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Apple Releases Critical EFI Firmware Update for Just-Released Mac Pro

Posted on 21/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Most people won’t be able to get their hands on the new Mac Pro that Apple released yesterday until at least February – but Apple has already released a critical firmware update for a machine that is less than 24 hours old! Yesterday, shortly after sales for the new Mac Pro began, Apple released EFI Update 2.0, providing critical patches to the device’s firmware.

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Apple Releases Major New Logic Pro Update Alongside New Mac Pro

Posted on 20/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Alongside their new Mac Pro, and a significant new update for Final Cut Pro X and its companion apps, Apple also released Logic Pro X 10.0.5 today – a major update adding a variety of new features, new Drummers and Drum Kit Designer patches, as well as a significant number of bug fixes and minor enhancements.

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Apple Releases Major Final Cut Pro Update, With 2013 Mac Pro and 4K Display Support

Posted on 19/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple’s shiny new Mac Pro has finally arrived (complete with at least a two month shipping delay), and along with it, Apple has released a major new update to their Final Cut Pro X professional video editing software. The update includes full support for the new Mac Pro, including dual GPU support, 4K output and better handling of 4K content, and more.

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Apple’s New Mac Pro Available Starting Thursday, December 19

Posted on 18/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has announced that their new Mac Pro will be available starting Thursday, December 19th, thereby delivering on their self-imposed December deadline for the release of the completely redesigned computer. Prices start at $2,999 (USD).

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Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.02

Posted on 17/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has just released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.2, adding RAW image support to iPhoto and Aperture for a variety of new cameras – including, perhaps most notably, Sony’s new full-frame mirrorless Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R prosumer-level cameras.

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Apple Finally Adds Gifting to the iBookstore

Posted on 17/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has finally added the ability to gift ebooks to others through the iBookstore. While iTunes users have long been allowed to gift songs, movies, apps and such to others, the ability to gift ebooks has been lacking from Apple’s online ebook marketplace.

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FERAL Interactive Adds PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Controller Support to Many Mac Games

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We’ve previously detailed how to use Sony’s new DualShock 4 controller to play games on your Mac, while noting that support seems to be very spotty and title-specific at the time being. However, there is good news: It appears that Feral Interactive has added official support for the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller to many of their Mac games!

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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.1

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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After a month of testing with developers, with the final beta released nearly two weeks ago on December 3rd, Apple has finally released the first major update to OS X Mavericks. The OS X 10.9.1 update is available immediately for existing Mavericks users via Software Update through the Mac App Store.

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New Mac Pro Appears Again in Geekbench Benchmarks

Posted on 16/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As the expected release of the new Mac Pro nears, three new sets of benchmarks have appeared online via Geekbench 3. In related news, the Apple business team is now providing price quotes for the multi-core speed demon.

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Twitter for Mac Updated With Photo Features, a New Design, and More

Posted on 13/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It’s been awhile since the Mac version of the Twitter app has gotten any update love, but now Twitter has finally updated its Mac app to Version 3.0. The update gives the app a visual makeover, some new photo-related features, timeline changes, and more.

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Apple Releases iPhoto 9.5.1, Fixes Print Preview Issues

Posted on 12/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has released another minor update for iPhoto on the Mac today, bringing the version up to 9.5.1. Most notably, the updated includes a fix that caused print previews to appear garbled or otherwise render incorrectly on the screen.

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