Today’s MacTrast News Digest includes Flappy Bird, Apple TV celebrating The Beatles, why you should never ask Siri to read you your text messages with your wife in the car, a new OSX trojan that’s after your (bit)coin, and really good evidence that a new version of the Apple TV is on its way. (YAY!) All this, and more in the MacTrast News Digest for February 10, 2014.
OS X News
A new Mac OS X trojan has been discovered by SecureMac. The trojan, called OSX/CoinThief.A, monitors a users’ web browsing in order to steal Bitcoins.
When you take a look at the screenshots in this article, you may experience some of Yogi Berra’s famous “Déjà vu, all over again.” The latest version of North Korea’s home-grown “Red Star” Linux operating system bears an amazing resemblance to OS X.
Keeping your Mac’s hard drive free of old and unwanted files can be a chore. Wouldn’t it be great to reclaim hard drive space with just a few clicks? CleanMyMac 2 allows users to reclaim space quickly and easily. Especially invaluable for users with an SSD in stalled in their Mac.
We’d like to thank CleanMyMac 2′s developer, MacPaw, for sponsoring the site this week. If you find your Mac getting clogged up with files you no longer need, reclaim that space with CleanMyMac 2!
Apple’s Mac App Store has joined in the Mac’s 30th birthday celebration with a special section of noteworthy apps entitled, “Happy Birthday Mac.”
The thirtieth anniversary of the introduction of the original Macintosh is today, January 24, 2014. To celebrate the 30th birthday of the iconic computer, Apple executives Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, and Bud Tribble, (a member of the original Mac development team), sat down and shared their thoughts about the status of the Mac at 30.
The Pixelmator Team has released a very nice update for their popular image editing app for the Mac. Pixelmator 3.1 “Marble” brings Dual GPU and 16-bit support for the new Mac Pro, improved RAW images support, re-enabling of various effects, and more!
Apple has released an update for OS X Server, bringing it up to version 3.0.2. Server v3.0.2 improves the general stability of OS X Server, and fixes issues with upgrade and migration, profile manager, and Xcode services.
Sure, it’s really easy to just go out to a Hallmark store and buy greeting cards. But what if you wanted to give your loved ones something a little more personalized? Too much trouble you say? Meet iGreetingCard Deluxe, the easy to to use Mac app that helps you create your own personalized photo greeting cards.
This week’s free iBook of the Week couldn’t be more fitting. The iBookstore is offering “A Charlie Brown Christmas” as their free book of the week. The ebook edition is a faithful retelling of the annual Christmas television classic.
OpenEmu 1.0, the open source project designed to bring game emulation to the Mac, has officially launched. The emulator, launched after a lengthy beta, was designed from the ground up for OS X.
The OS X 10.9.2 beta which was released to developers on Thursday includes a nice perk, Apple’s FaceTime audio. The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) feature was first introduced on iOS devices via iOS 7.
Apple has released their “Best of 2013″ list for the Mac App Store, and Wunderlist has taken the top app honors, while XCOM Enemy Unknown has taken top game honors.
Google has announced that their desktop Chrome Apps are now available for Macs that are running the Chrome browser. These apps run separately from the Chrome browser, and can run locally with no internet connection.
Realmac has released Ember for iOS, the companion app for the company’s popular Mac digital scrapbook and sharing app.