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Google Acquires Sparrow Mail Client for Mac and iOS

Posted on 20/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Sparrow, one of the most popular email clients for Mac and iOS devices, has just been acquired by Google. The company will be joining Google’s Gmail team, presumable in order to integrate Sparrow into Google’s web services.


Apple Hires Another Top AMD Engineer as ‘System Architect’

Posted on 20/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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AMD and Apple have a long history of working together on graphics hardware for Macs, but Apple’s recent hiring of multiple AMD engineers raises some interesting questions about Apple’s continuing partnership with the chip maker.


OWC Launches First SSD Upgrades for 2012 MacBook Air

Posted on 20/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Following the release of the new 2012 MacBook Air models, an iFixit teardown noted that Apple had altered the design of the blade SSD in the new models. OWC has now announced the first SSD upgrades designed for the 2012 MacBook Airs.


June 2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Software Update Released

Posted on 18/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released a software update for June 2012 models of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The update is a bug fix that improves compatibility with some USB devices, and fixes an issue that can lead to increased CPU power consumption.


Microsoft Reveals the Future of Office for Mac and iOS

Posted on 18/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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While Microsoft unveiled their new Office 13 for Windows earlier this week, the company was strangely silent about updates to Office for Mac, as well as making Office available on the iPad. TheNextWeb reached out to Microsoft for answers.


10 Reasons Your Business Needs OS X Mountain Lion Server

Posted on 17/07/2012 by Chris Hauk


Expectations are that Apple will release Mountain Lion next week. They’ll be launching Mountain Lion Server at the same time. It’s a revolutionary server platform in many ways, not the least is that it’ll only cost $19.99.


Former Apple VP Andy Miller Jumps to Leap Motion

Posted on 17/07/2012 by Chris Hauk


We first got a peek at Leap Motion’s 3-D motion control software back in May, it looks like an awesome way to control a computer, and we can’t wait to see how it develops. Now comes word that former Apple VP, Andy Miller, has just been hired as Leap Motion’s COO and President.


How to Prepare Your Mac for OS X Mountain Lion

Posted on 16/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


OS X Mountain Lion is just around the corner – but are you really ready? We’ve got a few tips for you on how to prepare your Mac for Mountain Lion, and how to make sure your transition goes as smoothly as possible!


How to Password Protect Files or Folders On Your Mac

Posted on 15/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We all have secrets. Some of us keep those secrets on our Macs – but how do you keep prying eyes away from those secrets? We’ll show you how to password protect your files to keep them safe!


Analyst: Numbers Are Not Good for Ultrabook Sales

Posted on 13/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Sales of Ultrabooks, the PC world’s “challenger” to Apple’s popular MacBook Air have fallen short. Shipments of the thin and light Windows laptops are falling significantly short of what Intel had hoped for.


Retina Macbook Pro Dispatch Times Improve In The US, UK

Posted on 13/07/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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The high demand for the Retina Macbook Pro meant that dispatch times were down to 3-4 weeks almost from launch, but Apple has now seemingly recovered from the early rush, with times dropping down to two to three weeks in the US. In the UK, the high end model has also been reduced to 2-3 weeks.


Review: Seagate GoFlex Slim Portable Hard Drive

Posted on 13/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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I’ve got a thing for storage. I own more hard drives than any human being should be allowed to – yet I still can’t resist trying new storage devices! My most recent test subject has impressed me more than most: The Seagate GoFlex Slim!


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