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OS X News
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.
Is it your turn to cook for family and friends this Thanksgiving and you still have no idea what you’re going to serve? Well luck is with you Pilgrim, as this week’s iBooks “Book of the Week” is the “Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving” recipe collection.
Apple has updated Aperture to version 3.5.1. The professional photo editing and cataloging app’s update includes fixes for face detection, white balance, and more.
Following Apple’s revamp of their iWork office suites for both iOS and OS X, many long-time iWork users found that several features they had used in previous versions were now missing. Apple has good news for those users.
Amazon has finally come through on its May promise to bring Amazon Cloud Player to the Mac, as they announced availability of the app on Tuesday.