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Office for Mac update arrives this year

Office for Mac update arrives this year

Mac users who have been long awaiting a proper Microsoft Office update can rejoice: the company's Manager for Office in Germany has stated a new release will arrive some time later on this year, marking the first version update since 2011.

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OS X 10.9.3 to bring 4K display and 60 Hz output on 2013 MacBook Pro

OS X 10.9.3 to bring 4K display and 60 Hz output on 2013 MacBook Pro

It seems that Apple is ready to turbo charge the display capabilities of its current hardware lineup with the upcoming OS X 10.9.3 update. Spotted by beta testers is a new setting that enables native resolution on 4K display as well as 4K output at 60 Hz on 2013 Retina MacBook Pros.

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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth hands-on

Griffin has just outed a revamped, redesigned, and slightly more limited incarnation of its popular PowerMate dial control. Eschewing USB cables for a Bluetooth 4.0 connection, the new PowerMate Bluetooth is more portable, not to mention more stylish, but will it be able to replicate the success of its predecessor? Here at CES 2014, we got a first hand experience with the PowerMate Bluetooth to find out for ourselves.

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Windows 8.1 market share increases as Windows overall decreases

Windows 8.1 market share increases as Windows overall decreases

Windows 8.1 doubled its market share among operating systems in its first half-month on the market, according to a new report by web analytics firm Net Applications. The OS rose from 0.87% market share to 1.72%, for a 0.85% gain. The trend is expected to continue in November and beyond as Microsoft herds its customers away from its previous operating systems and towards 8.1.

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OS X Mavericks made free: release today

OS X Mavericks made free: release today

Coming out of the Apple event, it looks like OS X Mavericks is going to be available beginning today. This latest news comes just a few weeks after the gold master was made available for developers. But there is a bit more to this than simply getting access today. Apple has said they "want to get Mavericks into as many peoples' hands as possible." For that, OS X 10.9 is coming as a free update.

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Apple OS X 10.8.5 update brings Mail, screensaver improvements

Apple OS X 10.8.5 update brings Mail, screensaver improvements

Apple has released the latest update for OS X 10.8. This update is arriving as OS X 10.8.5 and will be available by way of the software update section of the Mac App Store. Apple is putting this out as a recommended update for all Mountain Lion users and has it listed as bringing the usual array of improvements dealing with stability, compatibility and security.

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Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

The team responsible for creating the newest game in the Metro series, 4A Games, have made public their plans to release the title to both Mac OS X and the Linux software environments through Deep Silver in the near future. Suggesting that these releases will prove further the flexibility and power of the studio's home-made 4A Engine on which the game is based, 4A Games chief technology officer Oles Shishkovstov said that both new iterations of Metro: Last Light will be released by the end of the year.

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FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

Everyone has had to deal with malware of some sort at one point or another, with some being unlucky enough to come across the FBI-themed "ransomware" variety that presents itself as being a government threat of criminal charges should one refuse to pay a fine. This kind of malware has typically been the domain of Windows users, but has made its way to OS X.

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Mac OS X Mavericks coming today for devs, arrives this fall

Mac OS X Mavericks coming today for devs, arrives this fall

Today, Apple has just announced their all new and improved OS X 10 Mavericks operating system, and it will be loaded with new features. Things such as finder tags, multiple screen use, serious memory management and much more. Now we know what you're all wondering. When can you get it? Well, it looks like later this fall for most.

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Apple OS X Mavericks gets official

Apple OS X Mavericks gets official

Apple has a long and rich history with their popular Desktop OS. OS X has been a staple in the computing world for a long, long time. Today they've just announced Sea Lion? All jokes aside, since they've ran out of Big Cat names to follow up Mountain Lion, Leopard and more, they've moved on to a California naming theme. Starting with the sea and surfing mavericks right in their backyard.

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OS X 10.9 advanced build may await developers at WWDC

OS X 10.9 advanced build may await developers at WWDC

WWDC 2013 is coming up, and we've already heard some rumors concerning it, such as the expected MacBook refresh based on some leaked SKUs. With only a handful of days left before things kick off, another rumor has surfaced, this time concerning OS X 10.9. According to a bug report that was spotted, the next version of Apple's operating system may already be at an advanced build state.

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Apple OS X 10.8.4 update brings FaceTime, Microsoft Exchange improvements

Apple OS X 10.8.4 update brings FaceTime, Microsoft Exchange improvements

Today users of Apple's OS X 10.8 or higher will be seeing an update to their systems in the form of an OTA software notification. The version of OS X appearing on MacBook and iMac devices goes by the version number 10.8.4 and brings on a variety of boosts and bug fixes, not least of these being connectivity with "certain enterprise Wi-fi networks". Apple has also let it be known that Microsoft Exchange compatibility has been given a boost when it comes to the standard Apple Calendar app.

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