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Saturday, 19 April 2014
Apple offering chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets — John Sculley regrets ousting Steve Jobs — Sketch 3 makes a great design tool even better — OmniOutliner 4 Pro review: top-notch Mac outliner gets a new interface — Pixelmator on sale, and getting new repair tool... read more
Thursday, 17 April 2014
When iPhoto isn't enough — Mac Pro still hard to get — Data swiped from LaCIe — Death of Steve Jobs prompted Samsung’s U-turn on Apple attack ads... read more
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Mac Desks — And the opposite: a Mac graveyard — Cut and paste between Mac and iDevice — Apple antitrust compliance efforts slow, but picking up, monitor says — Microsoft’s new cheaper 365 subscription is Office on one (not 5) Mac & iPad... read more
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Auburn University honours Tim Cook — Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac this year — Digital design app Sketch 3 released for Mac — Microsoft OneNote for Mac review: Compelling but not yet ready to compete with Evernote — Heartbleed and 1Password — TypeStatus beta tweak for Mac puts iMessage typing indicators in your menu bar... read more
Monday, 14 April 2014
Tim Cook versus discrimination — SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition incorporates Rush Hour expansion, exclusively in Mac App Store — Apple releases iMovie for Mac 10.0.3 with new sorting options, improved titles, more — Apple says Heartbleed security flaw did not affect its software or services — Connecting two Macs using Thunderbolt — Apple takes over hydroelectric plant project near its Oregon data centre — Apple hires new marketing muscle — Apple updates standalone FaceTime app for Snow Leopard users with connection bug fix — ... read more
Saturday, 12 April 2014
The mysterious honeycomb structures on Mars — Recognising alien life — Finding Branson's space inspiration — Lasers versus lightning — 3D display uses light and fog — Do it yourself origami robots — Jellyfish nappies — Handhled jet-thrusters... read more
Friday, 11 April 2014
Manage your passwords and protect yourself from Heartbleed — Two more companies announce they're suing Apple — Next-gen faster Haswells chips out as soon as next month, could find their way into upgraded MacBook and iMacs — Macs fall to 4th (or 3rd) best-selling computer in USA... read more
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Why the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug doesn't affect OS X or OS X Server — Critical, widespread Heartbleed bug and you: how to keep your private info safe — Adobe patches a critical flaw in Flash Player and AIR shown at Pwn2Own contest — Answering Google's most asked questions about Apple — Funny Mr Jobs — AppleCare covers much more than you may have thought... read more
Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Developers win the WWDC lottery — New aerial photos of the site of Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus — Don't buy anything Apple! (For a couple of months anyway) — Intel reckons Thunderbolt Macs will be able to directly connect with Thunderbolt PCs — ... read more
Tuesday, 08 April 2014
The WWDC ticket lottery is closed — LaCie introduces Thunderbolt 2 4K solutions at NAB, highlights 8big Rack full of 6TB Seagate Drives — Best portable hard drives — VirusBarrier X8 and NetBarrier X8... read more