Mac software archive

  • Office 365 Home Premium: Microsoft wants you to rent Office for £7.99 a month
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    Office 365 Home Premium: Microsoft wants you to rent Office for £7.99 a month

    By 29 January 2013

    Microsoft is hoping to change the way we use software with the launch of Office 365 Home Premium, a consumer version of its software rental service for businesses. Aimed at those who don't want to pay up-front for the software they use, Microsoft will...

  • Cobook smart address book app coming to the iPhone
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    Cobook smart address book app coming to the iPhone

    By 1 November 2012

    Cobook, the “smart address book” that integrates all your social networks with contacts stored on your Mac, is coming to the iPhone. Interested customers are being invited to provide their email address on the Cobook iPhone page, with the company...

  • Apple: iTunes 11 now coming end of November
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    Apple: iTunes 11 now coming end of November

    By 30 October 2012

    Apple's iTunes 11, the revamped version of the company's music desktop software that was originally promised for the end of October, will now be released at the end of November. "The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little...

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements reach version 11
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements reach version 11

    By 25 September 2012

    Adobe has announced the latest version of its consumer photo and video editing software, which has reached its 11th release. Adobe's done a little bit of a u-turn in the latest package though: the dark background of version 10 has been axed for what Adobe...

  • Office for Mac 2011 update adds Retina display support, words never looked so good
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    Office for Mac 2011 update adds Retina display support, words never looked so good

    By 20 September 2012

    MacBook Pro users with a Retina Display that uses Microsoft office will now be able to see the words they write even more clearly, following the news that Microsoft has updated the software to support the higher resolution. "We’re happy to announce...

  • Apple OS X 10.8.2 adds Facebook sharing to the desktop
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    Apple OS X 10.8.2 adds Facebook sharing to the desktop

    By 19 September 2012

    Apple has updated its desktop operating system Mac OS X on Wednesday night, alongside the roll-out of iOS 6, bringing a number of fixes and Facebook to the company's line of Mac computers. The new update, which is available now, weighs in at over 350MB...

  • Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books
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    Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books

    By 11 September 2012

    Amazon Kindle for Mac has added gesture controls for Lion and Mountain Lion users, so Pocket-lint fired up the app to see whether it makes a difference. The new app hasn't really changed that much although it is also worth noting that if you've got a...

  • Nokia Welcome Home: Lets switchers go Windows Phone quickly
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    Nokia Welcome Home: Lets switchers go Windows Phone quickly

    By 1 September 2012

    Nokia has released a new desktop app that will make it even easier for iPhone, BlackBerry or Android users to ditch their current phone and move to a Nokia Lumia. "With Welcome Home, you just plug in your Lumia to your computer (Mac or PC, your choice)...

  • Tweetbot for Mac now in Beta, if you weren't already in, forget it
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    Tweetbot for Mac now in Beta, if you weren't already in, forget it

    By 1 September 2012

    Tweetbot for Mac is now in beta. But in a move likely to make it an incredibly exclusive member club rather than the must-have Twitter app for Mac, if you aren’t already using it, forget it: you won't be able to play with the app until it is officially...

  • Firefox 15 arrives, has plans to be best gaming browser
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    Firefox 15 arrives, has plans to be best gaming browser

    By 29 August 2012

    Mozilla, the community behind the Firefox browser, has pushed out Firefox 15 to Firefox users around the world with a promise of better speeds, better stability and a better experience for those who want to play games in their browser. "Firefox makes...

  • Tweetbot for Mac alpha pulled, Tapbot blames Twitter
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    Tweetbot for Mac alpha pulled, Tapbot blames Twitter

    By 27 August 2012

    The developers behind Tweetbot for Mac, the Mac desktop software version of the popular paid-for Twitter iOS app, has been forced to pull the application because of new changes brought in by Twitter. In a move that shows the effects the new changes that...

  • Mountain Lion draining Mac's battery power?
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    Mountain Lion draining Mac's battery power?

    By 8 August 2012

    Some Macbook users are reporting that the battery life of their portable computers has dramatically reduced since installing Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion. Wired has tested the claims using a Macbook Pro with Retina display and it too found it lost about...

