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  • News: All eyes on Apple with it set to take security public

    In a first, Apple manager scheduled to take stage Thursday at Black Hat to discuss security technologies in iOS

  • News: Automator workflow of the month: Bring RSS back to Safari 6

    As of Safari 6, the version of Apple’s web browser shipping with Mountain Lion, Apple has dropped support for reading RSS feeds within the browser. Instead, Apple asks that you use a dedicated RSS reader when you want to peruse the latest links. But what if you don't want to use such a reader? You can still see RSS articles in Safari with a little help from Apple's automation utility, Automator. It works this way.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: AirPlay Mirroring

    When iOS 4.2 debuted, Apple changed the name of AirTunes—the feature that let you stream music from iTunes to an AirPort Express—to AirPlay, and in the process upgraded it considerably. In addition to streaming audio from iTunes on your computer, you could now stream from any AirPlay-enabled iOS app—you could even stream video to Apple TV. In fact, as of iOS 5, you could actually mirror the screen of an iPhone 4S or later, or an iPad 2 or later—whatever that screen displayed, you could view on your TV through your Apple TV.

  • News: Australian Grand Prix Corporation accelerates CRM

    Motorsport authority, Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC), is using a new customer relationship management (CRM) system to entice Australian and New Zealand corporate Formula 1 and Motorcycle Grand Prix fans to sign up for entertainment packages rather than watching the events at home.

  • News: NSW Trade & Investment begins three-year ERP consolidation

    New South Wales Trade & Investment has embarked on a three-year enterprise resource planning (ERP) consolidation project designed to save the government department up to $12.5 million per annum in IT service costs.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Once bitten

    Some Lion users get bitten by a bug with the Mountain Lion update process, Apple products are hallmarks of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and you may soon be able to actually listen to podcasts on your iOS device. The remainders for Wednesday, July 25, 2012 are twice shy.

  • News: Apple releases Power Nap-enabling firmware updates for recent MacBooks

    With Mountain Lion, Apple includes a Power Nap feature that allows recent SSD-equipped MacBooks to perform certain jobs while asleep, including backing up to Time Machine, checking for email messages, and performing some iCloud synchronization tasks. But owners of some MacBook Airs (2011 or newer) and retina display MacBook Pro models found Power Nap conspicuous in its absence when Mountain Lion was first released.

  • News: Three Ways to Make Gmail Easier to Live With

    Making the move from Outlook (or another mail client) to Gmail can be jarring. It means giving up the folder system you've used for years, getting accustomed to an entirely new interface, and so on.

  • News: 1E launches WAN optimisation tool to aid Windows 7 migration

    1E, a developer of efficiency software, has launched a WAN optimisation tool to help IT departments deploy Windows 7 with minimum disruption to their networks.

  • News: Mountain Lion upgrades take from 13 to 57 minutes, says Apple reseller

    Mountain Lion upgrades can take as little as 13 minutes and as long as almost an hour, a New York City Apple reseller said today.

  • News: Microsoft Build comes home to Redmond

    Hoping to capitalize on the excitement around the pending Windows 8 launch, Microsoft has announced this year's dates for its premier developer conference, Build 2012, which will be held Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 on the company's Redmond, Washington, corporate campus.

  • News: Microsoft beefs up anti-exploit tool with tech from $250K contest finalist

    Microsoft today launched a security toolkit preview that includes anti-exploit technologies created by one of the three finalists in the company's $250,000 BlueHat Prize contest.

  • News: Apple pulls Lion from the Mac App Store

    Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away. As it released Mountain Lion through the Mac App Store Wednesday, the company simultaneously removed Lion from the store: You can’t find Lion if you search for it, it’s no longer listed as one of Apple’s apps in the store, and even the direct Mac App Store link no longer works.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: Reminders

    Why should the iPhone and iPad have all the fun? In Mountain Lion, Apple continues its process of porting over the best features from iOS to the Mac. Among those is an app first introduced with iOS 5: Reminders.

  • News: Safari 6 for Lion adds unified search bar, more

    While Mountain Lion may be getting all the attention, users of OS X Lion have a couple of software updates to grab as well on Wednesday. Among the most significant is Safari 6 for Lion, which brings many of the same features included in the Mountain Lion version of Apple’s Web browser—though not all of them.

  • News: Up close with Mountain Lion: Messages

    Messages is not just a reskinning of iChat. Sure, the interface looks different. But in addition to its updated interface, Messages introduces a big change to the way instant messaging works on the Mac.

  • News: 7digital releases first digital music store for Windows 8

    7digital has releases its online music store for Windows 8, becoming the first of its kind.

  • News: 36 billion apps downloaded this year

    Although app downloads approach 40m a year, the average number per smartphone is set to drop, says analyst.

  • 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.

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