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  • Retickr Raises $1.5M For A Social News Reader That Learns What You Like

    Retickr Raises $1.5M For A Social News Reader That Learns What You Like

    Retickr, a social news reader application for Mac OS X, received a big update today, as well as a new round of funding. The startup just closed its Series A of $1.5 million led by the Lamp Post Group, the investors who had previously put $150,000 into the company’s seed round. The app, which combines RSS, social networking updates and news, is not your standard feed reader, but… Read More

  • Apple’s Mac Attack On China

    Apple’s Mac Attack On China

    Whenever you see those photos and stories of the crazy crowds at Apple stores in China, they seem to always be about the launch of a new iPhone. But if Apple has its way, soon those masses will be clamoring for something else as well: Mac computers. Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking earlier this week at the Goldman Sachs conference, noted that China accounted for $13 billion in sales last year for… Read More

  • Chrome Lion Full Screen Support Is Ready To Go In Canary, Both With Tabs And Without

    Chrome Lion Full Screen Support Is Ready To Go In Canary, Both With Tabs And Without

    Following up on our earlier coverage of Google’s Chrome browser for OS X Lion, it looks like development is moving along faster than expected. Specifically, swiping gesture support has already been fully implemented (in the right direction now too), and now a proper full screen mode has hit the Canary build of the browser as well. Shortly after Lion’s launch a few weeks ago, we… Read More

  • Apple Destroys Q3 Earnings Estimates With Record Revenues, Profit, iPhone, And iPad Sales

    Apple Destroys Q3 Earnings Estimates With Record Revenues, Profit, iPhone, And iPad Sales

    Following Google’s stellar earnings last week, Apple has today announced their own earnings for their Q3 period. As expected, they’re good. Massively good. Apple set several new records in terms of both revenues and sales. Most notably, Apple’s revenue was a staggering $28.57 billion — over $5 billion ahead of their (always low) guidance, and almost $4 billion ahead of… Read More

  • Skype 5.2 For Mac Has Arrived, Comes With Group Screen Sharing And Video Calls

    Skype 5.2 For Mac Has Arrived, Comes With Group Screen Sharing And Video Calls

    Right on the heels of releasing Skype 5.5 for Windows, featuring deep Facebook integration, the company has just rolled out a new version of its voice and video calling software solution for Mac. Skype 5.2 for Mac is available now and is much more worth the download than the 5.1 updated version of the beta Mac software released back in November 2010. With the new version, Skype for Mac users… Read More

  • Google Chrome Canary About To Hit OS X — Chrome 16 Due Before End Of Year

    Google Chrome Canary About To Hit OS X — Chrome 16 Due Before End Of Year

    Users of Google Chrome are probably aware of the three channels you can use depending on how cutting edge you want to be (and how much you mind bugs): Dev, Beta, Stable. But ever since last year, there’s actually been a fourth channel as well that’s less publicized: Canary. Sadly, it has been a Windows-only build until now. But it looks like that’s about to change. Given the… Read More

  • Boxcar Pushes Its Way Onto The Mac

    My love of Boxcar should be pretty clear at this point. Because I’m an information junkie, it’s probably the app I use the most on my iPhone/iPad besides Safari. And earlier this year, they brought the notification goodness to the web as well. Now they’re taking the next step: native Mac support. Yes, Boxcar is here for the Mac. The app resides in your toolbar and when… Read More

  • Serlet Transition Out Appears As Natural As OS X Transition Towards iOS

    Serlet Transition Out Appears As Natural As OS X Transition Towards iOS

    Back in October of last year, the day before it was formally unveiled, I wondered if OS X Lion would be the last of its kind. There were two main arguments: the big cat name choice and the colossal rise of iOS. With today’s news that OS X father Bertrand Serlet is leaving Apple after 14 years (and 22 years working with CEO Steve Jobs), the question has come roaring back to life. Apple… 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

  • Beautiful Mac Mail Client Sparrow Really Sings With Full IMAP, Priority Inbox, And Multi-Touch

    When Sparrow first launched in October of last year, I raved about its design and simplicity, but noted a few downsides. One was that it was Gmail-only. And even though it was Gmail-only, it lacked some of Gmail’s power features, such asPriority Inbox. With version 1.1,  both of those issues have been addressed. And a whole slew of new features more has been added. First and… Read More