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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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Maps, iBooks, iCloud Keychain Announced for OS X Mavericks

Posted on 10/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Also announced at WWDC 2013 are new features coming to OS X Mavericks. In the next major version of OS X, users will be able to access Apple’s Maps and iBooks platforms, and can also use iCloud to cloud-sync password and login information.

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Apple Debuts OS X ‘Mavericks’ at WWDC 2013

Posted on 10/06/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has debuted its new version of OS X, “Mavericks,” which marks the start of the next 10 years of the Mac OS X operating system. Oh, and no more big cats, Apple has switched to California locales, hence the “Mavericks” moniker.

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Review: Mementum – The Smart and Handy Voice Reminder for OS X

Posted on 26/05/2013 by Chris Hauk

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We’re all used to reminders on our iPhones, but what if you do most of your work on the Mac? And wouldn’t it be great to be able to leave yourself a voice reminder along with the alarm? That’s the idea behind Mementum, a new reminder app for the Mac that bills itself as “The Smart and Handy Voice Reminder.”

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Google Developing Chrome App Launcher for Mac

Posted on 22/05/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Google is working to bring a version of its Chrome OS app launcher to the Mac, allowing users access to a collection of web apps normally only accessible via the Chrome browser.

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