Posts Tagged ‘mac’

Camino Browser Finally Calls It Quits

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

This is the first (and probably the last) I’ve heard of the Camino browser … I wonder if brand recognition was part of the problem?

Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari seem to own the web browser market, but that does not mean they are the only choices — Torch, for instance, is up and coming and many smaller businesses continue to claw for market share. Now the browser front has become just a bit smaller as Camino has bowed out.


Amazon Cloud Drive Desktop App for Windows and Mac Launched

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Yet another major player has entered the cloud drive business … which seems kind of odd in an age of multi-tetrabyte hard drives and 100 Gig flash drives.

The cloud space is buzzing with activity lately.  First we had an update to Microsoft SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage offering, with improved file upload size support and the SkyDrive for desktop app allowing Windows and Mac users to synchronize their online storage with their local PC.


Macs Give Me a Syncing Feeling

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Man, the author of this article really dislikes Apple products …

They make you feel good, Apple products – until you try to do something they don’t want you to do.

In 2007, I wrote a column entitled “I hate Macs”. I call it a column. It was actually an unbroken 900-word anti-Apple screed. Macs, I claimed, were “glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy-cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work.”


Windows Live Sync for Mac now Available

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

This sounds like an incredibly useful feature for anybody who uses both a PC and a Mac …

Windows Live Sync, formerly Live Mesh and part of the new Windows Live Essentials 2011 Suite is now available for the Apple Mac, as reported by Windows Observer.  The beta can be downloaded hereas a .dmg file.


Intego discovers Mac spyware piggybacking on free screensavers

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

This was inevitable; as Apple’s market share increases, it was just a matter of time before somebody started writing Mac-friendly spyware. I think the bigger story is that there are actually people out there who download those free screen savers from the pop-up ads.

Ever heard of PremierOpinion? You soon will: but this doesn’t quite look like the long-expected attack of malware on Macs. Instead it’s a comScore subsidiary that’s the culprit.

If you have downloaded and installed one of a long list (see the end of this post) of screensavers for the Mac, you’ve also got some spyware on board.

Yup. Spyware. On the Mac. The sector is becoming big enough to be worth the attention of the writers of scummy software. You might think it’s not malware, but that’s only because you haven’t read the (long) list of things it does.


Chrome For Mac And Linux Graduate From Beta

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

A wider user base is always good news for anyone who’s trying to capture a larger market share …

It was almost exactly one year ago that Google released the first dev build of Chrome for Mac and Linux. At the time, even though they released it, they didn’t really want you to use it. It simply wasn’t stable. Now it is. And as such, it’s finally being formally released.

Google announced today that Chrome for Mac and Linux has caught up with the stable (and older) Windows build of the browser. As such, they’re ready to take both builds out of beta for the first time. And these new stable releases come with new features such as more advanced syncing (bookmarks, preferences, settings, etc). And it’s full of HTML5 tools like Geolocation APIs, App Cache, and web sockets. And access to the over 4,500 Chrome extensions.