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  • Apple Mac OS X Lion ready to download, USB drive version August, software DVD is dead
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    Apple Mac OS X Lion ready to download, USB drive version August, software DVD is dead

    By 20 July 2011

    Apple’s latest operating system has gone on sale around the world with Apple making the brave move to ditch any physical copies (i.e. a DVD in a box) on launch day, forcing customers to use the Mac App Store that’s available within Snow Leopard to...

  • Mac OS X Lion freed from its cage 20 July
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    Mac OS X Lion freed from its cage 20 July

    By 19 July 2011

    We know, we know - there's more than a whiff of deja vu to this story but Apple is reported to be preparing its stores for the arrival of Mac OS X Lion, with the platform said to be landing at 1.30pm UK time (8.30am EST) on 20 July. And, given as the...

  • Apple store webcam artist has home raided by secret agents
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    Apple store webcam artist has home raided by secret agents

    By 11 July 2011

    An artist, who was using a program to remotely capture and upload pictures of people testing out Apple computers across New York, has had his home raided by the secret service. Kyle McDonald created the project entitled People Staring at Computers as...

  • Duke Nukem Forever: Offending Mac users from August
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    Duke Nukem Forever: Offending Mac users from August

    By 28 June 2011

    Duke Nukem Forever may not be getting the big score reviews that it would have hoped for, having been 14 years in the making, but it will still go down as one of the biggest game launches of the year - and reports suggest that sales are a booming for...

  • New MacBook Air could be out this month
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    New MacBook Air could be out this month

    By 14 June 2011

    Looks like those rumours of a new MacBook air yesterday weren't so false after all. Taiwan's Economic Daily is reporting new sets of Apple ultra-thin laptops are headed to stores for sale in late June. Around 380,000 of the new portables are said to be...

  • Unlocked iPhones for the US, not new MacBook Airs
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    Unlocked iPhones for the US, not new MacBook Airs

    By 13 June 2011

    Remember that rumour circulating the web this morning about a brand shiny new MacBook Air headed to Apple stores by Wednesday? Turns out it was a bit wrong. No brand new ultra-thin from Apple we're afraid, instead it looks like the US is set to get themselves...

  • Apple WWDC banner lifts lid on keynote: Lion + iOS 5 + iCloud
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    Apple WWDC banner lifts lid on keynote: Lion + iOS 5 + iCloud

    By 3 June 2011

    Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference starts on Monday (6 June) and usually there's the utmost secrecy on what the opening keynote address will contain. However, unless we're all in for a very unlikely shock, the company has thrown its usual tactics...

  • Want security? Get a Mac says Eric Schmidt
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    Want security? Get a Mac says Eric Schmidt

    By 1 June 2011

    Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has pointed to Macs as the weapon of choice for those in need of security.  In a move that will undoubtedly spark Apple versus Windows comment-wars the world over, the ex-Apple board member said viruses are less...

  • Apple’s defences decay in wake of stronger Mac Defender malware
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    Apple’s defences decay in wake of stronger Mac Defender malware

    By 26 May 2011

    Apple computers are renowned for their virus free environment, so you can imagine the fear struck into Mac user’s hearts last week when they learned of the credit card hunting Mac Defender malware. The Cupertino based company immediately rushed to bring...

  • Apple admits Mac Defender malware issue
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    Apple admits Mac Defender malware issue

    By 25 May 2011

    There's an old wive's tale in the tech world that Apple Mac machines aren't susceptible to the cyber nasties that blight their Windows nemesis. In fact, the official Mac OS X security page states: "Mac OS X doesn’t get PC viruses. And its built-in defences...

  • Apple admits iPad cannibalisation of PC market
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    Apple admits iPad cannibalisation of PC market

    By 18 January 2011

    Apple has admitted that it owns a low share in both the PC and handset markets, and claims that it is going to release new products in 2011 that will help it take both sectors head-on. Speaking during the company's financial conference call on Tuesday...

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 2.0 checks in on your Mac
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    BlackBerry Desktop Software 2.0 checks in on your Mac

    By 17 December 2010

    Windows RIMers have been getting one over their Apple counterparts lately, with Wi-Fi music syncing and the like, but now that the BlackBerry Desktop Software 2.0 for Mac has landed, they're back on an even keel. The Mac OS X friendly platform brings...

