Tagged with: OS X

Five Things Apple Can Learn From Windows 8

Five Things Apple Can Learn From Windows 8

I’ve been using Windows 8 off and on for the past few weeks and, while I agree with many of the sentiments expressed by folks like Chris Pirillo and our own MG Siegler, especially regarding the Surface RT, I still think Microsoft did a good (not excellent) job on Win8. In the immortal words of losing Little League coaches ...

Report: Windows 8 Will Get Cheap, Yearly Upgrades Like OS X

Report: Windows 8 Will Get Cheap, Yearly Upgrades Like OS X

According to The Verge, Microsoft will begin shipping cheap updates to Windows every year. The new approach, which is reportedly codenamed Windows Blue, would shift Microsoft away from its current strategy of introducing mammoth updates to the OS package after several years. The Verge reports that the Blue approach will ...

Firefox 17 heads out of beta, officially drops support for OS X 10.5

Firefox 17 heads out of beta, officially drops support for OS X 10.5

We've just seen an update to Firefox for Android, but that's not the only revision that Mozilla has had in the works. Tuesday also sees the release of version 17 of the desktop browser, which brings with it a number of changes and one noticeable omission. The latter is a lack of support for Mac OS X 10.5 (a.k.a. Leopard), ...

Apple’s Next Operating System: Lynx [RUMOR]

Apple’s Next Operating System: Lynx [RUMOR]

With only one version of Mac OS X left to go, and a dwindling number of big cats to name it after, Apple has apparently decided which breed to honor. OS 10.9 will be called Lynx, according to one unconfirmed report. Previous versions of the OS, first released in 2001, were named Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, ...

Apple’s OS X 10.9 Reportedly Bringing Siri, Maps Integration To The Mac

Apple’s OS X 10.9 Reportedly Bringing Siri, Maps Integration To The Mac

A new report Monday morning from 9to5Mac claims that Apple will be delivering a couple of very interesting features to the desktop, in a move that continues the trend of making its traditional computers more closely resemble its iOS-based devices withe every release of OS X. “Reliable sources” told the blog that early ...

Apple Kills Java In Macs’ Browsers After A Slew Of Security Vulnerabilities

Apple Kills Java In Macs’ Browsers After A Slew Of Security Vulnerabilities

Apple has a way of aggressively simplifying life for its users. This time, it’s vastly cutting down on their Java habit. After a string of security vulnerabilities in Oracle’s ubiquitous program, Apple’s latest Java update released on Tuesday strips the program out of users’ browsers on Mac OSX. Apple’s ...

Google Apps Users Can Now Get 24/7 Phone Support For Chrome

Google Apps Users Can Now Get 24/7 Phone Support For Chrome

Google just announced that Google Apps for Business, Education and Government customers can now call and email the company with their questions about Chrome. Google, of course, has always been somewhat notorious for its lack of customer support options, but this is slowly changing. Last November, for example, the company ...

Apple Brings Facebook to Mountain Lion

Apple Brings Facebook to Mountain Lion

It’s tandem operating system updates for Apple today. After rolling out iOS 6 this morning, as promised, the company issued an update for OS X Mountain Lion, its desktop operating system. OS X 10.8.2 is a major update to Mountain Lion with some important new features — one in particular: Facebook integration. Also on ...

Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

Will Apple’s Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?

By now it’s almost inevitable given the company’s track record: No matter what Apple unveils tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center (an iPad Mini? iPhone 5?), pundits will herald the company for its innovative thinking and bold hardware design. But the elephant in the room will be Apple’s software, which many inside the ...

Study says malware attacks are on the rise, mobile threats becoming more serious

Study says malware attacks are on the rise, mobile threats becoming more serious

We are losing the war against cybercriminals, according to security firm McAfee. The company revealed in its quarterly “Threats Report” stating that the frequency of malware attacks is now growing at the fastest pace in four years. McAfee researchers found more than 8 million new kinds of malware in the second quarter, ...