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January 1, 2014 by

Why Mac users are safer

The evidence is overwhelming: The opportunities to attack Mac users are plentiful, but nobody bothers. It's still too easy to get at Windows users. This has been obvious for some time and well-understood in the security community.

December 27, 2011 by

Lion support arrives for older color management solutions

Mac OS X Lion's orphaning of the Rosetta PowerPC emulation technology has put many users' workflows in a bind. Popular but older versions of programs, such as Quicken for Macintosh, wouldn't work under Lion. Some developers decided against providing backwards support for older hardware devices such as printers or scanners, directing customers to newer, compatible packages, while some upgrades have arrived slowly. This has been true for color calibration calibration packages.

July 27, 2011 by

Guest review: Lion = Magic

On a gut level, Lion evokes some of the same feelings my original Macintosh did back in 1984. The first Bondi blue iMac struck me this way as did the first iPod, iPhone and iPad. A guest blog by Bob Snow

May 6, 2011 by

Apple issues iMac and MacBook Pro updates

Apple has released updates for its iMac and MacBook Pro ranges that will address a number of issues with the devices.The update for the newly released iMac includes general operating system fixes for Snow Leopard — Mac OS X 10.

August 4, 2009 by

My new Windows notebook is a MacBook Pro

I suffered one year of sleep, hibernate and boot problems with my Sony Vaio VGN-AR69GU laptop. The last time I applied a Windows Update, it caused my laptop to hang for 30 minutes while booting up, which is unacceptable for my work.

June 10, 2009 by

Mac OS X malware posing as fake video codec discovered

Researchers from ParetoLogic are reporting on a newly discovered Mac OS X malware variant posing as fake video ActiveX object found at a bogus Macintosh PortTube site.The use of fake video codecs is a social engineering tactic exclusively used by malware targeting Windows, and seeing it used in a Mac OS X based malware attack proves that successful social engineering approaches remain OS independent.

May 7, 2009 by

Is Psystar planning a netbook?

Miami-based Apple clone maker Psystar may be planning to sell a netbook pre-configured with Mac OS X.A year after entering a headline-grabbing legal battle with Apple's legal department over its Mac-compatible Open Computer, Psystar is still selling its Macintosh clones pre-loaded with Mac OS X.

January 23, 2009 by

Dialogue Box 5.5: The Mac at 25

There's a world of difference between a 1984 Macintosh and a 2009 iMac. Dialogue Box compares the specs and summarises its findings in the currency it knows best: the price of a pint of beer

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