Posts tagged “Mac OS X”

December 23, 2014

Premium Lock Consumer Reports tests: Just how smart are smartwatches?

Moto 360 smartwatch Apple or Android for operating system? Consumer Reports recommends Android after a series of tests.

December 10, 2014

Premium Lock IBM MobileFirst for iOS: Apple, IBM unveil initial apps

The recently announced partnership between Apple and IBM to develop apps for Apple's iOS operating system is delivering its first solutions: Ten apps as part of IBM MobileFirst for iOS. And some major clients already have signed on.

Apple, IBM deliver first joint apps  Apple, IBM deliver first joint apps

October 31, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft promises new Office for Macs, but not until next year

New Microsoft logo Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year. But a full Office package for Macs was expected this year, as Microsoft usually releases that a year after it produces a new version for Windows.

October 17, 2014

Premium Lock Cash? Credit? No - Apple Pay may be next iRevolution

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.

Trying out Apple Pay Trying out Apple Pay

October 17, 2014

Premium Lock Review: Macs, mobile unite with new Apple Yosemite system

If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update for mobile devices. There's also new functionality to make Macs act more like iPhones.

Briefing Steve Colbert Briefing Steve Colbert

March 31, 2014

Premium Lock Review: Microsoft Office for iPad is pretty and functional

iPad Mini  Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.

Updated March 28, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft unveils Office for iPad - Will hell freeze over next?

Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

Satya Nadella    Satya Nadella

Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock American Tobacco Campus, Duke, Cree partner on energy upgrades

The historic American Tobacco Historic District in Durham is embracing energy efficiency as part of a collaborative project with Duke Energy and Durham-based Cree, a global leader in energy saving LED lighting technology.

American Tobacco Campus  American Tobacco Campus

Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Epic reveals new Infinity Blade title at Apple iPhone show

After scorning Apple's operating system for years, Cary-based Epic Games fully embraced iOS with its Infinity Blade series. And Epic's ChAIR Entertainment studio remains an apple in the big Mac's eye, unveiling the third edition of the Blade series on stage at Apple's big media event Tuesday.

Beasts soar and roar across "Infinity Blade III" Beasts soar and roar across "Infinity Blade III"

Updated September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Another honor for Lenovo's 'global citizen' Yang Yuanqing

Yang Yuanqing has taken Lenovo to the No. 1 spot among PC sellers worldwide and has lofty aims for smartphones and tablets as well in what he calls the "PC Plus" era of Internet-connected devices. His global vision earns him a nod of respect from the distinguished Brookings Institute.

Yang Yuanqing       Yang Yuanqing

Updated December 10, 2010

Premium Lock 'Infinity Blade' opens to good reviews in Apple's app store

"The title is a groundbreaking visual feast that shows that it is possible to make high-end games with rich 3-D graphics on the Apple platforms," writes VentureBeat reviewer.

Going one-on-one with the God King Going one-on-one with the God King

November 3, 2010

Premium Lock Epic Games slices into Apple world with ‘Infinity Blade’

The Cary-based videogame developer and its ChAIR subsidiary will unveil the new 3-D role playing game for Apple mobile devices in time for holidays.

Man vs. beasts in new Epic RPG game Man vs. beasts in new Epic RPG game

Updated September 9, 2010

Premium Lock Apple opens up application development process

Adobe, Java, other developers could benefit. In a statement issued early Thursday, Apple said it has “listened to our developers” and is “relaxing all restrictions” on apps as long as they “do not download any code.”

A menu of choices at Apple's App Store A menu of choices at Apple's App Store

Updated July 26, 2010

Premium Lock Magic is gone: Why an Apple fanboy is Craiglisting his iPads

iPad sales are soaring “I really believed that this cool new device would solve the world’s technology problems and reduce the number of electronic gadgets I had to carry around,” writes entrepreneur and university professor Vivek Wadhwa. He now says he was wrong.

Updated October 21, 2009

Premium Lock Call them i-touch: Apple rolls out its ‘Magic Mouse’ just in time for Christmas

The 'Magic Mouse" A mouse that relies on touch and new iMac desktops with screens up to 27 inches highlight holiday updates.

Updated September 8, 2009

Premium Lock Apple TV, which doesn’t sell because it doesn’t support the web, may get a facelift

Analysis: Apple is expected to make at least one product announcement on Tuesday. Look for a ‘fix’ to Apple TV to make it a bigger part of Apple’s ‘digital hub’ strategy.

Apple TV to become more web friendly? Apple TV to become more web friendly?

Updated September 1, 2009

Premium Lock Apple ready to rock and roll with new products on Sept. 9

Apple's invitation Apple has officially set September 9 as the date for its next music-themed product launch event in San Francisco.

Updated August 27, 2009

Premium Lock First look: Apple's Snow Leopard is no dramatic upgrade

Snow Leopard goes on sale Friday While Microsoft Corp. prepares to release the next incarnation of Windows on Oct. 22, Apple Inc. is cutting ahead, launching a new version of its operating system for Mac computers on Friday.

Updated August 25, 2009

Premium Lock Apple’s new Snow Leopard operating system goes on sale Friday

Snow Leopard ready to launch Release beats promised launch date – and comes months before next Windows launch.

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