OS X

Back in June at WWDC 2015 Apple surprised a number of people by announcing that they would be making their Swift programming language open source in the near future. Swift is, in a way, a successor to Apple's Objective-C programming language. It opens up development for iOS and OS X to developers that may have struggled with some of the idiosyncrasies of Objective-C, while also including a number of features that have become common among modern programming languages. Today it appears that everything relating to licensing has been sorted out, and with version 2.2 the Swift programming language will now be made available under the Apache License 2.0, which is the same open source license used by the Android operating system. With Swift going open...

Apple Releases OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Preview

Using several media outlets, Apple has just announced major details about Mac OS X 10.8, the next version of the company's desktop operatng system. The new release, codenamed "Mountain...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/16/2012

VLC 2.0 Announced: New UI and Blu-ray Support for OS X

VideoLAN has announced VLC 2.0 and the first release candidate is available to the public today. The biggest changes are in the OS X version but there are a...

22 by Kristian Vättö on 2/13/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3, Safari 5.1.3

Apple today released the OS X 10.7.3 update for the client and server versions of Lion - unlike 10.7.2, which introduced a major feature in iCloud, the 10.7.3 update...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/1/2012

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Brings Back Features from Final Cut Pro 7

Apple has today issued an update for their professional video editing suite, Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). The update carries version number 10.0.3 and re-introduces some crucial elements, such...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 1/31/2012

TRIM Enabler 2.0 for OS X Lion Released

People are often concerned with the performance of their SSD; is it running as fast as advertised. TRIM is an essential part of keeping your SSD performance up (see...

32 by Kristian Vättö on 1/22/2012

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Available

The Humble Indie Bundle team today launched the pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle 4 just in time for the holidays - the bundle included WIndows, OS X, and Linux versions...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/13/2011

Game Review: Jurassic Park: The Game

Movie tie-ins are nothing new to gaming. They crop up repeatedly throughout the industry’s history, as both successes and failures. For every good Star Wars-licensed game, there’s a bad...

8 by Craig Getting on 11/29/2011

Game Review: Minecraft (PC)

Minecraft, the world building game from independent developer Mojang, finally came out of a lengthy beta last week. It's difficult to adequately review a game that has been playable...

20 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/21/2011

EFI Update Brings Lion Recovery to iMacs

Apple has released a new firmware update for the Sandy Bridge iMacs that enables Lion Internet Recovery, allowing customers to connect to Apple's servers in the event that they...

10 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/27/2011

iCloud on the Desktop: A Look at OS X 10.7.2 and iCloud for Windows

iCloud is Apple's latest attempt at a cloud computing service and a replacement for MobileMe. We talk about how it works for iPhones, iPods and iPads in our review...

16 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/18/2011

iCloud, iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, and OS X 10.7.2 Released

In accordance with last week's keynote, Apple users have some downloading to do: iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, and Mac OS X 10.7.2 have all been released. These updates collectively...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/12/2011

Firefox 7.0 Released

Has it already been six weeks since Firefox 6.0 was released? Apparently so, since Firefox 7.0 has just been made available for Windows, OS X, and Linux users to...

23 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/27/2011

Flash Player 11 in Early October, Says Adobe

Flash Player 11, the next major version of Adobe's near-ubiquitous browser plug-in, is now officially set for release in early October, the company said in a press release today...

31 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/21/2011

Apple Provides Update, Demo for Final Cut Pro X

Apple has just published update 10.0.1 for its Final Cut Pro X video editing software. It adds a number of features to the program based mostly on user feedback...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/20/2011

Newest Development Kit Brings Unreal Engine To OS X

Epic Games' Unreal Engine, which powers games like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Infinity Blade among many others, is officially coming to Mac OS X in the September 2011...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/20/2011

App Store Installer for Lion Updated to 10.7.1

The App Store installer for OS X 10.7 Lion was updated to version 10.7.1 today, confirming that Apple will be keeping the installer up to date as new point...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/23/2011

Apple Begins Selling $69 Lion USB Drive

As promised, Apple today began offering a USB installer for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in its online store for a price of $69, a $40 premium over the...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/16/2011

Find My Mac Goes Live for iCloud Developers

As a logical extension of their Find My iPhone service, Apple has switched on support for Find My Mac on iCloud. The service is quite similar to Find My...

0 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/4/2011

Lion Server Supports iOS Management using Profile Manager

Mac OS X Server has long been able to manage preferences and settings for multiple Macs, but new to Lion Server is the ability to manage settings for iOS...

2 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

Host Lion Install Media Using Lion Server and NetBoot

If you've got many Macs but don't want to download the Lion installer to every single one of them, and copying the installer to a DVD or USB drive...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

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