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Apple WWDC 2016 Dates Revealed

Every year in June, Apple hosts their WWDC event and this year is the same. During the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple usually announces new OS X, iOS and other OS revisions. After running from June 8 to…

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Visual Studio Will Now Include Xamarin

Microsoft recently brought out Xamarin, software based on letting people create programs using C# and .NET operating systems which can then be ported to both iOS and Android. This meant that using the Microsoft based languages…

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Microsoft: Windows PCs ‘Do More’ Than Macs

The PC Vs Mac debate has been hotly discussed and analysed for what seems to be since the dawn of time. Over the years, there’s been various arguments which outlines the benefits and drawbacks of both…

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Google Dropping Chrome Support for XP, Vista and OSX 10.8

Even when Microsoft dropped public support for Windows XP last year, many large organizations continued to pay for extended support. Not surprisingly, Google also continued to support Windows XP for their popular Chrome browser. That’s set…

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Redditer Discovered Hidden Feature in iOS 9 and Mac OS X El Capitan

We got a lot of information out of what to expect from iOS 9 and El Capitan this fall at Apple’s WWDC in June. Even so, developers are said to be good at discovering Apple’s ‘hidden’…

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How a Hacker Made $45,000 Selling 0Day Exploits to Hacking Team

We previously reported that Italian spyware company, Hacking Team, has been hacked and had 400 GB of data publicly released via torrent websites. Well, Arstechnica reportedly found how easy it was doing business with the latter…

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Square Enix Pulls Plug on OS X Final Fantasy 14

Pulling game sales after a failed launch seems to be a more common occurrence. Square Enix has announced that they will be pulling the Mac version of Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn after a launch riddled with…

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Apple Moves Closer to the Gaming Market

We know that Apple’s hardware, especially its OS X operating system, was not designed with gaming in mind. This is why gamers and developers alike chose Windows and its DirectX when it comes to graphics, but…

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Apple Takes a Radical Approach with its Swift Programming Language

Apple just announced something really radical today at its Worldwide Developer Conference. We all now how strict and closed the company is with its software and hardware, but it looks like things are about to change…

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Carmageddon: Reincarnation Final Release Date Revealed

Stainless Games has announced that Carmageddon: Reincarnation, currently in Early Access on Steam, will have a full release on 23rd April. Reincarnation is the fourth entry in the Carmaggedon series and the first in nearly fifteen years,…

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Mac OS X and iOS More Vunerable than Windows and Linux, Surprised?

With the recent increase in sales of all things Apple, its once strong perception of being very secure is losing steam, especially thanks to the sale over notebooks and iPhones. In a recent report from GFI,…

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Apple to Release Public Beta Builds of iOS

Beginning with iOS 8.3, Apple will start releasing public beta builds of its mobile operating system, according to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac. Gurman’s report says that Apple will extend this policy to iOS 9 after its…

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Entire Episode of Sitcom ‘Modern Family’ To Take Place on a Mac Desktop

An upcoming episode of ‘Modern Family’, the popular sitcom shown on ABC in the US and Sky in the UK, has been shot entirely on Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs. The episode takes place solely on the…

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Apple Press Event Rumoured For Late February – Watch, Ultra Thin MacBook Air

A new rumour has surfaced that says Apple will be having a late February event. French site iGen says that the company will be introducing one of its most talked about unannounced products and one of its most talked…

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iTunes 12.1 Released With New Notification Center Widget

Apple has updated iTunes with a bunch of the usual fixes and tweaks, but also with one handy new feature. In OS X, iTunes users can now control music being played in the Notification Center –…

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Emoji Is Coming to Chrome on OS X

Google’s Chrome is very popular browser among users of Apple’s OS X. However, in this age of Social Media, the browser has had one very notable omission – emoji. Yes, it’s amazing to think that any…

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North Korea’s State Operating System Looks Like OS X

We’ve all been captivated recently by the massive hack upon Sony Pictures that was supposedly carried out by North Korea. However, not many of us know what using a computer is like in the ‘self-reliant’ hermit kingdom.…

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Apple Releases First Ever Auto-Update for Mac

For the first time ever, Apple has released an automatic security update for iMacs and Macbooks. The update is designed to patch the recently-discovered security vulnerability CVE-2014-9295, which affects OS X and other Linux and Unix…

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Wire: The New Skype Rival Backed by Skype Co-Founder

A new upstart has entered the instant messaging arena, positioning itself as more than just a chat service. Wire, pitched as a thoroughly modern messaging app, is supported by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and developed by…

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OS X Yosemite Kills Third-Party SSD Support

The new OS X 10.10 Yosemite was received pretty well upon release, sure it had a few minor hiccups, but overall it was an improvement. But not everything is visible right away, especially not when it’s…

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Microsoft Makes .NET Open Source for Linux and OS X

Much of Microsoft’s .NET has been open sourced since April 2014 through its .NET Foundation, but today Microsoft announced that the entirety of its .NET stack is to be made available as open source. GitHub will…

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Swedish Hacker Finds Serious Security Flaw in OS X Yosemite

The white-hat hacker Emil Kvarmhammer from the Swedish security firm Truesec has found a serious security hole in Apple’s new OS X Yosemite. He dubbed the new vulnerability “rootpipe” and explains that it is a so-called privilege escalation…

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New Botnet Composed out of Mac Systems Discovered

The times where Mac users were relatively safe from malicious attacks is long gone. As we all know, no system is secure and everything can be broken, it’s just a matter it being worth the effort. With…

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Oculus Rift Gets Mac Support

Oculus Rift support has arrived for Mac OS X. Oculus released new hardware in July this year and with it they released a new software developers kit (SDK). Now that SDK has been upgraded from 0.4.0…

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Maxthon Releases Windows PC Browser Designed for Faster Video Playback

Maxthon is a web browser for Windows, OS X and Linux, developed in China by the company Maxthon Ltd. Latest news point to the browser receiving an update aimed towards video playback, having features such as…

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Western Digital To Warn Of OS X Mavericks Data Loss

Western Digital is warning customers of an unfortunate interaction between its storage management software and Apple’s latest OS X release, 10.9 ‘Mavericks,’ which can result in permanent data loss. The latest release reduces the heavy skeuomorphism,…

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Stored Passwords Now Secured In Google Chrome

Google takes security a step forward and finally adds a security feature in order to access the stored password inside the Google Chrome browser. Up until now, the user stored passwords could be viewed by everybody…