Mac OS X

  • TC AppleCast 5: That Crazy Apple Car Maybe Isn’t So Crazy

    TC AppleCast 5: That Crazy Apple Car Maybe Isn’t So Crazy

    Apple has spent the whole week in the news because of a car it might be making, so that’s a real thing that happened. We discuss how the rumor went from airy tales to something quite solid, including a possible timeline for launch in 2020. Just what might an Apple Car actually look like, and why would the company even bother to make one? We don’t know for certain, but we… Read More

  • Apple Opens Up With A New Blog About Swift, Its New Programming Language

    Apple Opens Up With A New Blog About Swift, Its New Programming Language

    Apple just launched a blog about Swift, its new programming language that makes it easier to build applications for iOS and Mac OS X. This is a first for Apple, and marks a new period of openness for the famously walled-in tech giant. Read More

  • Logitech Gaming Software Beta-Testing Program Confirms Future Support For Mac OS X

    Logitech Gaming Software Beta-Testing Program Confirms Future Support For Mac OS X

    According to a beta tester listing on OnlineBeta.com, Logitech is finally preparing to support OS X gamers, with plans to release a new Gaming Software for Mac OS X that lets users configure their Logitech gaming mice and keyboards to optimize performance and play. It’s unclear what this type of software will do specifically, as it hasn’t been announced yet, but the most… Read More

  • OS X Mountain Lion: Quick, Familiar, Cheap, And Drenched In iOS Goodness

    OS X Mountain Lion: Quick, Familiar, Cheap, And Drenched In iOS Goodness

    Trying to write a review of OS X Mountain Lion is tricky. First of all, I had already written a review back in February, when Apple legitimately surprised the world with the revelation that the ninth iteration of OS X was just about ready to go. Granted, back then I only had a few days to play with an early build. But it was already pretty solid at that point. Now, months later, I’ve had… Read More

  • Apple Loses Executive Bertrand Serlet After 22 Years Of Working With Jobs

    In a press release issued earlier this morning, Apple has announced that Bertrand Serlet, SVP of Mac Software Engineering, will be leaving the company. Craig Federighi, Apple’s VP of Mac Software Engineering and Serlet’s long-time protégé, will assume his responsibilities and report directly to chief exec Steve Jobs. Serlet originally joined Apple in 1997 and has played an… Read More

  • Tread Lightly When Embracing The Mac App Store

    Is there really any doubt the Mac App Store will be anything other than a huge hit when it debuts in 90 days? Seven billion downloads on the current App Store would suggest that Apple knows what it’s doing (and that people really love to slingshot cartoon birds into buildings). And the benefits of the App Store are clear: it’s an easy-to-use, one-stop source of safe, tested software. Read More

  • Mac OS X Now Running On An HTC Shift Near You

    Remember the HTC Shift? Sort of an early-days tablet. (Tablets are dated in terms of whether they came before or after the almighty iPad.) The hardware wasn’t too bad, but, yeah, it didn’t make a huge mark on the world. But, they’ve now got Mac OS X on there, so if you have one and would like a quick little project! Read More

  • Windows 7 Now More Popular Than Vista (But XP Still King)

    Usage of Windows 7 had finally passed that of Windows Vista, according to data from Net Applications. As it stands, 14.46 percent of Internet users are using Windows 7, compared to 14.34 percent for Windows Vista. The king remains Windows XP, which stands at a remarkable 61.9 percent—remarkable because XP is nearly 9 years old. Read More

  • Plex for Mac OS X adds hardware h.264 video decoding

    Exciting news from Plex, the media center for Mac OS X that won my heart a long time ago. The devs have announced that they’ve integrated Apple’s new video decode acceleration framework into the latest build. In English, that means all h.264-encoded video—and there’s a lot of it out there—can be sent to your GPU for decoding, giving your CPU a bit more breathing room. Read More

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