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  • News: Apple Earnings Disappoint But iPad Sales Continue to Surge

    Sales for PCs loaded with Microsoft’s Windows operating system may be lagging, but the popularity of Apple’s iPad continues to grow. Apple recently announced the most iPad sales yet over a three-month period, putting 17 million tablets in customer’s hands between April and June. The announcement came in an otherwise disappointing quarterly earnings report that failed to meet analyst and investor expectations.

  • News: iPhoto, Aperture get Mountain Lion updates

    Apple’s iWork suite may have been updated to add Documents in the Cloud support, but those weren’t the only Apple-built apps to get a Mountain Lion-inspired refresh on Wednesday. Apple unleashed a spate of software updates aimed at taking advantage of features in the newly unveiled OS X 10.8.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: Safari

    Safari has been around forever, and you might not think there was much that Apple could do to improve it in Mountain Lion. But in fact the company has found some clever—and welcome—ways to update the app many of use more than any other.

  • News: 3 ways to add broadband to your mobile devices

    Smartphone users have gotten used to having 3G/4G connectivity whenever they're away from a Wi-Fi network. However, if you're using a tablet or a laptop, that's often a different story.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: Notifications

    iOS users will immediately recognize Mountain Lion's new notification system—it's more or less the same one that debuted on iOS 5 last year. Long time Mac users, on the other hand, will probably recognize its functionality as the same sort offered by the open-source framework Growl. In either case, the idea is simple: Lots of things happen on your Mac—emails, IMs, alarms, even Twitter updates. Notification Center gathers them in a single location, so you can quickly see at a glance everything you need to know.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: Sharing

    One of the many features that Mountain Lion has borrowed from iOS is the idea of systemwide sharing. In many apps you'll see a Share button, represented by an arrow popping out of a box, which provides quick, one-button access to easy ways to disseminate the content you're viewing. Whereas in the past you might have had to--heaven forfend--copy and paste a URL you wanted to share into your Twitter client, now you can share that link right from where you found it.

  • News: Fedora Linux Moves Forward with UEFI Secure Boot Plans

    Windows 8's Secure Boot technology has been a hot topic this summer, causing no end of discussion and debate among the various Linux distributions, which are struggling to figure out the best approach for getting around it.

  • News: How to install Mountain Lion over Leopard

    [Editor's note: This article is part of our series of articles on installing and upgrading to Mountain Lion.]

  • News: iWork documents float into iCloud with update

    OS X got a big update Wednesday morning in the form of Mountain Lion, including support for Documents in the Cloud, Apple’s iCloud service for wirelessly syncing your files between computers. Not to be left in the dust by the likes of TextEdit and Preview, however, the Mac versions of Apple’s three iWork apps also received updates to enable access to files stored in iCloud.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: Security

    Though Apple has long prided itself on the Mac's safety record, recent events such as the Flashback Trojan horse have proven that the company can't take the security of its operating systems for granted. And the security upgrades in Mountain Lion make it clear that Apple isn't.

  • News: Mobile networks insist they are prepared for mobile phone traffic during Olympics

    The UK's largest mobile phone operators believe that they will be able to cope with the expected increase in demand on their networks during the London 2012 Olympic Games, thanks to real-time data and more engineers.

  • News: New Crisis Mac Trojan targeting Snow Leopard and Lion

    A new Mac Trojan has been discovered, which is reported to be affecting Snow Leopard and Lion users.

  • News: Oracle hopes to poach Microsoft SQL Server users with MySQL migration tool

    Oracle is going after users of Microsoft's SQL Server with a new tool for migrating data from SQL Server to its own MySQL database, the vendor announced Wednesday.

  • News: Should you do a "clean install" of Mountain Lion?

    [Editor’s note: This article is part of our series of articles on installing and upgrading to Mountain Lion.]

  • News: 5 Things OS X Mountain Lion Can Teach Windows 8

    Apple's OS X Mountain Lion will launch Wednesday, so it's a good time for Windows users to peer across the border at what features in Mountain Lion might prove useful.

  • News: London Olympics, smartphones make for huge data breach

    Expected device loss at 2012 Summer Games expected to amount to 214.4 terabytes of data

  • News: Apple ships OS X Mountain Lion

    Apple today launched OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth version of the 11-year-old Mac operating system.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: iCloud

    When Apple introduced iCloud at 2011’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company touted the online service's ability to seamlessly sync your contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, images, documents, and other data, along with a free mail account, remote access to other iCloud-enabled computers, and a locator for lost portable devices.

  • News: Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR Features Android, iOS Wireless Sharing

    Fujifilm has a new 16-megapixel camera headed your way in August that is the company’s second camera in the U.S. designed for the company’s device-to-device image transfer apps for Android and iOS. The FinePix F800EXR also features Facebook and YouTube integration, and in a nod to the popularity of Instagram, you can also add six different photo filters to your snaps before posting them online.

  • News: Microsoft Rolls BlueHat Prize Finalist's Concept Into EMET 3.5

    Microsoft announced a new version of its EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) software at the Blackhat conference in Las Vegas. What’s unique about the EMET 3.5 Technology Preview is that it includes new defenses inspired by one of Microsoft’s BlueHat Prize finalists.

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