Mac Software - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21597 en Apple updates iWork for Mac, iOS, and iCloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/apple-updates-iwork-mac-ios-and-icloud-239636?source=rss_mac_software <p>Apple updated its iWork suite on all three platforms (iOS, Mac, and iCloud) yesterday, with improvements to almost every aspect of every app, from editing in Pages to creating charts in Numbers and delivering presentations in Keynote.</p> Applications Apple Mac Software Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:03:31 +0000 admin 239636 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple patches Safari's Pwn2Own vulnerability, two-dozen other critical bugs http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-patches-safaris-pwn2own-vulnerability-two-dozen-other-critical-bugs-239630?source=rss_mac_software <p>Apple on Tuesday patched the security vulnerability in Safari that was successfully exploited at last month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, where a team cracked the browser to win $65,000.</p> <p>The Cupertino, Calif. company seeded <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6181" target="_blank">updates</a> for both Safari 6 and Safari 7 yesterday, promoting the former to version 6.1.3 and the latter to 7.0.3.</p> Security Apple Application Security Mac Software Patch Management Web Browsers Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:59:33 +0000 admin 239630 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft launches free OneNote for Mac -- with some pieces missing http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-launches-free-onenote-mac-some-pieces-missing-238516?source=rss_mac_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_New_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft launches free OneNote for Mac -- with some pieces missing" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft's <a href="http://www.onenote.com/">OneNote</a>, the note-taking and Web-clipping app for multiple devices, is now available as a free-to-use product for Windows and -- for the first time -- the Macintosh.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Microsoft Collaboration Software Mac Software Office Software Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:42:53 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238516 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple and security: 5 deadly development sins http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/apple-and-security-5-deadly-development-sins-237235?source=rss_mac_software <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_apple_fire.jpg" alt="Apple and security: 5 deadly development sins" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Recently, Apple decided to <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-patches-critical-os-x-ssl-bug-mavericks-update-237155">replace open source OpenSSL</a> with its own <code>libsecurity_ssl</code>. Application Development Application Development iOS Mac Software Security Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 237235 at http://www.infoworld.com North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you? http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/north-korea-switched-windows-os-x-should-you-235978?source=rss_mac_software <div id="screenshot"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/image_0.jpg" alt="North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you?" width="525px" /></div><p>North Korea, now in its third generation of murderous leadership, may be a bellwether for personal computing -- or perhaps a confirmation of what is happening elsewhere, given its rulers' fascination with Western status symbols, from alcohol to basketball. A year ago, a photo of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un showed an iMac on his desk, despite export bans of such technology to North Korea.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Desktop Macs MacBooks Mac Software Office Software Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 235978 at http://www.infoworld.com MSVCR80.dll errors and other problems plague iTunes 11.1.14 on Windows http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/msvcr80dll-errors-and-other-problems-plague-itunes-11114-windows-235228?source=rss_mac_software <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Bad_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="MSVCR80.dll errors and other problems with iTunes 11.1.14 can be fixed -- probably" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you're trying to install the latest iTunes update, version 11.1.14, on a Windows computer, you may be in for a rocky ride.</p> Microsoft Windows Apple Microsoft Windows Mac Software Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:20:18 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235228 at http://www.infoworld.com iWork updates for Mac, iOS return missing features http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/iwork-updates-mac-ios-return-missing-features-234942?source=rss_mac_software <p><a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2090766/iwork-for-icloud-apps-get-password-protection-other-improvements.html" target="_blank">iWork for iCloud</a> isn't the only version of Apple's productivity suite getting attention this week. On the heels of updates to its Web-based apps, Apple has also rolled out new versions of its productivity programs for OS X and iOS, bringing with them <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2061286/apple-promises-to-restore-some-iwork-features-within-six-months.html" target="_blank">some of the features the company promised last fall</a>.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Apple iOS Mobile Apps Mac Software Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:29:46 +0000 ccraig 234942 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple takes first small step to return iWork's stripped features http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/apple-takes-first-small-step-return-iworks-stripped-features-231491?source=rss_mac_software <p>Apple on Thursday began adding back features to iWork after stripping them from the Mac versions last month.</p> <p>In updates yesterday to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, Apple restored customizable toolbars to each, one of the elements the Cupertino, Calif., company deprecated in October when it refreshed the OS X applications.</p> Applications Apple Mac Software Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:55:04 +0000 admin 231491 at http://www.infoworld.com 9 dumb differences between iOS and OS X Apple should fix http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/9-dumb-differences-between-ios-and-os-x-apple-should-fix-227787?source=rss_mac_software <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_ios7.jpg" alt="9 dumb differences between iOS and OS X Apple should fix" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Each new version of iOS and OS X creates more integration across Apple's computer and mobile platforms, with a clear goal of treating all devices as optimized instances of Apple's integrated environment.</p> Applications Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Apple Mac OS X iOS Email Software Mobile Apps Mac Software Office Software Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 227787 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: New Parallels, Fusion virtual desktops for OS X fail the smell test http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/review-new-parallels-fusion-virtual-desktops-os-x-fail-the-smell-test-226160?source=rss_mac_software <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_vmware_parallels_virtualization_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Every time there's a new version of OS X, there's also a new version of Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion, the two desktop virtualization products that let you run Windows, Linux, and OS X in virtual machines on your Mac.