  • OS X Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in just four days
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    OS X Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in just four days

    By 30 July 2012

    A massive three million people have downloaded Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion in just four days, making it the manufacturer’s most successful OS X to date. The operating system is available for £13.99 and introduces Mac users to 200 new features including...

  • Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on
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    Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on

    By 25 July 2012

    Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Facebook will be joining Twitter in being given system-level access to allow you to check and make status updates from anywhere at the click of a button. We've been playing with a developer preview of the new feature...

  • Apple OS X Mountain Lion review
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    Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 25 July 2012

    Mountain Lion is Apple's latest operating system and according to Apple heralds a new dawn in computing. Costing just £13.99, the question is not why should you upgrade, but what shiny new features will you get? We've been living with the full retail...

  • Hands-on: Tweetbot for Mac review
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    Hands-on: Tweetbot for Mac review

    By 12 July 2012

    If you like Twitter, Tweetbot for the iPhone or iPad is one of the apps to have if you don't like the official Twitter experience, but can a desktop version of the popular app work? We've been playing with the new alpha build of the app to find out. Alpha,...

  • Mountain Lion won't run on old Macs because of inferior graphics drivers
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    Mountain Lion won't run on old Macs because of inferior graphics drivers

    By 12 July 2012

    It’s bad news for some Mac users as it’s confirmed Apple’s new Mountain Lion operating system won’t be compatible with older versions.  Apple has listed which Macs are available for upgrade on its official Mountain Lion upgrade page. Though the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Cobook review (Mac)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Cobook review (Mac)

    By 18 June 2012

    Easy access to your most important information is one of the benefits of modern devices, be it a smartphone or computer. Smartphones, thanks to their light take on things, often offer a solution that surpasses some of the more cumbersome desktop equivalents. ...

  • Firefox 13 ready for download
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    Firefox 13 ready for download

    By 5 June 2012

    Mozilla has released the latest version of its Firefox browser - Firefox 13. The new browser - deemed a "landmark release" - packs in a number of new features including a redesigned home page and tab pages, as well as support for “tabs on demand”...

  • Apple updates OS X Lion, fixes FileVault password issue
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    Apple updates OS X Lion, fixes FileVault password issue

    By 9 May 2012

    Apple has released a software update for Mac OS X Lion on Wednesday night, bringing the OS up to version 10.7.4. The 10.7.4 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility,...

  • Send to Kindle now available to Mac users
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    Send to Kindle now available to Mac users

    By 25 April 2012

    Mac users can now send files direct from their computer to their Kindle, putting them on par with PCs. Available to download from Amazon, the “Send to Kindle” for Mac software enables users to archive any documents that are sent to their Kindle, including...

  • Angry Birds Space blasts off for iOS, Android, PC and Mac
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    Angry Birds Space blasts off for iOS, Android, PC and Mac

    By 22 March 2012

    Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds, has finally launched a worthy sequel. Angry Birds Space reinvigorates the franchise because  it's far more than just firing birds from a catapult to take out some green pigs. Hoping to knock overnight sensation Draw...

  • Your contacts data to be safer with OS X Mountain Lion
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    Your contacts data to be safer with OS X Mountain Lion

    By 19 March 2012

    Apple has released a new version of its OS X Mountain Lion developer preview, which adds a new feature that helps protect a user's contacts book from apps on the computer. The OS now asks users to grant permission to apps that want to access their contacts...

  • iCloud Safari Tab Syncing lets you sync your web browsing between Apple devices
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    iCloud Safari Tab Syncing lets you sync your web browsing between Apple devices

    By 19 March 2012

    Apple has introduced a new feature to its OS X Mountain Lion developer preview. The second release has appeared ahead of the launch of the next operating system in the summer and it brings an addition to iCloud's functionality. Called iCloud Safari...

  • iTunes 10.6 update released
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    iTunes 10.6 update released

    By 7 March 2012

    Apple has released an update for its iTunes software on Wednesday, bringing with it support for 1080p HD movies and TV shows following the launch of a new updated iPad and new updates Apple TV. "iTunes 10.6 adds the ability to play 1080p HD movies and...