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Apple Releases General Support Update 2009-001

Apple has released the first general Mac OS X update of 2009, with regrettably terse release notes.Show full article

OmniWeb 5.9.2 Adds Gopher Support

OmniWeb may be free, but The Omni Group hasn't ceased development, releasing an update that adds support for the Gopher protocol.Show full article

Space Meeting between Steve Jobs and Charles Simonyi?

Alarming reports of two computer industry heads partaking in recent space expeditions have set the tech industry ablaze with speculations.Show full article

Underperforming Apps to be Purged From App Store

In an attempt to improve the efficiency and overall health of the App Store, Apple has announced it will be purging apps that are failing to prove their worth.Show full article

Wi-Fi 802.11b Standard Expires

The original flavor of Wi-Fi, 802.11b, expired at the end of March 31st, 2009. It's time to upgrade.Show full article

Epson's "Green" Printer Debuts for Earth Day

Tired of buying ever more consumables - ink, toner, and paper - for your printers? Epson has a new printer that reduces its environmental footprint by "consuming" and "regurgitating" its own printouts.Show full article

Invisibility App for iPhone Helps You Avoid Undesirables

No, the recently released Invisibility app doesn't make you invisible. Rather, it helps you slip away from people you want to avoid by using publicly broadcast identifiers and traces from online sources to warn you of their presence. It's the start of asocial networking.Show full article

iPhoto's Faces and Places Designed to Track Terrorists?

A startling discovery buried within iPhoto's code raises alarming questions regarding possible government interference with Apple's privacy policy and practices.Show full article

Apple Launches SecurityCare

Apple aims to eliminate security concerns for worried Mac users with a new, premier offering.Show full article

FrownOnMyMac Fills New Mac Niches

The co-founder of SmileOnMyMac has left the company and started his own firm, immediately offering a trio of applications with features guaranteed not to be found anywhere else.Show full article

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