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Fri
15
May
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Mac Users Outraged by MS Powerpoint Patch

Windows users have received a patch meant to fix a potentially serious security loophole in PowerPoint. However, Microsoft has earned criticism for not simultaneously issuing a patch for the Mac edition. Microsoft has been aware of the problem for ... weeks. The issue could let hackers trick users into opening an infected PowerPoint file, and would then be able to take control of a system. Microsoft figured out a solution for Windows, but hasn't yet done so for the Mac edition. This left the firm in an unenviable dilemma about whether to wait until it had a Mac patch ready or issue the Windows ... (view more)

Fri
17
Apr
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Apple Responds to MS Ads: PCs Are 'No Bargain'

Apple recently made its first public comment on ads from Microsoft depicting shoppers that reject Mac computers in favor of PCs . Surprisingly, Apple agrees with some of the ads' conclusions. Bill Evans, a spokesman for the company, told ... BusinessWeek that "The one thing that both Apple and Microsoft can agree on is that everyone thinks the Mac is cool." However, he rejects the implication that PCs are better value, arguing "A PC is no bargain when it doesn't do what you want." (Source: businessweek.com ) The PC Price Is Right The Microsoft campaign involves 'ordinary shoppers' who are tasked ... (view more)

Fri
05
Dec
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Apple Antivirus Warning Pulled from Company Website

Not long after reports surfaced describing Apple's first-ever recommendation that owners of its computers use antivirus software, the company has pulled that very statement from its official web site. The admission that users should use an antivirus ... program when using a Macbook was especially surprising to Mac and even PC owners. For years, Apple has proudly flaunted the fact that few viral or spyware threats exist for the niche computer line. However, as early as Tuesday night Apple ripped that warning down, dismissing it as "old and inaccurate", according to one spokesperson for the company ... (view more)

Wed
23
Jul
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Apple Sues Copycat Psystar

American company Psystar began selling a copy of Mac's PC for $399 in April and already Apple is ready to bite back for the infringement. Look-alikes are everywhere in today's consumer market. However, in the world of electronics, companies are much ... more careful than other industries about copyright. Although unable to handle normal software updates, Psystar's cloned tower is able to run the Leopard operating system (OS). (Source: arstechnica.com ) According to Apple Insider, Apple delayed its decision to file a lawsuit because it was only at the beginning of this month that Psystar began to ... (view more)

Thu
05
Jun
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Leopard Update Masks Security Threat

When Vista experienced problems on takeoff, it resulted in a huge media debate that continues to this day. However, when Apple launches an update that experiences growing pains of its own, the media jabber is at an all time low. What gives? ... Proponents of the infallibility of Macs might be surprised to know that the new Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard update has a host of problems to combat. From simple issues like USB devises not showing up in the finder (Mac's version of My Computer) to ensuring that the airport wireless detector is reliable, the upgrade has a long list of small to large problems to ... (view more)

Thu
22
May
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Apple Computers Over $1,000 Outsell PCs

Evidently, Apple's flashy advertising and sleek product design has attracted customers willing to pay high prices for its products. Over the past few years, Apple climbed to the top of the market on high-end desktop and laptop sales, according to a ... recent report by market research company NPD Group. Of all computers costing more than $1,000 sold in 2007, 70% were Mac desktops and 64% Mac laptops. (Source: arstechnica.com ) An interesting report, indeed. Problem is, it doesn't adequately reflect the realities of the industry. Anyone browsing the Apple website will quickly see that there are ... (view more)

Wed
16
Apr
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Apple Poised to Threaten Microsoft Sales

As the official June 30, 2008 deadline for Windows XP sales for PC makers and retailers looms on the horizon, Business Week is reporting that a recent upgrade to the Mac operating system (OS) is moving Apple closer to challenging Microsoft for ... overall computing dominance, even in the corporate market. A new feature from Apple called 'Spaces' makes it easy to instantly switch between a Macintosh OS and a Microsoft Windows OS with two fingers. Easy toggling of OS' coupled with Apple's release of a tool kit for programmers to write applications for the iPhone will be followed by the June launch ... (view more)

Fri
25
Jan
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'Kde For Windows And Mac', and 'You Get Signal'

Kde For Windows And Mac This is big. The very popular KDE Windows manager, long used by Linux lovers, is now ported to Windows and the Mac. If anything pulls Windows and Mac users to Linux, this will do it. Get the feel of Linux right inside your ... own OS. http://windows.kde.org/ You Get Signal YouGetSignal.com is a collection of web based network tools. The name of the site, YouGetSignal, is a nerdy play on a line of broken English from the infamous "All your base are belong to us" cut scene. http://www.yougetsignal.com/about/ (view more)

Tue
06
Nov
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Leopard Attacked by a Horse!

"Hello, I'm a Mac." "And I'm a PC. Hey Mac, what's wrong? You seem a little distracted." "Oh, well I was visiting a naughty web site the other day and I picked up a Trojan Horse. Now every website I go to is a scam! My owner is really upset with ... me." [Mac hangs his head] "Oh, you should get some security software to take care of that. I can't believe you fell for the oldest trick in the book." "[mumbles] I just never thought it would happen to me." "Ahhh... that's how you get into trouble my friend. That's how you get into trouble." [PC puts his hand on Mac's shoulder and hands him a box ... (view more)

Mon
22
Oct
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The Mac OS X Leopard is on the Prowl!

The Mac OS X Leopard is expected to be the largest operating system upgrade ever produced. It boasts over three hundred features and sells for $129. Leopard is set to attack retail shelves on October 26. (Source: usatoday.com ) The Leopard has risen ... to the top of the pack, replacing the Mac OS X Tiger and arriving amidst a record year for Apple. The company is currently experiencing doubled stock figures compared to January 2008. While Apple has dedicated most of 2007 to non-computer innovations, Leopard carries an arduous, but highly manageable goal: Sell More Mac Computers! The new upgrades ... (view more)

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