OS X Yosemite Brings HTML5 Video Support for Netflix [Mac Blog]

During yesterday’s WWDC keynote, Apple announced several improvements to Safari in OS X Yosemite, including HTML5 video support for Netflix. According to Apple, the improvements bring an extra two hours of video watching under a single battery charge when streaming Netflix video with Yosemite. Netflix today confirmed that it supports HTML5 video streaming on Safari … Continue reading

Bitcoin-Stealing Mac OS X Trojan Discovered [Mac Blog]

A new Mac OS X trojan horse that monitors web browsing traffic in order to steal Bitcoins has been discovered by SecureMac. The trojan, called OSX/CoinThief.A, is disguised as an innocuous Bitcoin app called StealthBit that purports to send and receive anonymous payments. The app was posted on open-source website GitHub, but the precompiled version … Continue reading

Best Buy and Amazon Offer Special Pricing on MacBook Pro Models [Mac Blog]

Best Buy is offering special two-day pricing on MacBook Pro models as part of its Winter Doorbuster sale, following on its $200 promotion earlier this week on MacBook Air models. Amazon has reduced pricing to compete with Best Buy, though purchasers should take sales tax and convenience into account when making a purchase decision. Best … Continue reading

Best Buy Offering Refurbished Airport Extreme Base Station for $89.99 [Mac Blog]

Best Buy is offering Apple’s June 2011 Airport Extreme Base Station — the current model that Apple sells new for $179 — for $89.99 as its deal of the day. Apple sells the same device refurbished for $139. Originally released June 2011 The sleek, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the … Continue reading

Apple Seeds Build 12D58 of OS X Beta 10.8.3 to Developers [Mac Blog]

Apple today seeded build 12D58 of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 to developers, marking the eighth beta iteration of the newest version of Mountain Lion. 10.8.3 was first seeded to developers in November. Build 12D58 comes a week after build 12D54, and like the previous build, contains no known issues or features. Build 12D54 brought … Continue reading

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Motion with Bug Fixes [Mac Blog]

Apple today updated Final Cut Pro [Mac App Store] to version 10.0.7, bringing a number of bug fixes and other improvements. This update improves overall stability, performance and compatibility including: – The Letterbox effect “Offset” slider has been restored – Fixes an issue when creating a single layer DVD – Fixes an issue where some … Continue reading

LaCie d2 External Hard Drives Upgraded With Thunderbolt Ports [Mac Blog]

LaCie’s popular d2 series of hard drives have been upgraded with Thunderbolt, in addition to the existing USB 3.0 ports. There is a 3TB model for $299 and a 4TB unit for $399, both coming with 3-year warranties. LaCie promises top performance from the drives, though they are hampered a bit by the legacy hard … Continue reading