</p> Applications Microsoft Windows Virtualization Windows 8 Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Mac Software Virtualization Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 226160 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple unveils big plans for software, hardware for 2013 http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/apple-unveils-big-plans-software-hardware-2013-220511?source=rss_mac_software <p>Apple product releases may have been few and far between so far in 2013. But if <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2040669/live-blog-apples-2013-wwdc-keynote.html" target="_blank">Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote</a> on Monday is anything to go by, the company has put the time since its last major press event in October 2012 to good use.</p> Applications Mac Software Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:41:53 +0000 admin 220511 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft: No more support for you, Office for Mac 2008 http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-no-more-support-you-office-mac-2008-215887?source=rss_mac_software <p>Microsoft today reminded customers running Office for Mac 2008 that support for the suite ends next Tuesday. "Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9, 2013," Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (MacBU), the firm's OS X development arm, said in a <a href="http://blog.officeformac.com/ending-support-for-office-for-mac-2008/" target="_blank">post on the team's blog</a> Thursday.</p> Applications Microsoft Microsoft Office Mac Software Office Software Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:48:08 +0000 admin 215887 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft quietly raises prices of Mac Office by up to 17 percent http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-quietly-raises-prices-of-mac-office-17-percent-213046?source=rss_mac_software <p>Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17 percent and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.</p> <p>The move puts Office for Mac 2011 on the same pricing schedule as the new Office 2013 for Windows. The price increases and the disappearance of the multi-license bundles also makes Microsoft's Office 365, a software-by-subscription deal the company has aggressively pushed, more competitive with traditional "perpetual" licenses.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 365 Software Licensing Mac Software Office Software Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:06:59 +0000 admin 213046 at http://www.infoworld.com The lazy geek's guide to building a home media center http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/the-lazy-geeks-guide-building-home-media-center-212789?source=rss_mac_software <div id="apple-tv" style="padding-bottom: 16px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; width: 525px; height: 295px;"><a href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/96432/the-lazy-geeks-guide-home-media-center-216840" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com//sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/AppleTV-Homescreen.png" alt="Apple TV" width="525" height="295" /></a></div><p>What true techie hasn't mused about <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/all-i-want-xmas-no-more-discs-692">how to get rid of CDs, DVDs, and all that media clutter</a> in </p> Applications Computer Hardware Android Consumer Electronics Desktop Macs Desktop PCs iOS iPad Laptop PCs iPhone MacBooks Mac Software Mac Tools Smartphones Tablets Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 212789 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple to kill Messages beta for OS X Lion next month http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/apple-kill-messages-beta-os-x-lion-next-month-207359?source=rss_mac_software <p>Apple has told Mac owners running OS X Lion that the beta of Messages, its replacement for both the older iChat instant messaging service and SMS (short message service) texting, will expire Dec. 14.</p> <p>To keep using the service, customers must upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion. Emails announcing the shutoff began reaching Lion users last week.</p> Applications Apple Mac OS X Instant Messaging Mac Software Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:40:18 +0000 admin 207359 at http://www.infoworld.com Google sandboxes Flash in Chrome for OS X http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/google-sandboxes-flash-in-chrome-os-x-207206?source=rss_mac_software <p>Google this week announced it had shipped a stronger Flash Player sandbox for the OS X version of Chrome, making good on an August promise to ship a Mac browser better able to ward off exploits of the Adobe software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9233354/Chrome_ships_with_Do_Not_Track_support" target="_blank">Chrome 23</a>, which launched Nov. 6, completed Google's efforts to ditch the aged NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) Flash plug-in for one built to Google's own PPAPI (Pepper Plugin Application Programming Interface) standard.</p> Applications Google Google Chrome Application Security Mac Software Web Browsers Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:56:41 +0000 admin 207206 at http://www.infoworld.com Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac update boosts support for Windows 8 http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/parallels-desktop-8-mac-update-boosts-support-windows-8-206824?source=rss_mac_software <p>Apple has offered the Boot Camp feature for many years to let Mac users work with either the Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows operating system on the same computer. For some users who want to experience Microsoft Windows applications on their Mac hardware, this option has been enough. Then there are those who want more, such as the capability of working seamlessly with either environment free of the need to reboot. Applications Virtualization Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Mac Software Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:45:00 +0000 David Marshall 206824 at http://www.infoworld.com OS X Mountain Lion arrives: The top 25 features http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/53045/os-x-mountain-lion-arrives-the-top-25-features-198534?source=rss_mac_software <!--paging_filter-->Apple's latest OS X version amps up the iOS integration, but offers much more for business and personal use<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s latest OS X version amps up the iOS integration, but offers much more for business and personal use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/53045 </div> </div> </div> Mac OS X Mac Software Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 198534 at http://www.infoworld.com Retina-ready Mac apps are on the way http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/retina-ready-mac-apps-are-the-way-197953?source=rss_mac_software <p>Slowly but surely, Retina-enabled apps for the new MacBook Pro are starting to hit the market -- and that trickle should grow into a flood as the summer turns into fall.</p> Applications Computer Hardware MacBooks Mac Software Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:31:27 +0000 admin 197953 at http://www.infoworld.com Mac App Store's sandboxing requirement kicks in, frustrating developers http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mac-app-stores-sandboxing-requirement-kicks-in-frustrating-developers-194655?source=rss_mac_software <p>Depending on whom you ask, Friday, June 1 was the best or worst thing to come to the Mac App Store since it opened its doors in 2011. As of now, new and significantly updated apps submitted to Apple's Mac App Store must implement sandboxing, which compartmentalizes what data and features a specific app is granted access to. Apps each can metaphorically play exclusively in their own sandbox, accessing only the data that Apple has granted that app entitlements to see.</p> Applications Application Development Application Security Mac Software Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 194655 at http://www.infoworld.com