demo machine being used to demo the new iLife ’11 features, and well… it looks as if FaceTime will really come to desktop computers — so awesome! Apple has since gone on to confirm the news, stating that FaceTime for Mac will be available …

Limera1n now available for Mac and PC

October 14th, 2010

Geohot’s iOS 4.x jailbreaking utility limera1n has been available for Windows since 10/10/10 and now, thanks to some handy coding, it is available for the Mac as well. The one-click jailbreak utility can be downloaded free of charge from limera1n.com; geohot does ask for voluntary donations to keep the project alive. If you give it a whirl let us …

Unreleased desktop version of Google Voice demoed on video

July 2nd, 2010

Thanks to TechCrunch, the world can get a sneak peek at an unreleased version of Google Voice for the desktop. Running on OS X, the desktop client launches as “Gizmo5 by Google” and retains much of the branding of its original developer Gizmo5, a small development company that Google acquired in November 2009. Surprisingly, the …

Rumor: Apple to introduce iMac with iOS support within 60 days

June 23rd, 2010

According to one of LOOPRumors’ sources, Apple will sometime in the next 60 days host a special event gathering to introduce a refreshed iMac. No ordinary iMac, it is alleged that the new model will feature “a touch interface” meant for running iOS which seems to indicate the presence of a Multi-Touch display. It’s said …

OS X 10.6.4 released for public consumption

June 15th, 2010

Alright, Apple fans. Time to drop everything and rush to your Mac of choice, as Apple has just released OS X 10.6.4. Ranging in size from 314MB to 641MB, the update brings forth a bunch of assorted fixes that “enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.” We’re not expecting any surprises with this …

Office 2011 for Mac restricted to 32-bit

June 9th, 2010

Oh man, this is definitely not something we wanted to hear: Microsoft has announced on its blog that Office for Mac 2011 will only ship as a 32-bit version. Citing a need for enhanced compatibility between the Office for Windows and Office for Mac over high-power performance, Microsoft said that it would not have been …

Safari 5 to debut at WWDC?

June 6th, 2010

According to French blog MacGeneration, Apple will unveil Safari 5 during Monday’s WWDC 2010 keynote. Not much is known about Safari 5, but according to a changelog that MacGeneration was able to get a hold of, the major new features brought forward will be Safari Reader, a 25% bump in JavaScript performance, option to make Bing …

Mac mini refresh just around the bend?

June 4th, 2010

If you or anyone you know were planning on picking up a Mac mini over the weekend (don’t laugh, we’re serious), you might want to hold off because AppleInsider has it on good authority that the teensy weensy computer rig is due for a refresh in the coming weeks. AI is reporting that multiple independent …

Google ditches Windows in favor of OS X and Linux

June 1st, 2010

Citing a renewed focus on security thanks in part to a recent series of cyber attacks originating in China, The Financial Times is reporting that Google is abandoning support for Microsoft’s Windows. Citing several anonymous employees of the search giant, the FT said that as recent as January, new Google employees were permitted to run …