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Doug McLean

Doug McLean

Doug McLean holds the position of Staff Writer at TidBITS, before which he did testing for the New York Times Web site and oversaw Mac support at the Montserrat College of Art. Doug has an art degree from Cornell University and remains a working artist.

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Netflix Starts Deploying Mac-Compatible Media Player

Netflix has announced that Mac users will finally gain access to its coveted Watch Instantly feature through - surprise - a Microsoft Silverlight-based media player.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 03-Nov-08

Notable software releases so far this week include Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.4 Update, iKey 2.3.1, TextExpander 2.5, SpamSieve 2.7.2, and Fission 1.6.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 27-Oct-08

Notable software releases this week include iPhoto 7.1.5, BBEdit 9.0.2, Lightroom 2.1, Adobe Camera Raw 5.1, DiscLabel 5.3, Cocktail 4.2, AirPort Extreme Update 2008-004, Aperture 2.1.2, InDesign CS3 5.0.4 Update, InCopy 5.0.4 Update, and Suitcase Fusion 2.0.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20-Oct-08

Notable software releases so far this week include Apple's Migration and DVD/CD Sharing Update, Typinator 3.2, Mac HelpMate 2.6, Undercover 2.5, OpenOffice 3.0, Flash Player 10, Live Interior 3D 2.0, and Bento 2.0.

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Microsoft Office 2008 12.1.3 and 2004 11.5.2 Updates

Microsoft continues to release updates to Office 2008 and 2004, this time blocking a notable security hole, improving stability within Leopard, and addressing a number of bugs.

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Netflix Mac Support News and More

This week Netflix announced that it would offer Mac support for their popular Watch Instantly feature by the end of 2008. The announcement came on the heals of three other big Netflix-related news items. Here's a look at all four.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13-Oct-08

Notable software releases so far this week include Apple's Security Update 2008-007, 1Password 2.9, Opera 9.6, and Radioshift 1.1.

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Apple Changes App Store Customer Review Policy

Find yourself using customer reviews to assist in your online shopping decisions? Ever wonder how reliable they are? Last week Apple announced a significant change to the way its App Store customers review products. Here we take a look at the change and what it means.

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Fix 5002 Error When Updating iPhone Apps

Getting error 5002 when you try to update your favorite sudoku or flashlight app? Never fear, since there's a simple fix for this App Store error.