Our Weekly Utilities Update report is a list of all the updates for many Mac utilities that have been released in the past week. While utilities can be any tool that helps you perform a routine task (including image manipulation and synchronization), our main focus in this column is to bring you those that help in troubleshooting Mac hardware and software problems.… Read more
Apple seems to be looking forward to the launch of Windows 7 almost as much as Microsoft, but for very different reasons.
While Microsoft may see Windows 7 as a way out of the failure of Vista, Apple plans to take advantage of the launch by catering to the customers who are fed up with the Windows user experience and want to make a change.
"Users are really growing tired of Windows and the headaches it brings," said Brian Croll, Apple's vice president of Mac OS X worldwide product marketing. "We've seen this with Vista, … Read more
If you've ever wanted to expand your Mac's capabilities, you probably wondered what--and how much--your machine could handle. MacTracker is a handy free utility that eliminates the guesswork, providing current, comprehensive, and accurate technical specifications on every Mac known to man, from Apple's latest right on down to the vintage Macintosh 128K.
Also this week, we have the latest update for multiservice chat client Adium, adding several fixes including the capability to use iChat emoticons in Snow Leopard. Our game this week is Armagetron Advanced, the game inspired by the movie Tron that challenges you to race … Read more
Programmers have mostly overcome a crucial hurdle to releasing a beta version of Chrome for the Mac, printing support, but several Windows 7 features won't make the cut for the present 4.x version of Chrome.
The Mac printing support is now added, according to the Google browser's issue-tracking system, though there are "minor remaining issues" and the new features aren't yet distributed with the software.
Google has cited Mac printing support as one holding back a Mac version of the browser. Mac support is important for the company's ambitions to spread the browser … Read more