New OS X Trojan Found In The Wild & How To Protect Yourself Against It

New OS X Trojan Found In The Wild & How To Protect Yourself Against It
A new Trojan for OS X that operates remotely to steal user information and crash a Mac has been found by security researchers Sophos. The “backdoor Trojan” called BlackHole Rat and dubbed MusMinim-A by security researchers operates in the background of an infected Mac. MusMinim’s biggest threat to users is the ability to display fake Read more…

OS X Lion Hits Torrent Sites, Should You Download It?

The developer preview of Mac OS 10.7 Lion has arrived on the most popular torrent site. Question is, is it safe to download? Apple made the developer preview of Lion available Thursday through the Mac App Store. As of now, developers who paid the $99 annual fee to Apple’s Developer Connection can legally run and Read more…

Apple Overhauls “About This Mac”, Makes It Easier To Understand Your Hardware

Apple Overhauls "About This Mac", Makes It Easier To Understand Your Hardware
Part of the changes coming OS 10.7 Lion is an overhaul to the aging System Profiler and About This Mac panel to make the hardware in your computer more understandable. The “About This Mac” view in Mac OS X gives you a very limited view of the basic hardware in your Mac. While you can Read more…

OS X Lion Adds Better SSD Support

OS X Lion Adds Better SSD Support
The latest developer preview of Mac OS X Lion introduces TRIM support for Solid State Drives which will improve long term performance. Apple is starting to add SSDs to the MacBook Pro line and eventually its desktop Macs to improve battery life and shorten boot up times. However, Snow Leopard can’t optimally handle the drives. Read more…

Developer Preview Of OS X Lion Available, Security Specialists Get A Sneak Peak

Developer Preview Of OS X Lion Available, Security Specialists Get A Sneak Peak
Yesterday Apple made available the developer preview of OS X Lion on the Mac App Store. Beneath the cries of Apple’s intention to kill the optical drive (this is the first developer preview of OS X you can’t get on DVD) was news security experts would be getting a sneak peak at Lion. Apple informed Read more…

Why Apple Chose Intel Graphics For The 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Yesterday Apple announced its refreshed line of MacBook Pros sporting the latest Sandybridge processors and AMD graphics processors complimented by Intel’s integrated graphics chip. However, the baseline MacBook Pro lacks a discrete GPU and is powered by Intel’s HD 3000. While some are decrying Apple for intentionally ditching Nvidia for Intel, the constraints of the Read more…

Apple Announces FaceTime 1.0, HD Cameras On New MacBook Pros

Amidst Apple’s MacBook Pro announcement was FaceTime’s official debut. The App which allows Mac users to video chat with their friends on OS X and iOS hit version 1.0 on the Mac App Store. A new feature of Apple’s newest MacBook Pros is the inclusion of a High Definition FaceTime video camera that supports 720p Read more…

What Is Thunderbolt And Can I Use It?

What Is Thunderbolt And Can I Use It?
The highlight of Apple’s MacBook Pro announcement is the inclusion of Intel’s newest high-speed data transfer data technology Thunderbolt. Despite it being a new standard, you can start using Thunderbolt today. High-Speed Data Transfer Thunderbolt is being billed by Apple and Intel as the successor to USB 3.0, Firewire and other high-speed data transfer protocols. Read more…

New MacBook Pros: What You Need To Know

New MacBook Pros: What You Need To Know
Apple announced a refreshed line of MacBook Pros sporting Intel’s latest Sandybridge CPUs, AMD powered graphics and the highly anticipated high speed Thunderbolt data connector. Here’s everything you need to know about the new MacBook Pro. The 13″ MacBook Pro – Intel Integrated Graphics Dominate The 13″ MacBook Pro didn’t receive much attention during the Read more…

New MacBooks Pros coming February 24th but what are the specs?

New MacBooks Pros coming February 24th but what are the specs?
Apple is set to announce new MacBook Pros next week according to several sources but aside from the obvious processor and graphics updates, not much else is known about the refresh. According to MacRumors, Apple is scheduling its MacBook Pro refresh for February 24th. MacBook Pro stock has been dwindling internationally and this morning two Read more…