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Hue Menu: Control Your Hue Lighting from your Mac

Posted on 03/09/2013 by Chris Hauk


We’ve reported in the past about Philips Hue line of colorful lighting that you can control from your iOS device. Now a third-party has released a new app that allows you to control your Hue lighting from your Mac. From…


OS X Security Flaw Can Allow an Attacker Root Access to Your Mac

Posted on 29/08/2013 by Chris Hauk


A bug that was discovered in Mac OS X five months ago, and is still as yet unaddressed , can allow attackers to bypass the usual authentication process by tweaking specific clock and user timestamp settings, giving the intruder almost unlimited access to the Mac’s files.


Apple Preps Employees for OS X 10.8.5 Release With Build 12F35 Seed

Posted on 22/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


It looks as if Apple might be preparing to publicly launch OS X 10.8.5, as the company has reportedly seeded a new prerelease version of the OS to its employees. The seed is marked as build 12F35, two builds higher than the most recent developer seed, released more than two weeks ago.


Report: Parallels Desktop 9 Coming in September – Optimized for OS X Mavericks

Posted on 19/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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The next version of the popular Parallels Desktop virtualization software for the Mac is reportedly set to ship the first week of September. Parallels Desktop 9, which allows users to run Microsoft Windows applications side-by-side with OS X apps, will include a number of new features, including optimization for Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


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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