Here’s A First Look At Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Here’s a look at some of the marquee features, and what they bring to the experience. Video Preview Notes I’m starting out with something that may seem minor to many because it happens to

Test Drive Apple’s New Messages App Before Mountain Lion Launches

Members of the general public will have to wait a few more months before they can play with <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/16/os-x-mountain-lion/">Mountain Lion </a>proper, but one of th

Adobe Flashes OS X With Hardware Acceleration

Adobe released the latest version of Flash for the Mac recently, bringing it up to speed with the Windows version, which has built in hardware accelerated video decoding. The version you want is 10.1.

Razer announces drivers for the Mac

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/razer-mouse.jpg" />Razer announced today that they are going to be releasing Mac drivers for all of their future products. This comes on

Mac OSX 10.5.7 Combo Update Available

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/leopard.jpg" />The latest update for OSX is now available. The update includes general security fixes and performance upgrades for iCal a

CrunchDeals: MacUpdate Promo Holiday Bundle for $49.99

MacUpdate offers a bunch of handy software for $49.99. For that price you get everything on the picture. I never needed any of these and I also have no idea what they do (except for VirusBarrier) but

Snow Leopard's 64-bit aspirations

If the last time you talked about how many bits something had was when you got a Super Nintendo, you’re probably as puzzled as I once was about the whole shift to 64-bit computing. Isn’t t

Overclocking tool adds $1600 worth of speed to your Mac Pro

But at what cost? This tool from ZDNet allows for super-easy overclocking of your Mac Pro. Until recently, overclocking has been one of the few remaining legs Windows users had up on Mac users, from a

The state of mobile OS openness

Open operating systems, for most folks, means that the operating system is essentially free. The average computer user knows that Linux is free, as in beer, while Windows costs money. The case is the

EFiX dongle allows for easy installation of OS X on your Intel PC

At least, so they say. Of course, I was skeptical of Psystar and their thing worked like a charm. The EFiX site is dying right now from traffic, but today was the planned release for the EFiX USB dong

Snow Leopard won't support PowerPC Macs

Snow Leopard, or OS X 10.6, went out to developers at WWDC yesterday, and one glaring aspect that worries some is the fact that 10.6 is made specifically for Intel-based Macs, meaning that G5 won&#821

CNN Money asks: Is an Apple environment right for your small biz? Yes, if you're not a moron

Look, I’m not trying to be some anti-Windows Apple fanboi. I’m not saying that a Mac is for everybody; I think everyone should give them a try and then think critically about switching. Bu

Psystar unleashed a plethora of Leopard updates

Those of you with Psystars running Leopard might want to hot-foot it to Psystar’s website to download some important fixes. They activate Time Machine and patch many other specific errors. Since

Quarter-century-old BSD bug identified, squashed

So an OpenBSD developer got an email the other day saying SAMBA was having trouble talking to a DOS file system. The developer thought it was a problem with SAMBA until he found that there was a worka

Non-Psystar PCs running Leopard appearing

John Biggs has a Psystar. It’s a generic PC that runs OSX Leopard, and runs it well at that. It was roughly $550 shipped, and there’s something that gives one a sneaky feeling when using i

More Macs making their way to enterprise

Before I left my last IT job, one giant task I had was converting all the office PCs to Macs. It took about two years to phase it all in, but then we didn’t have a specified budget in mind. When

Video: iPod Touch playing OSX intro music

http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf OK, this is rather odd. Yesterday afternoon I was leaving to pick up Peter Ha from the airport. I put my iPod Touch

Leopard getting an update very soon?

We got a tip from a young man today claiming that OSX was due for a fairly minor but important upgrade sometime before the end of April, bringing it up to 10.5.3. The update is fairly technical in nat

$10,000 MacBook hack was a known, year-old exploit

A gentleman recently won $10,000 for hacking a MacBook Air using an exploit in the Safari Web browser. This was during a laptop hacking contest and it made news all over the Internet. As it turns out,

First 150 apps in OSX, now 108 in Vista, and tomorrow? Crysis on Android.

I think we all knew when this joker decided to run 150 apps at once on his MacBook Pro (actually close to 95, not that that isn’t a lot). A Windows fan has put up a video of Vista running 108 ap
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