Apple has issued a SMC update for their new Mac Pro, version 2.0. The update fixes bugs that prevented detection of USB drives at startup, and enables Power Nap to update the system without spinning up the fan.
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A controversial bill that would have allowed business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians has been vetoed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Apple and a number of major corporations and groups had banded together in an attempt to convince Brewer to veto the legislation.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the launch of LEGO® Legends of CHIMA™ Online for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Apple has topped Fortune’s annual “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the seventh year in a row. Amazon, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, and Starbuck followed Apple on the list. Apple earned an overall score of 7.94, easily besting Amazon, which scored a 7.09.
If you own a Mac that still runs OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, this is probably a good time to start thinking about updating it to a later version, as it appears Apple is finished supporting the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.
Macphun Software has announced the release of Focus 2 Pro, an upgrade to the company’s popular Focus 2 software. The Pro version allows photographers to access new features such as motion blur and advanced fine-tuning for blur and focus areas.
Apple has released an update for iTunes, version 11.1.5. The update fixes a crashing bug, and also improves support for iBooks for Mac in Mavericks.
“Social Network” director David Fincher is reportedly in talks to direct the Aaron Sorkin-scribed Steve Jobs biographical film at Sony. Sorkin is reported to have finished the script for the flick last month, which is believed to take place across three 30-minute scenes leading up to three Jobs-led product launches.
After pissing of, well, pretty much everyone, with their effort to trademark the word “candy,” the company behind Candy Crush Saga is backing off from their absurd effort to trademark the word in the U.S. However, in Europe…
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission released a broadband speed test app for iOS on Tuesday. The app analyzes your mobile broadband performance (for both Wi-Fi and cellular) and then displays a summary of your connection’s download and upload speed, latency, and packet loss.
Apple filed an appeal on Tuesday over the U.S. District Court ruling that found it colluded with publishers to fix prices for e-books. Apple requested either a reversal of the decision or a new trial with a new judge.
Although Apple followed its usual modus operandi, and didn’t show up at the Mobile World Congress In Barcelona, Spain, the gathering’s Global Mobile Awards awarded the company’s iPad Air the “Best Mobile Tablet” award.
Apple has unveiled an iOS 7 inspired makeover of the online retail store section of its website. The new design features “flat” graphics and large amounts of white space.
Apple has just released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to Mac users. The update includes numerous enhancements and fixes for OS X, however the release notes do not make mention of the SSL security bug reported on earlier this week.
Apple partner in its new Arizona sapphire plant, GT Advanced Technologies, has announced earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013. The report puts into perspective what their deal with Apple means to the company.
Walt Disney Studios has debuted their new Disney Movies Anywhere online service and iOS app which allows users to buy Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies and view them on multiple devices. Individual movies – from a catalog of over 420 films – will cost $19.99 each.