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Squirrels Debuts AirParrot 2 – Chromecast Support, Quick Connect, More

Posted on 21/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Squirrels has released the updated AirParrot 2 mirroring app for OS X and Windows. The popular screen mirroring app now offers the ability to mirror and stream to Chromecast devices, mirroring and streaming of audio only, and discovery by Bluetooth with the Apple TV version 3.

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Apple is Blocking ‘WireLurker’ Apps From Launching

Posted on 06/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple announced on Thursday that it is putting measures into place to block apps containing the “WireLurker” malware. The malware transmits itself from an infected Mac to iOS devices via a USB cable, thereby infecting the iOS device. Apple is preventing the infected applications from launching.

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Retina Display Enhanced Microsoft Office for Mac On The Way

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Leaked screenshots of what is claimed to be a new version of Outlook that is to be part of Office for Mac 16 have appeared on Chinese site cnBeta, and ZDNet reports that its sources say Microsoft will be announcing the timing for its next edition of Office for Mac “very soon.”

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Skype Debuts Redesigned Skype Version 7.0 for Mac

Posted on 09/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Skype has launched Skype 7.0 for Mac, a redesigned version of its OS X video and audio chat client. The revamped look of the new app is intended to better match the design aesthetic of Apple’s upcoming OS X Yosemite operating system.

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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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