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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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Rumor: Apple Testing ARM-Based Macs – Large Magic Trackpad

Posted on 26/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

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French site MacBidouille has reported that Apple is developing ARM processor-based Macs. The site’s “reliable source” says Apple has prototypes of several ARM-based machines, including an iMac, Mac mini, and 13″ Notebook with four to eight 64-bit ARM Quad-core processors.

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Apple Releases iTunes 11.2 – Includes Podcast Improvements, Bug Fixes

Posted on 15/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released iTunes 11.2. The update includes podcast browsing improvements, the ability to save favorite episodes to your computer, a fix for an issue that could cause iTunes to become unresponsive when updating Genius, performance improvements and bug fixes, and more.

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Apple’s Maps Gets 3D Flyover for Stonehenge

Posted on 28/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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To be filed under “Fun Things to do on a Monday Coffee Break”: One of the most mysterious world landmarks can now be explored via 3D flyover in Apple’s Maps apps on both iOS and OS X.

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Apple Releases OS X Security Update With Safari 7.0.3

Posted on 22/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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In addition to the release of iOS 7.1.1 today, Apple also has some update goodness for OS X and Safari users. Security Update 2014-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X. This update also includes Safari 7.0.3.

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