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Microsoft Issues Security Updates for Office for Mac 2008 and 2011

Posted on 13/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Microsoft released a pair of updates today for its Office for Mac suites – both Office for Mac 2008, and Office for Mac 2011. The updates address “critical security issues” within the suites, and also improve security overall. Notably, it even includes a fix for a particularly nasty bug that could allow an attacker to overwrite files on your Mac.

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Dropbox 2.0 for Mac Brings New Features, and a Great New Design

Posted on 12/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Despite the increasing number of competing cloud storage platforms available, Dropbox remains one of the most popular by far – and today, they’ve released a completely redesigned version of their desktop app to make the service even better! Dropbox 2.0 features an all-new drop-down interface, improved file sharing, the ability to accept or decline shared files from your menu bar, and more.

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Apple Reportedly Working on 2TB SSDs for Upcoming Mac Pro

Posted on 06/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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There haven’t been a lot of real rumors regarding the next version of Apple’s beastly, goliath-like Mac Pro, other than a statement from Tim Cook claiming something of the sort would launch in 2013 – but an unconfirmed report from Bright Side of News may have provided the first tangible details about the next-gen desktop.

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Apple Releases New Budget-Friendly $1099 21.5-Inch iMac for Educational Institutions

Posted on 05/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple quietly released a new, updated version of their 21.5-inch base-level iMac today, with a cheaper $1099 price tag ($200 less than the consumer base pricing). The machine is specifically targeted towards educational institutions, and uses a less expensive Intel Core i3 processor, and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip rather than the usual discrete GPU.

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Apple’s New iMacs Now Shipping ‘Within 24 Hours’ in U.S. and Canada Online Stores

Posted on 05/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It appears that Apple is finally catching up with demand for their ultra-thin new iMacs, despite facing initial production issues and supply constraints for the devices. After recently updating their iMac ship times to 1-3 days, Apple has now improved their estimates once again to reflect 24-hour ship times in their North American online stores.

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Apple And Oracle Release Critical Updates to Fix New Java Zero-Day Vulnerability

Posted on 05/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has once again taken it upon themselves to fix Sun Microsystems’ Java plugin for OS X, releasing yet another update to correct security issues in the plugin. Interestingly, Apple’s update only patches Java SE 6, while a separate update direct from Sun Microsystems is also available to patch issues in the Java 7 runtime.

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Say Hello to Project Q: A New Motherboard With Out-of-the-Box Hackintosh Support!

Posted on 04/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Building a Hackintosh – a non-Apple computer that runs Mac OS X – has gotten progressively easier over the years, thanks to tools like UniBeast and others (which do most of the hard work for users). A company called Quo Computer aims to make the process even easier with a new custom motherboard called Project Q.

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Leap Motion Controller to Launch as Best Buy Exclusive on May 19th

Posted on 01/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We’ve been extremely excited about Leap’s gesture-based controller since we first heard about it in May of 2012 – and after almost a year of waiting, Leap Motion has announced that the revolutionary new gesture controller will finally hit shelves at Best Buy on May 19th.

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