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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.

December 27, 2011

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

July 27, 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.

May 6, 2011 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.

June 10, 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.

May 7, 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

January 23, 2009 by

Apple WWDC to mark the iPhone SDK's new developer halo

Now that Leopard and the iPhone have shipped, Apple is dividing its annual developer conference into 3 tracks: iPhone, Macintosh and IT, which means fitting the first two into the enterprise. This could mark a new "halo" for the Macintosh coming from the thousands of programmers who will embrace the Mac OS X platform in order to write iPhone/iPod Touch apps.

March 13, 2008 by

Some new iMacs stuck at Leopard's login

There's a chance that some customers with a brand new aluminum iMac may experience a problem when upgrading to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Apple suggests a fix, however, gurus at the Genius Bar take matters a step further.

November 6, 2007 by

Will Apple split its stock?

Apple keeps seeing strong growth of its iPod and Macintosh computer lines. And this week it will release Mac OS X Leopard, which unlike Microsoft's experience with Windows Vista early in the year, should be another winner for Apple. But will Cupertino do as it has done in the past and split its stock price?

October 22, 2007 by

Intel Macs and Windows XP

While Apple's beta release of Bootcamp ranks as one of the most unsurprising developments since the company first announced that Intel processors would power the Macintosh line, it's welcome news for those with shiny new hardware. Dual-booting, while not as useful as virtualization, is an important step in bringing the best of the Windows and OS X worlds together.

April 5, 2006 by

Details on Intel's beta Mac development tools

Intel has released betas of its software development tools for Mac OS X running on the Intel architecture. The tools were announced in August of last year, with the beta release coming immediately after Apple's launch last week of iMac and MacBook Intel computers.

January 18, 2006 by

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