  • Apple's Mac App Store opens for business 6 January
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    Apple's Mac App Store opens for business 6 January

    By 16 December 2010

    The pre-Christmas launch never materialised, but app-loving fanboys won't have to wait too much longer for the latest Apple foray into the app market. The world's biggest tech company has just confirmed the official live date for the Mac App Store - 6...

  • VIDEO: PC and Mac take flight with Avatar
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    VIDEO: PC and Mac take flight with Avatar

    By 12 November 2010

    Microsoft has taken to mocking the MacBook's lack of Blu-ray in its latest YouTube based-viral. In it, a Windows machine and its Apple counterpart take a flight and watch Avatar in Blu-ray via the PCs optical drive. The video ends just before the Windows...

  • MacBook Air: Shiny but not Flash
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    MacBook Air: Shiny but not Flash

    By 21 October 2010

    File this one under "P" for "Petty". The latest MacBook Air models, which were unleashed to the wild at the Back to the Mac event, do not come with Flash pre-loaded. The plug-in is not included and there's no obvious click to install button either, so...

  • Apple to bring App Store to the Mac
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    Apple to bring App Store to the Mac

    By 20 October 2010

    One of the biggest things to come to the new version of Mac OS X , dubbed Lion, is a version of the Apple App Store. It won't quite be the same as the iTunes version, but it will allow users to download applications in as easy and simple a way. "App Store...

  • Back to the Mac: 1 in 5 PCs is a Mac
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    Back to the Mac: 1 in 5 PCs is a Mac

    By 20 October 2010

    Apple's Back to the Mac event has kicked off with the bold claim that "1 in 5 PCs is a Mac". It's a staggering boast, and one that the Cupertino company makes even though the market has seen a decline over the last year. It now owns around 20.7 per cent...

  • Western Digital My Book Live: Four times faster than conventional network drives
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    Western Digital My Book Live: Four times faster than conventional network drives

    By 13 October 2010

    Western Digital's new My Book Live network storage device boasts file transfer speeds of up to 100 Mbps, four times faster than many of its peers. Additionally, the company has hinted to Pocket-lint that there could also be a 3TB version (it has similarly-sized...

  • Zune zipping its way to Macs
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    Zune zipping its way to Macs

    By 13 October 2010

    Put this one down as a mystery still yet to be unravelled. It's being reported that Microsoft's UK head of marketing for mobile service in the UK, Oded Ran, tweeted: "Daily #WP7 ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm glad to confirm that Mac users would be able to Zune on...

  • Apple special event: Streaming live to fanboys
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    Apple special event: Streaming live to fanboys

    By 1 September 2010

    Usually when Apple puts on one of its launch events three things happen: 1. The crowd whoops and cheers everything Jobs and the gang say, no matter how mundane (the iPhone launch was on par with how a religious crowd would react to the Second Coming)....

  • Inside Apple's "best ever" store at Covent Garden
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    Inside Apple's "best ever" store at Covent Garden

    By 5 August 2010

    The new Apple Store in Covent Garden is the "best ever" according to Apple's senior VP of retail ops, Ron Johnson, who was on hand to give Pocket-lint a sneak peak of the shop ahead of its grand opening at 10am on 7 August. As well as being the "best"...

  • VIDEO: NASA flies you to the moon with Moonbase Alpha
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    VIDEO: NASA flies you to the moon with Moonbase Alpha

    By 30 June 2010

    Moonbase Alpha, the official NASA MMO will be released onto the Steam network on 6 July. The game, which has been in private beta testing for a while now, features realistic NASA exploration scenarios with 3D graphics. You'll be part of a moon exploration...

  • Revamped Apple Mac mini takes on Apple TV
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    Revamped Apple Mac mini takes on Apple TV

    By 15 June 2010

    You would have thought that Apple would be content with dominating the day's tech news with the iPhone 4 pre-orders. Not so it seems, as it has chosen today to also announce the launch of a brand spanking new Mac mini. The updated mini is, according to...