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Apple Says Most Users Not Vulnerable to Shellshock – But a Patch is On The Way For Advanced Users

Posted on 26/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple on Friday attempted to reassure OS X users who felt they were at risk from a widespread security flaw in the UNIX command interpreter bash – which is a part of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac operating system – telling them that most users aren’t at risk, and a patch will be available soon for advanced users who might actually be exposed to the risks of the vulnerability.

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MacTrast Deals: Just One Day Left to Get TextExpander 4 for Mac

Posted on 15/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Here’s your last chance to get a great deal on TextExpander 4 for your Mac. This great utility will help you when you find yourself entering standard responses, email signatures, and even much used phrases such as “an Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the report…”

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MacTrast Deals: TextExpander 4 for Mac

Posted on 04/09/2014 by Chris Hauk

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You know there are numerous blocks of text you find yourself entering over and over again. Email signatures, standard responses, “Apple sues Samsung,” you get the idea. Well, today’s MacTrast Deal, TextExpander 4, will save you from the tedium of manually entering the same text over and over again. (And over, and over, and over, and over, and…)

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Google Releases First Beta of 64-Bit Chrome for Mac

Posted on 29/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Google has announced the release of the first beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac. Earlier this month saw Google add 64-bit support to Chrome Canary for OS X, the experimental build of the Chrome web browser.

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Virtual Reality Headset Oculus Rift Offers SDK for Mac

Posted on 13/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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There’s good news for Mac users who are hoping to develop software for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset platform. The Facebook-owned Oculus has released an update to their software SDK, and it adds support for OS X.

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New Apple Patent Application Describes ‘Siri for Mac’

Posted on 07/08/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It has long been expected that Siri, Apple’s iOS-based virtual personal assistant, would eventually make it over to the Mac. However, we have yet to see her make a debut on the OS X platform. Now, a new patent application from Apple describes an intelligent assistant that would make Siri on the Mac a reality.

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MacTrast Deals – Flip PDF For Mac: Create Eye-Catching Digital Media Publications

Posted on 29/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sure, PDF has had its day, and it’s been a good run. But today you need more than just a static PDF file to grab readers’ attention. Enter Flip PDF for Mac, a powerful flip book creator that allows users to quickly and easily convert ordinary PDF files into mobile friendly, eye-catching digital media with engaging page-flipping effects.

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Apple Launches New Swift Programming Blog

Posted on 11/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The latest in Apple’s effort to get info out to developers, a new blog covering the language.

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