Apple announced on Wednesday that it’s dropping the price on its MacBook Pro with Retina Display models, while at the same time giving them faster processors. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13′ model will start at $1,499, down from $1,699.
Apple is in the third and final leg of its “Get Stuff Done” promotion in the Mac App Store, and has unveiled ten discounted Mac apps designed to simplify workflows on the Mac. This week’s collection of discounted apps is under the umbrella of “Utilize.”
A startup company called Rabbit has launched a closed beta of their “video chat and content sharing application”. Perhaps the best way to describe it is a modern implementation of instant messaging. With video added, of course.
Apple has already passed Microsoft in profitability and revenues, now the company is nearing another milestone; besting Windows in terms of global personal computing unit share.
Adobe issued a security bulletin on Thursday announcing that it was releasing updates to the Flash Player to address a pair of security holes targeting Mac and Windows users.
Apple released updates for Airport Utility today for both Mac and iOS, adding the ability to extend guest networks across multiple AirPort routers, as well as the ability to add WPS wireless printers to your WiFi network. They’ve also improved international support for the app.
Apple is in week two of its “Get Stuff Done” campaign in the Mac App Store. The company has listed nine new discounted OS X applications for this week’s promotion, and the category for the week is… Drum roll please, Audrey… “Organize!”
French Apple reseller France Systems sent a newsletter out to its customers noting that Apple will be halting sales of the Mac Pro on March 1, due to new EU regulatory requirements. But the newsletter also contained a ray of sunshine for Mac Pro fans, it also said that a new Mac Pro will be arriving in the Spring.
We’ve been fans of Drobo for a while here at MacTrast – and we recently reviewed their excellent Drobo 5D Thunderbolt storage unit for Macs! Drobo makes a variety of storage devices, including the Drobo 5D, Drobo Mini, and the new Drobo 5N (a network-attached Drobo), We’d like to thank Drobo for sponsoring the site this week.
All software has bugs, but this is a weird one. If you try typing the phrase “File:///” (no quotes, the f must be capitalized) into almost any app while running Mountain Lion on your Mac, it will crash. I tried it in Chrome, the browser I use while posting articles, and it works. Just a hint for a happy life, make sure all your work is saved before you try this, OK?
The ‘evasi0n’ untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak has finally arrived – and iDownloadBlog has a great tutorial on how to use the tool to jailbreak your iOS device! Check out the video below! Happy jailbreaking!
Java has has a lot of trouble over security issues in their Java 7 plugin – to the point that many organizations advise against running Java on your computer. Earlier today, Apple remotely disabled Java on Macs due to yet another security concern. Java has now released update 13 for their Java 7 plugin, patching a number of security issues, and re-enabling the plugin on Macs.
We have hooked up with Aspyr to give away 5 copies of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy – the popular lightsaber-wielding action game, recently re-released for the Mac! Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy would normally set you back $9.99, but we’re giving away 5 copies today for free!
The ‘Dude, You’re Getting A Dell’ ad campaign was one of the cheesiest ever, and it really propelled Ben Curtis, the ‘Dell Dude’, to fame. However, would it surprise you to know that today, the Dell icon uses a Mac?
As SSDs become more popular, competition between manufactures also increases, making it more difficult to choose the best drive for your needs. OCZ’s latest SSD aims to help make the choice of which SSD to buy a little easier, by completely redesigning it from the ground up with speed, durability, and performance in mind.
WinZip has been an extremely popular file compression for a good number of years, however their Mac version of the utility hasn’t shared as much popularity. Today, the makers of WinZip plan to change that with the release of WinZip for Mac Edition 2.