On Monday Apple revealed iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both of these were expected by everyone who has followed Apple’s pattern of software reveals at WWDC for the past few years. But Apple also revealed new power tools for developers that nobody had expected or even imagined would arrive. One of the most significant of these is Apple’s new Metal API to greatly improve graphic performance by removing the limitations and performance impacts created by using OpenGL. Another, and arguably the most significant of them all, is Swift. Swift is Apple’s new programming language. After four years in development and without a single leak, Apple has created and now revealed what will become the foundation of a new generation of applications for...

Humble Bundle Returns: PC and Android 10

I’ll be honest: I’m really glad the “14 days of bundles” is over, as what started as something potentially interesting eventually became a series of mediocre bundles. I did...

6 by Jarred Walton on 5/27/2014

Averting Disaster - A Guide To Computer Backups (2014)

We all store more and more of our lives in digital form; spreadsheets, résumés, wedding speeches, novels, tax information, schedules, and of course digital photographs and video. All of...

130 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2014

Testing Improved 4K Display Support in OS X 10.9.3

Today Apple released the long awaited OS X 10.9.3 update. The update comes after nine weeks of beta testing, each week with a new release. One of the most...

68 by Brandon Chester & Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/15/2014

Humble Bundle for PC and Android 8 and More

The Humble Jumbo Bundle is now sadly over, but while good things come to an end we can always look forward to the next big thing. For the next...

6 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2013

TeamViewer Releases Version 9 Public Beta

About a year ago, I stumbled across TeamViewer, a remote control/remote access utility. The details of the experience are still vividly clear: I had spent the better part of...

26 by Jarred Walton on 11/5/2013

Humble Bundle with Android #7 (Updated)

In the latest edition of the Humble Bundle, there’s another collection of fairly popular games available. As usual, you unlock the core set of games with any donation of...

13 by Jarred Walton on 10/15/2013

TeamViewer 8 Released, with Windows 8 and Retina Support

TeamViewer is one of those applications that some people have heard about and love, while others have no idea what it is. At its core, TeamViewer is a remote...

30 by Jarred Walton on 12/6/2012

Office for Mac 2011 Gets Retina Display Support

Since the launch of the MacBook Pro with Retina display in June, Microsoft had announced full compatibility of Office for Mac 2011 with Mountain Lion, but had neither confirmed...

11 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

CloudPlay - A Fast Way To Stream Music To Your Desktop

I've always been a huge fan of apps that live in the OS X menu bar because they provide status updates, system information and quick access to program functions...

5 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

Apple Releases Mountain Lion 10.8.2 w/ Facebook Integration

As expected, Apple has released Mountain Lion 10.8.2 today in conjunction with the release of iOS 6. A slightly updated build (12C53) was released to developers last week as...

14 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Goes Gold; GM Released To Developers

In a bit of a double-whammy of operating system news today, word comes that Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has gone gold. Apple released the Golden Master (GM...

11 by Ryan Smith on 7/9/2012

Thoughts on the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview

Mountain Lion's first developer preview has been around for a couple of days now, and most of the banner features - largely composed of new imports from iOS -...

96 by Andrew Cunningham & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Preview

Using several media outlets, Apple has just announced major details about Mac OS X 10.8, the next version of the company's desktop operatng system. The new release, codenamed "Mountain...

38 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/16/2012

VLC 2.0 Announced: New UI and Blu-ray Support for OS X

VideoLAN has announced VLC 2.0 and the first release candidate is available to the public today. The biggest changes are in the OS X version but there are a...

22 by Kristian Vättö on 2/13/2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.7.3, Safari 5.1.3

Apple today released the OS X 10.7.3 update for the client and server versions of Lion - unlike 10.7.2, which introduced a major feature in iCloud, the 10.7.3 update...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/1/2012

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Brings Back Features from Final Cut Pro 7

Apple has today issued an update for their professional video editing suite, Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). The update carries version number 10.0.3 and re-introduces some crucial elements, such...

12 by Kristian Vättö on 1/31/2012

TRIM Enabler 2.0 for OS X Lion Released

People are often concerned with the performance of their SSD; is it running as fast as advertised. TRIM is an essential part of keeping your SSD performance up (see...

32 by Kristian Vättö on 1/22/2012

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Available

The Humble Indie Bundle team today launched the pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle 4 just in time for the holidays - the bundle included WIndows, OS X, and Linux versions...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/13/2011

Game Review: Jurassic Park: The Game

Movie tie-ins are nothing new to gaming. They crop up repeatedly throughout the industry’s history, as both successes and failures. For every good Star Wars-licensed game, there’s a bad...

8 by Craig Getting on 11/29/2011

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