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    by Published on 02-28-2011 10:04 AM

    Security analysts at Sophos report that a new "backdoor Trojan" has been written by hackers that specifically takes aim at Apple's Mac OS X operating system. According to Chester Wisniewski of Naked Security - the popular IT security blog - the trojan in question makes remote operations and password "phishing" relatively simple.

    SophosLabs says the trojan is a "variant" of a longstanding ...
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    by Published on 02-27-2011 11:20 PM

    Jonathan Ive, Apple’s leading industrial designer, apparently wants to spend more time in his native England, if the rumors circulating are true. Ive outlined a plan to Apple’s board of directors, where he would commute from the Cupertino campus to his home in Somerset, England. Apparently, the board didn’t go for the idea and they’ve “been at loggerheads” ever since. Ive ...
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    by Published on 02-27-2011 11:05 AM

    Contrary to the hopes of many Apple fans and creatures of habit, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will not be on hand Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Apple, on March 2nd, is expected to introduce the second generation iPad. As of this writing, however, reported plans call for Apple CFO and acting CEO Tim Cook to lead the presentation, effectively taking over ...
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    by Published on 02-27-2011 09:37 AM

    Among all the new features and functionalities found in the Developer Preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, it's interesting to see what is missing. Lion has no preinstalled Java runtime, in line with Apple's stated plan to cease support of Java on the Mac. And Rosetta - Apple's code translator for running PowerPC applications on Intel processors - is nowhere to be found on Lion, marking the end of ...
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    by Published on 02-27-2011 02:07 AM

    MacWorld has released new benchmark results for the latest generation of MacBook Pros. They feature Intel’s newest Core i5 and Core i7 processors better known by their code name Sandy Bridge and the results are impressive. Macworld ran their usual battery of speed tests on the latest MacBook Pros. The only exception to the testing was with the new Thunderbolt connection, as devices that use this new standard were not yet available in time for testing. ...
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    by Published on 02-26-2011 02:02 PM

    Our friends at Consumer Reports are at it again. On Friday, the venerable consumer advocate publication took aim at the Verizon iPhone. As with its "lab tests" that similarly prompted the magazine to withdraw its recommendation of the iPhone 4 at the height of Antennagate, the publication is once again slamming the popular Apple smartphone. This time, the Verizon iPhone is the target.
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    by Published on 02-26-2011 09:49 AM

    9to5 Mac has just stated that they've found some interesting new icons in Mac OS X Lion that may reveal a part of Apple's new plan for MobileMe, which is currently MIA.

    There seems to be a folder and sidebar icon which looks specifically designed for cloud documents. This would obviously be a place for a user to store whatever documents they choose and store them on the cloud, similar to what ...
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    by Published on 02-26-2011 08:51 AM

    Following a report that iPad 2 production was backlogged, pushing the ship date of the refreshed tablet into the summer, we're now hearing indications that they'll be in stores as early as next week. AppleInsider is quoting the well-known "people familiar with the matter" as saying that at least some iPad 2s "will be in transit to retail outlets" during next Wednesday's announcement.

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    by Published on 02-26-2011 02:14 AM

    Speculation about the next iPhone model has vacillated between the device being either much larger or very much smaller. Apple may choose to release both a larger version and a smaller, cheaper model at the same time, however. On the larger front, a new image has just surfaced that shows what is purported to be an iPhone 5 front panel. If this image is an authentic, then Apple may indeed be increasing ...
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    by Published on 02-26-2011 12:19 AM

    Lion is really shaping up to be a major upgrade to the Mac operating system. A new tidbit of information has been discovered that points to Lion having TRIM support for solid-state drives. This is good news for people who use SSD’s, as performance of this type of drive can start to degrade over time. When TRIM support is fully integrated into Lion, the speed and performance of SSD’s should increase dramatically. ...
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    by Published on 02-25-2011 05:44 PM

    Apple is yielding the floor to various security experts for the sole purpose of looking into the company's Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. This marks the first known occasion in which Apple has paraded its new software to anyone outside of its immediate community of developers. It has been confirmed that Apple is, indeed, inviting no shortage of esteemed security researchers to thoroughly scrutinize the security ...
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    by Published on 02-25-2011 01:13 PM

    A runaway rumor being taken as reality by some today is that the iPad 2 will sport a carbon fiber body shell instead of an aluminum encasing in an effort by Apple to make the tablet lighter and sleeker. But as John Gruber of Daring Fireball cautions, there is no concrete evidence to chalk this feature up as a given in the same way we can assuredly expect a front-facing camera for FaceTime ...