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OS X Mavericks Developer Preview: Safari Power Saver Saves Your Battery by Pausing Flash

Posted on 26/07/2013 by Chris Hauk

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It’s happened to all of us, you’re surfing around, checking out your favorite websites, then all of a sudden you hear your Mac’s cooling fans shift into high, and your battery has dropped 10%! Damn you Flash! Well, now Apple will be giving you a tool to prevent events like this with an OS X Mavericks feature called Safari Power Saver.

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Apple Seeds 6th OS X 10.8.5 Beta (Build 12F26) to Developers

Posted on 25/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Just one week after the previous OS X 10.8.5 beta was unleashed on developers, Apple has now begun seeding their 6th OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 beta. The update bears a build number of 12F26 – just three builds newer than the previous build. The minimal change in build numbers, and the decrease in time between updates suggests that Apple is likely nearly ready to release the update to the public.

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Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4 to Developers

Posted on 22/07/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Despite numerous issues with their online developer portal, which has been offline since Thursday due to a security breach, Apple has nevertheless seeded the fourth Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers. The update was seeded right on schedule, exactly two weeks following Developer Preview 3.

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Review: Photo Sense – An Easy-To-Use Batch Photo Editor For Mac

Posted on 20/07/2013 by John Manners

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As you might imagine, when someone thinks about photo editing on Mac, the first few applications that might come to mind include Photoshop, Aperture, or iPhoto. Thanks to the Mac App Store, there are a number of other great photo editors, which have caught the eye of a lot of users. VeprIT’s Photo Sense looks to add other features, which aren’t standard in most photo editing apps, such as automatic photo enhancement, editing a group of photos at once with batch editing and image setting synchronization.

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Mac Users Targeted by Fake FBI Notices from Ransomware Websites

Posted on 16/07/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A method cyber-criminals have long used against Windows users, is now targeting Mac users.”Ransomware,” the hijacking of a user’s browser with a notice demanding a $300 payment to release control of the application, has long been the bane of Windows users, but Mac users have only rarely seen efforts such as this targeted against them.

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Bug in Apple Java Update Fixed – Here’s How to Check Your Version

Posted on 24/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple issued a Java Update last week via Software Update, and it had a bug in it that could prevent some Java applications from working. Good news though, Apple has fixed the bug, and has released a new update. However, you will want to check to make sure you don’t have the old version still installed.

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Parallels Desktop 8 Updated to Support OS X Mavericks Developer Preview

Posted on 19/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Want to test out the OS X Mavericks preview without risking damage to your primary Mac? Parallels has you covered. The company just released an update to their Parallels Desktop 8 software allowing users to update to OS X Mavericks from Mountain Lion. Previous versions of Parallels have lacked critical features for Mavericks compatibility.

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Review: RaySupreme – Revolutionary 3D Modeling and Rendering

Posted on 17/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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I’ve always been fascinated by 3D modeling and rendering programs. Sadly, I am a “I want it now!” type of person, and just didn’t have the patience for learning how to create and place objects, and then wait for them to render. I expected more of the same when I was asked to review RaySupreme from BrainDistrict, but I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised with this application.

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Skype Offers New Video Messaging Feature

Posted on 17/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Skype has announced a new Video Messaging feature to allow users to send video files to their contacts. The new feature will roll out to every platform (iOS and OS X included) today.

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How to Build a Bootable USB Installer for OS X Mavericks (Updated for Golden Master)

Posted on 11/06/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Now that Apple has released their Golden Master seed of OS X Mavericks to developers, the public release could happen at practically any time! With the Golden Master – which represents the final build that Apple will release publicly in the Mac App Store – Apple has changed the necessary steps required to build a fully functional bootable USB installer for the preview.

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