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Apple issues incomplete OS X patch for Shellshock

Apple has issued a software update to protect Macintosh computers from being bitten by a recently discovered Bash bug seen as a threat to internet-linked devices, but it does not fix all known Shellshock exploits.

September 29, 2014

JouleX network power manager gets facelift, smartphone link

Atlanta-based power management technology company JouleX, which sells an agentless network energy manager by the same name, has updated its software (JouleX Energy Manager version 2.5) to offer better integrate with VMware and better support for Linux and Macintosh client computers.

January 11, 2011 by

Power management software now supports Intel-based Macs

1E, one of the more aggressive software companies in the power management space, has released a version of its NightWatchman software for Apple's Macintosh operating system.The application allows you to control when power saving features are switched on and off, without affecting the productivity of the people using the systems.

June 9, 2010 by

Faronics updates power management software with better Mac controls

OK, I realize that the number of businesses using Macintosh computers is completely dwarved by Windows installations, but that doesn't mean they should be left out of the effort to manage power better at the corporate desktop.That's why Faronics has updated the Macintosh edition of its Power Save software (now in version 3.

June 19, 2009 by

DropCopy Lite - wireless file sharing

DropCopy - easily share files and clipboard text between iPhones, iPod Touches and Macintosh computers. DropCopy lite is a way to try...

October 18, 2014 by 10base-t Interactive

What's your computer's life expectancy? Iolo intends to extend it

You get the oil changed in your car regularly, why shouldn't you tune up your computer?That's the pitch of iolo technologies, maker of the software utility System Mechanic, which has been used on roughly 21 million computers to date (but not, alas, Macintosh ones, which means I can't try it out on my 4-year-old PowerBook).

December 22, 2008 by

Judge tosses Psystar's countersuit

A federal judge has tossed out a countersuit filed by Mac clone maker Psystar, which alleged that Apple was engaging in anticompetitive business practices by controlling both the hardware and software that makes up the Macintosh computer line. Psystar was given 20 days - until Dec.

November 18, 2008 by

Autodesk AutoCAD

Robust 3D free-form design tools and powerful drafting capabilities to your platform of choice. It takes full advantage of the Mac...

October 14, 2014 by Autodesk

Prehistoric Apple UI photos

With the 30th anniversary of the Apple coming up on April 1, news.com has gathered some photos (here and here) from Apple software pioneer Bill Atkinson of user interface developments that first appeared on the Lisa and subsequently on the Macintosh.

March 29, 2006 by

Is Mac OS X weaker than Windows?

commentary No, but alarmist advice by security software vendor Symantec has the Macintosh community up in arms. Apple has apparently become a victim of its own success -- since Mac OS X is gaining in popularity, Symantec expects it to become a target for more attacks and intense vulnerability scrutiny.

March 21, 2005 by

Plugged in: Dave Winer

I first met Dave Winer during his early days as founder of Living Videotext, which made a great outliner for the Macintosh. Since then, Dave founded Userland Software, Scripting News and helped usher in the age of Web services, blogging, RSS and now podcasting.

November 1, 2004 by

Microsoft delays Virtual PC 7 for Macs

It just takes longer to make a program that will make a Macintosh run Windows software, Microsoft reports. The delay will also push back the release of one version of Office 2004 for Mac.

May 12, 2004 by

Adobe updates font collection

Software publisher Adobe Systems released on Monday a new version of Adobe Font Folio, its collection of fonts for professional publishing. The update has more than 2,000 fonts in OpenType, a new format jointly developed by Microsoft and Adobe and usable by both Windows and Macintosh systems.

August 11, 2003 by

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