The House of Mouse just got a whole lot smaller; Disney Interactive lays off 700 (Mac)

In the corporate world, even long-awaited good news doesn't mean there isn't bad news for some people in the organization.That was the case for Disney Interactive, which despite turning a profit in the last quarter of 2013 on the strength of Disney Infinity nevertheless laid off 700 employees this week, or just over a quarter of its total workforce. Along with the job cuts, the » Read More

Thanks to Our Sponsor: Coolorus

Ever get frustrated with the color picker on your Mac? It’s nice, but it could be so much more. That’s why you need Coolorus, the one color picker to rule them all. Coolorus is a Corel Painter like color wheel for Adobe apps (including all recent versions of Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and more) as well as all native Mac apps that uses native Apple color picker. It started out as » Read More

OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (13D12). Now On The Dev Center.

Ahead of its expected public release, later this year, Apple has this week seeded the first build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to its registered developers.OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (13D12) asks developers to specifically focus their testing efforts on both Graphics Drivers and Audio, with the build also containing preliminary support for native “Retina” resolutions for some 4K displays.Other than that, » Read More

What Gatekeeper means for users of 10.8 Mountain Lion

As users of 10.8 Mountain Lion settle into their new environment, some of the most common questions about the new operating system relate to Gatekeeper – OS X’s newest security feature.While Gatekeeper is a marquee feature of OS X Mountain Lion, there’s still some confusion about what it does and how it affects Mac users in everyday use. To summarize in a single sentence, Gatekeeper h » Read More

Indie is succeeding because AAA is failing us creatively, says Xbox co-creator Ed Fries (Mac)

When it comes to video games, AAA console releases have really grown stagnant over the last decade. That's one of the many reasons I'm so glad to be at Gamezebo, where we focus on the platforms that give developers the freedom to experiment instead of the latest cut-and-paste first person shooter.As it turns out, Xbox co-creator Ed Fries seems to feel the same way about the cur » Read More

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Deals: Parallels Desktop 8 For Mac. Was £64.99, Now £56.87 – (Limited Time Offer)

Until December 31, you can get your hands on Parallels Desktop 8 For Mac for a fraction of its normal retail price. Primarily designed to allow users to run Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system, (while also supporting the running of Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Google Chrome OS, and a whole bunch of other alternative OSes), on their Mac without the need to reb » Read More

5 simple ways to secure your Mac

Mac OS X is already extremely secure out of the box – especially the latest version, 10.8 Mountain Lion. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t at least a few things you can do to help make your Mac even more safe to use.When it comes to technology, the reality is that no device or operating system is 100% impenetrable. However, the last decade has shown us that OS X does a pretty good jo » Read More

Interview: CatPig Studios on the App Store, Internet Radio, and More

Two years ago, we had the chance to talk with the CatPig Studios team about Radium. They led us behind the scenes at the inspiration behind their popular menubar radio app for the Mac, and why they develop for the Mac in particular. The world's changed a lot in the meantime, with seemingly countless music streaming services competing to be the only way you listen to music. And yet, the Radiu » Read More

‘Beamer’ Can Stream Video In Any Format To Your Apple TV

There’s a new app making the rounds this week. It’s called Beamer – and it claims to allow the sending of video to your Apple TV in any format. Unlike the laggy (and often choppy) streaming experience you would likely see when trying to send a video from your Mac to the television box, using OS X‘s built-in “AirPlay” feature, Beamer claims to provide an overall smoother st » Read More