Safari 3.0 Install Snafu Cripples Some Macs

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Some Mac users who have tried the three-day-old Safari 3.0 browser beta are hopping mad at Apple Incorporated because several notable applications won't work after installing the application. Numerous postings on Apple's user-to-user support forum...

Patched Macs Vulnerable to Samba Bug

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Mac OS X is running with an outdated and vulnerable version of the open-source file and print program Samba, according to Symantec's DeepSight Threat Analyst Team. The vulnerabilities, first published on May 14, involve multiple...

VMware Launches Second 'Fusion' Beta for Macs

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The Palo Alto, California-based VMware has announced that Beta 2 of its free "Fusion" virtualization software for Macintosh desktops and laptops can now be downloaded from its Web site. VMware launched the original beta on...

Web Experts Advise Switch to Macs

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Sophos security said that the 10 most commonly found pieces of malicious software all targeted Windows machines. In contrast, it said, none of the "malware" were capable of infecting the Mac OS X operating system....

QuickTime flaws put Macs and PCs at risk

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Serious flaws in Mac OS X and QuickTime software could put Macintosh and Windows systems at risk of cyber attack, Apple has warned. In a pair of security alerts released on Thursday, Apple outlined 31...

Skype comes to Intel Macs

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Skype has released Skype 1.4.0.49 for Mac OS X, bringing native compatibility for Intel-based Macs to the free communication software as a Universal Binary. The software can forward calls to other Skype names or regular...

Aperture 1.1 Ships for both Intel and PowerPC Macs

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Today, Apple finally released the Universal Binary version of Aperture bringing the professional photo editing software native to Apple's newer Intel based machines. The new release is an actual update from the previous original...

Intel Equipped Macs Shine

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AppleInsider is reporting that Intel powered Macintosh computers, recently deployed to a select few developers, are noticeably faster than the current Motorola/IBM powered variety. The developers received an interesting set of hardware over what one...

CodeWeavers CrossOver to Support Intel-based Macs

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CodeWeavers Inc. on Wednesday announced plans to support Intel-based Macs. CodeWeavers makes CrossOver and CrossOver Office. The software allows Linux users to use software designed to work on Windows operating systems without needing to have...

Apple Discontinues Single Processor Power Macs

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Apple has officially discontinued its single processor Power Mac G5 in order to push sales of its dual processor lineup. The single processor models are no longer available for purchase on Apple's website, but...

Apple Updates Dual-Processor Power Macs

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Just in time for the release of Apple Computer Inc.'s new Mac OS X "Tiger" operating system, the company announced upgrades to its line of Power Mac workstations Wednesday. And many of the latest enhancements...

Cherry OS lets PCs emulate Macs

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Microsoft Corp.'s Virtual PC software has been lauded by critics as a convenient way for Mac users to run Windows applications on their Macs, but what if you need to do the opposite? Maui, Hawaii-based...

Microsoft delays Virtual PC 7 for Macs

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Microsoft has delayed until later this year the release of Virtual PC 7, the latest version of a program that allows Windows software to run on the Macintosh. The software maker said...

Macs and viruses -- are we as safe as we think?

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Windows users live under a constant threat of attacks from writers of viruses or worms that exploit security flaws in their system. Outside of the annoyance of receiving infected e-mails, however, Mac users are immune...

Road paved for liquid-cooled Macs

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Start-up firm Cooligy yesterday announced a new processor-cooling technology, developed in cooperation with Apple, Intel, AMD and DARPA. The technology – Cooligy's Active Micro-Channel Cooling – was developed at Stanford University's mechanical engineering department. It's...

Best Buy starts test selling Macs

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Best Buy Co. Inc. will soon start a test selling Macintosh computers in some of its stores. Dawn Bryant, a spokeswoman for Richfield-based Best Buy, confirmed that the company is running the pilot program in...

Macs get America's Army

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America's Army -- the first person action game that serves both as entertainment and a recruitment tool for the United States Army -- is coming to the Mac, as MacCentral first told readers in May....

Macs to drive on HyperTransport links

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Apple Computer plans to discuss how it will incorporate HyperTransport, a rapid chip-to-chip communications technology, into future computers later this month at its developer conference. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company will use HyperTransport...

IBM gives vision for future Macs

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A look into the future of the chipset that Macs use is expected when IBM announce their new 64-bit Power4 processor, which is expected to support the Altivec multimedia extensions which have been set out...

Microsoft cuts Office price on new Macs

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Microsoft has an unusual Oktoberfest for Mac users: a big discount on Office when purchased with a new computer. Beginning Tuesday, buyers of new Macs can pick up the full version of...

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