Mac OS X

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 3.0 for OS X

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 3.0 for OS X

For those smatterings of users who own a Mac computer and a Windows mobile, Microsoft has released the newest version of what was previously called Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac. Now just called "Windows Phone," this version 3.0 app allows users to sync their Windows Phone smartphone with their OS X machine for easy data transfer. The app has received a pretty extensive overhaul and gained many new features.

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Apple removes Java from OS X browsers with Mac update

Apple removes Java from OS X browsers with Mac update

On Wednesday, Apple released a Mac update for Lion and Mountain Lion that strips all Mac browsers of the Java plugin, another move in the company's effort to distance itself from Oracle's Java software. Once the update is installed, users presented with Java content will see a placeholder that reads "Missing Plug-in." After which point, users can then download the plug-in directly if desired.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition gets September release date

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition gets September release date

Overhaul Games confirmed today that the PC version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition will be arriving on September 18. The Mac and iPad versions are also releasing sometime in September, but sadly Overhaul didn't want to talk specific dates for those versions. The Android version doesn't have a release date yet, but we're hoping that having a solid release date for the PC version means that the Android port will be following shortly after.

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion is here, but can it maul Windows 8? The much-anticipated update promises more iOS-style streamlined simplicity for your MacBook or iMac, further strengthening the ties between mobile and desktop with a healthy serving of iCloud and a fair few features borrowed from the iPad and iPhone. We've been using the final version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 to see whether it's really the cat's meow. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Apple OS X app hack discovered

Apple OS X app hack discovered

About a week ago, Russian hacker Alexey Borodin found a way for iPhone and iPad owners to download in-app purchases for free. Well, now, that same hacker has managed to circumvent the same kind of procedure for Mac OS X apps. The "In-Appstore for OS X" uses a similar receipt-spoofing method that made waves among iOS apps last week.

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Automatic Downloads added to Mountain Lion

Automatic Downloads added to Mountain Lion

Apple continues to add more and more iOS-like features to Mountain Lion. The latest addition to the developer preview brings the Automatic Download function for apps purchased from the OS X App Store. Just like iOS, once you enable this feature any Mac that is logged on the same account will automatically download purchased apps. The feature doesn’t seem to be fully baked in just yet, however.

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Kaspersky Lab exec calls OS X “really vulnerable”

Kaspersky Lab exec calls OS X “really vulnerable”

Malware has increasingly become a problem for Mac OS X, most recently having been affected by the Flashback trojan which infected over half a million systems. Apple were slow to respond to the threat, and although two Flashback removal tools were offered for users to download, the number of machines still infected remains high. Apple has reportedly asked Kaspersky Labs to advise the company on OS X security issues.

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