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The best free and paid text editors for the Mac

The best free and paid text editors for the Mac

The best free and paid text editor programs for Mac whether you're a web developer, programmer, technical writer, or anything in between! Word processors like Microsoft Word and Apple's own Pages software are just dandy if you want to write a college paper or fax a cover sheet, but their focus...
Three great Mac App Store games to start your week: Shadowgun DeadZone, Cognition, Sky Gamblers - Cold War

Three great Mac App Store games to start your week: Shadowgun DeadZone, Cognition, Sky Gamblers - Cold War

More and more, games in the Mac App Store are appearing on the App Store. Apple makes it as easy as possible for developers who already create apps for iOS devices to make them work on the Mac, and the Mac App Store gives them a great way to get those titles out. Here's a roundup of some of my...
OS X Mavericks preview

OS X Mavericks preview

Everything you need to about the newest version of the Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, including new apps, new security features, new interface elements and advanced technology designed to improve efficiency and performance! Apple will soon roll out a new version of the operating system...
OS X Mavericks Preview: AV Kit simplifies QuickTime transition

OS X Mavericks Preview: AV Kit simplifies QuickTime transition

Apple's QuickTime made its public debut in 1991, when System 7.1 was state of the art. Times have changed, and so have the way programmers write code. AV Kit is Apple's latest effort to modernize media content delivery for developers. iOS gave Apple an opportunity to rethink the way...
OS X Mavericks Preview: easily access your LinkedIn account

OS X Mavericks Preview: easily access your LinkedIn account

LinkedIn bills itself as the largest professional network on the Internet; the company claims to have 238 million registered members worldwide. It's little wonder, then, that Apple's made it easier for you to connect in OS X Mavericks. Whether you're looking for a job or looking just to connect...
Mavericks DP5 available for download - come and get it, developers!

Mavericks DP5 available for download - come and get it, developers!

Apple on Wednesday released OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5. It's available for download through the Software Update system preference. It's the first update to Mavericks since Developer Preview 4 was released on July 22. In customary fashion, Apple offered no public release notes for the new...
OS X Mavericks preview: Website push notifications

OS X Mavericks preview: Website push notifications deliver updates without Safari

OS X Mavericks will introduce big changes to Notifications. Among them is the ability for web developers to send notifications to Mavericks users, so you can get up to date info from web sites without even running Safari. OS X Mavericks' improvements to Notifications include new interactivity...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Map Kit

OS X Mavericks Preview: Map Kit opens up the world to developers

Apple Maps are coming to Mavericks, as well all know. But Apple's Map Kit is almost as important, because it lets third-party developers tap into that data and technology. Map Kit for Mavericks provides the same essential access to information that its counterpart does for iOS: with it,...
OS X Mavericks preview: Sprite Kit simplifies 2D game development

OS X Mavericks preview: Sprite Kit simplifies 2D game development

New technology coming to OS X Mavericks promises to make it easier for indie gamers to support the platform with 2D arcade-style games. What's more, it's portable between Mavericks and iOS 7. Sprite Kit promises to reinvent the way 2D games are made for the Mac. Sure, 3D games are cool, but...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Compressed Memory gives your Mac room to run

OS X Mavericks preview: Compressed Memory gives your Mac room to run

Another example of how Apple is trying to make Mavericks more efficient is "Compressed Memory." This technique helps free up memory from dormant apps that don't need it. The net result: your Mac runs and wakes from sleep faster. If you open a lot of applications, or if some of your apps need a...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Safari Power Saver cuts Flash off at the knees

OS X Mavericks Preview: Safari Power Saver cuts Flash off at the knees

Nothing heats a Mac up (or drains its battery) faster than power-hungry Flash content running on a web site. Apple's finally giving Mac users the means to cut that off at the knees with a new technology in Mavericks called Safari Power Saver. With the rise of HTML 5 and the dominance of the iPad...
The legendary RPG makes its triumphant comeback: Shadowrun Returns ships for Mac and PC

Shadowrun Returns ships for Mac and Windows: The legendary RPG makes its triumphant comeback!

Harebrained Schemes on Thursday released Shadowrun Returns, a brand new tactical role playing game based on the enormously popular tabletop RPG that later became a popular computer and console game. Shadowrun Returns has been released for OS X and Windows, with iOS and Android versions still in...
Be the leader of your own banana republic in Tropico 4: Gold Edition, now on Mac

Be the leader of your own banana republic in Tropico 4: Gold Edition, now on Mac

Feral Interactive on Thursday announced the release of Tropico 4: Gold Edition for the Mac, a city builder and political sim that puts you in the role of the ruler of a banana republic. You rule a tiny Caribbean nation with one goal - to turn your modest land into a thriving world power. You do...
Apple releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4

Apple posts OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4

Apple on Monday posted a new build of OS X Mavericks to the Mac App Store, accessible to registered Mac developers who are currently using Mavericks on a test machine. No details were posted - all Apple indicated was that the update is recommended for all users running OS X Mavericks Developer...
Borderlands 2 gets more fresh content this fall

Borderlands 2 gets more fresh and tasty content this fall

2K Games announced Monday plans to release additional downloadable content for its hit action role playing game Borderlands 2. The new content will be released for all platforms including OS X this fall. Borderlands 2 - developed and published for the Mac by Aspyr Media - has been an enormous...
OS X Mavericks Preview: App Nap helps you work longer from your laptop

OS X Mavericks Preview: App Nap helps you work longer from your laptop

It's really easy to have a bunch of apps running at the same time, but as it stands now, that'll kill your battery life pretty quickly. OS X Mavericks is intelligent enough to know when open apps aren't doing anything, and forces them into dormancy. Sometimes in the course of your day, you'll...
MacBook Air (2013) software update 1.0 is here to fix all your Wi-Fi dropping, photoshop flickering, audio fluctuating ills

MacBook Air (2013) software update 1.0 is here to fix all your Wi-Fi dropping, photoshop flickering, audio fluctuating ills

A software update is now available for the new-as-in-2013 MacBook Air. Apple describes it as follows: This update fixes an issue that in rare instances may cause an intermittent loss in wireless connectivity, an issue with Adobe Photoshop which may cause occasional screen flickering, and an...
Timer Coalescing

Mavericks Preview: Timer Coalescing boosts Mac laptop battery life

A lot of the time your CPU isn't doing anything, and we're not just talking about when you're away from your keyboard - even when you're working, the CPU could be powered down but isn't. OS X Mavericks will use a technique called Timer Coalescing to make the most of this downtime, and that means...
OS X Mavericks Preview: OS X Server is a friend to Macs, iOS devices

OS X Mavericks Preview: OS X Server - friend to Macs, iOS devices

In all that's been written or said about OS X Mavericks, precious few words have been saved for OS X Server, which, of course, is getting the Mavericks treatment too. Let's take a look at some of the enhancements coming to OS X Server when Mavericks bows this fall. OS X Server, using the same...
OS X Mavericks Preview: Maps help you find your way and integrate with iOS

OS X Mavericks Preview: Maps help you find your way, integrates with iOS

The Maps app in iOS is an indispensable tool, whether you're traveling in familiar territory or exploring a new place. Now, for the first time, Maps is coming to OS X when Mavericks bows this fall. Will it keep you from getting lost? Certainly, OS X is no stranger to map applications or web...

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