OS X News

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.


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.


Review: RaySupreme – Revolutionary 3D Modeling and Rendering

Posted on 17/06/2013 by Chris Hauk


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.


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.


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.


Maps, iBooks, iCloud Keychain Announced for OS X Mavericks

Posted on 10/06/2013 by Chris Hauk


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.


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.


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

Posted on 26/05/2013 by Chris Hauk


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.”


Google Developing Chrome App Launcher for Mac

Posted on 22/05/2013 by Chris Hauk


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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