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Apple is Blocking ‘WireLurker’ Apps From Launching

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.

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Racially Diverse Emoji Are on The Way by Mid-2015

Posted on 04/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Racially diverse emoji should find their way to your device sometime in 2015. The Unicode Consortium has released a technical report (via Emojipedia) detailing a new method for handling the representation of multi-ethnic groups in emoji.

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Must Have Accesories For The Ultimate Football Fan Cave

Posted on 02/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Even though the NFL season is half over, (not halftime, that’s something entirely different), there’s still time to set up your ultimate fan cave in time for the College bowl games, and that big game that comes at the end of the NFL season.

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Game Time: The Internet Arcade – Play Classic Arcade Games in Your Browser

Posted on 02/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Hope you didn’t have any plans for the rest of the weekend… You’ve likely heard of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization who is working toward building a library of the digital world. This weekend the organization opened a new wing of their site, the Internet Arcade — a selection of more than 900 fully playable, online arcade games from the 1970s through the 1990s.

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Ends This Weekend! – The Mac to The Future Bundle!

Posted on 01/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Better move soon if you’re going to grab this great Mac bundle, because it ends this weekend! – The Mac to The Future Bundle features 8 top of the line Mac apps, PLUS 25 OS X and web development courses, all for the low price of $29.99 – Better grab this one before it is gone!

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MacTrast Deals: The Monster Mac Freebie Bundle + Bonus App: BackBlaze

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Here’s a chance to get 7 great Mac apps for free. Plus, after 50,000 downloads, everyone gets 3 months of Backblaze Online Cloud Backup for free! So be sure to grab your free bundle, and share your good fortune on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, so we reach the 50K download milestone so we can all grab that free 3 months of Backblaze!

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Retina Display Enhanced Microsoft Office for Mac On The Way

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Leaked screenshots of what is claimed to be a new version of Outlook that is to be part of Office for Mac 16 have appeared on Chinese site cnBeta, and ZDNet reports that its sources say Microsoft will be announcing the timing for its next edition of Office for Mac “very soon.”

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Issues

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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MacTrast has reported multiple times this year on reports of graphics issues experienced by owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple has to date ignored the issue, amid claims that it is a manufacturing defect that should be repaired by Apple at no cost.

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MacTrast Deals: Save on 3 Years of Hacker Protection With VPN Unlimited – Just $19

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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When you use unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots, you’re opening yourself up to hackers and identity thieves who want to steal your personal information. You have exactly three days left to grab 3 years of protection from the bad guys with VPN Unlimited Premium. Just $19 for three years worth of peace of mind? Sounds like a good deal to us!

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